My next trio record Every Note is True features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette and releases February on Blue Note records.
The opening track is “The More It Changes” with lyrics by Sarah Deming, and can be seen with a scrolling score video on YouTube.
A 44-person socially-distanced choir (they all sent in voice memo recordings) includes Jackson Andrews, Mikelle Budge, Eva Carrozza, Shannon Cronin, Miranda Cuckson, Sarah Deming, Aaron Diehl, Mercedes Etchegaray, Sally Fenley, Benson Gardner, Matthew Guerrieri, Tim Harmston, Marcy Harriell, Rob Harriell, Hyland Harris, Eric Hove, Sylvie Hove, John Heginbotham, Haeun Joo, Vince Keenan, Rosemarie Keenan, Glenn Kenny, David Kimball, Hayoung Lyou, John Meline, Isaac Mizrahi, Mark Morris, Elsie Mortimer, Vicki Mortimer, Justin Neely, Maile Okamura, Mark Padmore, Alex Ross, Veronica Rueckert, Genevieve Rueckert-Gardner, William Rueckert-Gardner, Marta Sanchez, Rob Schwimmer, Heather Sessler, Vinnie Sperrazza, Kevin Sun, Alicia Villarosa, Scott Wollschleger, and Julie Worden.
The cover art is by Jessica Brilli
and the photo is by Keith Major.
There are two album concerts with the same program and personnel.
February 7, Jordan Hall, Boston
February 11 Roulette, Brooklyn
The trio set will feature music from the album played with Larry Grenadier and Nasheet Waits; there will be also be the American premieres of Ritornello, Sinfonias, and Cadenzas, a through-composed, 40-minute suite for eight horns and rhythm section played by members of the New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra. (Ritornello, Sinfonias, and Cadenzas was commissioned by the Umbria Jazz Festival and successfully premiered in Perugia last summer.)
I’m at the Zinc Bar all December, playing every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 to 7. Solo piano: standards and originals. It’s somewhat like cocktail piano but I’ve been drawing a serious listening audience. No admission, but reservations can be made.
We then ring in the New Year at the Zinc with Marcy Harriell and the songs of Burt Bacharach. Corcoran Holt and Vinnie Sperrazza complete the festive ensemble.