I recorded this video at the AfriAsianEurAmericana Muzik show at Skylark on the Oct. 19, 2008. Performing are James Whetzel on sarod and Sebastian Lange on violin and beats.
I’m ever so grateful to call these two very talented individuals my friends and get to hear them play out quite a bit, though rarely in a performance like this. They both played solo sets that night, and then jammed with each other for a bit. I recorded several videos of their session, but this video really captured a special moment in the set. I don’t know if this is a rehearsed piece or improve (as they are known to do on many occasions), but I think they’ve really tapped into an interesting sound. It’s very rare to hear them play this riff-based, duet of the sarod and violin and I find the dynamics and repetition of a central theme really moving.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
More about Sebastian and his band EQlateral can be found here.
More about James Whetzel can be found at www.funketabla.com and http://ilike.com/artist/James+Whetzel.
And for your further enjoyment, here’s some good video of a typical James Whetzel solo set: