Album 2: Dialogical, coming May 3, 2019

My next full length album, Dialogical, was recorded on April 27 and 28, 2016 at The Bunker and May 27, 2016 at Sear Sound.  It will be released May 3, 2019 on Destiny Records.  Preorders are available here.

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.  
 

The Individuation Quintet + special guest Lionel Loueke.  From L to R: Lionel Loueke, Brittany Anjou, Michael Eaton, Shareef Taher, Daniel Ori, Brad Whiteley.  Photo by Dani Gros.

The Individuation Quintet + special guest Lionel Loueke. From L to R: Lionel Loueke, Brittany Anjou, Michael Eaton, Shareef Taher, Daniel Ori, Brad Whiteley. Photo by Dani Gros.

Recording with James Brandon Lewis (L) and Sean Sonderegger (R).  This group is now the horn section for Tenor Triage. Triage has an album coming out on Ropeadope Records in late 2019 featuring the burning rhythm section of Brad Jones (bass) and Calvin Weston (drums).

Recording with James Brandon Lewis (L) and Sean Sonderegger (R). This group is now the horn section for Tenor Triage. Triage has an album coming out on Ropeadope Records in late 2019 featuring the burning rhythm section of Brad Jones (bass) and Calvin Weston (drums).

Making notes in the studio, with Brittany Anjou.

Making notes in the studio, with Brittany Anjou.

December 12, Rockwood 3: Individuation + Tim Hagans!

Individuation played its final concert of 2018 on December 12 at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 with special guest, master trumpeter and composer Tim Hagans.  Having long heard Hagans' work on Blue Note, Pirouet, Steeplechase, Double Time, and elsewhere with some of my favorite musicians, it was a great pleasure and honor to hear his ideas and sound in the context of the my music.  We performed compositions recorded on Individuation (2014) and the upcoming Dialogical (2019).  Big fun!

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