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A few years ago, when I first played concertina with auto-harpist Cindy Harris, I knew I had met a kindred spirit. We began playing together more often and even performed at a few festivals.

 

We started to develop a common bunch of tunes that work for this odd combination of auto-harp and anglo concertina.

 

The more we played, the better it got... Then the pandemic hit and the festivals were cancelled. We both discovered JamKazam and we’ve been playing live together almost every night since March 2020. Cindy in Pittsburg and me in Brooklyn.

 

Our duo now has a name: Parallel Play... and you can hear two of our recordings here on Soundcloud. “Grand Picnic” and “Salmon Tails Up the Water”. More coming.

 

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/parallel_play2020

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Hi Polavoy, thanks for the kind words.

 

JamKazam (JK) does have a record feature, but we have found it difficult to set levels and get clean audio recording in the app. Instead, we play together in JK but we each record ourselves locally in Quicktime. Cindy emails me her takes and I do the editing just as I would for any project. I use ProTools for the mix and Audacity for the mastering.

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15 hours ago, Jody Kruskal said:

2020. Cindy in Pittsburg and me in Brooklyn.

 

Our duo now has a name: Parallel Play... and you can hear two of our recordings here on Soundcloud. “Grand Picnic” and “Salmon Tails Up the Water”. More coming.

 

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/parallel_play2020

 

That's a very cool version of Salmon tails.

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Cindy and I have added a new tune to our collection: Springfield.

 

It's a little improv we did on Errynn Marshall's lovely tune. We've heard it played much faster, but at this slower tempo it's rather dreamy and exposes interesting opportunities for harmony and rhythm.

 

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/parallel_play2020

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