Early in November Purple Gums did a performance and presentation at Cal State University, Fullerton, courtesy of Charles Sharp and Pamela Madsen. A day or two later we made an appearance on Open Gate's New Music Sundays series. The longest continuously running new music series in Los Angeles.
Only days later I took off to Chicago for one of Francis' recording projects and to play in the Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival. And to eat.
|Father and son - Francis and Kenjo.|
|Muwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson and Francis at rehearsal.|
|The venerable Tatsu Aoki on bass...|
|Melody Takata taking a short break.|
|Francis and Kioto Aoki.|
One more post for the year, in which I will give a short description of the incident.