Please enjoy two exceptional recorded tracks (courtesy of Randy) from the tour:
32c (counterpoint study) – live in Brooklyn
Music For Four Voices – live in Philadelphia
The first piece is by me, and the second is by Joe Moffett. We played both of these pieces throughout the tour and these performances were (in my opinion) the best.
L to R: Amanda, Jesse, Jacob, Theo, Joe, Randy
The above picture taken outside of the Douglass Street Music Collective captures the extended tour family including Jesse’s girlfriend Amanda Dean who traveled with us the entire time, and took almost all of the pictures I’ve used in previous posts. Also included is our good friend Theo Padouvas, who hosted us at his home in Queens while we stayed in NY. Thanks for listening!
The final show of the tour was at the Douglass Street Music Collective in Brooklyn last Friday. Our friend trombonist Matt Plummer is a member of the collective and set up the show for us. As I expected from the many reviews I’ve heard, the space is very nice and is suitable for a wide range of performances.
The music went very well, and I thought we gave our best performances of a couple of my pieces. This last part of the tour was musically a big highlight since it’s very rare that I get the chance to give multiple consecutive performances of the same music with the same group. This to me is the real reward of setting up a tour like this. After the performance I was still left with the desire to continue developing the music. Would love to do another longer tour with this group, perhaps in the Fall of 2011 depending on life circumstances.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope to make a recap post of the tour with some recordings and possibly videos that were shot by Theo Padouvas at our Downtown Music Gallery performance.