10/17/17 Incredibly proud to announce that my 5th solo record, Tulean Dispatch, the second installment in the Black Sun Sutra series, will be released on November 11th via Mondoj!! Recording of the record was completed a little over a year ago but I am very excited to be working with Janek & Paulina on the release. Huge thank you to Felix who mastered the album. In other news, In the Womb finally recorded what will be our full length record. We've been a duo for over 6 and a half years now and the stars aligned for us to be able to record with Eddie. We're in the mixing stages now, hopefully this will see a release next year.
8/19/17 Sewing Circle's recordjust came today on Orb Tapes. Huge thanks to Dylan who created the cover art and Teuthis for putting it out, they look absolutely amazing. Record release show to come soon. Oort Smog also got our masters in for our full length entitled Smeared Pulse Transfers. HUGE thanks to Daniel for doing an amazing job tracking and mixing the record & Ronan for mastering. Jerkagram just put out their record Room for Dessert that I was able to play on along side a handful of great LA musicians. I also got to play on their upcoming full length that is out due late '17/early '18. Finally, I got to play on a a couple of really great records by Sean McCann, Nick Malkin & Alfred Minus. Looking forward to hearing the final products!
6/29/17 Early in the month, I recorded piano music for four hands. It is currently in the mixing phase, its not decided if it will be released into the world just yet. Sewing Circle, a free jazz trio comprising of myself, Noah Guevara & Arturo Ibarra, will be releasing our record Nausea on Orb Tapes in the fall. We've been sitting on this record for a while & already have Nausea 2 in the works, hopefully that will be completed sooner than later. Fister and Frank just released their full length album and I was able to play on two tracks. It's a fantastic record and quite different than what I've played on before, check em out!
5/27/17 Oort Smog entered the studio earlier this month with the ultra talented Daniel Zaidenstadt to record our full length record. We'll be entering the mixing stages in a couple of weeks and have this out sooner than later. It took us three years to write this material but we are very proud of it! Time and Energy recently just put out their third full length and I had the pleasure of playing on a couple songs again. Boarchucker also put out their debut record and I was able to jump on a couple songs as well. Salute to both of them. Also a huge, huge thank you to everyone involved in the Nakata tour. We were able to play with some fantastic musicians, meet a lot of kind people, record what will hopefully be our second record, and see a lot of friends we've missed. Love to you all.
3/4/17 A trio comprising of longtime friends Dylan Fujioka & Paco Casanova will be playing The Museum of Contemporary Arts as part of their Momentum series on March 16th. We're so excited to be part of the series, huge thanks to Nick & Brian for inviting us. I'll be entering the studio to play a little bit on the new Jerkagram record on Monday. The Nakata album, Bokanovsky's Process, will see it's release on April 3rd with our release show happening on that day at SSSLA. Our west coast tour will be taking place right after in San Diego, Ojai, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland & Seattle.
2/10/17 Sunreader will have our first official release on Auasca Records in the fall. More news and shows with the trio when the time comes near. Next month, a newly formed quartet comprising of myself, Rob Magill, Dylan Fujioka & Sergio Sanchez will be recording an improv record. I've always wanted to try a two sax two drum format so I'm very excited of what we will make!
1/13/17 Black Sun Sutra II: Tulean Dispatch, solo album five, has been completed and will have a tape release this year. A woodwind duo record with Rob Magill has also been completed and will have a release this year on Phinery Records. Nakata, my duo with Paco Casanova, will have a CD/tape release on Jacknife Records in the spring. We will be touring the west coast in support of the record. More info on all the albums soon. Recording and mastering for the second Pinned in Place record is completed, hope to see a release this year or early 2018. Also before the year ended, I was able to record for Evan Geesman's new record as well as Cuauhtemoc's new record.
12/3/16 Ima, my fourth solo album, is now out via Confront Recordings. This record was written during a sort of emotional time during the beginning of this year. Space is something that I use to struggle with, in and out of music, and this was my way of exploring and dealing with that. Huge thank yous to Felix Salazar for doing a great job mastering the record & Mark Wastell for once again supporting me all the way over from London. More info/available to order below. Record release show in the new year.
Corima just released our second release on Soleil Zeuhl entitled "Amaterasu" available now digitally and physically. This was a record over 4 years in the making...we're very glad it's finally out and able to share it with the world. Thank you so much to Jason, Udi, Jeeshaun, Ben & Adam for contributing to the record along side us.
Been about a month since Upsilon Acrux came back from Europe and it was a beautiful experience. Thank you to everyone who came out to a show, we will definitely be back.