New CDs From Maguire And Hébert Out Today On Firehouse 12 Records

From Improvised Communications:

Firehouse 12 Records is proud to announce the June 16th release of its first two recordings of 2009.

Sided Silver Solid FH12-04-01-009 is the second recording by keyboardist/composer Carl Maguire’s longstanding group Floriculture and its first as a quintet with new members Stephanie Griffin viola and Oscar Noriega clarinets. The group, which has performed Maguire’s sophisticated compositions around New York since 2001, also features John Hébert bass and Dan Weiss drums.

Hébert makes his long-awaited debut as a bandleader on Byzantine Monkey FH12-04-01-010 after nearly a decade as one of New York’s most in-demand sidemen. The record documents his sextet of the same name featuring frequent collaborators Michaël Attias alto and baritone saxophones, Tony Malaby tenor and soprano saxophones, Adam Kolker flutes and bass clarinet, Nasheet Waits drums and Satoshi Takeishi percussion.

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