A Fireside Chat With Lew Tabackin
LT: This year, we are doing better than last year. This year is our thirtieth anniversary of the band. It started in '73 as I mentioned. We have a concert in Detroit Symphony Hall and from there, we will be at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. We did two pieces for Lincoln Center. We will be touring Japan. This year, there is a little bit more activity. Last year, we didn't do much. I forgot the mention the main thing. We are giving a concert at Carnegie Hall on October 17 to celebrate the anniversary. I am going to the other extreme. I have been working with my trio. It is an international jazz trio. I have a Russian bassist, Boris Kozlov, who has done recordings with the Mingus Big Band and a drummer, who I have been working with for twenty years from England, Mark Taylor. We have been working on that project. In fact, I will be at the Jazz Bakery starting July 22 for five nights. Ruth was kind enough to give us five nights. I am trying to get a little West Coast tour going. I have a new CD that came out in Japan. I am trying to get involved with doing some stuff with small dance companies. I am trying to find ways to be more expressive and reach a larger audience without doing anything stupid. I am trying to develop little projects and trying to keep my music as pure as possible.