KIRPAL GORDON: You were in
DIANE MOSER: Our trumpet player, Mitch Manker named the band Satori. None of us practiced Buddhism, and we didn’t think we were exactly enlightened, but we wanted to be enlightened. I think we went with that name because it represented going after the truth in music, with free improvisation, really listening to each other and accepting each other, and creating a sound based on that.
KIRPAL GORDON: Your son
DIANE MOSER: Thanks, Kirpal, I think he’s pretty awesome myself! I took
Chad at the turntable, Le Pere Pinard, NYC; photo credit, Diane
KIRPAL GORDON: How did the Composers Forum of Montclair happen? You have a piano studio there? You’ve been composing, writing arrangements for and leading a big band, yes, since ’97, and a quintet since ’99? What is Klezpoets? You have a CD forthcoming of music and short stories?
in concert at Klavier House, NYC, with Mark Dresser; photo credit Dennis Connors
in the recordong studio; photo credit Chris Drukker