Gig Archives: 2018
(Disclaimer: this may be incomplete or inaccurate)
Friday, January 19th, 2018So there's this annual show the Oakland Symphony puts together - a "live playlist" curated by somebody
famous outside the usual music circles, in this case W. Kamau Bell. While the Jazz Mafia gang
handled most of the "rock/jazz band backing the orchestra" duties, MoeTar got to play our version of
Nina Simone's "I'm Feeling Good" arranged for a zillion instruments. It rocked. The crowd loved it (and
all the other amazing performances, of course). What a wonderful night of good vibes, and I last minute
joined in for the final tune: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" by Tears for Fears - me and Colin playing halves
of his split keyboard. I got the wurli half.
Thursday, April 12th, 2018Another big John Zorn's Masada event at Symphony Space in NYC!
We played material from the upcoming Malkhut album, which we did before but this time in far better
form now that we recorded and know the parts. Also featured this evening was Zion80 and
Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits. I was in Rick Wakeman mode, playing two stacks midi
controllers, a grand piano, and taking some solos on Brian's wurli. Good thing I got off book for
the gig. Plus some extra bonus fun times hanging out in the upper east side of Manhattan leading up
to the show. Previously it's been all about the Bronx, Brooklyn, and the LES for the past decade.