Yesterday Henderson, Berlin and Chambers visited The Netherlands to perform in 'De Boerderij' in Zoetermeer. It was a very good performance, with lots of dynamic changes, rhythmic tensions and solo virtuosity from Henderson and Berlin in particular. The guys had a lot of fun on stage. Berlin not knowing where he ended up this time during their world tour, while Henderson felt at home in Holland because "I'm on acid". They played blues stuff, own interpretations of Weather Report's 8:30 album, Shorter's footprints and Hancock's actual proof. One of the finest heavy fusion jazz acts I've seen lately.
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.