Posts Tagged ‘Taylor Haskins’


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Based deep in New York’s northern Adirondack mountains, Haskins leads superb Vermont musicians in a boundlessly lyrical sonic adventure; 
Green Empire not just a band, but trumpeter/composer Haskins’ notion of an “imagined utopia” where environmental priorities prevail


Describing it as “the most experimental project I’ve done, despite its sweet and melodic sound,” versatile trumpeter/composer and New Hampshire native Taylor Haskins premieres his unorthodox new quintet Green Empire on The Point [Street Date, Label Info TK].

Featuring Haskins exclusively on the rare Steiner/Crumar analog EVI (electronic valve instrument), with Brett Lanier on pedal steel, Michael Chorney on acoustic guitar, Robinson Morse on bass and Geza Carr on drums, Green Empire reveals a magical, almost folkish electro-acoustic sound world — totally unlike Haskin’s jazz-electronica project Gnosis from earlier this year, but just as bold in its way.

“These are musicians that live in Vermont, across the lake from me,” Haskins says. “I’ve been living deep in the Adirondacks near Lake Champlain for over seven years and have developed friendships with these gents. It’s really a band: it’s not ‘just a gig’ to anyone involved, it’s something that happens when we all come together. The guys were working as a unit before I met them, in Michael Chorney’s band Hollar General. I basically pilfered the band because I loved the sound so much.”


There’s a pronounced environmentalist theme to the album and the band in general: Green Empire is Haskins’ imagined ideal of a society guided by wisdom in matters relating to nature, energy production, medicine and food. “It’s a lone flying paper lantern that contains a sincere wish for the future,” Haskins says of The Point. “I see the album as a longing for this utopia, a longing for an eternal spring.”


Flutist/Composer JAMIE BAUM Inspired by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Travels in South Asia, Releases “IN THIS LIFE” (Sunnyside) Oct 8, 2013

Friday, August 9th, 2013

1363DigipakFlutist-Composer Jamie Baum Explores Her Passion For Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Informed By Her Travels in South Asia, Revealing Her Most Inspired Work To Date

In This Life
Out October 8, 2013
via Sunnyside Records



Featuring Her New Septet+ With
Amir ElSaffar, Taylor Haskins, Douglas Yates,
Chris Komer, John Escreet, Zach Lober, Jeff Hirshfield,
Dan Weiss, Samuel Torres

Long an experimenter in new chamber jazz textures and milieus, New York-based flutist/composer Jamie Baum accomplishes her biggest artistic and compositional breakthrough with the stellar In This Life, inspired by the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and inspired by her travels in South Asia.

Baum’s musical imagination and skills are not limited by her origins or circumstances – instead, they are enriched by her experiences. They help her realize In This Life, a suite of pieces for her newly mintedSeptet+ (an evolution of the longstanding and renowned Jamie Baum Septet). The recording is exciting, beguiling, memorable, warm, virtuosic and multi-layered. It is one of those treasured recordings that pulls you in, revealing more and more depth with each subsequent hearing.


Fully Altered Media **Spring 2011** Release Schedule

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011


Chris Parrello –Things I Wonder (Stray Dog Music) – January 25
Chris Parrello – guitars, compositions; Karlie Bruce – vocals/lyrics; Ian Young – saxophones; Kevin Thomas – bass; Aviv Cohen – drums; Rubin Kodheli – cello; Greg Glassman – trumpet; Rich Hinman – pedal steel


Fully Altered Media Client Release Schedule **Fall 2010**

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010


Vijay Iyer – Solo (ACT Music) – August 31
Iyer’s 1st solo piano recording


Blue Cranes – Observatories (self-released) – Sept. 14
Portland, OR chamber jazz group w/ Reed Wallsmith (saxes), Sly Pig (saxes), Rebecca Sanborn (keyboards), Keith Brush (bass), Ji Tanzer (drums)

Eddie Gomez & Cesarius Alvim – Forever (Plus Loin Music) – Sept. 14
Bass/Piano Duo w/ Eddie Gomez (bass), Cesarius Alvim (piano)

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green – Apex (Pi Recordings) – Sept. 28
w/ Mahanthappa (alto sax), Bunky Green (alto sax), Jack DeJohnette (drums on half), Jason Moran (piano), Francois Moutin (bass), Damion Reid (drums on half)


Winter/Spring 2010 Release Schedule

Sunday, January 17th, 2010


January 12
Dave Rempis & Frank Rosaly – Cyrillic (482 Music)
(saxophone & drums duo)

January 19
Colorlist – A Square White Lie (482 Music)
(Chicago minimalist electronic duo; 180-gram vinyl or download only – no CDs)

January 26
Greg Burk Quartet – Many Worlds (482 Music)
(new recording from 482 Music stalwart; American pianist based in Italy)

Sam Sadigursky – The Words Project III: Miniatures (New Amsterdam Records)
(poetry by Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, Léon de Greiff, Maxim Gorky, Fernando Pessoa + ensemble featuring vocalists Michael Leonhart, Heather Masse, Christine Correa, Jamie Leonhart, Monika Heidemann, Sunny Kim, Sadigursky + more)


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