Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Welcome to 2015…

Going to start the year off with a short post regarding some recently released recordings. As many of you are aware, since 1996 I’ve recorded more than a dozen projects for the Swiss hatOLOGY label, which is celebrating it’s 40 year anniversary this year.  As they were pressed as limited edition CDs most of these titles have been out of print for quite some time and so I’m pleased to report that in the coming weeks and months they should each become available again, now on iTunes. The first project “One Great Day” (from 1996) is now ready.

This past November I had the pleasure of touring Europe with a promising new project led by keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin and featuring Dan Weiss on drums. Our first recording, entitled “Trust”, is now available from Yolk Records.  You can also find "Trust" on iTunes.  Plans are in the works for upcoming tours and a followup recording. You'll be hearing more about this band.

Also recorded last year is “Can You See with Two Sets of Eyes” by pianist Marc Hannaford along with Scott Tinkler on trumpet and Tom Rainey on drums.  This is currently available on BandCamp and I’m told that physical copies are also on the way in the very near future. This group will be traveling to Australia in the spring, more news then. I wrote a bit about both of these new projects in the Spring / Summer 2014 post below.

I’ve been mentioning the pending solo saxophone recording on hatOLOGY and am happy to report that were are on track for an April release.  There will be a promotional video and further information on this release as we approach the street date. In the meantime you can have a look at the cover. I took the photograph while traveling in Belgium some years back.

Finally, just revamped the website for the new year. Appearances are always updated and recordings are available for mail order. More news to come...