This can lead to the best kind of musicmaking - fun, as well different people trying to get another interesting handle on a piece, all mixed up but often producing a fine new creative strand. It is more than a session - experimenting and playing and Leo liked to experiment and solve puzzles.
This link, a Tribute to Leo, exemplifies that and I know he would have enjoyed it.
It was recorded in the open air next to the marquee at ECMW 2011 on a sunny afternoon, and it shows how good a sport Dirge (and others) are when it comes to trying summat out. I had not put it up so far, as Dirge felt his playing could have been better,( I thought it was pretty good!) And it now seems a good way now to say thank you to Leo. There is also ome interesting gossip about Purcell and others as well as stuffing chickens, complimenting the peasants and much more!
There is also a super Blind Mary on a low D and a more than appropriate, happy but wistful, Moscow Nights played by Dirge with a little encouragement from yours truly to slow down the tempo!
I feel it is a good "thank you" song for Leo as it is about fond memories, musical and people sounds waning and waxing across Moscow's silver moonlit river at night. The words are of a love song, and about younger, sweeter times now well past, which makes it all the more appropriate.
"If only you could understand, how close to my heart, were those wonderful summer Moscow Nights"
If anyone wants the English words I can sort em - the "usual" version in English is a bit iffy.
So, Dirge, the floor and the first number are yours -- Take it away for Leo!
Actually you will have to wait for the link!!!!
. I have just deleted the unlisted youtube upload. The googleofflicialised copyright thieves are trying to claim they own our playing! And specifically citing Blind Mary !!!!!!!
Blind Mary / Máire Dhall / Máire Chaoch by Turlough O'Carolan 1670-1738) Unbelievable..
I need to fix something to spook them with O'Carolan's ghost and re-upload. By claiming copyright they can now stop you ticking the boxes to block embedding and use for mobile phones or tv etc.... so they can then make money and not pay you of course.
HERE IT IS
Strewth! They are blocking the deleted one now -- ere we go again with another upload at 0340 hours............
Edited by Kautilya, 01 July 2012 - 05:11 PM.