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The gig where I actually met Louis for the first time was when Evan asked me to sub for Steve in this band - something for which I'll be forever grateful.
The gigs with this band were such a joy...I *think* this recording might somehow have been the first time John and Hamid had played together, unbelievably...
He's having a sit-down discussion on Dec 17 at SFJAZZ.
The Big Ears Festival in Knoxville was an eye-opening experience for me this year. They really stretch the boundaries of "new music" especially those from the jazz side. And it wasn't specifically focused on younger players.