Mi gente, I’m writing to discuss two new albums to which you should consider listening:
First, a group I’m very proud to be a part of, Grupo Arcano, has released its debut album, Desde el Otro Lado del East River, or From the Other Side of the East River. This album features all original songs, and each track is a work of art.
There is quite a lot of buzz developing around the album, and it is receiving radio play all over the country and abroad, including in South Africa, Scotland, and Colombia.
You can stream some tracks on the website before you buy the CD.
Also, I’m pleased to announce that my record, Tableaux, featuring all original compositions performed by my quintet, will be released in the coming months on Fresh Sound New Talent. You’ll be receiving updates about the album, and soon I will post some clips soon so that you have an idea of what to listen for. I’m pretty confident that I play fewer notes on this album than almost any other saxophonist has played on a recording in 2012. Also, for those of you who can’t stomach modern jazz, you’ll be happy to learn that I did very little in the way of striving for “innovation.”
Here’s a brief clip:
More news to come shortly…
Photo by Isabelle Linaburg