I’m truly happy to announce the release of my newest recording, Radiant Others. This album is a set of original and traditional klezmer music with me as the lead melody player on trombone, backed up by the futuristic, yet still danceable sounds of Nick Millevoi on guitars, and Christopher McDonald on keyboards.
Those of you who know me and my work from places like Klezkamp and Klezkanada know that I’ve been slowly developing my technique and ideas from being a traditional accompaniment player to figuring out how to play klezmer melodies with all the ornaments and feeling of the typical lead instruments. This album is my chance to share the results of this work. As far as I know, this is the first album in klezmer to feature the trombone as the main lead instrument. I can’t wait for you all to hear it.
Radiant Others will be officially released digitally and as a CD on September 29th 2017. You can pre-order the album from Bandcamp:
And if you’re planning on coming to Klezkanada, there will be a special chance to purchase the CDs early in person!
Here’s a live video from a recent concert that is a good preview of this music:
In addition to being the title of my album, Radiant Others will also be the name of a klezmer music podcast that I will be releasing in August. In this podcast, I sit down with musicians whose artistic lives are deeply connected to the Klezmer Revival of the 1970s and 80s to talk about music, and especially klezmer. Stay tuned for the release of our first episode in the coming weeks.
Thank you all for listening.