A wonderful From the Top in my favorite Texas town, Austin, last night. Keith Jarrett was an idol of mine since my cross-genre beginnings. Coming upon a trove of transcriptions, even the whole contents of the Koln Concert, it’s been wonderful to put my hands on this music, realizing in the process how much his […]
From the Top Shows #330 & 331 taped in Hilo on 11/30 and in Honolulu on 12/2. Spectacular local talent, from indigenous epic opera, precocious pianistic prowess, ukulele magic and one of our country’s best youth orchestras, as well as a recent Menuhin winner, and prodigious clarinet and cello talent graced our stages this wet […]
Last night we recorded From the Top Show #329 in the beautiful new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN, presented in conjunction with the Ordway and the Schubert Club, thanks to whom I’ll be returning in May to perform the Goldberg Variations with Philip Glass’ Metamorphosis #2 […]
Catching a plane home. More later. Wanted you to hear this right away, tho.
Haven’t done one of these in a while, since Void, but River‘s been percolating and on my short list for some time now, another song I came lately to know. Staying true to the Old Ramon original (though influenced by innumerable live tracks of all my favorite Mark Kozelek songs, on perpetual play for over […]
Just wrapped Show #325 of From the Top at the Plaza Theater in El Paso, TX. I premiered, as my break piece midway through the show, a brand new arrangement I’d crafted in my long line of songs by Mark Kozelek, songwriter and lead singer of Red House Painters, his 90’s band in San Francsico, […]