It was a friday evening and I played a few sets in a quartet with Ben Bracken, Jacob Lindsey and Ava Mendoza. Two electric guitars and two winds. Ben played tabletop prepared guitar with a large array of devices to get lots of sounds. Ava played in a more melodic style, branching into the sound world at times. Jacob brought his Bb, Ab, Bass and Contrabass clarinets – lots of range and he really knows how to play each. I brought my alto, Eb clarinet and Bass clarinet – so we had many options in terms of sound and range. I’m getting pretty used to playing at Mama Buzz – though it’s a pretty modest place to play at, usually there are enough listeners that you can concentrate on playing the music and know that the audience will be attentive and appreciative.
Here’s two pictures by Jen Dunn: