Friday, February 4, 2011


A bit over ten years ago, the Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble did a concert at the Fineline club in Minneapolis. Known for their performances of contemporary, new music, the ensemble turned quite a few heads as their program listed exotica and lounge jazz compositions by composers such as Les Baxter, Henry Mancini and Leonard Bernstein.

"I Dig" presents a recording of the Fineline concert. If you would have seen me this morning, you would have caught me humming with Joey Altruda's 'Martini For Mancini', or whistling Rudolph Toombs 'One Mint Julep', or even nodding my head in approval of Quincy Jones' 'Soul Bossa Nova'...

This is great !!!
Pure energy.

Below are some of the original versions.
If you're ready for the full blast ones, you'll have to check out the Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the love! That was a great disc to put together, and we did it in one take. Quite insane really...particularly by today's standards. The hero of the evening was Mark Brodin, the sound engineer, who was live mixing over 40 channels for the recording while also handling the club live audio by himself. What is gratifying is the disc shows up in odd places, broadcast on late night radio in the Netherlands, in Youtube parody is nice to know that it still has a life and people enjoy it. We'll be posting some live video from some of the concerts soon. Look out for it on Youtube. Best wishes, Duane Schulthess