Denman Maroney – piano
Ratzo Harris – bass
Bob Meyer – drums
alt-timers is a piano trio of old timers keeping alternate times at all times and, in the process, maybe even staving off Alzheimer’s. In most music you relate to a beat. In ours you pick a beat to relate to. Pick another, and your perspective changes. This is natural. Time is relative. Stars, planets, moons, clouds, waves, birds, insects, our own arms, legs, eyes, ears, lungs, hearts, and minds keep separate but related times. Even our DNA keeps relative time in the form of CRISPR (Clustered, Regularly Interspaced, Short Palindromic Repeats. We all hear different drummers, but our music finds harmony in that. It’s about multi-tasking, multi-culturalism, diversity, and mutual interdependence. If we can all hear it maybe we can all get along.
“Pianists have been tinkering with the guts of their instruments for nearly a century now, but it’s altogether likely that no one has explored the art of prepared piano as diligently or creatively as hyperpianist Denman Maroney.” – Time Out New York