One Last Thing: Mix Tape
Today Andy Russo's brillant CD Mix Tape streets. The record is a fantastic melange of many composers (I am proud to be in this crew) reacting to various pop songs in their own way. David Lang, Phil Kline, Marc Mellits meet Steppenwolf, King Crimson, The Stooges. My own contributions: Toscanini's Glasses based on "Play that Funky Music" and Good Times Just Seem to Pass Me By based on the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties." Andy plays like a genius, like always, and the other pieces are varied, fascinating, and terrific. And dig the cool cool cover--as usual, the Russo CDs are visually compelling as well. Think of this record as a kind of new music "Basement Tapes."
Buy the CD here.