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).


Friday Links

June 19, 2009


It’s been an active week in the blogosphere, so our old friends the Friday Linx are back to share some of their highlights.

Dave Douglas contemplates “Jazz in the Digital Age” in his inaugural guest post on NPR’s new jazz blog, A Blog Supreme.

AccuJazz.com Jazz Brand Director Lucas Gillian shines the spotlight on some of his favorite new releases, including music from Darcy James Argue, The Fully Celebrated, Michael Musillami and Positive Catastrophe among many others.

The Ottawa Citizen‘s Peter Hum tells us Vijay Iyer compsitions are being used as cues on ESPN and explores the many ways jazz musicians can use the Web to snare new fans.

Hypebot reports that digital music will account for 83% of recorded music sales by 2013.

Adam Singer compares Internet marketing to chess at The Future Buzz.


TONY Live Review: Positive Catastrophe

May 11, 2009
Photo by Laal Shams/Hank Shteamer

Photo by Laal Shams/Hank Shteamer

Time Out New York‘s Hank Shteamer reviews the opening night of Positive Catastrophe‘s CD release concerts at Jazz Gallery this past weekend in the publication’s blog, The Volume, calling the event “an excellent showcase for the band’s singular blend of the festive and the avant-garde.”

The group was celebrating the release of its debut recording, Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records).


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.”