Four years ago. I started a improvisational group with Mark Little that by the second incarnation became known as the NC Rhythm Project. My intent is to use different musicians (from across North Carolina) to create a improvisational performance that is both rhythm and melodically based. It is the type of situation that causes each musician to use their ears and experience as a guide as to when to play, when to remain silent and when to solo or groove. It is challenging to keep it up for a sustained time but is certainly doable. I want to play with people that I feel comfortable with and people that I also enjoy their personal contributions to the music. The above photo is from our first gig at the Oasis in Carrboro. Also performing was Beverly Botsford, Robert Cantrell and Dan Davis, all great percussionists. Look for more in the future~!