Beyond Group Third Sunday Jazz
Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Haruna Fukazawa - C flute Sam Newsome - soprano saxophone Judi Silvano - voice Gene Coleman - piccolo, bass flute Claire de Brunner - bassoon Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone
Brad Whiteley and Michael Eaton began their musical relationship in Bloomington, Indiana in 2004. After relocating to New York City to pursue music careers, they resumed playing as a duo as well as in Eaton's quartet Individuation.
Whiteley can be heard on Eaton's two albums for Destiny Records, "Individuation" (2014) and "Dialogical" (2019), and Eaton can be heard on Whiteley's quintet album "Presence" (2019), also on Destiny.
This album documents their duo rapport for the first time in a studio setting.
Symbiotique, my duo with guitarist and laptop artist Seth Andrew Davis, is working on new material.
We host livestreams on Facebook generally once per week, and if you have a Facebook account, you can like the "Mother Brain Records" page and be alerted when livestreams happen.
We have also been improvising in Seth's studio with winds and electronics, and in itself this has been artistically rewarding. Following its mixing and editing, this material will be released in January 2021 as Symbiotique II on Mother Brain. You can hear "Maman" from the album now; it is a flute improvisation modified by filters in Ableton Live.
Individuation played a livestreamed set at the Church Street School of Music & Art on October 3. Our complete set is on Don Mount's Youtube channel!
Centrifuge was recorded on Individuation's first album (2014). The second tune is inspired by Hilma af Klint's Altarpiece series. In the spirit of the artist, I chose numbers like 5, 7, 11, and 12 for their numerological meanings and delved into some bitonal chords, since Hilma's use of color and geometric shapes inspired me in that direction. Look for this tune on our next album!