Toy Box

Paul Bertolino

CDs AVAILABLE HERE:
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  1. 1 Don't Be So Sure 03:13 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Inaccuweather 02:43 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Super Sam 03:36 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Typical Girl 02:59 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Thick As Thieves 03:58 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Sophisticate's Mall 02:17 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Sun House In Malibu 02:51 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Give Rest To My Mind 03:42 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Now I'm Late 04:06 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Brigadoon Closes Soon 04:28 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Face Among The Proud 03:01 Info Buy
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  12. 12 The Girl I Used To Know 03:00 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Light Of The Day 03:47 Info Buy
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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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  1. 1 Silent Scream 06:26 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Mercy 08:35 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Multiple Worlds 08:07 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Miniatures 07:03 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Frenemy 06:18 Info Buy
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  6. 6 A Moment Of Silence 04:13 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Darkness Made Light 07:28 Info Buy
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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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  1. 1 Januarius 03:18 Info Download
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  2. 2 Februarius 03:12 Info Download
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  3. 3 Martius 03:50 Info Download
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  4. 4 Aprilis 04:24 Info Download
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  5. 5 Maius 02:24 Info Download
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  6. 6 Iunius 03:50 Info Download
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  7. 7 Julius 02:58 Info Download
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  8. 8 Agustus 04:44 Info Download
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  9. 9 Septembre 03:24 Info Download
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  10. 10 October 03:08 Info Download
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  11. 11 November 03:40 Info Download
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  12. 12 Decembre 04:58 Info Download
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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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  1. 1 Standing 06:21 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Dissatisfaction Suite (feat Kala and the Lost Tribe) 06:46 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Along For the Ride 04:45 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Desert Song 07:33 Info Buy
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Individuation

Michael Eaton

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  1. 1 Interior Designs 05:42 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Guru 07:23 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Me, But Not Myself 10:26 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Alter Ego 07:26 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Prickly 04:31 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Centrifuge 04:54 Info Buy
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  7. 7 You're My Mystery 03:28 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Individuation: Part 1 03:22 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Individuation: Part 2 03:04 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Individuation: Part 3 04:51 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Individuation: Part 4 04:38 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Individuation: Part 5 08:48 Info Buy
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  13. 13 Lifecycle 06:20 Info Buy
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David Andrew Moore - Personal Mythologies (2014)

3/5 stars: "The four compositions in Personal Mythologies feature his quintet in a highly patient and respectful interplay, all based on the solid pulse of Moore, solidified by bassist player John Tate and the busy electric keyboards of Sean McCluskey. The sweet sax of Michael Eaton and the articulate viola of Sofia Zaitseva color the lyrical melodies in expressive shades." Eyal Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz

David Andrew Moore - drums, percussion, compositions
Sofia Zaitseva - viola
Michael Eaton - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Sean McCluskey - keyboards
John Tate - bass

Anderson/Eaton/Minkoff (2013)

George Mel - Streams of Consciousness (2010)

EP of original music blending Mel's post bop, Brazilian, and pop influenced originals with an international ensemble.

George Mel - drums, percussion, compositions
Rodrigo Ursaia - tenor saxophone
Michael Eaton - tenor saxophone
Enrique Haneine - piano
Apostolos Sideris - bass

(x)tet (2009, rec. 2007)

Strange Visitation (Watercourse Records)

The (x)tet was a cooperative jazz sextet based in Bloomington, Indiana from 2005-2007. The band was founded to investigate music from a variety of progressive and contemporary jazz composers, but it soon evolved into being a laboratory for original post bop, fusion-leaning, and M-BASE styled compositions.

The group's music was documented on "Strange Visitation", a studio album recorded in July 2007 and later released in 2009 on Watercourse Records, formed by bassist Jeremy Allen.

Stream or purchase from the player below. Or visit: http://watercourserecords.blogspot.com/p/xtet.html Also available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and emusic.

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Saxophone Cartel (2004)

Caught in the Act (full album)

Saxophone Cartel

The Saxophone Cartel was a chamber ensemble begun at Indiana University-Bloomington by mathematician and saxophonist Benjamin Himpel, inspired by horn based bands such as the Kolner Saxofon Mafia and the Fun Horns. From its inception in 2003, it spanned numerous editions, including several versions in New York City until 2011.

