Dec12

Beyond Group

Zoom concert

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

Free link available upon request. Contact me here if you would like to attend.

September 5: Beyond Group on Zoom

We had a beautiful time on Sunday, September 5 listening and exchanging ideas in Beyond Group. Of course it was a huge treat and honor to hear and play with one of my favorite saxophonists, Joe Lovano.

New solo saxophone album! The Middle Passage, out now!

One of my ongoing ideas has been to create a "label" that organizes and publishes my material under one name. Starting this month and going forward, Dialogical Records will release material from me as a leader or under my own name, especially for my Individuation ensemble. My first release is The Middle Passage, tentatively this Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A Bandcamp page for the label is forthcoming. Thank you as always for all your support and interest in my music!

One of my ongoing ideas has been to create a "label" that organizes and publishes my material under one name. Starting this month and going forward, Dialogical Records will release material from me as a leader or under my own name, especially for my Individuation ensemble. My first release is The Middle Passage, tentatively this Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A Bandcamp page for the label is forthcoming. Thank you as always for all your support and interest in my music!

Beautiful original artwork by Joel Cammarata.

Beautiful 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 not only a solo saxophone document but to start my own record label.  So, my latest recording, The Middle Passage, marks my 40th birthday.  

Improvised music in Kansas City, MO: June 25-27

I had a really excellent weekend series of events from June 25-27.  On Friday, June 25, I played two sets with Kyle Quass, Seth Davis, Damon Smith, and Evan Verploegh at Revolution Records.  Then on Saturday, June 26, Kyle, Damon, Seth, and I ventured into the studio at Weights at Measures to document a quartet (with release and label TBA).  On Sunday, June 27, Second Nature Ensemble returned to Westport Coffee House to perform two sets of music written by me and Seth, and we debuted some new tunes and pieces of mine.  I am deeply grateful for my fellow musicians for the ideas and invention!

I had a really excellent weekend series of events from June 25-27. On Friday, June 25, I played two sets with Kyle Quass, Seth Davis, Damon Smith, and Evan Verploegh at Revolution Records. Then on Saturday, June 26, Kyle, Damon, Seth, and I ventured into the studio at Weights at Measures to document a quartet (with release and label TBA). On Sunday, June 27, Second Nature Ensemble returned to Westport Coffee House to perform two sets of music written by me and Seth, and we debuted some new tunes and pieces of mine. I am deeply grateful for my fellow musicians for the ideas and invention!

Individuation at Church Street School livestream, April 15

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!