The new solo recording 'Tales From The Desert' is now available via this website as well as CD Baby. This is the first new full length solo studio endeavor since 2001's 'The Learning Curve'. There are six new solo acoustic pieces as well as a reworking of Creme Brulee from the PING / White Light canon. Two new ambient electronic pieces with vocal / guitar loops bookend the recording.
Also working on booking new shows in my own neck of the woods as well as the next east coast tour in the fall of 2015. Thankfully, many new venues have been very flexible to accommodate my insane travel schedule. Check the GIGS section for more info.
And...finally getting around to updating the Listening Pleasures page to reflect my 2015 favorite recordings. Again, this is not a 'best of' or a comprehensive list of what I listen to. It's essentially a list of recordings that I listen to multiple times...say three times in a row...to really dig in and hear things I didn't catch the previous time(s). Isn't that what captures our fancy about great music any way? Every listen should yield some new treasures...
Speaking of listening. We have seen some great concerts in our area this year. Bill Frisell's Space Age, Ryan Adams, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Altan, Scofield/Medeski Quartet and Zakir Hussain's Celtic Connections.
Also visited Oregon for the first time and attended the Portland Jazz Festival in February with my friend and host Jeff Krow. Joel Harrison, Tommy Emmanuel, Becca Stevens and Billy Child's tribute to Laura Nyro were some of the highlights. Did I mention the great food? Peruvian...Indian...Chinese...Seafood...Portland rules!
The Past Is Not Forgotten
My son Colin Biedermann passed away on August 27, 2005. He was 19 years young. CB was the rhythmic force behind our duo work as well as that of White Light's. Besides the responsibility of maintaining the pulse, he pushed the music forward with musical sensibilities attributed to a musician of many more years' experience. His ability to improvise in a group context was of the highest order and allowed the other players extraordinary freedom to interpret the music and play with abandon. His abilities as a musician were only surpassed by his human qualities...the understatement of a lifetime. Colin will be sorely missed...however...never forgotten.