I laid grand plans for my solo album in the spring of 1990. I called up a lot of musicians - mostly friends from my jazz bands or from The Rain Garden band extended family. I also experimented with electronics, live sequencing and even electronic jazz drums which sounded cool at the time. There were some very ambitious arrangements and listening now I can sense the charged energy of these sessions.
Jazz, elaborate pastoral works, minimal organ pieces and electronic adventures can all be found here. Atmosphere with a capital A was the holy grail of the time. A permanent twilight magical world - that was the kind of bubble I dreamed of and tried to create.
There was a lot of influences from ECM artists like Rainer Bruninghaus and Ralph Towner, plus Terry Riley and on "And Suddenly It's Evening" a complete homage to Terje Rypdal.
Heady days - amazing to think it was all done on a 4 track recorder.
influences - Steve Kuhn, Terry Riley, Ralph Towner, Rainer Bruninghaus, Palle Mikkelborg, Terje Rypdal, Bobo Stenson, ECM, Oregon, Collin Walcott, The Rain Garden