Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 13, 2017

Another all-new program, the last for a while, featuring only six tracks.  A nice mix of styles, I thought, from super-straight-ahead (which I infrequently play) to some fairly-out there stuff.  Diverse instrumentation as well and one vocal track (again, vocals rarely appear on BTT).

Next week, it'll be back to the usual mix of old and new.  From what I've got planned so far, things will be pretty varied stylistically as well.  The Feb. 20 program will be my last... for a week.  I'll be away for the Feb. 27 show; Linda Cunningham will be filling in, as she has done many times in the past, and will do her regular fantastic job.  I'll be back for the first edition of Breaking The Tethers in March, on March 6.


Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017

First show in February (wow, February already...), on a cold, snowy, snowy day in Calgary.  This ended up being an "all-new" program, which jumped between the fairly far out there (e.g. Ware and Shipp) and some fairly straight-ahead material (e.g. Paul Yonemura).  I also played fewer tracks than usual, in part because the Ware and Shipp performance went a bit over 20 minutes.  Not quite sure what I'm going to do next week but I suspect that it might be another "all new" edition; after that, it'll be back to the usual old + new fare.