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Jakarta Post

Balawan, Didiet capture audience at jam session

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 17 2013   /  02:14 pm

Usually a practice session isn’t included on the menu when musicians perform, but was different this time.

Guitarist I Wayan Balawan came with an alternate storyline, delivering an almost two hour music jam and ending with a “mini” live show.

Balawan as the opening performer for this year’s Salihara Jazz Buzz festival performed with Sigit Arditya, widely known as Didiet, one of the country’s most talented young violinists, and bassist Fajar Adi Nugroho.

These musicians wrapped up their jam session by role playing the ordinary life of a jazz musician.

The performance had Balawan’s house as background. Act 1 had the wife leaving the house on some business and asking him to supervise their son.

After putting the baby to sleep, Balawan then called Didiet, asking him to come by to practice with him. They then started playing a song titled “What...