14 December 2009


Start working on the Ethiopian scales (7 in all- Tizita, Batee, Anchihoye [in major and minor], and Ambasel; seemingly tied to the strings of the Krar). So much music to listen to, so many beautiful aesthetics; in addition to playing with Terrie, Andy, Ab, Arnold, and Paal, I’m hoping to have some time to play …with the musicians from Addis Ababa too, particularly Mesele Asmamaw.

One of the great writers on music has a birthday- Lester Bangs