Archive for the Francis H. Gilbert Category

Back in April I had the pleasure of going to my friend Frank’s vacation home in Michigan for the second annual “Bandom Qdeudtz” recording session. The idea is this – 2 unrelated song genres are randomly selected. Additionally, a random number from 3 to 6 is pulled for the number of band members, then band members are selected randomly from the musicians present to form the band. This “band” entity then has 45 minutes to write and record a song.

Although these recordings are not 100% improv as the rest of the postings on Freak of the Week, they are definitely rapid-fire written & recorded, and a whole lot of improv goes into that. So, posted below are 2 tracks that I was on from this recording event. I will have to circle back with him for everyone’s names that was on each of these.

For more songs recorded that day, you can visit this Bandcamp site.

This session was recorded sometime in 2004 when Francis Gilbert was visiting from Chicago. Also featuring George Steinhagen (aka Richard Brown), Adrian Rosario and me.  I am not even sure of who is playing what on this stuff.



Brownchockula

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Campfire Dreams

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Taj Mahal

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