The Hear and Now

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


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.


Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble
Mexican China
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 interview
Live in the KPFA studio
Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble
Dead Man
Eastern Accents in the Far West
Porto Franco Records
Wan Wan De Yue Liang (Crescent Moon)
3 Kingdoms
Bill Frisell
Gather Good Things
Big Sur
Trio M
The Promised Land
Guest House
Van Dyke Parks
Black Gold
Songs Cycled
Bella Union
Laura Marling
Once I Was an Eagle
Ribbon Music
John Fahey
The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Neil Young
Expecting to Fly
Live at the Cellar Door
Jim of Seattle
Cloud-Cu7ckoo Land
We Are All Famous

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