About a year ago I watched Henderson, Berlin and Chambers in Zoetermeer (see article below). Now a year later it was time for a second concert. In the meantime they have been working at some new numbers in their setlist, and also a new CD called 'HBC' is coming up. Some of their new numbers include 'Elegant People' and 'Db Waltz' from Weather Report, nicely performed. Again, it was a good concert with Henderson in the lead, but this time also some room for Chambers to include some poly-rhythmic drumming. Next year I will be there again!
I like music, especially making music. I listen to a lot of different stuff, but I like soul, jazz and fusion music most. I like to develop and experiment with tools to make music performance and improvisation on the spot more exciting. It is fun when unexpected musical things happen during a performance!
In recent years I developed the MIDI real-time Harmonizer, a tool for generating harmonized chords when playing a solo line. Inspired by the work of saxophonist Michael Brecker, I started to develop this tool to run on Mac and PC. Brecker played the Electronic Wind Instrument and used the Oberheim Xpander synth to generate random chords from an EWI solo line. Now you can accomplish the same thing with the MIDI real-time Harmonizer driving your own favourite (plugin) synths.