I Spent some time this summer aside from school & work playing more improvisational jazz piano. I enjoy jazz because once you can place your mind in the time & space of jazz you can experience the thrill of it, even as a beginner (like me). This thrill being a dual sense of unknowing and knowing: The understanding of where you can go with musical statements, while being unsure of the actual execution or path to take. All the while being aware of some passing feeling that undulates with the music. Lately I’ve been a huge fan of Brad Mehldau – performance video.
I had a jam recorded with some friends in Waterloo last week – it was rough around the edges, but great a space to play in.
Also, I’ve acquired some old studio lights this summer and I experimented with them by making a jazz video. A guy named Luke brought over his Moog Theremin to try out as well – it’s a crazy device: