Big in Japan

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 andContinue reading “Big in Japan”

Reiko Fueting: Names, Erased (CD Preview)

My friend and former Manhattan School of Music colleague Reiko Fueting has had a portrait CD released on New Focus Recordings. The program is very thoughtfully constructed, with chamber pieces for varying forces interspersed with solo vocal pieces from the song cycle ” …gesammeltes Schweigen.” The latter are performed with affecting poise by Nani Fueting. TheContinue reading “Reiko Fueting: Names, Erased (CD Preview)”

Out Today: Righteous Girls, “Gathering Blue”

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.

Righteous Girls: Gathering Blue

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 isContinue reading “Righteous Girls: Gathering Blue”