DADADAH is on sabbatical right now while Kitty composes new material.
For the right price, we are always available for tour and concert appearances.
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Not missing any beats, here's a bit of what DDD members are up to:
DDD trombonist Chris Washburne is teaching
as a full professor of jazz at Columbia University while continuing
to gig at night in NYC's salsa scene and host two weekly Latin Jazz
jams with his S.Y.O.T.O.S. bandThursdays at the Nuyorican Poets
Cafe (236 E. 3rd, NYC) and Sundays at SMOKE (2751 Broadway). Find out
more at www.jazzcorner.com/washburne/.
Chris is recording Sonar Como Una Tromba Larga, composed in
1998 for him by Brazelton after a decade together in DADADAH, for release
on Kitty's upcoming CRI CD of instrumental chamber music. Brazelton's
CRI CD will include performances by the Manhattan Brass Quintet and
California EAR Unit of compositions she has written for them, and is
funded by the Aaron Copland Fund for recording and the Mary Flagler
DDD cellist Martha Colby is leading her
own Thing3, "a rock band disguised as a folk trio", singing and composing
while playing cello with guitarist John Ceban and percussionist Jen
Gilleran at the Knitting Factory and other venues
DDD guitarist Rolf Sturm is also playing
around town very actively with his quartet Feed The Meter (Rolf Sturm:
guitar & vocalectomy, Jody Espina: saxophonetics & vox, Grisha Alexiev:
drummunition, and Kip Sophos: bass humor) who are hard at work on their
2nd CD release you can pick up their first "Violation" at amazon.com,
cdnow.com or by clicking to home.earthlink.net/~rolfgtr/
and following the dots. Rolf has also released a solo jazz CD "Solo
Acoustic" and can be heard with his brother bassist Hans Sturm and percussionist
Glen Velez on CD "Back Home" in 10 original brother-written compositions.
Beloved wild-man guitarist Hui Cox is
busier than "a one-legged man in a ass kicking contest" (his
words) with his ten-year-old company "Bent Note Media", playing,
producing (Sara K, Baba Olatunjiwhich won Cox a Grammy nomination)
and recording his own CDs while computer-consulting on media- and film-oriented
projects with such clients as Columbia University, The New School for
Social Research, and The School of Visual Arts.
DDD saxophonist Michael Attias has included
DADADAH-ans Mark Taylor (horn) and Chris Washburne (trombone) in his
Michael Attias Sextet (Knit Fac 6/4/01) and Nimble Time Quartet. Michael
received a New York Foundation for the Arts Composer Fellowship in 2000.
Attias's sax-work can be heard on Ed Ratliff's recent release "Wong
Fei-Hong Meets Little Strudel" and on Peep's
"Joy of Being" as well as on his own self-released CD.
Mid-era DDD sax, composer/bandleader Phillip
Johnston released "Normalology" in January 2001 while
he toured Australia with "The Unknown", continued his collaboration
with Art Spiegelman on DRAWN TO DEATH: a comic book opera, reunited
the Microscopic Septet, and had a baby, Max, with his wife Hilary. Find
out more at his hilariously pointed website home.earthlink.net/~philjohnston/
which plays great MIDI PJ compositions while you read his bad
Check out the amazing activities of DDD jazz hornist Mark
Taylor on his website home.earthlink.net/~taymons/.
There you will find his five bands including the Quietland Project with
Myra Melford and soprano Bourque Simmons (their CD was reviewed by Bob
Blumenthal in Atlantic Monthly) and the widely-touring Matheny/Taylor
Quartet with Dmitri Matheny of SF, as well as film projects "Deep
Shaft," "In All Her Spit And Fury," "Role Reversal,"
"Once Upon A Curbed Dog," "Through The Fire" and
This writer ran into DDD harpist Park Stickney
and his lovely wife Christine Panchaud after Park's first round at the
IAJE (International Alliance of Jazz Educators) convention in 01/01
in NYC. Park continues to singly invent and bring to prominence all
over the world such a beast as a jazz harp, with his incredible modulatory
pedal chops and extended fingerings. You can hear his work at www.jazzharp.com
("olgp" is an acronym for the title of his first CD "OverDressed
Late Guy" and I think the "p" is for Park himself).
The equally earth-changing but entirely different innovations brought
to the harp by founding DDD member and harpist Elizabeth
Panzer can be heard on #oo56 "Dancing In Place" where
Elizabeth commissions 6 new-music composers to write for her and includes
two of her own compositions for solo harp. Kitty contributed Down
n Harp n All a Rond O, a pallindromic journey through melodic pastiche
and key, which allows Elizabeth to stretch out in improv reaction (which
she's so great at) on its return. You can get the CD from oodiscs
or from www.forcedexposure.com/artists/panzer.elizabeth.html.
You can hear more Panzer on Lawrence D "Butch" Morris: Conductions #25
& #26 (New World 80483) and Conduction #38: In Freud's Garden, Conduction
#39 & #40 (New World 80486) available at www.omnitone.com/store/artists/panzerelizabe.htm.
DDD bassist Mat Fieldes is all over the
place playing with pop star/composer Joe Jackson, Kristjan Järvi's
Absolute Ensemble, with theater work "Asians and Amazons"
by Marilyn Abalos, LIVE AT LUNCH on the radio with Vin Scelsa and much
more. Mat can be heard on Richard Woodson's fascinating Cuneiform CD
and with the ilk of Steve Vai and Robin Eubanks in Joe Jackson's Symphony
No. 1 (www.joejackson.com/joe/symphony1.html).
And visit artistic digital photogrphic art website by erstwhile DDD
bassist Roland S. Wilson/www.thewilsongallery.org/
and a brand new music website of erst-erst-while Reverend Ed
to add some unexpected new vistas to your day.
DDD drummer David Rozenblatt is playing
with pal DADADAHan Mat Fieldes in Absolute Ensemble all over the world
and does his own well-traveled thing with the Xenakis Ensemble, the
Matt Herskowitz trio, the Grand Canyon Music Festival and as founding
member of the New York Percussion Quartet.
DDD drummer Owen Howardwho so heroically
got us through the years of the CB's Lounge Residency month after monthhas
been playing with Steps Ahead (a 6-nighter at Iridium in 12/00) while
leading his own Owen Howard Quintet. You can read a review of his quintet
CD "Pentagon" (with Seamus Blake, saxes; Phil Grenadier, trumpet;
Brad Shepik, guitar; and Drew Gress, bass) on allmusic.com.
Finally, activist, composer and founding DDD drummer Jim
Pugliese hosts the NOISE
BAR (a must-visit) with partner percussionist/composer Christine
Bard (DDD guest in 3/99).
This is from the home page:
In a small back room on East 13th St. in New York City Jim
thinks about life,
politics, and music. Finally, looking to share his thoughts with others
in the community, he looks in the calendar
to see if anything exciting is going on tonight. Overwhelmed by the
listings in the calendar and unable to make a decision he heads for
the local bar where he knows he'll find good conversation, live music
and good food.
Upon arriving Jim sees a couple of composers
that he knows. They are in, what seems like, a very deep conversation.
Deciding not to get involved he looks back and recognizes several
members of the Noise
Action Coalition sitting at the corner table. Realizing that he
forgot about this weeks meeting he walks back and joins them.
Good life and love to alluntil DADADAH plays again!
Kitty (read about my own further exploits on www.kitbraz.com
main or calendar