Friday, October 28, 2011

Change to Venue Info, etc., on Previous Post

My duo w/Kristin Slipp, twins of el dorado, will in fact be performing at the Highwire Gallery on November 20, not the Greenline Cafe - please see my End o' 2011 Calendar. Also, I have the full lineup listed, which will include Split Red (as ever), with Travis Laplante and the Pirog/Verrastro Duo performing as well! OK.

Monday, October 24, 2011

News News News

Some pretty exciting happenings abound recently. First off, I'm pretty happy for my friends in Many Arms - they are set to release their most recent recording, named Beyond Territories, on Tzadik! These guys are a pretty serious unit - if you haven't seen or heard them, just take a look-see and listen.

Also, Wishgift, a kick-ass prog-punk group from Chicago, will be playing on Wednesday at Death by Audio in Brooklyn. I'm excited. You should be too. Details here.

Lastly, but not least-ly, there's a show I'm pretty psyched to be a part of this week - on Thursday night, trumpeter and composer Brad Henkel will present a new piece for sextet at the Launch Pad in Brooklyn. Please check out Brad's calendar for more details.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Photos: Ad Faunum at Gallery 263

Some photos from last week's show by Sophie.

End o' 2011 Calendar

A little calendar action for you all. Here's what's going on, so far, for the rest of the year. I'm pretty excited about all of these performances - they include a CD release performance by my quintet Ad Faunum, and a reincarnation, of sorts, of my duo with Kristin Slipp, now named 'twins of el dorado'.

Keep yer eyes peeled for the release of Ad Faunum on Not Two Records this year, as well as a release by the Bailly/Millevoi/Moffett Trio at the beginning of 2012!

Thursday, October 27, 8:00pm: w/Brad Henkel's new sextet @ Launch Pad (721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn). Also being performed that night is Nathaniel Morgan's work for 8 percussionists and a solo dance work by Brooke Herr.

Friday, November 18, 8:00pm: Bailly/Millevoi/Moffett Trio @ Highwire Gallery (2040 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia). Other performers TBA.

Sunday, November 20, 7:30pm: twins of el dorado (duo w/Kristin Slipp (vox)) @ Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia - plus Split Red, Travis Laplante, and the Pirog/Verrastro Duo. $6 admission.

Friday, December 9, 8:00pm: CD release performance by Ad Faunum. Opening set by Kristin Slipp / Dov Manski duo.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ad Faunum CD Release

So I officially have my first release coming out this fall on the Polish label Not Two! The release is the self-titled debut of Ad Faunum, my dual-bass, microtonal improv quintet. It features Noah Kaplan (sax), Giacomo Merega (electric bass), Jacob William (double bass) and Luther Gray (drums). I may be stating the obvious, for those of you who know these guys and the sounds they make, but I'll say it anyway - they are all extraordinary musicians and are a total pleasure to work with. It's the kind of group in which I am in awe of the players that surround me. A great, if sometimes intimidating, position to be in as a "leader" (I still sometimes have trouble with this distinction, as the music is totally collective and improvised). The album is a solid hour of improvised tracks, all recorded at Firehouse 12 studios on one brisk day in New Haven last year. There are actually a handful of tracks that don't appear on this release... but perhaps I can put some of them out in the future - in case anyone is curious, here's an unreleased track.

The release date is pending, but I'll post it once I have the official date.

Here are the dates for the two Ad Faunum shows currently on the books:

Saturday, October 15 @ 7:30 p.m.: Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA.

Friday, December 9, two sets starting at @ 8:00 p.m.: Douglass Street Music Collective in Brooklyn, NY. Also performing will be one of my favorite duos: Kristin Slipp and Dov Manski (check out their bandcamp page).