Some of you have heard this number before but for those that have not, Kimberley commissioned a birthday song from Eef Barzelay for me several years back. In case you ever come across this sort of offer from an artist you like, be advised that it makes a truly wonderful gift. Enjoy.
Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, & Mike Reed, “Composition 23b,” Artifacts, 2015.
Sonny Rollins (Quintet with Coleman Hawkins), “Summertime,” Sonny Meets Hawk!, 1963.
Abdul Wadud, “Happiness,” By Myself: Solo Cello, 1977.
“I hear the ‘Cello’ as being percussive, chordal, linear, in a group improvisation context, and capable of many effects. In short I hear it as an ‘instrument,’ and not as the ‘accustomed sweet sounding instrument’ which tends to stifle a whole new world of music.”