Sandhills Reunion at National Sawdust (U.S. Premiere)

  • National Sawdust 80 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States

Hear the U.S. Premiere of the music from Sandhills Reunion, the 2004 album with music by Jerry Granelli and text by Rinde Eckert. Featuring live music performances by...

Rinde Eckert - voice
Ben Goldberg - clarinet
Jeff Reilly - bass clarinet
Andy Lassiter - baritone sax
Richard Eckert - cello
Christian Kogel - electric and acoustic guitars
J. Anthony Granelli - bass, lap steel guitar
Jerry Granelli - drums, samples

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In Rinde's Words: 

"Jerry Granelli asked me to put a text to a suite of pieces he had already composed.  The original texts had to be tossed because of some legal complications.  So I listened to the thing and wrote my own story.  I’d just gotten back from Nebraska (my first residency toward the making of Horizon).  I’d been taken to the Sandhills, that glorious prairie that comprises pretty much all of northwest Nebraska. There is something simple and grand here.  Again, I would suggest you sit with it for the duration.   Beautiful, sensitive playing.  Subtle.  Also, these little stories are some of the best stories I’ve ever written."

Trailer made by filmmaker/choreographer Mark DeChiazza inspired by the album, and filmed on location in Nebraska.