I will leave tomorrow for 3 weeks in Europe with my co-led band with Gebhard Ullmann that includes Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang called the Chicago Plan. There is a release out on Clean Feed from last year and we are planning a second very soon. Maybe something from this tour.
After I leave that tour I will join Frode Gjerstad and his trio with Paal Nilssen-Love and Jon Rune Strom in London and spend the next two weeks with them in Norway mostly but will do a concert in Portugal as well. This tour will celebrate Frode’s 70th birthday. The band has a new album being released on the Clean Feed label. I finish that tour with a gig with the great Paul Dunmall in London on March 1. Nice way to end a tour!
In March I will be in residency at the University of Alberta with Dave Burrell and we will perform several concerts in Edmonton and conduct a master class at UofA.
In April I will join Gebhard Ullmann’s Basement Research for Gebhard’s 60th birthday tour with Gerald Cleaver, Pascal Niggenkemper and Julian Arguilles.
There will be some reviews, finally of my Silkheart CD, Music For Six Musicians: Hommage à Olivier Messiaen in Downbeat, NYCJR and hopefully others.
There will be many gigs in New York of course and some news I hope regarding Soul Travelers.
Some new releases to look out for:
Throes are the Only Trouble – Michael Foster/Steve Swell/Brandon Lopez/Weasel Walter (OUT NOW!)
Helix – Michael Moss/Accidental Orchestraw/Rosi Hertlein, Waldron Hicks, Jason Kao Hwang, Elliott Levin, Steve Swell, Badal Roy, Mike Wimberly, and more! (OUT NOW!)
Tim Daisy’s Fulcrum Ensemble – Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Josh Berman, Jams Falzone (Relay Records)
Live in New Orleans – Kidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Joel Futterman, Steve Swell (Valid Records)
Matana Roberts’ New Coin Coin – coming soon on Constellation Records
Jason Hwang’s Burning Bridge recording in March. Pease visit his GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/HwangBurningBridge