I’m back

Hey gang –

To anyone who may stumble across this post I apologize for any pain you may have felt for my online absence. Nothing personal, just been busy.

Time Circuit and it’s cd release was an absolute success. Last September, the band and I played the Outer Space stage for a night filled with grooves and good friends in the audience. The album got great reviews and I’m hoping that as the year progresses I can start pushing more cd sales.

I’m trying to get the band into the studio for an EP. I recently wrote so much material, there’s too much for the next disc so I figured why the heck not. It’d be fun to have a series of small batch recordings to add to the band’s discography.

I’m diving back into the world of avant garde music. I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time studying techniques learned from Taylor Ho Bynum, Anthony Braxton, Eddie Henderson and Nate Wooley to apply to improvisation on the trumpet. I’m trying to execute performances of free playing solo trumpet. It’s both mentally and physically demanding far beyond what I ever thought it would be.

In addition to that my duo group with Paul Belbusti, Jump Italiano, is really gelling nicely. We’ve now played two gigs and have had a great time playing and a great response from listeners. Looking forward to more performances!

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