Source: Taylor Ho Bynum.
I’m extremely excited to be debuting a new ensemble (of old friends) and a new book of music this week in New York and Connecticut. Please come out if you can!
The 9-tette features Mary Halvorson, Tomeka Reid, Jim Hobbs, Ingrid Laubrock, Bill Lowe, Stomu Takeishi, Ken Filiano, and Tomas Fujiwara – all musicians I am beyond thrilled to count as friends and collaborators. We just spent a wonderful three-day residency at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, rehearsing the new music and working with the students up there, and we’re all psyched to bring it into the city.
We’ll be premiering “The Ambiguity Manifesto” – I’m not sure what that means yet either, but I’m looking forward to finding out. We’ll be playing at the Jazz Gallery in NYC on Wednesday February 28 (quintet version) and Thursday Mar 1 (9-tette), then at Hartford’s Real Art Ways on Friday March 2 – here are the details:
Wednesday 2/28, 7:30 & 9:30pm at the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 5th fl, NYC (quintet with Reid, Takeishi, Filiano, Fujiwara)
Thursday 3/1, 7:30 & 9:30pm at the Jazz Gallery (9-tette)
Friday 3/2, 7:30pm at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St, Hartford CT (9-tette)
Also – happy to announce the next release on my bandcamp bootleg page: a duo concert with the incomparable bass maestro Mark Dresser, recorded at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo CA. This is another artifact from my 2014 Acoustic Bicycle Tour – it was the final public concert before I crossed the border into Mexico and finished the journey, and I couldn’t have spent it with a nicer guy or more fantastic musician.