The Improvisations Were Excellent!

If I’m not mistaken, yesterday was week 14 of ImprovFriday. I’m happy to see its still going and of course very happy to listen to all the wonderful improvisations.

Yesterday’s improvs included two improvisations by Charles Turner (one link didn’t work for some reason, but the one titled “Voyage” was very, very nice). Jukka-Pekka Kervinen played his 9th, a subtle piano, percussive, electro vibe. James Ross submitted an improv highlighting the beautiful tones of the Tibetan Bowl. Paul Bailey submitted a great improv mashup of Jon Brenner’s work “Leaderless Fear.” David Toub added a really cool postminimal improv set to a pulsing, whirling synth.

Special thanks to Paul Hertz for his contribution to ImprovFriday over the weeks. I have to say that I’ve become a bigger fan of Paul because of his improvisations. They are outstanding to say the least. Take a listen to the improv he submitted last night. Improv 9:08 for Rodgers T957 organ and you will hear exactly what I’m talking about.

Finally, I am proud to announce that our first live improvisation session took place last night via Ustream courtesy of yours truly. Clocking in at just over one-and-a-half hours, I played sounds ranging from ambient electronic to piano and back again. I just want to note that I’m really not as fat as I look in some spots. My shirt was bulging out for some reason and my profile is, well, misleading!

JC_Combs – Live Improv Session – 5-8-09


2 thoughts on “The Improvisations Were Excellent!

  1. Oooh … mood lighting and all! 🙂 Glad to hear the improv sessions are growing exponentially!

  2. Thanks, Marc. Of course you know you’re always welcome to join us. I know a fellow New Yorker, Randy Gibson, participates on occasion! Benzola as well now that I think about it. Hmm, James Ross too! Lots of NYers come out to play!

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