I thought it would be fun to share this Dec. 2009 performance with you -- it is performance of Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango with my dear friend, pianist Oomi Banchinda Laothai. Banchinda is now at the University of Minnesota, working toward her doctorate in piano. I'm hopeful we can get a chance to work together again, and soon! (Who knows, maybe it will be sooner than we think? wink wink)
Banchinda also arranged a beautiful Thai song, "Home," which you can hear on the media page. Thanks so much for listening!
You can now listen to songs from the album at www.myspace.com/ronkentband
Let me know what you think, and hope to see you on February 28!
A preview of the new album Drink For Life.
This is the first track: Reflections
I'm so excited to share this with you!
This CD is the result of many hours of love poured out by young talent Ron Kent, songwriter, and arranger Stephen Burks. My quartet had the pleasure of laying down the string parts for the album, which includes ten original 'chorales' by Stephen, which are based on Ron's songs. It's a beautiful creative collaboration -- sincere, encouraging, and totally full of groove.
Unfortunately our other violinist, Ruth Bacon, was on tour with the John Williams Orchestra (not a bad gig!) when we put this all together, so she's not on the album, but our good friend James Reinarz jumped in and did a splendid job.
I'll let you all know as soon as I can how to order CDs online, but in the meantime, please feel free to contact me to get your own copy... I may even be able to work out a sweet bulk purchase deal for those of you who haven't finished your Christmas shopping. :)
Thanks for reading!
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