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    Catte Nappe, RhodaA

    Tell us about your piece Aurora's Dance.

    Is it entirely composed or do the performers improvise sections?

    Which came to you first, the piano ostinato or the melody?

    And where can we find your musical web-site?

    Thanks for a lovely musical and reading experience.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 02:55:32 PM PDT

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      pico

      I started with the bass line. I don't remember how it developed after that. But David and Michael really do the development. David Liebman does the first improvisation right around 2:30. Liebman used to work with Miles Davis (got his start with him). Michael Gerber on piano is just pure genius - he was born blind and transcribed an entire Mozart sonata at around age 5 - honest - no bull. His solo, especially towards the end, blows me away - especially right where the video picture becomes stars instead of the aurora right at 8:35 - makes my heart swell. That small section is my favorite.

      At the bottom of this diary is a link that says Souls & Masters. It takes you to my website which has a lot more about the whole CD.

      Thanks, Hugh.

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