Maybe Monday – Fred Frith, Miya Masaoka and Larry Ochs – first unveiled its collaboration in 1997, on-stage at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. In retrospect, this meeting seems almost inevitable: the three members of the group had been crossing paths foryears: Ochs with both Frith and Masaoka through numerous Rova projects, and Frith with Masaoka on a tour of Europe with Tom Cora.
Now for their third album – recorded at the East Side Sound Studio in New York – Maybe Monday have invited four guests: Gerry Hemingway, Carla Kihlstedt, Ikue Mori, and Zeena Parkins. The delicate mesh of electric and acoustic, ethnic and urban, traditional and experimental, sets up a mesmerizing dynamic in the music.
released January 1, 2008
Fred Frith: electric guitar
Miya Masoka: 25 string koto and electronics
Larry Ochs: sopranino and tenor saxophones
with speacial guests:
Gerry Hemingway: drums, percussion, voice
Carla Kihlstedt: electric and acoustic violins
Ikue Mori: electronics
Zeena Parkins: electric harp and electronics