New CD out Sept. 15th!
So pleased that my latest release Semantics was nominated for a JUNO award. Congrats to all these great nominees, see you in Edmonton!
This track from SEMANTICS seems to have generated some interest!
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.
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.
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!
I feel fortunate to be included again in the critics Poll!
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!
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.
Looking forward to playing some new music at Cliff Bells!
with Keith Hall, Matthew Fries and John Hébert.
So happy that this record is out in the world!
AR – Saxophones, Taylor Haskins, trumpet, Matt Pavolka, bass, Tom Rainey, drums.
Hope you can join me for a JazzComposersPresent Listening session.
Consider joining today!
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.
So looking forward to this one!
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!
Looking forward to playing with with Dana Hall and John Hébert!
Lovely Review from the Michigan Daily of our concert at Kerrytown Concert House!
This is a clip of my toon “Bad Call” at the Union. With guests Gary Versace (whose expressions are priceless!) and Jay Anderson.