New improvisations with TJ and X (HyMettus Woods)

At another great studio in the woods (this time in Wake County), I met up with Xopher Thurston (HyMettus Woods) and TJ Goode (Percival Roman) for a long overdue session. This was the first time I had played in such a free way with these stalwart members of the Triangle improvised music community and it was very humbling! Be sure to also check out their group emptysound.bandcamp.com

Just One Day’s Work

In a beautiful studio in the woods of Orange County, North Carolina I recently had the opportunity to help Ken Moshesh with his latest albums Just One Day’s Work Parts 1 and 2. These albums contain some of the best recordings of Ken’s vocal stylings that I have heard yet. This is also my first recorded collaboration where I got to play accordion in addition to guitar! https://kenmoshesh1.bandcamp.com/

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who attended the online release of my latest album, Taking It to the Top! So far, we have raised around $200 for the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition from the sale of the album! It may be a while for my next release, since I’m preparing to graduate from NCCU in the spring, but stay tuned! May everyone be well!

The Studio

Sure, it’s just a corner of our dining room which is a corner of our living room, but it’s home! Actually, I don’t really sit back there much. It’s mostly a fort to protect my guitar from kids. Casio LK-46 on top there over the Peavey. Grammy’s spoon collection on the wall. Art by Travis Cohn above and FRANCO below.

George Floyd

This is video from my wife’s church, where members rang the bell for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time George Floyd had a cop’s knee on his neck before he died.

It was a powerful reminder of the fleetingness of life and the need to treat it preciously and justly.

George Floyd didn’t deserve to be murdered and neither did the untold numbers of other black lives that have ended prematurely at the hands of racists. DEFUND THE POLICE. BLACK LIVES MATTER!

Donate to the effort for justice at https://blacklivesmatter.com/

Worked on “metal” song. Practiced Gb Major scale on bass up the neck halfway, saying notes in head. Taught a short lesson on the same.

August 8, 2020 “Taking It to the Top” album release/fundraiser for NC Harm Reduction Coalition

Hi Friends,

For the past few years, I’ve worked on this album when I wasn’t busy being a dad or going to work or school. Some big stuff happened in my life over that time, including the birth of my second child, the death of my grandmother from Alzheimer’s and the death of my brother from addiction. To honor my brother and support the services and legislative changes that need to happen to better address drug abuse in the US, I am donating all proceeds from this album to the NC Harm Reduction Coalition. The album will be available for “pay what you want” purchase at joshuaomzaslow.bandcamp.com or you can donate directly to nchrc.org.This event will consist of a short introduction, me pressing “play,” and a brief closing. Feel free to move about the cabin once we reach cruising altitude 🙂

All the love,

Josh

This event will be on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/events/3212728205474501/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22left-rail%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%7D%2C%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22create_dialog%22%7D]%7D

and Zoom:

Joshua Zaslow is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Joshua Om Zaslow Album Release – “Taking It to the Top”
Time: Aug 8, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76346204811?pwd=dXFkZ2lWcEZNLzJRSlpubXprRnJsZz09Meeting ID: 763 4620 4811
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