Tenor Triage

Tenor Triage

Brooklyn’s Tenor Triage unites the saxophone camaraderie of Michael Eaton, James Brandon Lewis, and Sean Sonderegger into a freewheeling and outward bound spin on a classic matchup. The band’s chemistry melds harmolodics and firey, hymnic free jazz to heavy hitting groove and gritty polyphony. “Tenor Triage”, outlines their vision through original music plus a deep cut composition by Dewey Redman, joined by bassist Brad Jones and drummer Calvin Weston (both alumni of Ornette Coleman’s ensembles). The tenors dedicate “Tenor Triage” to their late bandmate, harmolodic guitar master Bern Nix.
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Presence

Brad Whiteley

For his sophomore album, pianist Brad Whiteley delivers Presence, a set of artfully textured originals tailormade for his top-flight band featuring Michael Eaton on tenor saxophone, Tom Guarna on guitar, bassist Matt Pavolka, and longtime drummer Kenneth Salters, who also played on Whiteley’s debut, Pathless Land. That album, an Editor’s Pick for DownBeat in June, 2014 in which critics dubbed Whiteley “an exciting young artist to watch” set the stage for the pianist as a composer and improvisor. Presence takes Whiteley’s artistry to a new level, demonstrating his ability to incorporate a world of influences into a warm, engaging whole, led by his hooked-filled writing and fluid pianism. The album is also somewhat of a Destiny Records family affair. Eaton, Guarna, and Salters have each released their own albums as leaders on the label, and Whiteley has filled the piano/keyboard chair on five Destiny albums aside from his own. Recorded at the world-renowned Avatar Studios (now the Power Station at BerkleeNYC) by Destiny’s own George Shalda, the outstanding musicianship of Presence shines with impeccable warmth and clarity.
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Toy Box

Paul Bertolino

CDs AVAILABLE HERE:
https://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00IRPJRL
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Selected discography

Darkness Made Light

Kyle Quass' Special Guests

The genesis of this project was a Chatterbox gig the spring of 2016. After the gig Michael Eaton planted the seed for recording this group and moved forward with setting up an old school two tenor blowing session. The result is this recording, and for that I owe Michael a huge debt of gratitude for both inspiring the recording and also helping bring it to fruition.

However, all music is the sum of ones experiences and every project the product of a community. There is no way to recognize or thank everyone who in some way contributed to this project, but I would especially like to thank the following people:

Mark Tuttle. My long time friend, mentor, and partner in crime. A continual source of inspiration.

David Baker. Teacher and mentor, I cannot underestimate his influence on my life. May he Rest In Peace.

Jon Heagle. Whose input, feedback and encouragement during the initial stages was instrumental.

Rachel Caswell. Without whose help I could not have pulled this project together.

Additionally, I could not have completed this project without the support of Cory Smythe, Julian Douglas, Jacob Belser and Adam Davis. And, of course, my wife Heather Robinson. They are my sounding boards, my support network, my family.

Last but not least, I am pleased and grateful to have two of my favorite people and musicians anchoring the rhythm section, Jeremy Allen and Ben Lumsdaine.

Thank you for your consideration. I hope you enjoy the music, we enjoyed making it.
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David Andrew Moore - Personal Mythologies (2014)

Anderson/Eaton/Minkoff (2013)

George Mel - Streams of Consciousness (2010)

(x)tet (2009, rec. 2007)

Saxophone Cartel (2004)

Anderson/Eaton/Minkoff Trio

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