Nico and Company
No More Lullabys

While You Were Watching the Grammys...

DSC05371...I was at Littlefield seeing violinist Todd Reynolds, bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern and mutantrumpeter Ben Neill perform a pair of 45-minute sets.Calling it a "Relay," all three musicians shared the stage, playing independently, in duo, and, finally trio. In addition to their instruments, each of the soloists was equipped with a MacBook running Ableton/Max, concocting a wild mix of acoustic and electronica, further amplified by Luke Dubois' trippy live visuals. At times, the music veered dangerously close to smooth jazz, but for the most part these three seasoned pros wowed with their tight, intelligent playing.

Katy Perry: eat your heart out. More pics on Flickr.