Rich Hinklin (1962-2021) was a much-loved presence on the more adventurous fringe of the Northwest rock scene. A gifted multi-instrumentalist whose work combined taste, technique, and humor, he was a member of such left-field bands as Utterance Tongue, Pitbull Babysitter, Gumshen, and his periodic Red Fable project with rotating musicians. Rich also mentored a generation of younger artists as a longtime instructor of audio engineering at the Art Institute of Seattle. Rich was very pleased with this recent Red Fable improvisation recorded by his AIS students under his direction, and hoped to make it public – we offer it here to honor his memory and acknowledge his family’s deep loss. The session includes Don Berman on drums, Dennis Rea on guitar, and Rich on electric bass, keyboards, and mix.
With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material.