Here is a piece I composed/played for a performance at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem - for the opening 2017 season of New York's ADCA. The piece is written as a homage to the elusive, startling, cryptic, scheming, Cassius has a mean and hungry look, Australian Magpie. Under the direction of the inimitable conductor - Tania Leon.
The Latest recording
Notes from the Underscore - Ten Years with Florentine Films - - Great Thanks too Ropeadope Records, PBS, and Florentine Films!
Released by Ropeadope Records on September 1 2017 - I am really excited to share this music and Yusef's poems as read by him.
Music written for the worlds largest instrument - Carillon Bells (See Image below of one of the bass bells --Recorded high atop Yale University's Harkness Tower in November 2016 and performed by bellringer Paige Breen), Tam Tam Drum, small choir, waterphone, small string section, electronics, and field recordings captured in Vietnam. The Bells were mastered by Bryan Pugh. Released January 20th 2017.
William Parker (bass), Daniel Carter (reeds_horns), Rubin Kodheli (cello), Elizabeth Brown (Dan Bao, Shakuhachi, Theremin), Jay Frederick (drums), DC (piano, waterphone) Recorded and Mastered by Rick Kwan - January 2013 at Brooklyn Recording
Film Score for the DOCUMENTARY FILM NOT WORKING, in conversation with Studs Terkel's Working in 2011. Rich Hinman (pedal steel), Putnam Murdock (guitars), Rubin Kodheli (cello), Rosa Gilmore (violin), Jay Frederick (drums), DC (piano). Recorded and Mixed by Bryan Pugh at Bunker Studios, Brooklyn NY. Mastered at Blackler Mastering June 2012.
Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Gilad Ronen (bass clarinet_clarinet), Jay Frederick (drums), DC (piano). Recorded and Mixed by Bryan Pugh at N.6th Media Labs, Brooklyn NY and Mastered at Blackler Mastering, March 2008
DC (piano), Recorded at Avatar Studios NYC_Mixed_Mastered by Bryan Pugh
A selection from a residency at The Rockwood Music Hall NYC from January - March 2009. Jay Frederick_Bill Mead (drums), Estelle Bajou (violin), Daniel Carter (reeds and horns), Dan Brantigan (flugel horn), Matthew Hamilton (banjo), Aaron Jonah Lewis (violin), Mike Brown (bass), DC Piano - Thanks Ken and The Rockwood Music Hall.
Chris Speed (clarinet) Cody Geil (violin), Mike Brown (bass), Brian Ravitsky (drums), Bryan Pugh (baritone saxophone), Jessica Goodkin (vocal), Putnam Murdock (guitar), Bruce Bell (Dobro), Trombone, Dan Brantigan (flugel horn). Recorded at Mission Sound Studios_Mix_Master_Matt Sandowski, March 2007