Noah Preminger Interview x 2

April 20, 2009
Noah Preminger

Noah Preminger

On Tuesday, April 21st, listeners will have two chances to hear conversations with young tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger in advance of his quartet’s performance at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 this Friday night.

Preminger will be interviewed at 10 a.m. by Chuck Obuchowski on West Hartford’s WWUH 91.3 FM and at 6 p.m. by Chris Sampson on Storrs’ WHUS 91.7 FM.  

If you’re not in the area, you can always listen on the Web. 

And, you can also read a short preview of the gig on Richard Kamins’ Hartford Courant blog, See! Hear!


Harris Eisenstadt On WKCR 4/8

April 7, 2009
Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt will host this week’s edition of WKCR 89.9 FM‘s Wednesday Musician’s Show from 6-9 PM.

Listen in as he previews music from his forthcoming October release, Canada Day (Clean Feed), shares a private multi-track recording of his nonet’s March residency at IBeam and spins tracks from other musicians he admires.


Dragon’s Head + Shakti On CMJ Jazz Top 20

March 5, 2009

We’re pleased to report the Mary Halvorson Trio’s Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12 Records), released October 28th, has returned to the top 20 on this week’s CMJ Jazz Chart (#1092).

The same chart features David S. Ware’s Shakti (AUM Fidelity) at #12, the slot it’s maintained for the past three weeks.


David S. Ware Track On Tonight’s Jazz on 3

January 19, 2009

Tonight’s episode of BBC 3’s Jazz on 3 features the track “Crossing Samsara” from David S. Ware’s Shakti, coming January 27th on AUM Fidelity.

This is Ware’s first studio recording since 2003, and the recorded debut of his newest working ensemble featuring guitarist Joe Morris, bassist William Parker and drummer Warren Smith.

During the segment, host Jez Nelson calls Ware “unquestionably one of the most forceful and original voices in contemporary saxophone” and Shakti  “a fabulous, welcome return”.

Listeners in the UK can hear the program, which also features an exclusive studio session by the Gail Brand/Mark Sanders Duo and tracks from other artists’ new releases, live starting at 11:15 p.m., while the rest of us can tune in via the show’s Web site for up to a week after it airs.


Mary Halvorson Trio To Perform Live On WNYC’s Soundcheck Today

December 22, 2008

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson and her acclaimed trio, featuring bassist John Hebert and drummer Ches Smith, will perform live on today’s episode of the popular WNYC radio program, Soundcheck, hosted by John Schaefer.

The group will be performing music from its debut CD, Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12).

If you miss the show’s original airing, streaming audio will be available from the show’s Web page.  

Update: An MP3 file of the entire segment is directly downloadable from this link.


Mary Halvorson Trio Live On WFMU

December 18, 2008
Mary Halvorson Trio in the WFMU studio

Mary Halvorson Trio in the WFMU studio

The Mary Halvorson Trio‘s live performance on WFMU’s The Long Rally, recorded on Wednesday, December 10th, can now be heard on the station’s Web site.

The set included performances of three pieces from the band’s acclaimed debut, Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12 Records), as well as a new piece called “No. 11”. 

Check out the music, available as individual MP3’s, here.