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    Golden Lemur – ‘Nature Has No Reverse’

    Nature Has No Reverse by Golden Lemur Keepin’ the recordings comin’! This project is one of my favorites. Hayden Hawkins, Zach Lane, Alon Tayar and I have been playing music for years and we were fortunate to visit Alon in Copenhagen last year to play a few shows and take in the sights. At the end of the week Alon reserved a room at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory that he attended to record this collection of original music and improvisations. Nature Has No Reverse reflects our respect for the chaotically beautiful world we live in and the energy that permeates it.

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    SHWILSON – ‘walter’

    walter by SHWILSON Last year was a doozy. But out of the manure of 2017 grew this beautiful flower. After spending many days and nights tracking at my home studio, SHWILSON went to Seaside Lounge and recorded our new album, walter. It was a therapeutic way for me to manage some real anxiety issues I had developed in the past couple of years and helped me through the exploration and healing process. I also got to try out some new toys! While I still have a love for vintage Casio keyboards, I acquired a Korg Poly-800 and the Roland JU-06, from their boutique series modeled after one of the kings of the synthesizer, the Juno-106. I also now…

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    Buttons Montgomery

    Shades of Grey by ButtonsMontgomery Last summer I came home one day to find my friend and roommate, Zach Lane, working on some tracks in his room. He asked me to record some sultry sax on top and thus was born Buttons Montgomery! Here are the three tracks we made, and by “we made” I mean Zach played bass, drums, guitar, percussion, vocals, composed, engineered and mixed, and I improvised on sax. I recommend listening while sipping a finger of whiskey, laying on the beach or driving cross-country. Be sure to check out Zach’s other project, Sleeveless Tina, and stay tuned for a release by his group Hitz and Bitz, featuring…

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    SHWILSON Debut

    SHWILSON by SHWILSON It’s been a long road and I’m excited to announce the release of my debut album, SHWILSON, on Fishkill Records! Available at shwilson.bandcamp.com. This debut album under my alias, SHWILSON, is the result of 15 months of collaborative work between myself and my talented friends. I was initially introduced to the Casiotone MT-100 keyboard by Claude Rosen, Anthony Lamarca and our old Webster Ave. family. Something about its 8-bit sounds and drum grooves reminded me of vintage horror movies and video games I grew up loving, and for some reason it was much easier for me to compose on than piano or saxophone. It was challenging to…

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    New Releases!

    The year of the album release!  I am happy and grateful to be a part of these projects and share them with you all. I’ve probably been a member of Noah Garabedian’s Big Butter and The Eggmen longer than most groups I’ve been a part of, and I’m excited to announce that after recording this album over a year ago, it’s finally been released.  This group is a blast and Noah wrote some badass stuff, we hope you like it!   Multi-reedist, cellist and composer Danny Fisher-Lochhead wrote some beautifully creative music for this large ensemble to perform and record last year and it has also just recently been released.  He utilizes some…

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    Band Time

    Time for a bi-annual update.  Since it’s been so long I’ll try and fill this post to the brim!  I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a few different exciting groups lately. Just played a couple gigs with talented bassist/composer Matt Brewer, who was recently commissioned by The Jazz Gallery in their “Leading From the Bass” series to write some new music, and write he did!  Here are two interviews (one and two) from the Gallery’s blog.  Below is a track from our show (apologies for the hi-hat peaking, my iphone mic is pretty sad), which features: Matt Brewer-bass/compositions Aaron Parks-piano Adam Rogers-guitar Steve Lehman-alto sax Kyle Wilson-tenor sax…