Paul Simon’s “Graceland” is one of the albums I perform in its entirety from time-to-time. This is one of my favorite songs performed on piano, melodica, voice, and foot-tambourine.
Recorded at the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland, CA, where I perform every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6-9.
I’ve taken up residence at the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland, CA, 22nd & Telegraph. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-9 pm I play all sorts of music from Bach to Beatles, Billie to Willie, Disney to D’angelo. This is an Irish reel I learned from Michael Cooney’s album “Just Piping,” a fantastic album I recommend to anyone even remotely interested in Irish pipes.
I put together this video documenting the creation of Sample Replay Society’s new stem kit series, “Switched-on SRS,” curated by G Koop & O-man and inspired by the legendary Wendy Carlos.
We deconstructed and painstakingly (and respectfully) re-constructed 3 Bach preludes and one Fugue at G Koop’s incredible studio “Fuzz Deluxxe” in Oakland, CA, utilizing his impressive collection of vintage gear and synthesizers. The multi-track recording sessions are made available, royalty-free, to producers in need of samples for music-making.
Here are the four beats Koop made to demonstrate the versatility of Bach’s mastery in a hip-hop context (all from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1):
In preparation for our upcoming Bay Area debut of Indian Summer, please enjoy this free set of Richards / Duval from the Portland Jazz Festival, Feb 14, 2014
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- Halleluja (Richards)
- Indian Summer (Boxill)
- Hand Of Doom (Black Sabbath)
- Harmony Bird’s Song (Richards)
- Patsy (Richards)
Dan Duval will be joining me for two Bay Area shows:
Double Barrel Wine Bar, Livermore, CA
Thursday, April 24th, 7-10 pm
No cover, all ages
The Bistro, Hayward, CA
Saturday, April 26th, 8-11 pm
No cover, 21+
We will reimagine several tunes from our album Indian Summer. In addition, we have several surprises in store…
Notefighter is an app-in-progress that lets you ninja-kick your way to note-identification. It is in its demo stages right now, but go take a look at http://www.notefighter.net
Thank you to http://www.BirdIsTheWord.com for a glowing review of “Indian Summer.”
You can see the review here, and please follow @BirdIsTheWorm on Twitter.
Much obliged to PJCE who helped me release my debut album with Dan Duval, then they featured me at the Portland Jazz Festival with some amazing musicians. I love having new friends in Portland.