You may remember that a few years back I asked you all for ideas to be contributed towards my last album Patchwork Project. Some of your suggestions made it onto the album and I trust you all got the free CD I promised (if not, remind me). Those of you who bought the album might have realised I called it Patchwork Project (Vol. 1). Well, I think it’s time I started work on Volume 2 so I’m looking for your help once again. I’m currently on the road with Steve Winwood and we have three tours between now and the end of September. I’m thinking that’s plenty of time to sketch out some ideas for a new album and be inspired not only by the tour and music itself but also the ideas you bring to the table.
Here’s a reminder of what the project is all about. It’s a genre free group hence the title. It gives me the freedom to write music in the way I hear as a jazz musician but taking on many styles of music from around the globe, or a song you would like me to interpret, a seed of an idea that could inspire to write something fresh, instrumentation suggestions etc etc. An example of what made it onto the album last time was a suggestion to interpret the movements of a dragonfly. This became a short freely improvised piece which I then coloured with overdubs. Click on this link to hear the result https://soundcloud.com/paul-booth-music/dragonfly
Another idea that made it onto the album was to cover an old reggae song Satta Massagana, or interpret a twitter time line in 240 seconds only (my fave) & use the irish Uilleann pipes in a track which you can here on this link: https://soundcloud.com/paul-booth-music/pipe-dream
Hopefully you get the idea. Now I’m looking for new ideas and suggestions and keen (at Modell Performing Arts Center)
My office at the Beacon Theatre for tonight’s gig 2 with #stevewinwood #paulboothsax #paulbooth #connselmerartist #yanagisawasaxophone #kingtenorsaxophone #miyazawaflute #chieftanwhistle #selmersoloistmouthpiece #selmersupersession #lebaylemouthpiece #maudio #daddariowoodwinds (at The Beacon Theatre)
Last night and the first gig of the #stevewinwoodtour #stevewinwood #lilywinwood #joseneto #paulboothsax #paulbooth #edwinsanz #richardbailey (at The Space at Westbury Theater)