Yimpa 1978

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I just found this total gem of a piece from an old recording of YIMPA, the York Improvisation Agreement, from a concert in 1978. Yimpa was the performing ensemble of the improvisation class at York University, Toronto, taught (even now) by the amazing pianist Casey Sokol. I was in this group for all 4 years I was at York. I usually played flute or piano, but in this recording I am playing melodica & harmonicas.

There is a short phrase at the very end that sounds like an electronic filter sweep. It took me a while to figure out what it was (since there were no electronics in the band). I realized it was a very brief duet by me and “altered-sax” player John Oswald . Enjoy.

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Andrew Timar April 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

Even though I was never a formal student of Kasey’s, this rec. brings back many pleasant memories. Is that a flabby bassoon (?) note at -2:19?

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