Monday, December 31, 2018

Whirlwind Catch-All 2

Here we go, November to the end.

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...

and shamisen.

Melody Takata taking a short break. 

Francis and Kioto Aoki.

The ensemble. 
My last performance of the year was an open rehearsal with the Pan-Afrikan People's Arkestra. Yes, I am back with the Ark. I am enjoying it. Lots of new faces with a few familiar ones. The actual show is on January 6, in Venice, CA.

One more post for the year, in which I will give a short description of the incident.

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