MUSIC NEWS, July 2014 Czechmate CDrelease is scheduled in Prague's oldest Jazz club REDUTA on July 23rd, 2014. Don't miss out on this show! It is my hope that US CD release will take place mid December in New York City, so stay tuned for more details.
Early August I'll be touring Slovakia and Hungary with an amazing tenor saxophonist Rick Margitza. Here is a poster of this mini-tour: MUSIC NEWS, May 2014 My latest quartet album "Czechmate" was released in Europe on New Port Line label in December 2013. Personnel:
Joel Frahm - tenor and soprano saxophones Pavel Wlosok - acoustic piano, compositions Steve Haines - acoustic bass Bill Campbell - drums
It's hard copy will be exclusively available on this website starting August 2014. The electronic copy will be available at many online retailers, such as iTunes and Amazon later this summer. Here is a promo video in HD, where you can preview the art work and listen to excerpts from the album (8min):
MUSIC NEWS, July 2012 My trio CD album "Live at the Grey Eagle: Jubilee Suite" was released in July 2012 on New Port Line label. Personnel:
Mike McGuirk - acoustic bass Pavel Wlosok - fender rhodes, compositions John Riley - drums
Available on iTunes, Amazon, or via direct support HERE on this website (Paypal preferred). Here is a promo video in HD, where you can preview the art work and listen to excerpts from the album (4min):
PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS Most of my latest sets can be found on my Flick pages HERE. I've been working with Nikon D800 since August 2012 and although it took a while to get used to its very sensitive 36.4 MP sensor I'm glad that I've upgraded from the previous model of D700. I've also upgraded my printer to CANON pixma model, which does 19x13 prints on artistic rag paper. It makes great looking prints, which last up to 200 years!
RECORDING ARTS NEWS My latest studio recording (April, 2014) has just been mixed to GP9 tape via analog means. It features wonderful playing by NYC-based guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Zack Page, and drummer Evan Martin. Scheduled for release in 2015, this one features a few songs by Paul as well as my originals. Stay tuned…
My last year's jazz trio/quartet album featuring Grammy Award NYC-based artist Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone, Mike Holstein on acoustic bass, and Marian Sevcik on drums is awaiting a release later in 2014. Stay tuned…
All my album productions have been recorded using hand selected vintage tube microphones and preamps by Neumann, Sony, Telefunken, AKG, Royer, and Coles as well as world-class converters by SSL C200 and Prism Sound ADA8-XR. The mixing stage consists of both digital (protools) and analog processing exclusively utilizing tube and solid state outboard gear by both vintage and modern manufacturers such as Manley, Tube-Tech, Neumann, Studer, Summit Audio, and Neve. The final mixes are then run straight into 1/2" tape, which in my opinion renders the best results, mainly due to natural compression and saturation of analog tape. This process can NOT be replaced or substituted for using virtual plugins, which we have tried all.