shelton ajemian tanaka rodan 11-25-2004

thanksgiving 2004 – we got a little snow here in chicago the day before, so it was a nice wintry start to the holiday season. i’d rather it snow than rain when it’s 32 degrees outside….

i had a good dinner at johnathan, giselle and brandy’s place on milwaukee avenue – had my fair share of food and wine, hung out for a bit and then headed up the street to rodan to play with jason ajemian and nori tanaka. we hadn’t played as a trio before, so it was a good time to do some playing. we played two sets that had no breaks in between the songs – which is a challenge – if you feel like the music is headed somewhere you don’t want to go, you can’t just simply stop and start anew. you have to figure a way to slowly change the music and move it into a new direction. we went from repetitive drone-type musings to section swith nori and jason clearly defined as the rhythm section and me blowing over the top. i enjoy playing solos over a rhythm section, but always feel that i want to be truly part of the group. finding a way to make what i do both soloistic and ensemble orientated at the same time is always a challenge – sometimes with more success than other times. obviously.. we played late and finished the night – it was good to play with those guys.

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One thought on “shelton ajemian tanaka rodan 11-25-2004

  1. hey aram-

    i was looking for a way to get in touch with you, and couldn’t find one, but did find your blog! i’m interested in booking hopefully grey ghost, or flockterkit, or maybe anything else, at the university of chicago. could you send me an email at bjashby@uchicago.edu? thanks a lot

    brian ashby

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