Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Michael Eaton - soprano sax Claire de Brunner - bassoon Gene Coleman - bass flute, piccolo
8 Bit Aesthetic recording session
Recording original compositions for upcoming album.
Beneath the Paving Stones
Kyle Quass - trumpet, pocket trumpet Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone Jeremy Allen - bass Rocky Martin - drums
Harmolodic music by Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, and others.
2 sets, 21 and over.
David Miller - trumpet Michael Eaton - tenor and soprano saxophones Jeremy Allen - bass Rocky Anderson - drums
Bern Nix Jazz Festival
Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Michael Eaton - soprano sax Reggie Sylvester - drums
Dissident Arts Festival
Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Michael Eaton - soprano sax Francois Grillot - bass Reggie Sylvester - drums + TBA
Dialogical, out now on Destiny Records
My next full length album, Dialogical, has been released on Destiny Records. It was recorded on April 27 and 28, 2016 at The Bunker and May 27, 2016 at Sear Sound.
On those sessions, the Individuation Quartet featuring Brad Whiteley (piano), Daniel Ori (bass, gimbri), and Shareef Taher (drums) was joined by Brittany Anjou on vibraphone and gyil, as well as Cheryl Pyle on flute, Jon Crowley on trumpet, Sean Sonderegger (Skirl Records) on tenor saxophone, James Brandon Lewis (BNS Sessions) on tenor saxophone, Sarah Mullins on marimba and triangles, Enrique Haneine on udu drum, and Dorian Wallace on piano.
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 contemporary mixed meter jazz compositions, free improvisations, and a new totally notated minimalist chamber work. It features encounters with personalities across the improvised music spectrum.
Purchase Dialogical here.
Dialogical reviews and citations
Dialogical has been out for about two weeks, but it received a review from JazzTrail, and it was also cited in Jazziz Magazine's "Week in Jazz" column. (Click photos for redirect to websites.)
Filipe Freitas at JazzTrail gave the album an A-, writing:
"Dialogical is revelatory of Eaton’s compositional capacities. It comes full of appealing ideas, including a minimalistic chamber work and mind-bending structures and variations that confer it a triumphant, fresh spirit."