Cover art: Margaret Brundage
These two pure improvisations by the drumless quartet of late 1994 deserve to be highlighted for their beauty. The first one is exquisite, everyone pulling together to craft an extended, gentle melody with dramatic ebbs and flows. The second one is beautiful, too, on a more blustery day.
One of my favorite drumless insta-songs by the earlier band is this one from October 1972.
In time for Halloween, I’m going to post a two-hour stack of Drums/Space passages from October 1994, a month I previously investigated for performances of pre-1979 songs. These two pieces are highlights from that month's open improvisation.
- Mona in Her Mask (10/2/94)
- October (10/9/94)