In 2014 I had the pleasure of working as an arranger with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Million Dollar Quartet, The CCM Jazz Ensemble, The Al Sofia Orchestra and a long list of private clients needing wedding ceremony and event music. I’m looking forward to booking many new projects in the coming year!
Comprovisation is an audio form of collage. A collage can be presented in a way that expresses the creative process as an element of the finished product. Comprovisation is a polished form of the creative process combining the real-time spontaneity of improvisation with the accuracy of a second draft. In the audio form the composer might combine live recordings with older found sounds to create an entirely new piece. The composer allows the listener to hear the entire creative process in real-time.
“Puddle Jumper” is an edited live performance I played with TAL at Rodan in Chicago.
“Run” is a studio recording that includes first takes of improvised material by the saxophonist/composer Anthony Bruno. Elements from a live improvisation of the piece were later included in this recording.
Analog instruments have added a whole new richness to the sound of my music. The Roland Juno provides that warm classic tone used in the music of groups such as Sigur Ros and Justice. A vintage synthesizer compares to computer generated sounds as Belgian dark chocolate would compare to a snickers bar. Synths have recently became a bigger part of my live performance in comprovisational collaboration with TAL. You can catch this current yet unique mix of live composition at Rodan in Wicker Park every other Sunday.