Had an amazing weekend playing four concerts in three days with the world famous Hutchins Consort. Irvine, two shows in Encinitas and one in Santa Monica. Included standards arranged for THC (Vivaldi’s “Spring,” Ravel’s “Tzigane” featuring Chris Woods), Lili Boulanger’s remarkable “Un matin de Printemps” for flute and orchestra as well as four original Jimmy’s Schmendrix tunes arranged for the Schmendrix and THC. Big fun. Thanks to all of the members of THC led by Joe McNalley, as well as Lynn Willard, and Barry Wood and Mike French, recording engineers. Future audio posts will be up soon.
Begin the Beguine is easily one of my favorite songs. Because of its rather byzantine form, it’s not really a great improvisational vehicle but as a complete song with words AND music by Cole Porter, it doesn’t get much more profound. I hope you enjoy this performance.
Purple Schmutz (https://youtu.be/LTYmrNJp3m8) –
Live performance on April 11, 2015 at the Encinitas Public Library with Yochanan Sebastian Winston, Mark Danisovsky and Joe McNalley
Thanks to my good friend Dr. Neil Choplin and the inimitable Ingrid Croce for the really fun gig last Thursday. Wish every performance was this lovely!
Played a nice gig last week with Tommy Gannon and Joe McNalley at Vi at La Jolla Village. Here’s a short video clip. Hope you like it!
This is a piece that I wrote with Carl Hammond a few years ago on a grant from the Jacobs’ Family Foundation for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit that came to San Diego. The piece is a cry for peace, that “might break out across Israel just as the winds of the chamsin (their version of our Santa Ana winds) blows through every camp, regardless of religion, race or creed.” I hope you enjoy it. This is three excerpts. It’s available for download on Bandcamp.com as well as via CD Baby and CD Now. Thanks for listening. And as Scott Veltman used to say, “Don’t forget to inflate your shoes!”
Original setting of the Hashkivenu prayer from the Machzor. Played at the September 22, 2015 Alternative Kol Nidre Service of Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. Musicians include Roberta Winston, soloist; Yochanan Sebastian Winston, bass flute, director and composer; Mark Danisovsky, piano; Ben Graubart, violin; Erdis Maxhaleku, cello and Joe McNalley, contrabass. The piece is ASCAP and all rights are reserved. If you’re interested in performing the piece, just send me a message or an email and we can get you the music.
Ribono Kol Ha Olamim, by Yochanan Sebastian Winston (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved