On the People, Places and Things front, we have some upcoming tour dates in North America!
Oct 13, 2010 9:30 pm The Rex, Toronto
Oct 14, 2010 10:00 pm Divan Orange, Montreal
Oct 15, 2010 8:00 pm Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
Oct 16, 2010 7:00 pm Drom, New York
Oct 18, 2010 8:00 pm An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD
Oct 19, 2010 10:30 pm Black Cat, Washington D.C.
Oct 20, 2010 10:00 pm 201212, Charlotte, NC
Oct 22, 2010 10:00 pm The Bishop, Bloomington, IN
Oct 24, 2010 9:00 pm UW Madison, Madison, WI
Oct 25, 2010 10:00 pm The Clown Lounge, St. Paul, MN
Also, I (and PP&T) have a developing schedule of shows in Europe through December 2010 which you can see on the shows page. We've also hit the studio again with an almost complete record. I did not intend on recording so soon, and actually was meaning to take a good year break from People, Places & Things. Doing three records in the last twenty months is a lot for any band/project. However, a good chance arose to record with pianist Craig Taborn who was in town and...well I basically got the creative itch and in a week wrote five new tunes that needed to be recorded asap. Here's a little sample to hold you over till we get the record just right. *The one good thing about maturing is the ability to be better at editing yourself, which includes knowing when not to rush things without letting the passing moment slip by.
NEXT: A live recording of a piece entitled Empathetic Parts will be released on 482 Music on October 20th.
Recorded live at the 2009 Umbrella Music Festival, it features Roscoe Mitchell as special guest as well as a composition by the great drummer Steve McCall – I'll Be Right Here Waiting – originally on the record Air Time (Threadgill, Hopkins, McCall).
The project My Silence (Nick Butcher, Jason Stein, Mike Reed with Sharon Van Etten) will finally release a vinyl only album on 482 Music most likely available in February of 2011. You can listen to it streaming here.
I'm happy and humbled by the enthusiasm and praise given to the new Jason Adasiewicz record Sun Rooms (Delmark) which I was fortunate enough to be a part of. A great review by Ben Ratliff in the New York Times is quite insightful.
I'm also very happy and proud of my colleague and friend, cornetist Josh Berman who had a very nice feature in a recent issue of Downbeat (We've come along way since the Diversey Days!).
Things I'm listening to:
Ólöf Arnalds – Vid Og Vid
Joshua Abrams – Natural Information
Roscoe Mitchell – Old Quartet
Chet Baker – Embraceable You
The Millennium - Begin