Dapp Theory CD Release
I’m happy to announce that the new Dapp Theory CD, “Forward in All Directions” was released on 09/09/14 and is available worldwide. Produced by Grammy winner Jimmy Haslip and featuring guest performances from Ben Monder, Jean Baylor and Gretchen Parlato, the CD is the band’s third release and chronicles its 15-year journey. The CD is already receiving positive response in the press.
“… spectacularly whelming on a first hearing – and then different spotlights illuminate the detail over time in an abundant journey of discovery.”
“Striking album… There’s a very pleasing mix of toughness and lyricism in this recording, brought together by producer Jimmy Haslip. The writing brings beauty, emotion and narrative to more cerebral M-Base patterns in a very satisfying way.”
Andy Milne – piano/keyboards
Aaron Kruziki – saxophone/clarinet
Chris Tordini – bass
John Moon – poetry
Kenny Grohowski – drums
Dapp Theory US Tour
Mark your calendar, tell your friends: We’re hitting the road to support the release, kicking off with a gig in New York. Both Ben Monder and Jean Baylor will join us for that gig.
Sept. 23rd – New York, NY
Iridium / 1650 Broadway (212) 582-2121
Sept. 28th – Kansas City, MO
Blue Room / 1600 E. 18th Street (816) 474-6262
Sept. 29th – Atlanta, GA
The Velvet Note / 4075 Old Milton Parkway (855) 583-5838
Sept. 30th – Los Angeles, CA
Blue Whale / 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
In October, I’ll be premiering a new project and touring the US and Canada. Strings and Serpents features fellow pianist Benoit Delbecq, Ai Kajigano & Tsugumi Yamamoto, (two insanely talented koto players from Japan) and animation from Saki Murotani. The project merges musical and visual forms into a unified experience, combining the projection of a 30-minute animated film with live performance of the combined piano and koto duos.