Dec23

Second Nature featuring Dave Scott, Dwight Frizzell

recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Second Nature performs for the Jeff Harshbarger Presents: An Alternative Jazz Series at recordBar.

Second Nature ensemble is a contemporary classical/free jazz/electronic hybrid ensemble, featuring compositions by guitarist/composer Seth Davis and saxophonst/composer Michael Eaton.

Michael Eaton - tenor sax Seth Davis - guitar Michael Miller - bass clarinet Tim Harte - electronics Jeff Harshbarger - bass Pat Conaway - drums more personnel TBA

  • very special guests: Dwight Frizzell - saxophone, visual FX Dave Scott (from NYC) - trumpet
Jan24

Beyond Group, Eaton/Stander/Bales Trio

iBeam, 168 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Beyond Group, 7:30pm Cheryl Pyle - flutes Michael Eaton - soprano sax TBA

Eaton/Stander/Bales, 8:30pm Michael Eaton - tenor sax Bob Stander - guitar, FX Carter Bales - drums

December 12, Rockwood 3: Individuation + Tim Hagans!

Individuation Quartet plays one set at 10pm with very special guest Tim Hagans on trumpet at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 on December 12.  We will play original compositions recorded on Individuation (2014) and the upcoming Dialogical (2019, Destiny Records).  Join us for a great evening!  For tickets, click the photo above, which will redirect to Ticketfly.

Individuation Quartet plays one set at 10pm with very special guest Tim Hagans on trumpet at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 on December 12. We will play original compositions recorded on Individuation (2014) and the upcoming Dialogical (2019, Destiny Records). Join us for a great evening! For tickets, click the photo above, which will redirect to Ticketfly.

Beyond Group, Tompkins Square Library, December 8, 2018

A great gig with Cheryl Pyle's Beyond Group, with Cheryl (C flute, alto flute), Jamie Baum (alto flute), Gene Coleman (piccolo, bass flute), Michael Eaton (soprano sax), and Claire de Brunner (bassoon).

Album 2: Dialogical, coming March 2019

Used with Creative Commons license.

Used with Creative Commons license.

The Individuation Quartet/Quintet recorded music back on April 27 and 28, 2016 at The Bunker and May 27, 2016 at Sear Sound for my next full length album, Dialogical.  The Individuation Quartet was joined by Brittany Anjou (vibraphone, gyil), as well as Cheryl Pyle on flutes, Jon Crowley on trumpet, Sean Sonderegger (Skirl Records) on tenor saxophone, James Brandon Lewis (BNS Sessions) on tenor saxophone, and Sarah Mullins (Gamalan Dharma Swara ensemble) on marimba and triangles. 

The Sear Sound session featured a very special guest, the great Lionel Loueke (Blue Note Records) on guitar and vocals.  Unified by the concept of dialogism as a plurality of selves, worlds, and styles, the music is a mix of modern mixed meter jazz compositions, free improvisations, and a totally notated new minimalist chamber work, featuring encounters with personalities in the improvised music spectrum.  

I have to thank the Individuation ensemble for going above and beyond in the preparation and execution of some difficult music.  I am very grateful to all of them for their sustained interest and immersion in my musical world.

 

The Individuation Quintet + special guest Lionel Loueke.  From L to R: Lionel Loueke, Brittany Anjou, Michael Eaton, Shareef Taher, Daniel Ori, Brad Whiteley.  Photo by Dani Gros.

The Individuation Quintet + special guest Lionel Loueke. From L to R: Lionel Loueke, Brittany Anjou, Michael Eaton, Shareef Taher, Daniel Ori, Brad Whiteley. Photo by Dani Gros.

Recording with James Brandon Lewis (L) and Sean Sonderegger (R).  This group is now the horn section for Tenor Triage. Triage has an album coming out on Ropeadope Records in late 2019 featuring the burning rhythm section of Brad Jones (bass) and Calvin Weston (drums).

Recording with James Brandon Lewis (L) and Sean Sonderegger (R). This group is now the horn section for Tenor Triage. Triage has an album coming out on Ropeadope Records in late 2019 featuring the burning rhythm section of Brad Jones (bass) and Calvin Weston (drums).

Rest in Peace, Bern Nix (September 21, 1947 - May 31, 2017)

Owl Parlor, Brooklyn - June 2 - Individuation + Brittany Anjou's BEWAA with guest Alfred Kbepsaane!

Ammocake at Brooklyn Studio of Dance

Three Tenors at Rockwood

2017 Midwest Minitour

Scott Yanow reviews Individuation

Doyle Bramhall II's "Rich Man" is November 2016 Downbeat Magazine Editor's Pick

Spectrum NYC, 11/5: Tenth Intervention + Beyond Quintet Double Bill!

Sunday, October 16 - Doyle Bramhall II at Bowery Ballroom

Tenth Intervention at The Greene Space - 40th Anniversary of the Golden Record!

September 30: Doyle Bramhall II's "Rich Man" is released

Grupo Rebolu plays "Llorando" for Congahead.com!

New York Times review for David Kulma/Dorian Wallace "The Rest is Sh*t: Stories from the Microchasm" video opera

2016 MIDWESTERN TOUR/DIALOGICAL ALBUM PREVIEW TOUR: March 18-24

Weekend in Indiana: Reflections on Barry Ashton Jazz Festival 2016 and Kyle Quass' Special Guests

Michael Eaton on Destiny Records