Sunday, October 6, 2019

Map of the Woulds : September Warmup Jam!

Warmup Jam (6 megs)

here's a completely unrelated image
from a kitchen "experiment" by Lucy
Here's a short warmup jam from the session where 'Map of the Woulds' captured their live-at-home video of "Under the Tent".  As with 'Under the Tent', Woody is on Bass on this one and I'm on on guitar.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Map of the Woods at the Fremont Fair!


Here's a photo of the Center Stage,
and the band that played before us.
Here's a brief clip of the jam at the end of "Under the Tent", as we gradually transition to a drum solo and switch from Andrew on guitar to Woody on guitar.

This was a fun live debut for the three of us!  Thanks to all of the generous listeners who joined us!

Map of the Woods Prep for the Fremont Solstice Fair



Monday, May 27, 2019

'Map of the Woods' April 22nd Capture Session

Warmup Jam (8 megs)

Here's a pleasantly weird, reckless, mellow, and oddly satisfying warmup jam from the session where we captured video and multitrack audio for You and I.  This one features Woody Frank on bass, Adrian Woods on the whisper-kit, and Me Woods on guitar.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

April 10th "Today" Capture Session!

Singularity Jam (4 megs)
Golden Bear (7 megs)
Woody's New Tune Pieces

Here are a couple of bonus audio-tracks from the day we captured the live/studio video for "Today".  The first clip is our warmup jam dedicated to the recent first-photos-of-a-black-hole.  The second is an edited rough capture of an instrumental called "Golden Bear".  This was the first time we sortof strung the whole thing together, and we were probably more focused on the structure than the jamming -- with what is likely to become a heavily improv-extended tune -- but some nice stuff happened anyway!

Mostly for band reference, I'm also including a third clip of us running various pieces of a strong idea Woody brought in!


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Woodland Trio March 11th Session at Andrew's

Warmup Jam (9 megs)

Here's the warmup jam from our recent session in West Seattle.  Woody is on guitar for this one, me on Bass, and Adrian is playing my half-baked whisper-kit (TM) of percussion.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Woodland Tree Oh February Acoustic Session

Warmup with Woody on Guitar and Andrew on Bass (10 megs)
Warmup with Andrew on Guitar and Woody on Bass (5 megs)

Here are a couple of short warmup jams for each of the two instrumental configurations we've been working with.  The twist for this night is that we were convening in Woody's lovely apartment and so Adrian was playing a few small pieces of percussion with chopsticks and the bass was running through my ancient and tiny all-purpose practice amp.  The bare sound simultaneously brought out both restraint constant exploration of the boundaries.  I think great things would've happened if we just kept jamming, but I'm soo glad we switched our attention to the compositions.

This was one of those nights where I wish I'd just recorded everything!  Especially while working on arrangements, the stripped-down setup made it so easy to hear each little sound and vocal harmony and somehow the grooves were extreee detailed and infectious.  Lots of surprising progress on some under-construction compositions!  Looking forward to more very soon.