This album was made in the moment. It features first-take, live-to-two-track recordings with little or no rehearsal. Drummer Ernie Adams joins composer Miguel Kertsman in transcending music genres and boundaries. Prior to recording IN THE MOMENT, Kertsman and Adams had never played a single note together. Kertsman’s vintage analog keyboard setup includes multiple sets of bass pedals, allowing two musicians to achieve a wide range of musical expression. Bass or melody lines are switched between keyboards and pedalboards.
The recordings were made via minimalist microphone placement techniques, capturing sounds emanating from amplifiers, loudspeaker cabinets, and the drums, all within the actual space in real time. One track may delve deeply into progressive rock, whereas others travel into jazz or jazz-rock-fusion, experimental, Brazilian, or eastern music atmospheres. East West, West East, Southern Ipanema, or Northern Blues Bop…music is global.
“Music is a supreme form of human communication, it is atemporal and transcendent. It carries us from now to a next or previous now through feelings, memories, desires, and emotions. Music unites us, enabling us to share, interact, come together, and exchange in uniquely powerful ways—genres, labels, borders, are irrelevant. Music speaks to all.”
— Miguel Kertsman