Thursday, November 10, 2016

Recording: Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble

Artist: Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble

Song: From the Hart-Land

Recorded at The Tranzac's Main Hall (Tribute to the Life of Ken Aldcroft), October 7, 2016.

Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensemble - From the Hart-Land

Taken shockingly suddenly and entirely too soon, Ken Aldcroft's passing left a heavy mark on many groups: family, friends, neighbours, students as well as musical collaborators and appreciators. All of these were gathered together to share their sorrow and find some joy through fellowship and music in an evening of remembrances and sounds at The Tranzac, where Aldcroft had played so often. Like a SWAT-team leader, Aldcroft would guide his team of experts with eye contact and a series of hand gestures as his knotty compositions would unfold into space for improvisation. His guitar work and direction were missed here as the sextet — mixing Convergence members old and new on this night — looked for a path through a couple pieces in Aldcroft's absence.

Image collaged from photographs taken by Matthew Fava.

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