exciting things in the works these days, so, in no particular order, here is what’s happening…
This past week the group Sketches went into the studio to record Volume II. I am happy to say that we had an incredibly productive 8 hour recording session, resulting in 10 new tracks (2 for each band member). Looking forward to this release in the fall.
Hush Point (w. John McNeil, Aryeh Kobrinsky, Vinny Sperrazza) is writing, rehearsing, and gigging in preparation of our second release for Sunnyside Records – which should come out in later 2014.
I was honored to play with the Frank Carlberg Sextet at the Jazz Gallery this past week – I am proud to be featured the record Big Enigmas with Frank (piano), Christine Correa (voice), Matt Moran (vibes), John Carlson (trumpet), John Hebert (bass), Mike Sarin (drums). What a band!
Though we’ve been on a break, I am currently writing a new Plainville record – actually dabbling with lyrics, and new instruments like the lyricon and a new amplified saxophone setup – more to come!
Also writing for some various trio combinations – maybe different records or maybe a “trios” record. I am being patient and seeing what music comes out first.
Also projects are brewing with Mike Baggetta (ambient duo music), Petr Cancura (rehashing an Ethiopian project and a recording our folk/fiddle music project), as well as finally recording my trio with Ziv Ravitz and Ben Monder.