Out now! Second Nature on Mother Brain Records

Second Nature Ensemble's recorded debut is out now on Mother Brain Records. Seth Andrew Davis and I started the electroacoustic group five years ago and used it as to draw upon and fuse a number of our musical interests: American and European free improvisation, Second Viennese atonal composition, the American experimental tradition, graphic scores and notation, jazz, and electronic music. This is our first studio recording made in December 2020. We hope this document album makes a contribution to the new wave of contemporary improvisation and composition happening in Kansas City.

I want to give a special mention to artist Andrea Cukier for allowing us to use her striking work, Broken Forest, on our album cover.  Also thank you to Heather Basile for her beautiful design.

Live on KKFI 90.1FM (Kansas City) with Brad Gregory

I'll be live on Kansas City's community radio station, KKFI, this Friday, July 29 at 1:30pm CT/2:30pm ET to talk jazz and music with Brad Gregory (aka Jazz Geek), shown here to my right.  If you are in the KC area you can tune in, or you can stream the segment from the around the globe on the internet.

I'll be live on Kansas City's community radio station, KKFI, this Friday, July 29 at 1:30pm CT/2:30pm ET to talk jazz and music with Brad Gregory (aka Jazz Geek), shown here to my right. If you are in the KC area you can tune in, or you can stream the segment from the around the globe on the internet.

July 14 - Expression: The Late Music of John Coltrane

July 14 was my fifth public foray into the late music of Coltrane, this time titled Expression: The Late Music of Coltrane.  We tackled music from Interstellar Space, Stellar Regions, Sun Ship, Living Space, Both Directions at Once, and Giant Steps.  I was fortunate to be joined by a very special and pretty rare assemblage of personalities and musical experiences: Kyle Quass (trumpet), Seth Andrew Davis (guitar), Dwight Frizzell (wind controller, laptop electronics), Jeff Harshbarger (acoustic bass), Marty Morrison (drums), and Evan Verploegh (drums).  Everyone's creativity, fire, and commitment was in full evidence, and I thank the musicians deeply for realizing this artistic project.  As ever, I am grateful to Tom Ptacek for his patronage and deep support for the arts in Kansas City.  Westport Coffee House is the place to be.

July 14 was my fifth public foray into the late music of Coltrane, this time titled Expression: The Late Music of Coltrane. We tackled music from Interstellar Space, Stellar Regions, Sun Ship, Living Space, Both Directions at Once, and Giant Steps. I was fortunate to be joined by a very special and pretty rare assemblage of personalities and musical experiences: Kyle Quass (trumpet), Seth Andrew Davis (guitar), Dwight Frizzell (wind controller, laptop electronics), Jeff Harshbarger (acoustic bass), Marty Morrison (drums), and Evan Verploegh (drums). Everyone's creativity, fire, and commitment was in full evidence, and I thank the musicians deeply for realizing this artistic project. As ever, I am grateful to Tom Ptacek for his patronage and deep support for the arts in Kansas City. Westport Coffee House is the place to be.

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