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July 20, 2006 1:58 AM   Subscribe

Starry Night a minimalist improvisation by:
mazen kerbaj / trumpet
the israeli air force / bombs
posted by hototogisu (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Improv isn't everyone's cup of tea to be sure, so no complaining if it doesn't sound like Freddie Hubbard.

A direct link if you prefer.
posted by hototogisu at 1:59 AM on July 20, 2006


I keep forgetting things: via ILM. Also, if there's a way to cache this or something, that might be a good idea--I don't know how much bandwidth he has lying about.
posted by hototogisu at 2:01 AM on July 20, 2006


WFMU is also hosting it:


http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/mazen_kerbaj-starry_night.mp3

It's a pretty nice little piece, oddly. Kerbaj has semi-publically wrung his hands a bit about an interesting facet of it, too: the absurdity of trying to make aesthetic decisions while being bombed.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:38 AM on July 20, 2006


Yeah, that's the direct link. I was expecting you to show up :)

...I'm hoping he gets the rest of the 40 some odd minutes uploaded or mastered and released at some point...
posted by hototogisu at 2:44 AM on July 20, 2006


This is powerful stuff. Thanks for posting, hototogisu.
posted by sveskemus at 3:12 AM on July 20, 2006


Wow.
posted by handee at 3:17 AM on July 20, 2006


Fantastic. Scary. Great find.
posted by persona non grata at 3:58 AM on July 20, 2006


It's a bit like the opening sequence of The Party, with Peter Sellers playing the bugle under heavy fire.
posted by Flashman at 4:05 AM on July 20, 2006


yeah, except it's not a *movie*, and real people are dying, as we speak.
posted by sunexplodes at 4:38 AM on July 20, 2006


http://www.l-m-c.org.uk/audio/mazen.html

another mp3 location
posted by Joseph Gurl at 4:40 AM on July 20, 2006


That was surprisingly good. Terrifying, but good.
posted by unixrat at 6:08 AM on July 20, 2006


Man: The Ronnettes sing medieval agrarian history, please.
Clerk: Sorry, we're sold out. We've got First World War Noises...
Man: Oh, is that the Ronnettes?
Clerk: No, the French and the Germans.
posted by soyjoy at 8:15 AM on July 20, 2006


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