Music News

All the music-related news I can find to share with you.

POSTED: April 26, 2016

“Parallel States” reviewed by Longplay blog in Poland

Parallel StatesRobert Ratajczak posted a nice review of Parallel States on the Polish blog, Longplay.

“Wszelkie nawiązania, bądź dostrzegalne w kompozycjach echa, stanowią zaledwie jeden z wielu składników decydujących o ostatecznym kolorycie utworów wypełniających “Parallel States”, płytę wypełnioną muzyką nasyconą ogromem przestrzeni i silnie prowokująca wyobraźnię.” READ MORE

POSTED: April 20, 2016

“Parallel States” Reviewed by Midwest Record

Parallel StatesChris Spector over at the Midwest Record gives Parallel States a short, but enthusiastic review.

“…this is one of those sets that raises the bar and sets the gold standard for its genre…” READ MORE

POSTED: April 20, 2016

“Parallel States” Reviewed by MusicZoom in Italy

Parallel StatesVittorio Lo Conte posted a nice review of Parallel States on the Italian MusicZoom website.

“Si nota subito la sua enorme preparazione e la capacità di variare, da un brano all’altro, mostrando una cultura enciclopedica su quella che è la storia del piano jazz…” READ MORE

POSTED: April 6, 2016

“Parallel States” Scheduled for June 3rd Release

Parallel StatesThe release date has been set for my new solo piano project. Parallel States will be available on CD and digital download on June 3, 2016. Look for limited edition vinyl and limited edition prints (cover art painting) coming later this summer.

You can preview the music and the artwork right here on my site. Enjoy!


POSTED: September 7, 2015

Parallel States – A collaborative project with my sister

Parallel States

My sister, Loryn Spangler-Jones (visual artist) and I have been collaborating on a new work of art and music. It’s been an exciting process of blurring the lines between visual and aural – where art is created to inspire musical composition and music is composed to inspire a visual image.

Join us for Parallel States – an exhibition showcasing the art that was created combined with a live performance of the music.

Time to Make the DoughnutsListen Here

Here’s a sample of the work we’re creating. This is an example of a solo piano piece I created inspired by Loryn’s art.

Her piece “Time to Make the Doughnuts” (shown on the left) inspired my composition, “The Sweet Life.”

(Sorry, I just couldn’t bring myself to title my piece “Time to Make the Doughnuts”)

The Sweet Life (excerpt)

POSTED: August 15, 2015

It’s a Busy Weekend of Gigs in NYC

Life is good when you get to play great music in two of NYC’s premiere jazz clubs – in one weekend. A night of original music with Tim Horner & Time Circle, and the premiere performance/recording of a live radio show for NPR with Ann Hampton Callaway and Steve Tyrell.

  • Sat

    with Tim Horner & Time Circle

    Jazz at Kitano
    38th St @ Park Avenue
    New York, NY
    Jazz Reservations: 212-885-7119

    Tim HornerPlaying a show of Tim Horner's fantastic, free-flowing music. It's rare to find someone who composes with such a sincere and distinctive voice. I'm playing with some pretty stellar musicians, at one of the best spots to hear live jazz in NYC.

    Tim Horner - drums and compositions
    Joe Locke - vibraphone
    Matthew Fries - piano
    Dean Johnson - bass

    with guest vocalist, Ema Mitrovic

  • Sun

    with Ann Hampton Callaway & Steve Tyrell


    Birdland Jazz Club
    315 W. 44th Street

    Ann Hampton CallawayThis is Cabaret
    With Ann Hampton Callaway and special guest Steve Tyrell

    The premiere performance and live recording of Ann's new radio show on NPR, "This is Cabaret."

    Recasting cabaret as an emotionally engaging experience rather than a place, host Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates intimate performances and heartfelt songs from a variety of genres: jazz, Broadway, folk , singer-songwriter, the blues, and more....