Mustard Sketches, Sentimental Journey, Left Lane People, Ground Mustard, I’m Confessin’ I’m In Love With You, Big Pig Jig, A Walk In My Dream
The Guelph jazz festival is an amazing venue for improvised music. Every September music enthusiasts gather to be taken to the edge of the musical landscape, and with a very good look over the edge. Each spring The organizers stage a series of fundraising concerts called "Three Tuesdays". I was approached to put something together for one of these shows. I had recently met the harmonica virtuso Mike Stevens. He had been working in the world of bluegrass for years, hanging with the likes of Jim and Jesse Mc Reynolds and performing regularily at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Mike was looking for something different to cut his awsome harmonica chops on and had always expressed interest in stretching out a bit. So far so good. Trios being my favorite size of group for improvised music a third was needed. The fearless fiery drummer Randall Coryell was my first choice. He brings years of rock experience to the mix guaranteeing to keep fires well lit under our butts. Mike, Randall and myself are very excited about this live recording and now release it to the public at large. Enjoy the ride.
Jeff Bird May 2005