The Hear and Now

The Hear and Now presents Dave Mihaly & the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble — live! – January 23, 2014

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Last July, through a Facebook post, Pat Thomas hipped me to Dave Mihaly‘s new CD. He wrote: “Basically Dave has done what has so far has proved impossible for any other Bay Area ‘jazz’ musician (and I use that term both loosely and with some kind of back handed respect), which is to record the perfect ‘cross-over’ album. This record is hands down, in my mind, the most consistent and most listenable record to emerge from the Bay Area in any genre in quite some time. I wouldn’t file it under jazz, I might consider it a singer/songwriter record – but only for those who understand a record like [Tim Buckley’s] “Happy/Sad.” It’s the kind of album that a wise [sic] mind like Derk Richardson would play on KPFA and 10 people would call in and ask ‘what the hell is that?’ ”

I’ve been playing tracks from the album, “Rivers,” occasionally ever since. It was one of the best releases of 2013. Tonight, Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble perform live in the KPFA studio. Don’t miss it! Tune in at 10 p.m.


Artist Song Album Label
Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves EnsembleMexican
Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble (with David Boyce and Michael Cavaseno)Salvatore's Song, Midnight Train, Merce, Zap the Nap, Some Season Some Place, Mudang, Black-Eyed Peas; plus interviewLive in the KPFA studion.a.
Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves EnsembleDead ManEastern Accents in the Far WestPorto Franco Records
DaMaDaWan Wan De Yue Liang (Crescent Moon)3 KingdomsMS
Bill FrisellGather Good ThingsBig SurOKeh
Trio MThe Promised LandGuest HouseEnja
Van Dyke ParksBlack GoldSongs CycledBella Union
Laura MarlingBreatheOnce I Was an EagleRibbon Music
John FaheyOrinda-MoragaThe Transfiguration of Blind Joe DeathTakoma
Neil YoungExpecting to FlyLive at the Cellar DoorReprise
Jim of SeattleCloud-Cu7ckoo LandWe Are All Famous

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