A happy Monday to you! It’s time for this month’s Alice in Wonder Band selection, & I must say this pick was easy—it’s one of Eberle’s songs titled “Novembr’ish.”
In November of 2002, Eberle & I were considering what new material we might have for the Alice in Wonder Band in 2003. Eberle had the idea of writing show pieces for our two main soloists, Lois Fry on violin & Art Troutner on oboe.
The piece Eberle wrote for Lois has already been featured; it’s called “The Wind in the Willows,” & it was the Alice in Wonder Band song of the month here on Robert Frost’s Banjo in April—those who are curious can check it out here.
But Art’s song was written first, in the month of November—a transitional time in Indian Valley, Idaho—one that can sparkle with a glorious & crisp Indian Summer, or can drag on thru wet & gray drear or can even see an early cold snap & snow. My memory tells me that November 02 was of the somber variety, & perhaps that’s reflected in the thoughtful & contemplative music.
Like “The Wind in the Willows,” “Novemb’rish” is a trio, with Art on oboe & Eberle & I in supporting roles on the piano & electric bass respectively. This recording was made in June 2004—& remember, this recording, along with the rest of the Alice in Wonder Band’s Elephant Cloudland cd is available as a free download on Bandcamp right here!
Hope you enjoy the song.