Taylor Ho Bynum Update

From Taylor Ho Bynum:

New CDs
Next, a trio recording with guitarist Joe Morris and bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck, is now available for pre-order from Porter Records; very intimate and intense improvisational chamber music. And two other recent CDs are still warm from the oven: The Throes, a quartet with Nate Wooley on trumpet, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums, and Book of Three, a collective trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Gerald Cleaver. All music I am very proud to stand behind, click on the titles for links to sample and purchase.

Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet
Sunday, May 15, two sets starting at 8:30pm
Cornelia St Café, 29 Cornelia St, NYC
THB – cornet; Jim Hobbs – alto saxophone; Bill Lowe – bass trombone, tuba; Mary Halvorson – guitar; Ken Filiano – bass; Tomas Fujiwara – drums.

Coming up later this month:
The North American premiere of Anthony Braxton’s Echo Echo Mirror House Music, at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on May 20 and at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville on May 21.

On May 27 and 28, I’ll be performing in the premiere of choreographer Rachel Bernsen’s interdisciplinary work Corridor, at the Take Your Time series at the Big Room in New Haven. Then I’ll close out the weekend with a performance with Jason Kao Hwang’s Edge at the Stone in NYC on May 29. Click on the links for more info, or visit the calendar page of my website.


Free Music
Finally, I’m starting a new series of free album-length downloads on my website. In honor of the performances coming up, the first release is a recording of the original THB Sextet at the Vision Fest in 2008, featuring Matt Bauder on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, Jessica Pavone on viola, Mary Halvorson and Evan O’Reilly on guitars, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. This group was together for about four years and recorded two CDs, but I think this might have been the band’s best performance; everyone was on fire that night.

I’m also releasing Borgel Songs: a twelve-minute, three-movement song cycle with text by the marvelously absurdist author Daniel Pinkwater. The recording features soprano Lisa Saffer, with Bill Lowe on bass trombone and David Bryant on piano; Bill and I also play some improvised interludes. This was recorded back in 2005, I’ve always loved this but have never found a proper place to fit it, so I’m thrilled to finally just put it up on my website.

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