Bedrock_2 Here is the new piece, named for the practice studio in Ecco Park where I tracked the drums.
Used my macbook pro, scarlett 2i2 and Earthworks TC20 mics.
This was all about reconnecting with the drums and working out some rhythms I was feeling inside.
Drum parts were written first and synth parts after.
I have been in LA for a year now, as of Jan 10th. I am almost completely disconnected from music right now.
My time goes to establishing myself as a chef and trying to make a living. That’s life right?
I have to create and while my work is not uncreative, something is lost because I have to do it.
Finding time to create on my own terms is another, non financial, survival.
This is a bit of a musical digression but here goes……
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Soldier Amongst many other things, documented the music of Thai Elephants, believe it or not. Look it up it’s interesting.
In 2012 this Elephant music caught the ear and imagination of my friend and then roommate Wade Wripka.
Wade became obsessed with completing an accurate transcription, and as the guy who had to listen to all this from the next room, I’ll tell you it was no small feat. After hours of the sound of metal clanging, Wade would emerge from his room and say something like “I Think this section is 15 over 7 over 9 but it only lasts for two beats” Wade alerted David to this project and David put out the challenge “Finish this by Dec and I’ll get an orchestra to play it”. So this is what happened Wade finished, David did an arrangement and this work was performed by
http://www.composersconcordance.com Wade then received a recording of the performance, which he passed to me and the result of my fiddling is now here for enjoyment listening.
A friend and working NY drummer Vin Scialla
https://www.facebook.com/vin.scialla?fref=ts came to the studio to do a jazz session some time back in 2012.
Thanks: Vin for making such great music and for letting me twist and subvert your offering into new work.
We had a great time and now over a year later I have remixed one of their tunes and here it is.
Vin, I have to admit, I don’t remember the names of your fellow musicians on this….
Drums Are Really Hot
Math of Least Resistance, the album is available. I am pleased to present this material to you all.
I couldn’t have done so without a great band. Let me introduce them.
Chris Bacas-Tenor and soprano sax
Tina Richerson-Baritone sax
Ratzo B. Harris-Bass
Tahoma Hauptman-Drums and composition
I have been working with a singer, Yvonne, recording her demo.
She is doing a latin jazz thing, however she did one cover in another style.
That one cover didn’t live up to her expectations and was discarded.
I asked if I could do something with it and she agreed. Transforming her
material into something exciting and fulfilling was so satisfying for me.
I realized I had found a new process worth exploring. In the upcoming year,
I plan to recreate the whole situation on my own terms. I’ll pick songs,
hire a band and do a recording, then take that recordings home and have
my way with them, just to see what I can do. Here is that first piece, just to
show how much fun can come out of such a process.
My mother used to listen to Pel Mel back in the 80′s and 90′s.
I remember a black and white cassette case living in our Volvo.
I was like 10 or 11, and I don’t think I ever listened to it.
Jump to several months ago, my friend mentioned Pel Mel,
like “hey we should cover Pel Mel!” or something to that effect.
I found a song I liked and decided to remix it.
Whether we ever play any Pel Mel remains to be seen, lol.
Drift is the tittle, from Interstate.
Here is my remix, Drift On.
What a treasure, I found some more of my raw recording, with Jason Little.
Of course, I slapped some paint on it…. and here it is.
Cheers to my multi talented friend Jason Little.
I am remembering back to 08 when the studio on Maujer was an infant and I was itchy to play. My friend Jason, said something like, ” I have a song” so I invited him over for a late night of drinking whiskey in the dark and the rest was magic. I hope you enjoy this and thanks Michael Gittleman for playing bass and Chris Stewart for playing guitar.
And now I am proud to present……
Man Of the Sea
I was recently in Taipei and my friend Ed took me to Sappho De Base, a Jazz club.
Toshiyuki Chiba was visiting from Okinawa Japan and had local musicians,
I chatted with the band on brake, everyone was very nice and offered me the opportunity to play.
I had an awesome time thanks everyone!!
Hey all, I am excited to share an early listen to a song from the new album.
Tahoma Hauptman Quintet, album as of yet still untitled.
Personell: Tenor/Soprano-Chris Bacas, Baritone-Tina Richerson, Vibes-Chris Dingman, Bass-Ratzo B. Harris, Drums-Tahoma Hauptman
Song: In Blue