May 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm
The Drawing Room
56 Willoughby Street
(between Lawrence & Jay Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Golden Harp
Music by Manuela Lechler
Piano - Kyoko Oyobe, Trombone - William Lang
Alto Sax - Manuela Lecher, Actor - Fedly Daniel
A traditional Welsh fairy tale.
Archipelago - Islands 1, 2, & 3
Music by Jay Kauffman
Guitar - Jay Kauffman
Each one of these Islands is a musical stop on a trip through a
guitarchipelago (yes, I did make that horrible pun.),
giving you a sense of setting for your sojourn there.
This piece only lands on the first three islands of what will
hopefully turn out to be much larger archipelago once it is fully
explored. These first three Islands are located, without doubt,
somewhere in Latin America and borrow heavily from the folk and
popular musical traditions of this continent without
falling under the jurisdiction of any one genre. On
an optimistic Milonga rhythm, forerunner of the Tango,
entangles itself into all of the scenery.
is probably where you'd want to seek out a great candle-lit restaurant by the beach,
infused with jazz, samba, blues and bossa-nova. On
horses, picturesque mountain trails, a lovely valley,
and the promise of adventure.
So Close and So Far Away
Music by Kyoko Oyobe
Piano - Kyoko Oyobe
I collaborated on this tune with my dear friend Rui Kodemari,
a popular Japanese novelist. She wrote a novel called
So close and so far away where I appeared as Kyoko Oyobe,
a jazz pianist. She gives me so much serenity and inspiration.
Music by Ann Warren
Text by Nancy Greening
Accompanies Cinderella (a fairy film in shadow show)
by Lotte Reiniger (1922)
Adapted by Robert Morton
Piano - Kyoko Oyobe, Flute - Alice H. Jones,
Guitar - Jay Kauffman, Trombone - William Lang,
Alto Sax - Manuela Lechler, Drums - Joe Tucker
A new look at the archetypal tale.
Part 1 is the pathos in 11/4.
Part 2 is based on Fernando Sor’s Ballet Cendrillon.
Part 3 is the chase in 7/4.
The Strange Library
Music by Whitney George
Text by Haruki Murakami
Flute - Alice H. Jones, Violin - Adam Von Housen,
Trombone - William Lang, Percussion - Joe Tucker,
Actor - Fedly Daniel
The Strange Library is a musical setting of the recent novella by Haruki Murakami.
Designed and illustrated by famed book jacket designer (and frequent Murakami collaborator) Chip Kidd,
the novella is packaged like a graphic novel, whose moody and mysterious depictions of a child’s
darkest dream match Murakami’s surreal imagination. The plot is equally eerie: a little boy enters a
quiet library -- “even more hushed than usual,” we’re told in the opening line -- and is sent to Room 107,
where he meets a creepy old librarian who leads him deep into a maze of dark catacombs beneath
the library. There, we learn of the librarian’s ghoulish designs and the boy encounters a small man
wearing the skin of a sheep and a pretty young girl pushing a teacart, their worlds now “all jumbled together.”
Not even fresh-made doughnuts can sweeten the boy’s nightmarish predicament as the librarian’s prisoner.