VoilÃ , after a little pause it’s time for a new song release: “And now she’s gone”. It’s style is Bossa/Latin (which fits the mood of the song) and it has been recorded with a similar set-up than the last songs (Dillion guitar, Line 6 Pod Xt Live, Garageband).
Here a sample song from our jazz quartet “Light Motif”: saxophone, vibraphone, guitar, and double bass. We are currently building up a repertoire in order to play some concerts. Here one of the first recorded songs .. “All Blues” :-).
I was lately at the Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) which took place this year in TÃ¼bingen :). In case you are not sure what machine learning means, well, basically it can be seen as a part of artificial intelligence. The goal that the computer is able to “learn” from given data (e.g., recognize faces in images from a given set of face training images). And at the summer school we had during two weeks various courses about this subject. It really was great, good courses, a very good organization, and a lot of great people to meet. At the last evening Frank (on piano) and me (vocals) performed the song “Easy Like Sunday Morning”. Our performance can be found online, amongst the videos from all lectures :). Enjoy.
June 21 is “la Fete de la musique” (World Music Day, see also the corresponding wikipedia article). On this day everybody is officially allowed to make music (the only day in the year without any noise restriction!) .. simply descend your instrument, your amplification and make music. We also did this spontaneously with our “Trio a la Casa++”. We come together once in a while in my apartment and jam. It consists of Nicolas (drums) and Jean-Baptiste (double bass). The “++” indicates that we actually were more than three: Fano (saxophone), Yves (guitar), and “the neighbor” (guitar). The people seemed to be very content with our performance (about 3 hours), an improvised mix of jazz, pop, and rock. The neighbor a few floors above us joined us spontaneously through his window playing a guitar solo, than descending to join us also physically in the street. Some pictures that should give you an impression of that nice are online in the gallery .. thanks a lot to Caroline for taking theses marvelous pictures !!!
Here are two new songs written by me. I finished them the end of last year. The first one is called A Quite Thought. It has been recorded with a Sandberg nylon acoustic guitar, a Seagull acoustic western guitar, with a Line 6 POD Xt Live and a Dillion guitar (and a Samba Egg) .. again using GarageBand.
The second one is called Close Steps. Similar setup, no Sandberg (and no Samba Egg) and with strings from GarageBand.
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