A Melancholy Science
at Outpost 186 – November 29th, 2010
Randy Pingrey – trombone
James Wylie – alto sax
Ezra Weller – trumpet
Part 1: The Changing Same
for George Lewis
Part 2: 3 Things I Know about Her
Part 3: Coda
Improvisation for Brian
Shostakovich’s Prelude for Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone
It was an incredible honor to share this performance with James and Ezra – they both sound so wonderful. Their performances are totally amazing: they are both virtuosic instrumentalists and brilliant improvisers. James and Ezra (if you ever read this): thank you so much!
I really enjoyed this performance, and I’m quite happy to present the entire concert here. There are a few suggestions I have to the listener for fun, unusual ways to experience this music (other than listening to each track separately, of course):
1) Try listening to all 6 versions of The Changing Same simultaneously.
2) Try listening to all 3 Things at the same time, and compare what you hear to the 2 Shes. Hopefully they sound similarly to you.
3) Try listening to “Improvisation” and the prelude at the same time. Unlike the previous two things, they weren’t originally meant to go together, but somehow they do…
I hope you enjoy the music! Feel free to download the tunes – I think they sound a little better that way (as opposed to streaming) – and share them with all of your friends. Thank you very much for listening.