Battle Pieces Released on Relative Pitch!
Battle Pieces was premiered at Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation Festival in April. The quartet, consisting of myself, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Matt Moran navigated the new set of pieces, which are intended to be mobile and ever-changing compositions for trio with improvising soloist. The music was tremendous and we got a great response. The musicianship of Ingrid, Matt, and Sylvie would nothing less than astonishing and I had had high hopes. After the concert, Jeremiah Cymerman mixed the tracks and Relative Pitch agreed to release it with a very special cover by Detroit based artist Ben Hall. The record is out now and available in the newly built store page!
New Pleasure of the Text Store!
I have built a new store page for the Pleasure of the Text record label. This is the first step into starting a new page for the label, which will hopefully go live to celebrate our next release: Paul Lytton ?:!, the first solo record by the British iconoclast in over 30 years, out in May 2015! In the meantime, you can still purchase POTTR and Sound American records and products by going direct to the new store!
Touring Dates Added Including The Ex and Anthony Braxton
New dates have been added to the Live section of the site, including tour date ranges for my inaugural tour with the legendary Dutch punk band, The Ex, and an extended run with Anthony Braxton's nonet. More to come soon!