Dave Stafford, September 2010: The “Live Performance Sampler” was intended as a promotional
item, originally published on a mini-CD, it contains short excerpts of pieces that
represented, at the time, the type of live performances that I would do at that time.
Never widely circulated, this was during the era when mini-CDs were still considered
to be a clever marketing tool, and to this day, their tiny size is very attractive,
I think we are often drawn to “miniatures”.
Now into the future, and we’ve moved to an all-download approach, these piece have
perhaps, become more curiosities, but, at least, in this record, you get what might
have been a typical selection of what I would have performed in a live show of the
day – with the exception of “Your Timorous Courage” – which, while live, is both
acoustic and a loop, but would not have figured in any performance. But, the rest
of the tracks, or similar loop pieces, might well have, so at least you get the flavour
of a Dave Stafford live performance, circa 2002.
For “Xifeng”, “Alpinia Park”, “Xiren” and “Baochai”, please see the entry for “A
Dream Of Red Mansions” for details on these tracks.
For “Your Timorous Courage”, please see the entry for “1867” for details on this