Saxophonist, Composer, Educator

Michael Eaton on Destiny Records

I'm extremely pleased and excited to announce that my debut recording, Individuation, is slated for release in mid-September on Destiny Records.  It will be available for purchase through the Destiny Records website and digital retailers like iTunes.

The album features all my original compositions, with my working band:

Brad Whiteley - piano
Daniel Ori - bass
Shareef Taher - drums

plus friends:
Jon Crowley - trumpet
Scott Colberg - bass

plus a very special guest:
David Liebman - soprano and tenor saxophones

For more information about previous recording projects as a side person or co-leader, visit my Music page.
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Photo by Luis Ruiz, Larufoto.

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Photo by Luiz Ruiz, Larufoto.

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Preparing the piano for the title track, "Individuation". Photo by Luis Ruiz, Larufoto.

Feature article, LPS Insider

July 22, 2014: Liberty Public Schools, the school district of my alma mater, Liberty High School (in Liberty, Missouri) featured a story about my career and playing in the newest edition of their newsletter, LPS Insider.  Many thanks to David Boyce and both Cindy Svehla and Dallas Ackerman of Liberty Schools for the highlight.

Read: Living out a Dream

Bandcamp promotional offer!

As a promotional experiment, I am pleased to offer all my Bandcamp recordings under my own name as free downloads from Saturday, July 19 to the now extended date of July 25, 2014.  If you like my music and want copies of live gigs, I invite you to download as you please.  Additionally, the Saxophone Cartel's album Alive!!! is offered in its entirety for free.  This is a document that has never seen the light of day in an official capacity, other than as a free download. 

March 2014: Personal Mythologies EP

I had the pleasure of recording these tracks with drummer/composer David Andrew Moore for Personal Mythologies, an EP of his original music.  The band features David Andrew Moore (drums, compositions), Michael Eaton (tenor & soprano saxes), Sean McCluskey (keyboard), John Tate (bass), and Sofia Zaitseva (viola).  Audio engineering by Sean Dixon.  The EP is for sale on DAM's Reverb Nation page (click for more info).

Personal Mythologies was reviewed by AllAboutJazz's Eyal Hareuveni, who says, "The four compositions in Personal Mythologies feature his quintet in a highly patient and respectful interplay, all based on the solid pulse of Moore, solidified by bassist John Tate and the busy electric keyboards of Sean McCluskey.  The sweet sax of Michael Eaton and the articulate viola of Sofia Zaitseva color the lyrical melodies in expressive shades."  

More about Personal Mythologies here.

Upcoming performances:

Aug23

Lifesquad Ditmas Park 1+2+3 Home Series

 

Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Sean Sonderegger - bari sax, bass clarinet Nicholas Letman-Burtinovic -bass TBA - drums

free Age limit: All ages

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Aug27

Lifesquad

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Bar Chord, 1008 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, New York, US

 

Modern free jazz and original compositions from Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic (bass), Sean Sonderegger (saxophones, flute, bass clarinet), Michael Eaton (saxophones), and Nick Anderson (drums).

Age limit: 21+

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