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Sunday, May 02, 2004

  Music, and a quest for a live drummer

I've made 120 Union my "come down place" from my bike ride on wednesdays, I get to write a bit, listen to music a bit, play piano a bit - do my blogger as journalist routine - I've been doing interviews and taking some cool photographs there that I'm planning to use in a bigger story...

And I looked at their wall for the music schedule wednesday, and noticed that the "Jazzlab" played wednesday nights - me, being tired out from biking, have never managed to stay late wednesdays...

"Jazzlab, jazzlab..." I thought: "wasn't that the band that I saw last year here?"

It was. January 27th, 2003 was my first encounter with the new 120 Union...

Note to self: I have gotta find enough energy to stay and listen again to jazzlab on a wednesday night.

I was most struck that night by Beth Goodfellow's drumming (She wasn't part of jazzlab, but was sitting in that day - maybe she joined up later). Later on... I got her to help out on one track of a song I was working on - she had a million appointments, was torn up between being a drummer and a composer - and blurred off into a sea of other events - two recordings made at the kennedy jazz center stand out. She toured europe that summer, and this spring she's teaching at Jazzcamp.

Ahh, google.

I wonder what she's doing before and after that gig... I wonder if her path interesects the National Mayors ride...

emailing...

There was no jazz where I grew up, so I got stuck singing in choir and playing Billy Joel tunes, badly. I missed out. Lately I've been trying to master enough of "Round Midnight" to play it in public.

I just wish I could hear songs like that in public - and see it, like on CSPAN - without all the MTV cuts -
 
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