The first recording session for my next album will take place at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, from November 13th to 17th.
Matt Garstka will be on the drums once again, as will Casimir Liberski on keyboards. But this time I'm adding Tareq Rantisi on percussion and Sarpay Ozcagatay on flute. My Berklee peeps!
I might add horns during another session later this year. We'll see how it goes.
Some of the new music is pretty unusual for me; I'm exploring some parts of my sensibility that had been hidden all that time. I'm pretty much done with the math-jazz-polymeter grooves and the logical, minimalistic forms. This time it's about the pleasure of the ear first (whatever that means). The tunes are less based on bass/drum grooves; There's more counterpoint, melody, and the harmonies are more diverse than before. There's even some silly musical humour, and possibly a song, with real human voice on it!
I'm excited and anxious at the same time, like a pregnant woman waiting for the baby she conceived with her new husband!