Here's an excerpt of Heard the Owls Talking, filmed live at the Red Bike on Vashon Island, WA in late 2017 by Shelley Hanna. " I heard the owls talking and they were talking about you / Something about somebody and how somebody got screwed / Who who?"
Once again, like last year, we filmed a video for NPR's Tiny Desk contest. And once again, a third of the band couldn't make it. Illness, scheduling ... name the trouble, it came screwing ol' Some'tet. But huzzah! We did pull it together. And of course like last year, we switched songs at the last minute. Here is our 2018 contribution, one of our earliest tunes "Face in the Fire" ...
Sunday, July 16th, 2017, during our Snapdragon gig, tenor saxophonist Kevin Nortness sat in with us. We had met him here, on Vashon Island, a couple of weeks earlier, found out we had several friends in common, but other than seeing us play at the Earshot Second Century Jazz Series the previous week, he had never heard nor played any of our songs. This was fun! Here is “Naked in the Leaves.”
Here it is ... a long long, long version of 'Face in the Fire', and yes its 12 minutes long! But what the hell! It's pretty damn good. Filmed in August 2017 by our great friend Allan Kaplan. Yes its not perfect, but what in life is? Filling in on bass is Kevin Nortness, who is also our sax player. Take some time out of your busy day, relax, give it a spin, groove!
Just a bit of a teaser of our song 'Walk You Home' featured on our first EP STEPS -- live at the Red Bike on Vashon.