Friday, November 12, 2010


Thursday, October 28
Chapel Performance Space
Earshot Jazz Festival
Presented in association with Nonsequitur
photos by Daniel Sheehan

What an honor.....over the years I've worked with some incredible artists, and honestly, the last year and a half in particular has been a huge landslide of one amazing experience after another.

Within that endless sea there have been a handful of collaborations, often instigated at someone else's hand, that have pulled me into an artistic arena that I desperately needed to experience at precisely the moment I needed to experience it, greatly & dramatically nourishing my growth, perspective and voice.

That is exactly what happened with Matana Roberts. Meeting/playing with her was like finally running into someone who speaks your language when you're traveling in a foreign country. I don't have the time or energy at this moment (like so many of the blog posts - which is why this functions more as a sketch book than a journal) to adequately find the words to try to describe Matana, her vision/sound or impact.

I'll just say Matana Roberts is a gift - both to my life and to the world.

COIN COIN was performed by Matana Roberts with Seattle musicians: Tom Baker (guitar), Angelina Baldoz (trumpet), Brian Cobb (bass), Marchette DuBois (accordion), Greg Campbell (drums/percussion), Beth Fleenor (clarinets), Lori Goldston (cello), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), and Greg Powers (trombone).

(special thanks to Steve Peters for making it happen)

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