After some restrictions to ensemble-member’s health the Quartet recommenced rehearsals yesterday. Our new practise-space happens to host this gorgeous 1926 STEINWAY Concert Grand; Joel Smithard (Piano) was in heaven. My sincere appreciation to Tony King (Bass) and Robbie Mercer (Drums) also for retaining their excitement and long-term interest in this project. Like all things entirely original and new, it takes time to evolve and develop; I have in this Quartet, four beautiful musicians who are fully aware of this humbling fact. So wonderful to have them on this journey with me. Stay tuned… the Beatnik Preachers will be launching in October this year.
Oh, and a shout out to Peter Hill for allowing us to invade his lounge-room every fortnight for rehearsals.