It's been a productive week...
Les Sans Culottes played the make music NYC festival in front of Freddy's on 5th ave in Luckily we were spared the intense summer humidity/heat. it's always intersting playing these outdoor shows. People who are just wondering around getting on with their daily lives can get sucked into what's happening, like a happy accident. Then again, if loud music is not your thing than I'm sure it's a nightmare, but I would say a vast majority of the public enjoyed it.
Immediately after the Freddy's show Marliene and I raced into manhattan. I backed her up on 3 songs for the "Fringe 10 year anniversary party", which was great fun. A highlight was jamming with the DJ while two other guys freestyled.
And thus the evening ended.
Wednesday evening i played with David Fletcher's "new yorks best musicians" at a promo event for "Young Event Professionals" aka Y.E.P. Not only was the setting cool, above Madison sq garden, but I also got to play with Andrew Hartman (www.ajhmusic.com), an amazing jazz player, whom I plan on stealing improv concepts from in the near future.
And finally, the "big" news. writing for my own album is almost complete. It's heavily inspired by Mathias Eick, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and the Icelandic landscape (pretentious enough?). I'm currently finishing up the 6 written tracks and working up the finished charts...