Archive for June, 2009

Chris Potter on New York Times Popcast

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Fully Altered client, Chris Potter was featured on this past week’s New York Times Music Popcast, the weekly music podcast from the pop critics of the New York Times.  Contributor Ben Sisario invited Chris to perform in the paper’s studios.  He plays a lengthy solo saxophone version of “Body & Soul,” the popular song written in 1930 by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton and Johnny Green and popularized by tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, among others.  Potter also talks about the music on his newest album, “Ultrahang” (Artistshare) with his band, Underground.  You can subscribe to the New York Times Popcast in iTunes or access it from the Times’ website here.

Show Order:
1. Jon Pareles reviews “Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs)” by Patterson Hood
2. Ben Ratliff on “A Man’s Thoughts” by Ginuwine.
3. Chris Potter performs in [the New York Times] studio[s].

Listen here.

Sia Michel, the pop music editor is the host.

Fully Altered offers “web-savvy” services

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Peter Hums informative Ottawa Citizen jazz blog logo

Peter Hum's informative Ottawa Citizen jazz blog

Check out the nice words Canadian journalist and blogger Peter Hum, of the Ottawa Citizen, had to say about us:

I suspect that for Indie musicians, jazz or otherwise, life was so much simpler when the only game in town for online promotion was MySpace.

Now, the Web-based methods of promoting one’s music are bewildering. Which of the many music selling/sharing/promoting websites offers bangs for the bucks and time invested? Grandaddy MySpace? Reverbnation? Internet radio services like AccuJazz Radio? And what about the cutting-edge webtools from outfits such as and Or the Web-savvy services of publicists like Matt Merewitz of Fully Altered or Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR or the folks at Topspin?

Friday June 19: Two Excellent Client Events in New York City

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Vijay Iyer (photo credit: Christopher Drukker)
Vijay Iyer (photo credit: Christopher Drukker)

Friday, June 19 – 8pm (doors 7:30)
VIJAY IYER TRIO performing at Harlem’s Temple M
Vijay Iyer, piano
Stephan Crump, bass
Marcus Gilmore, drums

555 West 141st Street (East of Broadway)
New York, NY 10031
Subways: 1 train to 137 & Broadway (City College) or A/B/C/D to 145 & St-Nicholas


Recent Fully Altered Placements: Herrera, Lehman, Rudder, Potter

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

With Facebook and Twitter going strong these days, it’s often easy to forget to update my website from time to time with client news and such.

Magos Herreras Distancia

Magos Herrera's "Distancia"

This past Wednesday morning, I got word from my main man Patrick Jarenwattananon at NPR Music that the anticipated review of Magos Herrera‘s new disc Distancia was going to air on NPR’s All Things Considered that day, I was pretty stoked (to use the parlance of our times).  While performing that day’s other tasks (organizing a mailing with Stephen, preparing press releases and advance lists), I missed the story airing live on the radio but caught it online about an hour after it aired.  Reviewer Tom Moon‘s enthusiastic review of the disc catapulted the CD straight to the Top 50 in Music on  And as of tonight, almost 4 days later, Distancia still sits at #85 in the overall music rankings on Amazon and after a day-long reign on Thursday at #1 on the iTunes Jazz album chart (followed by most of Friday at #2), Magos is now at #6 on that chart.  Not too shabby.  Look out for Magos performing live at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 3rd and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 12.


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