Selected Discography

Symbiotique

Davis & Eaton

Since 2017, Seth Andrew Davis & Michael Eaton have been organizing and playing together in Second Nature Ensemble and Social Ecology Project, exploring group improvisation and composition. With “Symbiotique”, Davis & Eaton play as a duo. “Symbiotique” consists of 8 tracks where Davis & Eaton explore each other's compositional and improvisational voices, ranging from free improvisation to heavily processed electro-acoustic explorations.


“Symbiotique” is the inaugural release of Davis & Eaton’s record label Mother Brain Records. Mother Brain Records is a Kansas City based label focusing on improvised and experimental musics.
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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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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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Naija Rhythm Affair, NYC

Lorens Chuno

Since 2008, Lorens Chuno has played live sets that have been praised as “energy-filled”, “captivating”, and “educative”. Over this period, the New York based Nigerian born musician has created a unique sound that can be broadly classified as West-African Jazz fusion. His warm and dynamic vocal style, along with his bold compositions, helps define this sound.

All the aforementioned qualities can be fully experienced in his new album, Naija Rhythm Affair, NYC. The songs are characterised by infections melodies, strong rhythms, and a rejuvenating energy that permeates. The singer describes the album as a collection of melodies and lyrics that address contemporary issues from the perspective of a new generation African. Having lived in the US since his late teenage years in the early 2000’s, and having travelled the world between then and now, Lorens Chuno is placed in the perfect position to address such issues.

The album consists of 10 original songs, which are all composed, written, arranged, and produced by Lorens Chuno. Lyrically the songs directly take on issues that are not necessarily related to one another, but come together to form a cohesive body of work. “Come My Way” and “Do Not Call” for instance, address the often tacit negotiations that come with building a relationship and the difficulties of letting go, while the Igbo lyric of “Nuru Onum” calls for dialogue, wisdom, and understanding within a community. “Changing” talks about the intricacies and inevitability of globalization, and “Mr Sabi” pokes fun at how westerners, even when they have good intentions, do not care to understand Africa. “Wait” directly and fearlessly tackles the issues of police brutality and the deep-seated racism in America.

Although it is the product of a solid jazz foundation, the album makes an uncontrived effort to incorporate every element of Lorens Chuno’s musical background, including Soukous, as can be in heard in “Today”, Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat as can be heard in “Mr Sabi”, and traditional Igbo ¾ rhythms as can be head in “Nwayo” and “Nuru Onum”. The singer’s jazz background becomes very apparent in “Easy Busy” which features a temporal alternation between Bossa and Swing, and “Changing”, a song whose saxophone solo cruises smoothly on the circle of 4th’s for 16 bars, starting on an A flat major chord and ending on an F-major chord.

The album features well commended up and coming jazz talents including bassist John Gray and drummer Michael Vitali. The album also features award winning guitarist Albino Mbie, whom Lionel Loueke has praised as a guitarist that "needs to be heard by the whole world!”, and saxophonist Michael Easton, a well respected protege and collaborator of David Liebman’s.

A talented vocalist, pianist, percussionist, and dancer, Lorens Chuno has played several concerts, many a time, sharing stages with international acts like the Chicago Afrobeat Projects, and the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars. Lorens Chuno has worked with some legendary jazz musicians including drummers Poogie Bell and Roger Humphries, and pianists Howie Alexander and Marc Cary. Lorens Chuno has also garnered a few international recognitions including appearance on the Nigerian Television Authority “Celebrity Corner” program and the African Independent Television (AIT) “Artist’s Notebook”.
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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)

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