Positive Catastrophe Trio At Barbès Tonight

December 21, 2009

A scaled down and more mobile trio version of the 10-piece avant-salsa ensemble Positive Catastrophe will perform the early set tonight at Barbès in Brooklyn.

This new incarnation features Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Reut Regev (trombone) and Abraham Gomez-Delgado (Hybrid Guitar percussion set).

Check out this video of co-leaders Bynum and Gomez-Delgado performing music from the band’s debut Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records) in the Time Out New York offices this past May.


Positive Catastrophe At New Languages Festival Tonight

September 25, 2009
Photo by Heather Conley

Photo by Heather Conley

Positive Catastrophe will perform tonight at the ongoing New Languages Festival at McCarren Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The brainchild of cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum and multi-instrumentalist/composer Abraham Gomez-Delgado, this self-described trans-idiomatic little big band connects the musical dots between intergalactic jazz legend Sun Ra and iconic Latin Jazz innovator Eddie Palmieri.

The group, which will be performing music from its acclaimed debut release, Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records), also features Mark Taylor (French horn), Reut Regev (trombone), Jim Hobbs (alto sax), Matt Bauder (tenor and baritone sax), Pete Fitzpatrick (guitar), Alvaro Benavides (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).


Taylor Ho Bynum In August

August 10, 2009
Photo by Hilary McHone

Photo by Hilary McHone

Cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum won’t be leading any of his own groups during the month of August per se, but he will play three dates in NYC with three different bands that feature him as a co-leader.

Those bands include The Throes (formerly the Nate Wooley/Taylor Ho Bynum Quartet) with special guest Soo-Jung Kae, a collective trio with Joe Morris (on bass) and Abraham Gomez-Delgado, and The Thirteenth Assembly with Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone and Tomas Fujiwara.

The Throes with special guest Soo-Jung Kae
Tuesday, August 11th at Douglas Street Music Collective (Brooklyn, NY)

Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris/Abraham Gomez-Delgado
Monday, August 24th at The Local 269 (New York, NY)

The Thirteenth Assembly
Sunday, August 25th at Freddie’s Bar & Backroom (Brooklyn, NY)

Please stay tuned for more news about Taylor’s forthcoming record, Madeleine Dreams (Firehouse 12 Records), and the September 19th CD release event at The Jazz Gallery.


Positive Catastrophe Visits Time Out New York

May 8, 2009


In anticipation of their CD release shows at New York’s Jazz Gallery tonight and tomorrow, Positive Catastrophe co-leaders Taylor Ho Bynum and Abraham Gomez-Delgado dropped by Time Out New York for a short, impromptu performance.

Check it out in this entry in the publication’s blog, The Volume.


Reminder: Positive Catastrophe At Jazz Gallery This Weekend

May 7, 2009
Photo by Heather Conley

Photo by Heather Conley

On Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th, Positive Catastrophe will celebrate the release of its debut recording, Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records), with a two-night stand at New York’s Jazz Gallery.  

The brainchild of cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum and multi-instrumentalist/composer Abraham Gomez-Delgado, this self-described trans-idiomatic little big band connects the musical dots between intergalactic jazz legend Sun Ra and iconic Latin Jazz innovator Eddie Palmieri

Founded in 2007, the group brings together some of most adventurous jazz and salsa musicians in New York.  These performances will feature Jen Shyu (voice and erhu), Mark Taylor (French horn), Reut Regev (trombone), Jim Hobbs (alto sax), Michaël Attias (baritone sax), Pete Fitzpatrick (guitar), Alvaro Benavides (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums). 

Time Out New York explains, “Positive Catastrophe pools the resources of two outstanding bandleaders: the ever-searching avant-jazz cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, and Abraham Gomez-Delgado, head of the eclectic alterna-Latino outfit Zemog El Gallo Bueno…full of swagger and groove, it combines Mingus-esque polyphonic momentum with vibrantly off-kilter world-funk.”


Positive Catastrophe CD Release Concerts At Jazz Gallery May 8th and 9th

March 13, 2009
Photo by Heather Conley.

Photo by Heather Conley

On Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th, Positive Catastrophe will celebrate the release of its debut recording, Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records), with a two-night stand at New York’s Jazz Gallery.

The brainchild of cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum and multi-instrumentalist/composer Abraham Gomez-Delgado, this self-described trans-idiomatic ten-piece little big band connects the musical dots between intergalactic jazz legend Sun Ra and iconic Latin Jazz innovator Eddie Palmieri

Founded in 2007, the group brings together some of most adventurous jazz and salsa musicians in New York.  These performances will feature Jen Shyu (voice and erhu), Mark Taylor (French horn), Reut Regev (trombone), Jim Hobbs (alto sax), Michaël Attias (baritone sax), Pete Fitzpatrick (guitar), Alvaro Benavides (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums). 

Time Out New York explains, “Positive Catastrophe pools the resources of two outstanding bandleaders: the ever-searching avant-jazz cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, and Abraham Gomez-Delgado, head of the eclectic alterna-Latino outfit Zemog El Gallo Bueno…full of swagger and groove, it combines Mingus-esque polyphonic momentum with vibrantly off-kilter world-funk.”