Previous events

Jul19

Beyond Group Third Sunday Jazz

Zoom concert, New York, NY 10013

Beyond Group (septet edition):

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

This event is free but requires a Zoom link to enter. If you are interested in attending, feel free to e-mail me from my contact page.

Feb19

Beneath the Paving Stones / Borderlands Trio double bill

The Blockhouse, 205 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404

8-9pm Borderlands Trio Rocky Martin - drums Michael Eaton - saxophone Brendon Keller-Tuberg - bass

9-10pm Beneath the Paving Stones Kyle Quass - trumpet Michael Eaton - saxophones Rocky Martin - drums TBA - bass

Pianist Nicki Adams and I recorded duos recently, and the first to be published on YouTube is my reharmonization of Joe Henderson's "Afrocentric".  I love Joe's original recording, Power to the People (a jazz masterpiece), but I also recommend a beautiful version on James Williams's Up to the Minute Blues (with George Coleman and Billy Pierce) and also an arrangement on Conrad Herwig's Latin Side of Joe Henderson.  My goal here was to use some double triad or chromatic harmonies that I enjoy playing over, so consequently I rewrote the bass line (originally a core part of the tune) to reflect those chords. 

The second tune is a reharmonization of Wayne Shorter's 'Iris", from Miles Davis's 1965 Columbia album, ESP.  Nicki writes that "I arranged this one in a style similar to the piano techniques used in Bartok's second piano etude."

Cheryl Pyle's Beyond Group had a beautiful concert on Sunday, June 21.  From upper left, clockwise: Haruna Fukazawa (C flute), Gene Coleman (piccolo, bass flute), Judi Silvano (voice), Michael Eaton (soprano saxophone), and Cheryl Pyle (C flute, alto flute).

Cheryl Pyle's Beyond Group had a beautiful concert on Sunday, June 21. From upper left, clockwise: Haruna Fukazawa (C flute), Gene Coleman (piccolo, bass flute), Judi Silvano (voice), Michael Eaton (soprano saxophone), and Cheryl Pyle (C flute, alto flute).

Friday June 19: Mother Brain First International Online Music Festival

Mother Brain Records held its First International Online Music Fest on June 19th at 8pm!  

The music and creativity was awesome to witness. We plan to continue this model into the future (it may or may not be on Facebook Live), so be on the lookout for more invitations and events.

Mother Brain Records held its First International Online Music Fest on June 19th at 8pm!

The music and creativity was awesome to witness. We plan to continue this model into the future (it may or may not be on Facebook Live), so be on the lookout for more invitations and events.

New EP out today! The Seven Cheaps

The 7 Cheaps

Social Ecology Project

All proceeds from our June 5, 2020 Bandcamp Friday sales will go to Black Socialists of America.

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: The 7 Cheaps affected by free trade to make the world inexpensive and safe for capitalism. By integrating green theory with the traumatic past of colonialism, indigenous movements, slave revolts, and other insurrections and uprisings, this album endorses a radical way to understanding the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century and reclaim it.
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