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Improvisation, Part 9 - Bettine/Binder Duo

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Here we are, back on track with the original series on The Art of Improvisation, based on the all day recording session that Jason Wietlispach set up back in November 2015. This episode features me playing with violinist, Linda Binder. Linda is a musical fixture in the Milwaukee area. You can see her playing multiple nights of the week in various settings, from duos & trios, to full bands. She also covers all the bases stylistically from early music to modern.

This was another case of knowing someone but never having played with them before. I'd seen Linda play at various improv sessions around town, like Unrehearsed, and at other places. Likewise, she'd seen me play around town. After all the horns, keyboards, and electronics that I had recorded with so far during this session, it was great to have Linda come in with just an acoustic violin.

My 1st feeling was towards Arabic/Gypsy/Celtic music, so in the 1st duo, I went for my frame drum. I used this in conjunction with the…