I hadn't seen the Yellow Jackets since they performed on the North Sea Jazz festival some years ago. Slowly the sound of the 'Jackets' is becoming more jazzy during the years, which is a good thing. The surprising elements are more frequent, but perhaps harder to grasp and listen to for the fans of the more smoother fusion sound from the past. Mixing both styles is what sets the Yellow Jackets apart from many other acts. Nice concert!
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.