Sunday, August 23, 2015

"Pallaksch!" Bird Is The Worm Review

"This is the kind of album that you adore for its unapologetic enthusiasm and appreciate for its occasional streaks of pithy lyricism.  With the music of Jimmy Lyons as their raison d’etre, drummer Deric Dickens and saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore work a series of duets that bubble with personality.  This is a sister recording to a quintet session, also with a Lyons theme… expect to hear something about that recording (Streams) in these parts down the road." -Bird Is The Worm, 2015

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Friday, August 7, 2015

"Streams" in Chicago Reader

Peter Margasak wrote some kind words about the new album and our show at Elastic on 8/17!
full article HERE

"...The group’s bracing new album, Streams (Mole-Tree Music), includes renditions of some Lyons tunes—including the indelible “Wee Sneezawee”—but the combo also uses his ideas as inspiration for their own writing. The recording features deft interplay between Gilgore and former Chicago trumpeter Jaimie Branch, and includes a series of duets between Gilgore and Dickens, a nod to work in the same format by Lyons and drummer Andrew Cyrille. In July the pair released an additional set of duets in the same vein (and on the same imprint) called Pallaksch! For the group’s Chicago debut Gilgore and two very capable locals will join Dickens: trumpeter Russ Johnson and bassist Anton Hatwich."
-Peter Margasak

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Video of "Streams" CD Release at First Banana, Philadelphia



w/
Kenny Warren - trumpet
Matt Engle - bass
Deric Dickens - drums

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beautiful July

Was in Vermont for a couple weeks playing some music and hanging with my sister. Beautiful cleansing rejuvenating experience. Back in Baltimore now. Feeling more creative and open. Healthier, calmer. Reading more. Making art. Baltimore is sleepy in the summer, and this calm is just what I need.

Next week my album with Deric Dickens, "Streams," comes out. We are playing a couple cd release shows. Exciting!

7/20- Philadelphia, First Banana. w/ Kevin Diehl's Loft 5, and Quinn Dougherty/Ryan Fellhour duo. Shaun Brady wrote a nice little blurb about our show for the Philadelphia City Paper. Check it out here: http://citypaper.net/event-detail.php?12431
band on 7/20 is JG (as), Kenny Warren (tpt), Matt Engle (bs), Deric Dickens (drums)

7/21 - Brooklyn, Korzo w/ Jon Irabagon, Stan Baguettz, Matt Mitchell, John Hebert, and Shawn Baltazor.
band on 7/21 is JG (as), Kenny Warren (tpt), Adam Hopkins (bs), Deric Dickens (drums)

Also, last minute show that should be very very exciting!!

7/29 - Brooklyn. SEEDS. w/ Nick Saia Quartet. Opening for Michael Formanek, Tim Berne, Mary Halvorson. Nick is a guitarist from NYC now living in Baltimore. He writes cool music and you should watch out for him. He's finishing at Peabody as a composition major and is making cool things happen. Joined by Toronto/Baltimore bassist, Alex Fournier, and Hartford/NYC drummer, Corey Garcia.

In August, Deric and I will hit the road again for a few more release shows for "Streams" and our duo record, "Pallaksch!"

8/16 Milwaukee WI - The Jazz Estate
JG (as), Russ Johnson (tpt), Anton Hatwich (bass), Deric Dickens (drums)

8/17 Chicago IL - Elastic Arts
JG (as), Russ Johnson (tpt), Anton Hatwich (bass), Deric Dickens (drums)

8/18 Lafayette IN - The Spot Tavern
JG (as), Deric Dickens (drums)

8/19 Chicago IL - house show (msg for address)
JG (as), Deric Dickens (drums) +
Julian Kirshner group (Jg alto, Julian drums, Eli Namay bass, tba)

There will be more stuff happening this fall. Some southern shows and definitely a Baltimore cd release. More tours this fall with Time Toss, Jazz Lunch, Words Are Not Enough. And keep your ears out for news about new Jazz Lunch album and Time Toss debut recording!



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

VIDEO FOR 1ST WORLD PROBLEMS OUT TODAY!

My friend, Lucy Bergeret, made this awesome video for my song, "1st World Problems," off of my new album with Deric Dickens, "STREAMS," with Jaimie Branch, Brian Brunsman, Ross Gallagher. Album comes out 7/21!