Newsletter – Month Two

February Newsletter-1

In November I went to Mexico City for a visit. Largest city in the western hemisphere (population), tons of energy, lots to see. The photo is of a wall in the old residence of Leon Trotsky in Coyoacán.

In January the drummer Frank Rosaly was visiting the bay area and we had a concert of improvised duos and quartet with Jordan Glenn and Larry Ochs at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Here is the recording of two duets I played with Frank.

Speaking of drummers from Chicago: Tim Daisy, the person who I first collaborated with in Chicago (15 years ago!) will be visiting the bay this month. Tim’s bringing new music for a trio with Safa Shokrai and myself named Steel Bridge.  We’ll be performing at the Center for New Music on February 21st and recording the music for an album to be released on Relay Recordings.

One last thing: tour dates for my solo project Tonal Masher are coming together for May. I’ll be performing in Sweden, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark. Details to come.