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Classical Somerville

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

Recordings done in Somerville with the boombox. The first three piano pieces are by the composer Francis Poulenc and the last is by Claude Debussy. Dave had the sheet music, and played the right hand part. I played the left hand, and Glenn made up his part.

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Mouvement Perpetuel No. 1 (Poulenc)
Mouvement Perpetuel No. 2 (Poulenc)
Mouvement Perpetuel No. 3 (Poulenc)
Golliwog’s Cakewalk (Debussy)

Dave Cawthon – guitar
Jef Charland – bass
Glenn Ziemba – drums

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Morning Star

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

Recorded in the basement of Mike’s family’s home in RI. I think Dave is particularly amazing on this recording, which was done with his boombox. He played things which sounded like a well thought out composition, and made it up on the fly. The 1st track is an improvised piece, the only instruction was Dave asking “in G?”. The 2nd is also an improvised piece, but it doesn’t sound improvised. The 3rd track is Dave’s composition called Q. It is a beautiful slow number, and again Dave is super spectacular. The 4th and 5th piece are improvs. We rotated on the instruments, and even these came out sounding composed, especially the one with Mike on guitar.

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01 Improv in G
02 Improv
03 Q (Cawthon)
04 Improv
05 Improv (Mike’s Song)

Dave Cawthon – guitar, drums-4, bass-5
Jef Charland – bass, guitar-4, drums-5
Mike Connors – drums, bass-4, guitar-5

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Blues Suite

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

This is a duo recording of Dave and me done one evening in the 35 Princeton St. apartment. I think it was recorded on his famous boombox (the small rectangular one with the cover missing). He is playing the Les Paul and I am playing the Kay acoustic I bought (probably) not long before. We came up with something and recorded a take then came up with something else and so on. There were no titles (nothing was written down). He called it “Blues Suite” on the original cassette. (1994-5)

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No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4
No. 5

Dave Cawthon – guitar
Jef Charland – bass´╗┐

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H – Organ Trio Medley

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

This group of tunes came out of the fact that Dave bought a pedal called the Rotovibe, which simulated the sound of a Leslie speaker used with B3 organs. We whipped them up pretty fast one day. We used to play some of them at gigs (especially Tiger Sauce). Tiger Sauce was the name of a hot sauce I was using at the time. I think Glenn titled “Side Walk Swing”, “Goodbye (Pork Fried Hat)” and “Lime Ricky” while Dave named “Coup D’ Etat” and “Fatty”. (1995-6)

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01 Side Walk Swing
02 Coup D’ Etat
03 Tiger Sauce
04 Goodbye (Pork Fried Hat)
05 Lime Ricky
06 Fatty

Dave Cawthon – guitar
Jef Charland – bass
Glenn Ziemba – drums

These charts are in Dave’s handwriting. The sequence is slightly different from the recording.
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