But a few.
“Dos Gardenias” is one of them.
We had this tremendous session in August, at our favorite facility, in Berlin Kreuzberg.
Featuring Nir Sabag on drums, Max Schlegel on bass, and Gil Livni on guitar.
We had the great Joel Holmes as a featured guest, on piano.
Julius Christus and Patricia Schichl were filming. This video will serve as a prototype for Berlin X.Berg 2015.
The piano is an old made in Breslau upright we got tuned-up for the occasion, an hour before the session. First tune-up in a while, it was already slipping a bit out of tune by the time Joel Holmes sat down. Not a comment from Joel – why state the obvious ? – who just explored the harmony, blessing us with some awesome playing and out-of-this-world harmonic considerations.
Nir Sabag, on drums, reminds us that it’s all about the sound, the groove, the simplicity.
Max, a soft spoken Kasachstani is one of the Berliner with the most eloquent latin groove. He blames Carly Quiros (pianist from Argentina) for that groovy ability.
Gil Livni is a surprise, over and over again.
He’ll remind you that he’s got to go in ten minutes, just before laying a guitar solo like this one (it’s all live, with no rehearsal). And then he disappears for Yom Kippur – may you repent, but not for that solo. I suspect some local colleagues here may try to have his return flight hi-jacked.
Maj9 chord ? No, not sure. Who knows ?