So I started directing the Rice University Big Band this fall. Our first concert of the year will be on November 2nd, 6:30 pm at the RMC Grand Hall on Rice University campus. We’ll be playing arrangements from the Count Basie library, as well as arrangements of songs by Oliver Nelson, Rodgers/Hart, and Nat King Cole. Come on out!
My band Etched In The Eye has just released a new record. The personnel of the group is me on alto and baritone saxes, Robert Pearson on keyboards, and Sandy Ewen on guitar. This group is a bit hard to categorize, as it is all improvised but does not fall into the usual genres of free jazz, improvised music or avant garde. However, I’m very proud of this record, and its blistering intensity. You can listen to it at this link:https://sandyewen.bandcamp.com/album/etched-in-the-eye