DOCTOR PISTORIUS ELABORATES ON THE VARIETIES OF AMOROUS EXPERIENCE, OR TWO FACES OF LOVE (October 11, 2013)

Steve Pistorius has much to teach us — not only from the keyboard, but about the many stops on the larger journey.  Here, at Duke Heitger’s Steamboat Stomp, he gave two small but telling evocations of the moods of Love.  Fellow faculty were Duke, trumpet; Tom Fischer, tenor saxophone; Orange Kellin, clarinet; John Gill, banjo; Tom Saunders, tuba; Jeff Hamilton, drums.

The first: The Lover, in Solitude, Longs for the Music that Reminds him (or her) of Pleasing Hours Spent in the Company of the Amorous Ideal, now Presumed Far Away.  A Mood of Yearning, of Deep Nostalgia, is Conveyed:

The second: The Lover, Learning of a Betrayal, an Assault on Fidelity, Tells the Miscreant in No Uncertain Terms that his / her Presence is No Longer Welcome in the Domicile:

It’s all true.  We’ve lived through these stages, no?

But happier news awaits.  Steve, Orange, reedman James Evans, and string bass wizard Tyler Thomson have created a new CD — NEW ORLEANS SHUFFLE — which has been spinning perpetually in the JAZZ LIVES player.  I will have more news of this shortly.

May your happiness increase!

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5 responses to “DOCTOR PISTORIUS ELABORATES ON THE VARIETIES OF AMOROUS EXPERIENCE, OR TWO FACES OF LOVE (October 11, 2013)

  1. I had Steve, Duke and John Gill (mostly on drums, doing a little banjo and trombone, too) at my Bohém Festival in 1994. GREAT band! Jeff Hamilton (also playing piano) made it to Hungary in 2009 to the very same festival. The 23rd festival is coming up in March with The EarRegulars and Aaron Weinstein, another great group of people regularly featured on your blog, Michael 🙂

    Tamás Ittzés (Hungary)

  2. All of Hungary will now be properly EarRegular! The cosmos will never be the same.

  3. I see James Evans (UK excellent clari/sax player) is over with you in the States. Is he with you just for a short while, or has he moved over full time?
    My lead clari/sax player Brian Hills is also going over to New Orleans from 8th Feb to 23rd. He’s already been a couple of times, loves it and all you guys!
    Best wishes for 2014 to you all
    Carl Spencer
    Spencer’s Nighthawks (spencers.nighthawks@virgin.net)

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