A view from the back of the stage during The Meters performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015.
My new CD with Dave Cappello will be released on March 24, 2015, and will be available in digital format from all the standard places. You can buy the physical CD through the Breakfast for Dinner Records bandcamp page, and that includes high quality downloads as well.
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Here are two videos from our July 2014 tour. These were shot at a lovely house concert in Raleigh, NC.
For Downbeat Magazine’s 80th Anniversary, they published a list of the 80 coolest things in jazz. #41 is New Orleans, and Open Ears got a brief mention in the article:
At…events like Jeff Albert’s Open Ears Music Series, improvising players innovate new sonic concepts on the fly, giving listeners direct and immediate access to their creative process.
Kind words from Bill Meyer in his Still Single review of the new Steve Marquette album.
“There and everywhere, trombonist Jeff Albert connects the dots between freeform blubber, steeplechase charge, and languid ardor so naturally that the distance between his stylistic touchstones never even comes to mind.”
“The Tree on the Mound” was released in January, but fortunately a few nice folks still remember it in December. It received an “Honorable Mention” in the New York City Jazz Record Best of 2013 list, and was named as one of nola.com’s Best Jazz Records of 2013. Both lists put us in some humbling company.
Thanks for a great 2013. See you next year.