Monday, October 18, 2010
I am not complaining, but have been very very busy for the past months.
So when chatting with friends:
"Not much, have been busy!"
"Wah! good lah!"
Exactly, to be a busy musician is a good thing.
So the WVC TRiO +1 new CD [In the Dark, I See Her] was released in September, featuring Benjamin Lee on Saxophones, Vincent Ong on Bass, and Adam Osmianski on Drums. In September and October, WVC TRiO +1 did a few performances in No Black Tie and also a concert in Bentley Damansara, also featuring Lydia from JZ8. That went well, although the turn up wasn't something I am proud of.
Also did a concert for Gina's golden celebration, that was a breeze.
Did a gig with Chicagoan Saxophonist Patrick Terbrack, that was very very challenging.
Did many gigs with various colleagues, those were bread and butter gigs.
Did a Bossa Nova/Brasileiro album for Z Yan, which I am proud of.
Did an album for veteran singer/songwriter Zhou Bo Hua, that is something that I am very proud of as well.
Now I am preparing to leave the country, to Taichung Jazz Festival 2010 with WVC TRiO +1, and then to Tokyo, Cairo, Ankara, Chennai and Calcutta with Unit Asia for our second album Tour.
Will only be back in Malaysia in late November.
Then will take a hiatus in New York City from Dec 19th to Jan 20th 2011. Right after that a Japan tour with Unit Asia from Jan 23rd till Feb 3rd.
Looking back at year 2010, feel proud that I seemed to be doing a lot, traveling a lot, enjoying life and work, created something. Even though the dark clouds of feeling I could have done more is lingering like a bad taste in my mouth, still I am glad that I've been given opportunities to have done so much.
2011 will be another good year. I believe. So please work hard!