Here are fifteen artists who’s recent output I’ve been digging on this year
Epic three night run premiering Collapse: a post ecological requiem at REDCAT. It was a challenge to learn and begin rehearsing the whole show only a week before go time but everybody brought their A-game and the show made astounding progress from opening night to sold out closing night. The show itself is an hour long song-cycle about man-made disasters composed by Daniel Corral, performed by Timur and the Dime Museum with video accompaniment by Jesse Gilbert, post-apocalyptic costumes of Victor Wilde (Bohemian Society), and presented by Beth Morrison Productions. If you missed out, you can find it covered in the LA Times, Artillery and DTLAnews. We are excited to bring it to festival audiences in Miami, Rotterdam and NY.
Greetings from Austin, TX. I’ve been on the road with Incan Abraham for just over a month and we are currently in the throws of the madness that is SXSW. It’s been a great run but I am looking forward to being back home for a bit to do LA things. And there are many LA things waiting for me so rest and relaxation are not on my list of options. Among them are three nights at REDCAT premiering Daniel Corral’s new multi-media opera piece for the Dime Museum, Collapse: a post-ecological requiem, gigs with the Alexander Noice Sextet, The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble, and Incan Abraham’s record release show. Check the shows page for dates.
I also want to share with you documented proof that in spite of all the indie rock and non-swinging contemporary music I am still a jazz fiend at heart. If you haven’t been to one of our monthly gigs at 1642 then you probably haven’t heard my jazz quartet which focuses mostly on covering classic Blue Note albums of the late 50s to early 60s. Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Essentials…