Sunday, January 27, 2013

Old Time Musketry CD Release Party TONIGHT!

Yes, it is upon us!

I'm very excited to invite you to a special concert to celebrate the release of "Different Times", the debut album by Old Time Musketry.

We're proud of this recording as a document of our music after more than 3 years of playing together. I'm honored to get to play with such dedicated, awesome musicians who are also my good friends. The band has evolved a lot over the years and continues to grow, we have a lot of new music to share with you! We would love it if you would join us for an evening of music and hanging out......

Sunday, January 27th at 8pm
The Firehouse Space (246 Frost St, Brooklyn)
$10 cover


Adam Schneit - Saxophone and Clarinet
JP Schlegelmilch - Piano and Accordion
Phil Rowan - Bass
Max Goldman - Drums and Melodica

The latest reviews from Downbeat and Time Out NY:

“4 stars“…”Old Time Musketry weaves through a variety of musical styles, never binding themselves to a single idea while asserting their own identity.”
–Jon Ross, DownBeat Magazine

“…a subtle yet engaging new release…The group’s idiosyncratic sound palette touches on klezmer, free jazz, R&B and sepia-toned marches.”
–Time Out New York

The First Four Notes


Earlier this week I attended a salon-style event at Ethan Iverson's studio where he and Matthew Guerrieri played a four-hands piano transcription of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Ethan remarked on the "salon" aspect of the evening, referring to the 19th century recreational activity of sightreading music for a small audience in the evening.
My listening was distracted a little because I had volunteered to turn pages for them, but it really inspired me to listen seriously to this piece again. I found the second movement particularly extraordinary.
Then Mr. Guerrieri gave a lecture based on themes from his new book about the Fifth, The First Four Notes. It was really fascinating, I can't wait to check it out. And I can't wait for his upcoming appearance on the Colbert report!