Rock Arbor Music and Stephen L. Bigger present:
"Resonance" is going to be Kurt's big
project of 2012. Normally we save that for Yoshi's, but this
year we've decided not to do a summer Yoshi's show. Instead,
we'll do two days of recording with a small audience who are there
to support the recording, enjoy the music. and know they are
making something special happen.
a live recording
by Kurt Ribak
Note From The Producer:
Kurt was severely injured in an automobile accident on June
19th. As a result we are postponing the Resonance Project
until further notice.
Due to extensive injuries to his left arm & hand Kurt
will be unable to work for some time. Please consider
clicking on the link below to help raise funds for his
recovery and ongoing bills.
Thank you for your prayers & support for Kurt.
Stephen L. Bigger of Rock
Arbor Music is
producing the event. Here's what he says about "Resonance":
"This is not a "gig", a concert, a "live in-concert
recording", or even a chance to get new fans. We don't
want applause in any part of the recording at all, because that
would make any cut completely worthless for the purposes we are
intending. It is - first and foremost - a recording
session and fundraiser for Kurt's catalog recordings in which we
are allowing a few people to attend and here is why:
Due to the high level quality of the performances and the
musical style of improvisation- a certain level of spontaneous
creation occurs- and is usually sparked by an attentive
audience. This is why we want a select number of attendees
who are mature, savvy, and love Kurt's music. We do not want
everyone we know to be there. This event is all about
raising funds for Kurt's recordings, paying the musicians, and
renting equipment to get both audio and video in a professional
setting that is flexible to be viewed or heard in a variety of
settings for a long long time to come."
Folks who attend the
concerts and provide their email addresses can download a free mp3 of the entire recording as
soon as it's ready for release. This will be the first new
recording released of Kurt's music since 2009, and the first
recording since 2006. Kurt's easily got sixty
unrecorded songs. This will be a chance to get a bunch of
those recorded, including some of his most popular.
The show will be held Friday
and Saturday, July 13 and July 14, 2012 at Moraga
Valley Presbyterian Church in Moraga, CA, east of Oakland. Kurt's been
playing there most Sunday mornings since about 2003 and his group
has been featured as part of the annual Christmas concerts there
the last few years.
|Where: Moraga Valley Presbyterian
10 Moraga Valley Lane Moraga, CA 94556
|When: Friday and Saturday, July 13 and
July 14, 2012 - 8 PM
Photo: Clifton Romig
If you're just
feeling the love, you can donate. Donations over $25.00 get a free
download (when the recording is ready).
If you don't want to donate online you can mail a check or
money order payable to: Kurt
Please mail to: P.O.
Box 8045, Berkeley, CA 94707-8045.
We're going to have a similar lineup to last year at Yoshi's
Oakland. This will feature several members of Moraga Valley
Presbyterian's worship team. The concerts will feature Greg Sankovich on piano and
Hammond Organ, Lincoln Adler on
saxophones, Ross Wilson
on trumpet and trombone, and
Kurt on bass. We will be
recording Kurt's compositions exclusively. We will also have a few
Kurt's also gonna take a
crack at singing a couple
of tunes, including his theme song, "My Bald Head."
This is going to be our biggest show of the year, and people who
attend get to be part of the recording. You'll get the chance to say, "Oh yeah, I remember
they had to restart this tune cuz Kurt messed up the intro" to
your friends. Most of all, you'll be able to say "I was there" and "I helped make this recording happen"
- because your attendance is what will make the recording
Questions about this
event? - contact Stephen L. Bigger -
Other Kurt Ribak Events - see where else Kurt Ribak is
Kurt Ribak electronic
press kit at ReverbNation- photo, bio, music
Kurt Ribak Trio CDs and downloads -
you can get Kurt's previous recordings by clicking on the CD
RECORDINGS - We have three CDs
out. You can also get downloads.