November 5th – Enhanced Harmony was sweet. We started our set with John Becker (piano) and Laurie Lang (bass) and guest vocalist, Marilyn Fisher also guest drummer Aaron Cook! Flu season has begun and Susan Hofer was down with some sickness all week. She was not sure she could sing, so in stepped Marilyn Fisher and WOW! Did I say harmony?? For those that were there… it was special treat to hear the quartet. Marilyn is a very experienced improviser and instructor and she added something really sweet to IMW with her sounds and her comments in between songs. THANKS MARILYN!
Later in the session Susan did arrive and managed to sing a few songs with her funkie sound and juicy note choices. She and Marilyn and another vocalist, Mary did a couple songs all together with the band.
John Becker took his soloing to various harmonic, distant lands and it was really some of his best piano playing all in one session.
Special thanks to Madison Jazz Society for help with the piano rental for the fall sessions. Thanks to Dewitt for the photo too!