Giraffe Solos was recorded over a period of 45 minutes at a kitchen table in Marrickville, to a mobile phone. It was not intended to be an album, just a taped rehearsal in preparation for a brief performance at a lecture on free improvisation at the University of Western Sydney where I teach. In the tradition of lo-fi, there is a private moment captured here, and itÕs likely the album would be very different if it had been intended as such, recorded in professional surroundings. So, you will hear the occasional plane flying overhead, me laughing at one point and assuring my dog not to worry at another. I think I was holding the guitar over my head at the time.