SEMANTICS Nominated for a JUNO AWARD!
So pleased that my latest release Semantics was nominated for a JUNO award. Congrats to all these great nominees, see you in Edmonton!
Old Ballad for Hawk
This track from SEMANTICS seems to have generated some interest!
NEW NODES RECORDING RELEASED
Dates with Keith Hall Trio
New CD – SEMANTICS
NEW CD Drops TODAY! So excited for this record. Some of my favorite musicians, and special guest Rich Perry, one of my favorite musicians of all time. Such a treat to get to write some music for him and this band.
JCP Mini Lesson – Create Rhythmic Illusions
My latest JCP Mini-Lesson is up. Using some new unreleased music to talk about getting multiple meters going at the same time to create rhythmic illusions.
Dr. Jazz Interview
Had a great time talking to Samo about the latest releases. He really knew a bunch of records from my catalogue, and it was great to talk to someone who knows his stuff! Sam is a great musician whose unbridled love for music really shines through. And his illustration of me is pretty great!
DB Critics Poll
I feel fortunate to be included again in the critics Poll!
Keith Hall – Made In Kalamazoo
So happy to be a part of this record! Keith and I co-wrote a number of the pieces, and I edited and mixed the recording, which was a ton of work and a ton of fun! Playing trio with Keith and Robert Hurst was a dream come true. And Keith and I created some great duos together, with some FX for extra effect!
Living With Imperfection
During the recording of Norther Noir, a french filmmaker, Antoine Polin, was making a movie about Ran and his life. Antoine included some footage of us in the studio, and captured a few conversations about the music and of us just hanging. I can’t thank him enough. I can imagine I am going to look back on these moments that he included in his film with great fondness for Ran and the time we shared that week rehearsing, watching his favorite movies, and recording.
AR Quartet at Cliff Bells APRIL 10th
Looking forward to playing some new music at Cliff Bells!
with Keith Hall, Matthew Fries and John Hébert.
Jazztrail 4 Star Review of THAR
NEW RELEASE – THAR
So happy that this record is out in the world!
AR – Saxophones, Taylor Haskins, trumpet, Matt Pavolka, bass, Tom Rainey, drums.
JCP Listening Session
Hope you can join me for a JazzComposersPresent Listening session.
Consider joining today!
Jazz Composers Present
I have recently joined the team of JazzComposersPresent,com, an online forum and resource for jazz composers and beyond. This is my first “mini-lesson” that I did for them.
Bells Gig with TIM HAGANS!
So looking forward to this one!
NODES Project Debut
Gilmore International Piano Festival – Robin D.G. Kelley
I have had the distinct pleasure of speaking to Robin D.G. Kelly twice about his incredible Monk biography. This book is simply the greatest jazz biography ever written. It is impeccably researched, so detailed, and very well written. Robin is a brilliant author and historian, and I really had to go to school for our interviews. Looking forward to speaking to him as part of the Gilmore Piano Fest!
Fulton St. Collective
Looking forward to playing with with Dana Hall and John Hébert!
Kerrytown Concert Review
Lovely Review from the Michigan Daily of our concert at Kerrytown Concert House!
“Bad Call” at the Union
This is a clip of my toon “Bad Call” at the Union. With guests Gary Versace (whose expressions are priceless!) and Jay Anderson.
LA Jazz Scene Review
Northern Noir Review – All About Jazz
John Ephland reviews Northern Noir with two other recent recordings that feature Ran: