Artwork by Cary Ralston at .:.impossibledesign
Hey, y’all. I’m excited to announce the release of my solo trombone album, Richmond Love Call, on October 19th. I’ll be celebrating with a release party at Balliceaux and will be joined by Trey Pollard on solo guitar and perhaps another special guest or two. On Thursday, October 2oth, I’ll head down to Raleigh, NC to play at The Pinhook with my good friend Phil Cook of Megafaun. He’ll be doing his ‘Phil Cook and His Feat’ one-man-band project as well as celebrating his mom’s birthday.
More info on the album coming soon but for now here’s a taste of the title track…
Style Weekly calls Ombak’s Fan Bricks “a fair distillation of the current Richmond sound, avant-garde moves executed with rock attitude, with lyrical vistas opening briefly in the churning swirl of invention.” Read more here
Back in 2009, local drummer and then head of RVAJazz, Dean Christesen and I formed a duo called Verbatim. We toured the east coast, played restaurants, venues and a basement in Brooklyn. Before we left, we recorded this little album in Matt White’s attic, known as Spacebomb Studios. The self-titled album is available for free download over at Bandcamp. I hope y’all enjoy it!
Check out the Sounds page for music from Ombak, Top Knot Trio, Solo Trombone, big band and Verbatim. More to come soon.
This summer’s performance dates are now up on the Calendar page. I hope to see some friendly faces in Durham, NYC, Gettysburg, West Virgina and of course, RVA.
Just got back from Trey Pollard’s Songwire Studios where I was editing tracks for my new solo trombone album. The album features music by Mingus, Hancock, Ellington, Tallis and my improvisations, with a heavy dose of multiphonics. Stay tuned for more info! Sound files and calendar dates are coming soon, I promise.