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Night People: G. E. Stinson 

The final selection of my Night People series, Nocturne #5 (G.E.), attempts to channel the improvisatory talents of my pal from the LA music scene, G. E. Stinson, an avant-jazz guitarist.

The thing that has intrigued me about G. E. is his restless musical spirit, wide open mind, and the challenging musical trails he has blazed.

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Night People: Michael Whitmore

Nocturne #4 (Michael) is inspired by Michael Whitmore, an avant-jazz guitarist, singer and songwriter.

I met Michael Whitmore in Los Angeles when he was working as sound engineer and occasional booker at the hottest club in town at that time, Spaceland. I liked the music acts he brought in, they were always a little off-beat from the more trendy acts that played there and his contributions helped to burnish the reputation of the place.

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Night People: Marnie Weber

Nocturne #3 (Marnie), the third piece in my ‘Night People’ project, is inspired by Marnie Weber – a multimedia artist who specializes in synthesizer and electric bass.

Marnie is primarily a visual artist who has also on occasion taken her vision into the realm of music, with album releases that seem to emerge like magic mushrooms randomly popping from the soil of a surreal forest glade in one of her bucolic art exhibits.

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Night People: Gere Fennelly

Of the five musicians I tribute with Night People, I think Ms. Fennelly’s uniqueness as a musician is the hardest to define in words. So I offer this fact into evidence: Among the thousands of musicians that I have known in my life – many of whom have gotten a fair bit of fame and money out of the game – Gere is the only one out of all of them that has supported herself exclusively on music. Quelle devotion!

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Night People: Devin Sarno

Nocturne #1 (Devin), the piece that kicks off my ‘Night People’ project, pays tribute to Devin Sarno, an experimental electric bassist from Los Angeles.

Devin’s musical experience usually starts off very quietly before building into a crescendo of multi-layered, often feedback-driven music characterized by unknowable overtones and harmonics. It might be meditative. It might be inscrutable. It might be terrifying. One never knows in advance!

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Soundtrack: Devin Sarno

Devin Sarno’s music is, to my ears, a natural for creating counterpoint to moving images. It usually starts off very quietly before building into a crescendo of multi-layered, often feedback-driven music characterized by unknowable overtones and harmonics. It might be meditative. It might be inscrutable. It might be terrifying. With Sarno one never knows in advance!