“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).
JPR Interview – Residency at the Britt Music & Arts Festival
Listen to another terrific interview with Jefferson Public Radio’s Geoffrey Riley about Caballito Negro’s Residency at the Britt Music & Arts Festival, where we also perform an in-studio excerpt of “That Which Colors the Soul” for flute, tabla, electronics and percussion.