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.