Source: Pyroclastic Records.
October 22, 2021 – Bassoon innovator Sara Schoenbeck in an album of duets on Sara Schoenbeck
The bassoonist continues to forge a path for the instrument as a vehicle for improvised and contemporary composition music with an album of duets. Her wide-ranging collaborators include flutist Nicole Mitchell, guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Mark Dresser.
October 29, 2021 – Pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and guitarist Mary Halvorson on their second duo collaboration, Searching For The Disappeared Hour
Both Courvoisier and Halvorson are among the most idiosyncratic and distinctive voices in modern creative music, so a meeting between the two couldn’t help but venture into unexplored territory and return with thrillingly original results.
November 26 – Saxophonist Tony Malaby and Sabino – The Cave of Winds
The band features Ben Monder on guitar, Michael Formanek on bass and Tom Rainey on drums. “These are my oldest associates and I have been developing a musical language and universe with them since the early 90s,” says Malaby. The group is named after a canyon near Malaby’s childhood home in Tuscon, and he visited it frequently as a child, fascinated by the flow of the small desert creek and wildlife.