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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We Are Legion

Tenth Intervention/Dorian Wallace

We Are Legion is an immersive chamber work inspired by the hacktivist collective, Anonymous.
Represented at the core of this work is the group's mission to uphold freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Anonymous actively fights against corporate, civic, and religious extremism and oppression.

We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.
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12 Planets

AmmoCake

12 Planets

Searching through the hypnotic blue skyline,
looking for signs of end times.
Clouds laugh loud in puffy white burst
breaking the still silence of things to come.

Groveling for a glimpse of something other than nothing,
there is no longer hope on earth,
there has to be more.

It has been written so many times before,
There has to be more.

There has to be more than this right?

Planet of panic looking for answers.
Pastors of promise preaching rewards.
What is really in store?
There has to be more.

Conspiracy deliver me from my ordinary life.
Let me live in this fantasy just a little longer,
let me be part of the bigger picture,
not just a forgotten nail on the wall
rusted and waiting to fall.

Part the blue and the glowing golden hue
let me see through the galaxy
Planet X awaiting visibility.

Hold breath anticipation and scientific calculation,
break the hold of human existence frustration.
please let there be more.

There has to be more than this right?
Too many if's and not enough when's,
guess I still have to go work today.
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Imaginary Lines

The Whistleblowers

This is the first effort from The Whistleblowers, a project that has been in the works for some time now. It was born out of a need to speak out against injustice and follow humbly in the rich tradition of using music as a medium to express discontent and the desire for change. I'm eternally grateful to everyone that took part in its creation, as well as everyone that has supported my musical journey thus far.

Alex MacKinnon
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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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