My new CD called Synkkä Metsä ( Dark Forest ) will be out this August. It’s jazz instrumental versions of Finnish Folk songs. Featured on the disc are; Alejandro Urzagaste – guitar, Clark Sommers – bass, and Mike Schlick – drums. I’m playing tenor sax.
Notes:CD release party for my new recording ” Synkkä Metsä ” or Dark Forest. Finnish folk songs played in jazz styles !
Come down and get your signed copy
I’m playing tenor, Alejandro Urzagaste – guitar , Clark Sommers – bass and Mike Schlick – drums
These guys were amazing ! So glad I got to play a few tunes with them. Gabriel Coburger – sax and flute, Ken Norris – vocals, Matthäus Winnitzki – keyboards, Sven Kerschek – bass. We were at the same festival , Juu Jääb , in Estonia on Muhumaa Island .
I really enjoyed playing in Estonia at the beginning of July. They have a real sweet little jazz fest on Muhumaa island. Very beautiful place. I played a few tunes with a wonderful band from Hamburg , Germany called Gabriel Coburger and Quintet Jean Paul. Also got to play with some great players from Sweden , Hakan Lewin ( alto sax ) , Aldo Meristo ( Estonia – piano ) , Wade Mikkola ( Finland – bass ) and Thomas Tornroos ( Finland – drums )
Here I am performing as my alter ego , Honey West, in Morris Gearring’s show ” Something About Oscar ”
a tribute to the late great Oscar Brown jr. , with Calvin Koko Brunson, Kwame Steve Cobb, Harrison Bankhead, and Enoch Williamson. Morris is taking his wonderful show to NYC in a few weeks. I hope they have sold out shows and much success !
Chicago Calling will play a fun hip gig at the MCA Tuesday Jazz series on June 9th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Here we are at the Cafe Logan after a great gig there. Thanks again Judith Stein of the Hyde Park Jazz Society for having us !