All the music-related news I can find to share with you.
POSTED: April 26, 2016
Robert 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.”
POSTED: April 20, 2016
Chris 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…”
POSTED: April 20, 2016
Vittorio 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…”
POSTED: April 6, 2016
The 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
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.
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
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.
Jazz at Kitano
38th St @ Park Avenue
New York, NY
Jazz Reservations: 212-885-7119
Playing 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
Birdland Jazz Club
315 W. 44th Street
This 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....