What's a Victoria Day long weekend without... a CD launch?
On Sunday, May 20, trumpeter / composer / improviser (and in this project, visual artist) Craig Pedersen premiered his newest CD at IMOO. It's an artistically engaging, personally handcrafted, complete physical package of his nuanced and improvised solo trumpet work.
Only 25 copies of the limited-edition, numbered CD package were produced. Grey Areas explores only "two or three really big ideas" according to Pedersen.
OttawaJazzScene.ca attended the CD launch and interviewed Craig about what inspired the CD and his process preparing it. Watch the video to see samples of this performance and learn more about the interesting structures that he improvised from.
You can also view another video about his project, produced by Pixie Cram, at CraigPedersen.com