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Sabbatical Tour Chronicles #1

It’s a stunning morning, misty and unusually warm for late-ish October. As the sun rises the beams stream in the windows of Stanfield airport revealing the equally stunned faces of my fellow travellers. Maybe it’s just that it’s 7:30, and many of these folks have been up for a couple of hours already, but I think it may be that airports have become a more serious and exhausting place, […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Listening. Listening?

Summer is a good time for thinking. For me it is the pause between the old and new year, and I often find myself pondering what I have done and how it might be done better or even differently.

The thought of 2016 was concerts. The idea of the formal performance, in a space with good acoustics, comfy chairs and a stage with lights, is one that may not be […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glasgow Blog 6

The final 3 days of the trip to Glasgow were a whirlwind, both literally and figuratively. I’m actually safely at home in Halifax now but I’ll give you the rundown of the past very eventful days!

Wednesday dawned (around 9am, I mean really!) wet and blustery. I was expecting wet in Scotland, but when I went outside to run an errand, the conditions were profound: The rain cut when it […]

By |December 12th, 2015|Improvisation, Norman Adams, touring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glasgow Blog 5

I’ve jumped a day again. Each day is
quite full out here!

Monday morning we awoke before 7, (well I sort of opened my eyes, as I was in the midst of my first night of real jetlag inspired sleeplessness), cleaned up the flat and headed for the station assuming that trains north would be very crowded. (The video and images of the flooding are pretty horrific). As it turned out, our […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments