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Aether aka Æther Waiting Been Here Soon Grapple With The Apple Iz Isn't Birdland Whats New Running With Big Dogs En Noir Et Blanc Jessica Highways Remembered
As we progressed with production of Bruce Kaphan Quartet, the collaborative nature of my relationship with all of the musicians deepened. With no one was this more true than with Jeffrey. We discussed co-writing and very shortly thereafter Jeffrey produced a sketch of a work in progress he was calling Been Here Soon. He handed the sketch to me, I wrote some additional material, handed it back to him, and within a few of these handoffs, voilá, a tune was born. Collaboration has the potential to be a very satisfying endeavor. Been Here Soon was certainly that for me...
And now, a bit more from Jeffrey:
Been Here Soon began with a very simple piano motif:
We emailed that midi file back and forth a few more times, developing, refining and
expanding the various bits, until it felt ‘done’ to the degree of being ready for live
instruments. When it came time to replace that midi track, Rich K elevated the song to a
whole new level, breathing real life into the composed piano parts and filling it all out
with his own improvisations.
This track features Jeffrey Wash on fretless electric bass, Rich Kuhns on piano and Jason Lewis on drums.
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