Here is a Soundcloud playlist of a few of the things we played on the first Unanimous Sources gig. This was recorded live with a Edirol R9 on a mic stand at the edge of the stage.
Post gig band selfie: (l to r) Cyrus, Jesse, Dan, Ray, Simon, and Jeff
Ben Lamar Gay, Jeff Albert, Matt Lux, and Quin Kirchner at The Hungry Brain in Chicago on September 9, 2018
Here is a review (in Italian) of the Trapper Keaper concert at Deltablues Fest in Rovigo, IT. We opened for the Rovigo Conservatory Big Band with guest artist Mike Stern. Link to review page in Italian.
From left to right: Frank Gratkowski, Steve Heather, Tobias Delius, Antonio Borghini (hidden behind Toby), and me. Thanks to Donna Lee for the photo.
Marcello, Will and I did a performance/workshop at the Academia musicale Giuseppe Verdi on the island of San Servolo in Venice. The students were very receptive and Marcello was an active translator. The ride back was a trip too.
I co-led the band for a set called “Yes We Can: The Songs of New Orleans” to close out the 2017 Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago. It was quite a party. My friend Dennis McDonough got some photos (as usual).
Clap your hands now, people get ready.
Isaiah Spencer and Steve Marquette.
Sima and Ben…all hats and backgrounds.
Ayanna says, “if you can’t find something wrong with your mind, you better find something wrong with her.”
The horn section…
Liam partys with the people.
View from the stage at Jazz Fest 2017 with The Meters.
These photos were taken by friend and music fan Dennis McDonough.
Our fabulous background singers (who each sang some lead as well), Ayana Woods, Macie Stewart, and Sima Cunningham
and Principal Instigator Steve Marquette.
The Loyola website making it look like I hang out with the cool people.
Mars Williams has done a concert of Albert Ayler’s music mashed up with Christmas music for 9 years now. The last two years have included a New Orleans version. Here is a collection of images from the December 13, 2016 performance at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans with Mars Williams, Jeff Albert, Rob Cambre, Helen Gillet, Jesse Morrow, and Paul Thibodeaux.