Live on KKFI 90.1FM (Kansas City) with Brad Gregory

I'll be live on Kansas City's community radio station, KKFI, this Friday, July 29 at 1:30pm CT/2:30pm ET to talk jazz and music with Brad Gregory (aka Jazz Geek), shown here to my right.  If you are in the KC area you can tune in, or you can stream the segment from the around the globe on the internet.

I'll be live on Kansas City's community radio station, KKFI, this Friday, July 29 at 1:30pm CT/2:30pm ET to talk jazz and music with Brad Gregory (aka Jazz Geek), shown here to my right. If you are in the KC area you can tune in, or you can stream the segment from the around the globe on the internet.

July 14 - Expression: The Late Music of John Coltrane

July 14 was my fifth public foray into the late music of Coltrane, this time titled Expression: The Late Music of Coltrane.  We tackled music from Interstellar Space, Stellar Regions, Sun Ship, Living Space, Both Directions at Once, and Giant Steps.  I was fortunate to be joined by a very special and pretty rare assemblage of personalities and musical experiences: Kyle Quass (trumpet), Seth Andrew Davis (guitar), Dwight Frizzell (wind controller, laptop electronics), Jeff Harshbarger (acoustic bass), Marty Morrison (drums), and Evan Verploegh (drums).  Everyone's creativity, fire, and commitment was in full evidence, and I thank the musicians deeply for realizing this artistic project.  As ever, I am grateful to Tom Ptacek for his patronage and deep support for the arts in Kansas City.  Westport Coffee House is the place to be.

July 14 was my fifth public foray into the late music of Coltrane, this time titled Expression: The Late Music of Coltrane. We tackled music from Interstellar Space, Stellar Regions, Sun Ship, Living Space, Both Directions at Once, and Giant Steps. I was fortunate to be joined by a very special and pretty rare assemblage of personalities and musical experiences: Kyle Quass (trumpet), Seth Andrew Davis (guitar), Dwight Frizzell (wind controller, laptop electronics), Jeff Harshbarger (acoustic bass), Marty Morrison (drums), and Evan Verploegh (drums). Everyone's creativity, fire, and commitment was in full evidence, and I thank the musicians deeply for realizing this artistic project. As ever, I am grateful to Tom Ptacek for his patronage and deep support for the arts in Kansas City. Westport Coffee House is the place to be.

Stygian Gates debut at Scholes Street, 5/7/2022

I was honored by the Symbiotique Nonet's debut and performance of Stygian Gates.  SG is of my lengthiest works yet, consisting of twelve episodes variously influenced by Schoenberg, Berg, Stravinsky, and Cage, wedded to a mix of improvisation in several contexts (chord changes, free, twelve tone rows, electronics).  The May 7 ensemble was comprised of various friends and colleagues who I have played with over the years, and it has a marked twelve tone influence that I did my best to incorporate and develop. The inspiration was in part one of John Coltrane's greatest works, the "Meditations" suite, but this was instead inverted to a dark version (as in, a dark night of the soul) with themes drawn from Greek mythology, Jungian psychology, and alchemy.  Seth Andrew Davis also debuted a new graphic work, Floating Sierpinski Triangle, with schemes and orderings of improvisation.  In time, an audio recording will emerge (released TBD, but at least late 2022 if not 2023).  I am deeply grateful to my colleagues for one of the most rewarding artistic nights of my career so far.

I was honored by the Symbiotique Nonet's debut and performance of Stygian Gates. SG is of my lengthiest works yet, consisting of twelve episodes variously influenced by Schoenberg, Berg, Stravinsky, and Cage, wedded to a mix of improvisation in several contexts (chord changes, free, twelve tone rows, electronics). The May 7 ensemble was comprised of various friends and colleagues who I have played with over the years, and it has a marked twelve tone influence that I did my best to incorporate and develop. The inspiration was in part one of John Coltrane's greatest works, the "Meditations" suite, but this was instead inverted to a dark version (as in, a dark night of the soul) with themes drawn from Greek mythology, Jungian psychology, and alchemy. Seth Andrew Davis also debuted a new graphic work, Floating Sierpinski Triangle, with schemes and orderings of improvisation. In time, an audio recording will emerge (released TBD, but at least late 2022 if not 2023). I am deeply grateful to my colleagues for one of the most rewarding artistic nights of my career so far.

Ghost Tantras review from Foxy Digitalis

It's gratifying for Ghost Tantras to receive some love from Brad Rose's Foxy Digitalis.  Kyle Quass and I first played in some capacity in 2006, and Brad Rose discerns the connection that 16+ years has produced.  The album is available now at motherbrainrecordskc.bandcamp.com.

It's gratifying for Ghost Tantras to receive some love from Brad Rose's Foxy Digitalis. Kyle Quass and I first played in some capacity in 2006, and Brad Rose discerns the connection that 16+ years has produced. The album is available now at motherbrainrecordskc.bandcamp.com.

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