Sunday we had a recording session with my friends Ed Sweetman and Roland Hunter. We recorded a piece of Ed's and one of mine. This week I will overdub drums over the piano, guitar, bass tracks. What a blast. We will post the music after it's all done.
Monday we had a mix session with William Davison and Gordon Way. Our video project is now in audio mix. We hope for our first postings by Christmas.
Tuesday is practice day for me. I will prepare Lady Bird and a reharmonized All the things you are for my coaching session this Friday.
Wednesday is jam night at the Jazz Bistro. This promises to be fun. But first it's trio day in the basement with Jim Finlayson and Rory Slater my brothers in Jazz.
Thursday is jam night at Tim's. Piano for me.
Friday is coaching day: Mark Eisenman with piano in the morning, drumming technique with Lowell Whitty in the afternoon.
Saturday I rest.
Sunday is our first outing with students and a jazz trio workshop.
Mark Eisenman piano
Terry Clarke drums
Mike Murley sax
Neil Swanson bass
Sublime music from master musicians serving the music. Sophisticated club and audience.
Annette Jam later that night.
A night of contrasts. Playing at 1230 Am with college kids is a challenge sometimes. The music is serving them.
Don't be put off by the headline. It's really a video on goal setting and values.
Monday: jazz jam with my buddies Rory and Andrew. Andrew is back from long cruise ship tour. I will be playing half the jam on piano, the other half drums.