Thursday, June 24, 2010

Broken Arm Trio @ The Stone 6/15/10

This amazing trio added a 4th and even more soul with Doug Wamble on slide guitar. The whole set was awesome. There was one part where Doug played the melody for a while and then Eric picked it up and Trevor gave it a whirl, all separately. It was great to see the difference in the 3 stringed instruments.

I very much enjoyed the whole thing and I was sorry when it ended.

Erik Friedlander's Broken Arm Trio
Erik Friedlander (cello) Trevor Dunn (bass) Mike Sarin (drums)
laying all new music. The band was inspired by Oscar Pettiford who in 1949 broke his arm playing baseball.He could still move his fingers even though his arm was in a sling, so he began experimenting with a cello a friend had lent to him. He tuned the cello like a bass only an octave higher and later made history recording a series of cello-led projects including the great, under-recognized 1964 Fantasy release, "My Little Cello" featuring a photo of his newborn son whom he named Cello.

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