Tuesday, December 7, 2010

TR Survival camp june 2011

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Whether you are veteran player or an avid music consumer, this 5 day inter-disciplinary romp with one of the 'industry's' most notorious survivors will open your mind and prepare you for the future. The man behind the 5th all time best-selling album Bat Out Of Hell, the 8th video played on MTV, the 1st interactive music disk, and predictor of the current demise of the music business has assembled a stellar staff of counselors and guest speakers (see COUNSELORS link above) and a curriculum of activities that will leave you informed and energized to face the challenges of making and consuming music.

A typical day at camp includes 3 meals, morning and afternoon counselor-led activities, free time and one-on-one counselor sessions, evening entertainment and late night jams. All this set within the beautiful Catskill Mountains Full Moon Resort grounds, just a stone's throw from Woodstock NY.

The curriculum includes not just the mechanics of music making, but the full range of issues facing todays performers, songwriters and support personnel. Activities include:

Photos: Iridium jazz club

photo taken by steven bernstein

Photos: Iridium jazz club

photos taken by steven bernstein

Photos: Iridium jazz club

Photos taken by steven bernstein

Review: Iridium jazz club

On Monday, December 6, legendary pop-prog rock singer Todd Rundgren performed jazzy versions of some of his classics. It was a night filled with flubs, tongue-in-cheek humor and good-down-to-the-bones music.

T.W. Doyle and the Les Paul Trio opened the first set with some Les Paul favorites like "Blue Skies" and "How High the Moon." One third of the trio, Lou Pallo, who Keith Richards dubbed "the man of a million inversions," introduced his new signature Gibson Les Paul guitar, which had an ebony front and walnut back - an absolutely gorgeous instrument.

When Todd finally came on stage, drink glass in hand, he tripped onto the stage, falling on the hostess, both of them toppling over onto the stage. He recovered quickly, but it set the humorous tone for the evening. "I Saw the Light," "Why Can't We Be Friends," "Influenza," "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference," "Never Neverland," "Born to Synthesize," and "A Dream Goes on Forever" were done in a different style from the original versions, with a bossa nova-ish rhythm. Todd forgot the words to some of the songs, but sailed through them humming, whistling and flat-out jamming. It was refreshing to see someone improvising and letting down his guard, catering to the packed house as much as to his band, which included his right-hand man, Jesse Gress. The night was a memorable one for many reasons, with a legendary rocker as at ease with himself as he was with his pop culture-significant music.

Video: iridium jazz club ... Born to synthesize

Video: iridium jazz club it wouldnt have made any difference

Photos: Iridium club NYC with the Les Paul Trio