After an an initial exploratory phase, instrumentation and core personnel were established, and the Cartel's repertoire centered around notated original compositions and spontaneous free improvisations. Between those two poles, the group moved fluidly between jazz, blues, funk, salsa, classical chamber music, and skronky atonal improvisations, all with an infectious humor and joie de vivre.

The Cartel performed gigs and recitals at local venues such as Bear's Place, Gallery West, and the Jacobs School of Music. In 2003, the group opened for ROVA Saxophone Quartet at the IU Student Union as part of the "Beyond the Pale" concert series, and it was a featured performer on the 2004 "Live From Bloomington" CD compilation benefiting local charities. In 2004, the group traveled to North Carolina to perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) conference, and it was selected to participate in the 2004 North Sea Jazz Festival under the auspices of the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) but was unable to attend.

The group subsequently underwent several editions as personnel came and went, recording a live album at Space 101 in 2006, going on hiatus for three years, and ultimately regrouping in New York City around 2009-2011. One particularly memorable concert in 2009 featured the multi-instrumentalist and improviser Ned Rothenberg at The Ottoman Lounge in Williamsburg. The group also embarked on a brief Midwestern tour in 2010.

Caught in the Act was the Saxophone Cartel's first recording, and it featured the original core sextet. It is available for purchase on iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon. The full album here is offered for streaming.

Recorded March 7 and 28, April 4 and 21, and May 9 and 10, 2004 at WFHB

Mastering - Jake Belser at Farm Fresh Studios, Bloomington, IN
Engineering - Mike Chrastil
Executive Producer - Jeffrey Morris
Production - The Saxophone Cartel, Mike Chrastil
Original album photo - Colin Renick
Album graphic design - Donald Price

"All-saxophone groups tend to be quartets, but the Saxophone Cartel bumps the standard format up to a sextet, adding detail rather than mere weight to the ensemble sound. They keep at a slant to Jazz orthodoxy: there are nods to classical polyphonic tradition (the gradually swelling procession of “Passacaglia”) and the punchy horn charts of James Brown’s band (“Key of J.B.”), and even the more Jazz-centric pieces feature scrimshaw-intricate arrangements rather than the usual head/solos/head structure...There are several free improvisations, which place the emphasis on spontaneous convergence, as riffs and melodies emerge and are quickly seized on: despite abrasive moments such as the squiggly opening to “Newton’s Nightmare,” the mood is playful rather than confrontational or austere...The imaginative arrangements (mostly Benjamin Himpel’s handiwork) offer a more individual voice than any of the players’ actual solo work, perhaps, but Caught in the Act is still well worth hearing, offering a few new wrinkles on the familiar sax-ensemble format."
-Nate Dorward, © Cadence Magazine 2006 www.cadencebuilding.com ph: 315-287-2852

"Wonderful group. Original stuff and well played." -- David Liebman

"Well done and super creative." - Greg Osby (on Myspace)

"Brilliant!" - Benedikt Eppelsheim, German maker of soprillo, bass, contrabass, and subcontrabass saxophones, and inventor of the tubax
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  1. 1 David Miller presents... 00:23 Info Download
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  2. 2 Don't Look Back 04:09 Info Download
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  3. 3 Crook 05:22 Info Download
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  4. 4 Minstrels 04:09 Info Download
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  5. 5 Passacaglia 10:04 Info Download
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  6. 6 Ring Shout 08:14 Info Download
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  7. 7 If I Knew 03:36 Info Download
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  8. 8 The Old Man 04:19 Info Download
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  9. 9 Mr. Smith 05:26 Info Download
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  10. 10 Newton's Nightmare (aka Falling Up) 07:17 Info Download
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  11. 11 La Cosa Latina (aka The Latin Thing) 05:32 Info Download
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  12. 12 Key of JB 05:59 Info Download
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  13. 13 Creation 08:40 Info Download
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Anderson/Eaton/Minkoff Trio

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