As many of you know, John McDonald, the composer at Tufts University just north of Boston, has composed a CD of music for me: quite a few solos, a duo, and pieces for shakuhachi and piano and shakuhachi and contralto. Now that it has been recorded and we have chosen the takes, the next step is to get it to the music publishers.
The CD is called “Haunt,” an idea that appeals to John in its meaning of a place to which to return again and again. As it may take some time before the CD is released, I hope to give you an early taste of some of the selections on it. In fact, what I’d like to beguile you with is the first half of the title work “Haunt”, for shakuhachi and piano. It ends with an improvisational section between the two instruments which surprised and delighted us every time we heard it. Look for it in this section soon.