Friday, May 29, 2015

Ancestral Groove in Warsaw

Seeing as my blog is named after my band "Ancestral Groove",‎ I thought I would share this clip of a concert I did recently to introduce you to all these amazing musicians who I've had the privilege of working with for many years.This video is from the opening of the amazing Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

Ancestral Groove in Warsaw:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Welcome to Ancestral Groove!

Welcome to my brand new blog titled "Ancestral Groove". That's also the name of my band where I bring together the music of my Eastern European Jewish ancestors with the contemporary pulse and sounds of New York today. Along with my concerts as a soloist with orchestra and chamber musician, the sound world I've created with "Ancestral Groove" kind of sums up my whole aesthetic in a nutshell. And fyi: the by-line references the title of a piece written by great friend Daniel Goode. Performing Daniel's solo clarinet piece  "Circular Thoughts"  back in the late 80s helped me start to get deeper into circular breathing‎: a technique that I seem to be closely associated with these days.
So here goes! I'm excited to be launching my blog and hope you all enjoy some of my reflections as I travel around the globe.