Guitarist Scott Metzger was inspired by playing on the Cinema Improv episode of 2001: A Space Odyssey, so he decided to make his own remix of the session. What he came up with is a very cool and weird piece of music that totally spins the original on its head.
This month we are going way past the moon in an epic drama of adventure and space exploration with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. I'm really excited to have this trio for this film consisting of Marc Friedman (The Slip, Ryan Montbleau) on bass, Scott Metzger (JRAD, Wolf!) on guitar and myself on drum kit and percussion. Get ready to get weird!
In episode 8, we are going to a world beyond words with the 1992 magical non-narrative documentary epic, Baraka. Guitarist Jon LaDeau from The National Reserve and bassist Andrew Altman from Railroad Earth came by to help improvise an album while watching the movie. The jams go deep with this one so I hope you enjoy!
For episode 7, we are tackling the amazing 2011 Terrence Malick film, A Tree Of Life. Guitar slinger Luca Benedetti and Kevin Kendrick (who left his vibraphone at home and brought turntables and synths) came by to help improvise an album while watching the movie. With this trio you really get to hear everyone's musical voices clearly and it doesn't disappoint!
For Episode 6, we are headed to the wild west in Sergio Leone's 1968 masterpiece, Once Upon A Time In The West. Tyler Wenzel (guitar), Jorn Swart (keys), Justin Kimmel (bass), Chauncey Yearwood (Drums, along with myself) all came by to improvise a soundtrack to this epic film.
For episode 5, we have a special performance by two exceptional guitarists (and me on drums!), Josh Kaufman (Bob Weir, Josh Ritter, The National, War on Drugs) & Scott Metzger (JRAD, Wolf!, The Showdown Kids). They came by the studio to improvise a soundtrack to the 2008 Chinese supernatural fantasy film, Painted Skin.
For episode 4, we are going into master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's head! Guitarist Robbie Seahag Mangano (The GOASST, Tom Morello) and bassist Jordan Scannella (Tortured Soul) came by the studio to improvise a soundtrack to the 1990 Japanese magical realism film, Dreams.
For episode 3, space is the place! Guitarist Nick Bockrath (Cage The Elephant), bassist James Preston (Maybird) and keyboardist Erik Deutsch (Citizen Cope, Leftover Salmon) came by the studio to improvise a soundtrack to the 2013 sci fi adventure flick, Gravity.