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Michael Hovnanian plays bass in an orchestra located in a large midwestern city.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Who and what are the Gunnelpumpers?

In short, a band I play with started (and named) by my good friend and colleague Doug Johnson. The personnel varies from one performance to the next, due to who can show up or not, but the basic set up is three basses, guitar and two percussionists. Go to the link to find out more.

Usually we just show up, see who’s there and start playing. This week’s rehearsal was a first, and a slightly odd, un Gunnlepumper-like experience. However, we are going to try and record a CD in studio this Sunday so I suppose it helps to have a few things planned in advance. I will be very interested to see if playing in the studio we can still capture the essence of what happens in a totally improvised performance in front of a live audience.

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