It's kind of fitting that you lived here.
I mean, I lived all over New York, but when I moved here is when I was really becoming a composer, not just a performer.
I really started defining my voice here in this neighborhood.
That's where I wrote my first kind of composition, and that was "Aka."
That's an early piece.
So is "Aka" a piece that you still play today?
It's I think every time I play it, it's a different instrumentation.
Anything from a solo to full orchestra.
We're going to hear that one today.
We'll hear the trio version.
Ken Asalta is going to play drums and Linda Oh on bass.
♪♪ ♪♪ I was starting to get a picture of Andy's creative process using bits of jazz, classical and alternative music as his inspiration.