Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Daniel Levin Quartet in Portugal and France!

Daniel Levin Quartet Tour Dates!

Tuesday, 22 February, 9:00 pm

Espace Vauban
17 avenue Georges Clémenceau 29200 Brest, France

Thursday, 24 February

Casa da Musica
Av. da Boavista 4149 4150 Porto, Portugal

Friday, 25 February

Portalegre Jazz Fest
Praça da República, 7300 Portalegre, Portugal

Sunday, 27 February and Monday, 28 February

R. do Arco do Cego, 1000 Lisboa, Portugal

Debut Recording of Nate Wooley Quintet in March!

The debut recording of my quintet, (Put Your) Hands Together, is going to be out in March from Clean Feed Records. This is a series of compositions for jazz quintet that we've been working on and were dedicated to the women who have raised me into the fine upstanding gent I am today.

I was listening to the masters the other night and, yeah, it's kind of the over the top Grammy acceptance speech way of saying it, but I am honored and humbled by the guys in the band. They took some tunes that vacillated somewhere between a rock solid concept that was really hard to pull off to kind of a half baked idea that needed some musical love and stuck it out while I got it together to make a jazz album (my first real "jazz" album as a leader) that I think is a pretty personal statement. That's a big deal for me. It's scary and wonderful and I'm in that phase where "my baby's the cutest" with it, so don't burst my bubble. Drop me a line if you want to reserve a copy. I really think it is going to be a fun one.....

Nate Wooley Quintet....featuring Josh Sinton, Harris Eisenstadt, Matt Moran, and Eivind Opsvik....pic by Peter Gannushkin!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lytton/Wooley and Lytton/Wooley/Vandermark Dates

For the first time since their recent release, Creak Above 33 on Evan Parker's Psi imprint, the duo of British percussionist Paul Lytton and American trumpeter Nate Wooley hits the U.S.

There's lots and lots of special guests on these shows, including a great trio with Joe Morris that I've wanted to do for a long time, two trio shows with the great Ikue Mori, a couple of hits with a new quartet with C. Spencer Yeh and Okkyung Lee, the new recording of Seven Storey Mountain (with the monster Corsano/Lytton drum double team), tons of fun in Chicago and a tour with the inimitable Ken Vandermark! Try and make it out if you can. If you can't find info about times and addresses, drop me a line at natewooley@gmail.com and I'll make it happen!

March 2nd
The Stone
New York, NY
...8 pm Lytton/Wooley
10 pm Lytton/Wooley/Ikue Mori

March 4th
Sonic Circuits
Washington, DC
Sam Pluta/Peter Evans/Jim Altieri

March 5th
Ars Nova
Vox Populi Gallery
Lytton/Wooley/C. Spencer Yeh/Okkyung Lee

March 6th
Buffalo, NY

March 7th
Cornell University
Time and Place TBA

March 8th
Bard College
Time and Place TBA
Lytton/Wooley/Ikue Mori

March 9th
NEC masterclass
6 pm

Lily Pad
9 pm
Lytton/Wooley/Joe Morris

March 11
Seven Storey Mountain
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
Lytton/Wooley/Chris Corsano/C. Spencer Yeh/David Grubbs/Matt Moran/Chris Dingman
Live Recording!

March 12
New York, NY
Lytton/Wooley/C. Spencer Yeh/Okkyung Lee
Also Christine Bard/Jim Pugliese and Vincent Chancey

March 15
Sugar Maple
Milwaukee, WI

March 16
The Hideout
Chicago, IL
Lytton/Vandermark Wooley

March 17
Chicago, IL
Lytton/Wooley/Dave Rempis/Michael Zerang/Jim Baker/Jason Roebke/Jeb Bishop/Kent Kessler

March 18
The Stone
8 pm Ken Vandermark/Joe McPhee
10 pm Lytton/Vandermark/Wooley

and just for kicks

March 19
The Stone
10 pm Vandermark/Morris/Wooley

When you're #3 You Try Harder

Proud to say...the Argentinean music mag El Intruso held their annual critics poll and I was voted #3 in the trumpet category. Okay, why not #1? I hear you, I could be trying harder. I'll get on that, but think that Peter Evans and Taylor Ho Bynum are pretty inspiring choices for #s 1 and 2.

Some nice votes for Creak Above 33, Tooth and Nail, and Trumpet/Amplifier in the annual musicians polls as well.

You can see the whole thing here: