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New video: Moksha with Peter Apfelbaum, Jen Hartswick, and Skerik!

Here’s a video from the Moksha gig on Friday at Las Vegas Country Saloon. This is from Christian McBride’s “Technicolor Nightmare.” Jen Hartswick’s on trumpet, Peter Apfelbaum and Skerik are on tenor, and I’m playing bari. Enjoy!

Listen to the World Premiere of Moksha’s ‘Here To Go’ album this Sunday

 

 

Moksha’s new album, “Here To Go”, will be premiered tomorrow, July 17, on 91.5 fm KUNV on a show called The Lyons Den. The show is on from 7-11 pm PDT and we’ll be in the studio with the host, George Lyons, talking about the album.

I’m really proud of this album. I played baritone saxophone on 4 tracks and was joined by Peter Apfelbaum, Bill Ortiz, and Jeff Cressman in the horn section. Peter wrote the horn parts and they are killing!

You can listen to the premiere on KUNV’s streaming broadcast here.

Here are some links to the band and musicians involved with the album:

Moksha

Peter Apfelbaum

Bill Ortiz

Jeff Cressman

 

A Couple Shots From The Studio

I just recorded a few tracks with Moksha for their upcoming 2nd album on Monday and thought I’d share a couple of photos from the session. It went really well and I can’t wait to hear the final product!

I played baritone saxophone for the recording and this is the microphone they had for me. It’s a vintage Telefunken U47. These were made by both Telefunken and Neumann and they’re quite expensive. If you were to buy one, it would cost around $10,000!

After playing into it, I can see why. It had a deep, rich sound and I’m really happy with how it came out.

This is Bonzai Caruso sitting at the 96-input Solid State Logic board at Odds On Recording. Apparently, when it was built, this was the largest board of its kind in North America! Bonzai is a real genius and his body of work is prolific and amazing. I’m really excited to get to work with him.

Halloween!

Here’s a photo of Jeremy Parks and I after we finished the set with Moksha on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Cafe. Everyone in the band dressed as dead rock stars. Jeremy, who plays guitar, was Frank Zappa (he had taken his fake goatee off by this point) and I was Michael Jackson. It was a fun show and the crowd was really supportive.

Home from Denver.

I’ve been home from the Moksha Denver trip for a couple of days. It was a great time and I had a blast playing and hanging with everybody, as always. Peter Apfelbaum, Jennifer Hartswick, and A.P.O.S.T.L.E. all killed it!

Photographer Jimmy Iles from the Denver Examiner was at one of the shows and took some great pics.

Denver Bound!

I’m heading to Denver for a few days to play with Moksha at Quixote’s True Blue for Phish afterparties. We’re having special guests Peter Apfelbaum, Jennifer Hartswick, and A.P.O.S.T.L.E. I will be holding down the baritone saxophone chair and I’m really excited to play with so many great musicians again!!! Back in a few days.

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