“This Is Like Jazz!” – Ivan Trevino – contrabass flute, marimba & spoken word
In 2015 composer Ivan Trevino was invited by the US State Department to perform and teach music for a few weeks in Turkmenistan, with his cello-rock band, Break of Reality. Ivan wrote "This is Like Jazz!" as a response to hearing the complexities of traditional Turkmen music, and to time spent with young Turkmen musicians, who were not used to improvising. "This Is Like Jazz!" was commissioned by Caballito Negro and released on the EP "Songlines". It was also co-commissioned by Joe Perez, Ben Prima/Cathie Apple (Citywater), Dwayne Corbin/Ruth Polcari (Simpson University), Shane Reeves, and Tomm Roland/Christine Beard (Zephyrus).
KLCC Interview With Eric Alan – “Songlines” EP & Tour Preview
KLCC's Eric Alan did a great radio interview with us, previewing our Pacific Northwest Tour and EP "Songlines" release. We discuss collaboration and the creative process in bringing the music we love to life.