Beyond Group

Zoom concert

Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Haruna Fukazawa - C flute Judi Silvano - voice Gene Coleman - piccolo, bass flute Sam Newsome - soprano saxophone Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Claire de Brunner - bassoon


Extemporaneous Music Society

World Culture KC, 1747 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108

"Welcome to World Culture KC, a COVID SAFE outdoor porch show series featuring world-class music from right here in KC. Bring your own chair, food, and drinks, and sit spaced out enjoying local music from Kansas City's finest musicians."

Seth Davis - guitar Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Krista Kopper - bass Evan Verploegh - drums


Beyond Group

Zoom concert

Cheryl Pyle Haruna Fukazawa Judi Silvano Gene Coleman Sam Newsome Claire de Brunner Michael Eaton

New album! The Middle Passage, out July 6

Original artwork by Joel Cammarata.

Original artwork by Joel Cammarata.

The Covid-19 era was one of austerity and limitations for musicians and artists throughout the United States (and the planet).  Though I have virtually finished music for another Individuation album, contemporary events initiated a detour and change in direction.  I spent most of 2020 and now 2021 fruitfully engaged in free improvisation with friends and colleagues, especially online.  After being inspired by a number of artists, and particularly David Liebman's practice of artistically commemorating life passages, I felt the time had come to record a solo saxophone document.  Or rather, I simply picked this time to be as good as any.  So, my next recording, The Middle Passage, will appear to mark my 40th birthday.  I will remark more about the circumstances of its release on a future time, but I feel gratified to take this next step in my own musical life.

Kansas City June performances!

I am visiting Kansas City, Missouri through June and July 2021.  I have two upcoming performances.  The first happens on June 25 at Revolution Records with my friends Kyle Quass and Seth Davis plus new acquaintances Damon Smith and Evan Verploegh.  This lineup has never performed together before, nor has the group ever appeared in Kansas City.  It will be a rare evening of music which improvised music fans in the metropolitan area are invited to attend.  Two days later, on June 27, Second Nature Ensemble will resume performances at Westport Coffee House (one of my favorite venues in Kansas City!), and this performance will debut a new, smaller edition of the band with me, Seth Davis, Dwight Frizzell, Ben Tervort, and Evan Verploegh (filling in for Alan Voss). 

Additionally, Symbiotique duo will have a prerecorded stream for the newEar online music festival, based in Kansas CIty, and a July performance at World Culture.

Individuation at Church Street School livestream, April 15

Out now! 'The Maximal Effect' on Mother Brain Records!

Three Tenors at Rockwood

2017 Midwest Minitour

Scott Yanow reviews Individuation

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

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