I snuck out of Boston for a few days and infiltrated the NAMM show as a buyer for Denver School of Music. I went with two purposes: to spend time at the Apple booth which blew me away last year and to test the Nord Stage Compact which I was considering buying. Well, since Apple decided not to present this year (Bad Apple!), I managed to get some quality time at the Nord booth and to walk around to see what I could find.
The highlight was meeting jazz legend, Herbie Hancock. I’ve transcribed dozens of his solos (to be released in the near future) and he’s without a doubt the most influential pianist in my life. Talk about a magic moment!
I spent a solid 30 minutes with Barry DeVorzon of MasterWriter discussing the new update coming out in a couple of months. I wish I was at liberty to talk about it because it’s going to be big!
Plus I made my decision to buy a Nord Stage Compact. After years and years of lugging around a few very heavy vintage keyboards, amps, and a Leslie 122, my aching back was longing for some relief. At just over 20 pounds, the Nord Stage is a dream come true. I’ll spare you all the details for now, but you’ll be hearing a lot of it starting early next week when it arrives. Can’t wait! 🙂
I was wondering if you had seen the program about Herbie Hancock and the making of “Possibilities”? After roaming around your website – I think you would really be turned on by this. I loved hearing him talk about the influence of Miles Davis – the way music can – it cuts through words and analysis and speaks to how it happens. I can get you more info on this program if you haven’t already come across it. I’m happy to have spent some time here today,
Graham English says
Haven’t seen it, Susan. But you’re right, it sounds like something I would love to check out. Got a link? Really glad you like the site. Come back again! 🙂