I am very proud of flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi. Their duo, known as Righteous Girls, performs twice in Japan this week. They are presenting their Gathering Blue project, recorded on New Focus Records, at Horie Arte, 1-18-17 Kita-Horie, Osaka, Japan, on June 3rd and 5th at 7:30 PM.
Gathering Blue features composers Ambrose Akinmusire, Andy Akiho, Dave Molk, Jonathan Ragonese, Pascal Le Bouef, Randy Woolf, and Vijay Iyer. Gina and Erika have also included my duo “For Milton:” an homage to Milton Babbitt that mixes serial outer sections with a slice of swing in the middle.
I’m excited to have my music visit Japan: I hope to get there myself someday!
This Friday at Joe’s Pub, Righteous Girls celebrate the release of their New Focus CD gathering blue, which contains my composition For Milton. Doors open at 6 and the show is at 7 PM (Get tickets here).
Today sees the release of Righteous Girls’s debut album on New Focus Recordings, Gathering Blue. My composition “For Milton” is on it. You may purchase the recording from iTunes here.
Below is another “teaser track” from the album, this one featuring composer and steel pan performer Andy Akiho.
I am thrilled that on July 10th Righteous Girls are releasing their debut album, Gathering Blue, on New Focus Recordings . It contains works by Andy Akiho, Akinmusire, Pascal Le Boeuf, Vijay Iyer, Dave Molk, Mike Perdue, Jonathan Ragonese, and Randy Woolf, as well as my own “For Milton,” an homage to Milton Babbitt that is influenced in equal parts by jazz and serialism. Gathering Blue received a NewMusic USA Project Grant, a very competitive award to garner. There will be a release party for the CD at Joe’s Pub on August 7th, followed by a tour supporting the CD with dates in Washington DC, Baltimore MD, and Carrboro NC.
Why should pop stars have all the fun? Check out a new video for Andy Akiho’s “NO one to kNOW one,” featuring our friends Righteous Girls.