Adam Minkoff's 70s Miles/80s downtown chromatic funk/open improv band returns!
Adam Minkoff - electric bass Michael Eaton - saxophones Dan Brantigan - trumpet Brad Whiteley - keyboards Sean Dixon - drums
Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone Claire de Brunner - bassoon Gene Coleman - bass flute, piccolo
Beyond Group, Eaton/Stander/Bales Trio
Beyond Group, 7:30pm Cheryl Pyle - flutes Michael Eaton - soprano sax TBA
Eaton/Stander/Bales, 8:30pm Michael Eaton - tenor sax Bob Stander - guitar, FX Carter Bales - drums
Second Nature featuring Dave Scott, Dwight Frizzell
Second Nature performs for the Jeff Harshbarger Presents: An Alternative Jazz Series at recordBar.
Second Nature ensemble is a contemporary classical/free jazz/electronic hybrid ensemble, featuring compositions by guitarist/composer Seth Davis and saxophonst/composer Michael Eaton.
Michael Eaton - soprano sax Russell Thorpe - alto sax Dwight Frizzell - tenor sax Michael Miller - bass clarinet Seth Davis - guitar Tim Harte - laptop Jeff Harshbarger - bass Pat Conaway - drums
featuring very special guests: Dwight Frizzell - saxophone, visual projections Dave Scott (from NYC) - trumpet
Individuation Quartet + Tim Hagans
Last Individuation show of 2018! Featuring master trumpeter/composer Tim Hagans! Playing original music by Eaton from "Individuation" (2014) and "Dialogical" (2019).
Michael Eaton - tenor and soprano saxes Brad Whiteley - piano Daniel Ori - bass Shareef Taher - drums + Tim Hagans - trumpet
Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Michael Eaton - soprano sax Claire de Brunner - bassoon Gene Coleman - C flute, bass flute
8 Bit Aesthetic
Sean Sonderegger - tenor and bari saxes Michael Eaton - tenor sax TBA - bass TBA - drums
Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone more personnel TBA
Beyond Duo + Eaton/Stander/Bales Trio
Cheryl Pyle - flutes Roberta Piket - piano
Michael Eaton - saxophones Bob Stander - guitar Carter Bales - drums
Michael Eaton/Kyle Quass/Corey Smythe/Stephan Crump/Devin Gray
Free improvisations and compositions.
Michael Eaton - tenor and soprano saxes Kyle Quass - trumpet Cory Smythe - piano Stephan Crump - bass Devin Gray - drums
Bern Nix Jazz Festival
Cheryl Pyle - flute Michael Eaton - soprano sax Francois Grillot - bass Reggie Sylvester - drums
Brad Whiteley Quintet CD release
Brad Whiteley - piano Tom Guarna - guitar Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Julia Adamy - bass Kenneth Salters - drums
CD release party for Brad's second album on Destiny Records, "Presence".
Kansas City Performing Media Festival
Debut of Donna Haraway Cthulucene inspired original work for winds and electronics, performed by Mnemosyne Quartet, with live video installation/improvisation by Dwight Frizzell.
Sean Sonderegger Quartet + Tim Hagans, Michael Eaton
Excited to be sitting in as a guest with the Sean Sonderegger Quartet + Tim Hagans.
Sean Sonderegger - saxophones TBA - piano Shawn Lovato - bass Joe Hertenstein - drums + Tim Hagans - trumpet guest: Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone
Rockwood Organ Lounge
Adam Minkoff - electric bass Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Avi Bortnick - guitar Eric Finland - organ Tony Mason - drums + very special guests: Kenny Brooks - saxophone Charlie Hunter - guitar
Beyond Group (Pyle/Silvano/Eaton/Roland/Jaz/Sylvester)
Dissident Arts Festival
Cheryl Pyle - C flute, alto flute Judi Silvano - voice, poetry Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone Larry Roland - bass Ogi Jaz - bass Reggie Sylvester - drums
Jazz Fables: Tribute to Wayne Shorter
Tom Walsh - alto sax David Miller - trumpet Luke Gillespie - piano Hannah Marks - bass Rocky Martin - drums + Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone
Playing classic 60s Wayne Shorter tunes.
Beneath the Paving Stones
Free improvisations with:
Kyle Quass - trumpet, electronics Michael Eaton - tenor & soprano saxes Hannah Marks - bass Rocky Martin - drums
Individuation Quintet plays progressive jazz combined with elements of classical minimalism and world music. A holistic and progressive vision of jazz, cognizant of the history of jazz but reaching for a personal outlook.
Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone Brad Whiteley - piano Daniel Ori - bass Shareef Taher - drums
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.
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 to hear his ideas and sound in the context of my music. We performed compositions recorded on Individuation (2014) and the upcoming Dialogical (2019).