Here is the first half of our Sept 1st WEGO rehearsal with Jesse and me and two brand new recruits: Jenny Freeling (on Djembe) and Aaron Sarnat (Piano and percussion) ... both fantastic contributors who I hope will join us again! Nothing but hand-drums and keyboards this time. Damn hippies and their keyboards!! I've edited around a bit of the obvious learning and reviewing here, but even with half the group consisting of brand-new players, the evening was chock-full of sensitive counterpoint and inspired wackiness, and so the remaining material is quite good.
Nevertheless, if you're tight on time, the clear highlight so far is the last 4 minutes of Clip 1 (starting at the 14-minute mark) : "Piggy Toe".
My name is Andrew Woods. Since sometime around 1991, I've been a part of a number of improvising musical groups and have maintained an online archive of recent live recordings for the past 20 or so years, originally called 'The Jam of the Week Modular Album Page' (until 2008) and then recently converted to blog form here as 'Freelab'. Sources of these largely improvised recordings include solo-improv experiments, one-off group jams, and recently rehearsals and shows from my structured-improv-acoustic-dance-band, "WEGO". The goal with presenting these recordings in a blog format is to entice the other players, the live audience, and whatever online audience there may be for these recordings to comment on the music -- describing their own experience of the show, pointing out their favorite parts, and otherwise adding any relevent context that is lacking in my limited descriptions.