Be An Elephant tour listen projects Breiner Sounds
photo by Michael Yu. Vines by Jesse Stacken. thanks to all. had a BLAST last night. couldn’t have done it without you. dig?
see you on april 24th at Launch Pad!

photo by Michael Yu. Vines by Jesse Stacken. thanks to all. had a BLAST last night. couldn’t have done it without you. dig?

see you on april 24th at Launch Pad!


Double Double CD release. CANCELLED!

but totally not. i had thought about formulating some elaborate story involving food poisoning and the russian mafia, but i know that sarcasm and disingenuity get lost in translation over the internet. remember this? 

april foolin’ aside, TODAY’S THE DAY. Double Double CD release.

KORZO. 667 5th Ave. Brooklyn.

9 pm :: RelativE ResonancE w/ Devin Gray - drums + NEW compositions! Chris Speed - saxophone; Kris Davis - piano; Adam Hopkins - bass

10:30 pm :: Patrick Breiner’s Double Double w/ Patrick Breiner - saxophone, clarinet; Flin Van Hemmen - drums; Will McEvoy - bass; Adam Hopkins - bass

see / hear / here

this. tomorrow.
get there early.
Korzo. 667 5th Ave. Brooklyn.
9 pm - RelativE ResonancE
10:30 pm - Patrick Breiner’s Double Double CD release. (some) free booze. great music. great hang. free 2x2x discs for the first 10 folks. yup.

this. tomorrow.

get there early.

Korzo. 667 5th Ave. Brooklyn.

9 pm - RelativE ResonancE

10:30 pm - Patrick Breiner’s Double Double CD release. (some) free booze. great music. great hang. free 2x2x discs for the first 10 folks. yup.

hype machine

gigs on sunday and tuesday. record/CD releases both.

check me out, i’m famous:

http://searchandrestore.com/blog/?id=80969099451

http://jazzrightnow.com/2014/03/27/april-featured-artist-patrick-breiner/

these gents represent the finest of the fans of this music.

Cisco Bradley runs www.JazzRightNow.com, a website devoted to documenting and promoting the improvised music scene in brooklyn. he teaches history at pratt, is developing a “history” course about current improvised music, is looking for a new apartment so that he can host house concerts, and he’s writing a book about ALL OF IT. so yeah. hustler to the n’th. plus he’s a great dude and a good hang.

Sam Weinberg is a young gun. he plays saxophone and is intimately familiar with the artists on this scene and their proclivities. he’s currently doing lots of well written, well researched, and highly informative interviews and features on the blog over at www.searchandrestore.com.

i’m looking forward to seeing what both of these guys get into in the coming years.

CD release on April 1st at Korzo. buying 5 pitchers for the greater good. come help us drink ‘em.
info here: CLICKY

CD release on April 1st at Korzo. buying 5 pitchers for the greater good. come help us drink ‘em.

info here: CLICKY

thanks to josh sinton for this pic. from the Premoticon CD release a few weeks back.

thanks to josh sinton for this pic. from the Premoticon CD release a few weeks back.

^ Daniel Glenn and Willie getting the night started on Friday. ^

great shots from the Premoticon CD release party on Friday. thanks to Michael Yu for the pics.

v David Moore v

v Jamie Agnello and Daniel Glenn. v

v Premoticon v

^ Daniel Glenn and Willie getting the night started on Friday. ^

great shots from the Premoticon CD release party on Friday. thanks to Michael Yu for the pics.

v David Moore v

v Jamie Agnello and Daniel Glenn. v

v Premoticon v

Premoticon concert review

thanks to Cisco Bradley of JazzRightNow.com. no mention of the fact that we plied him with alcohol. muahahahahaha! seriously fun night. can’t wait for the next one!!

Premoticon, a collaborative duo between reeds player Patrick Breiner and bassist Will McEvoy, released their second album to a sold-out crowd at Douglass Street Music Collective last night. I have never seen the space on Douglass so energized and filled with an array of artists and non-musicians. But this should not come as a surprise. McEvoy is an inventive musician with a keen ear. Breiner is a confident, theatrical player who has emerged as one of the leaders of the 30-and-under generation of creative musicians in Brooklyn. The strength of both artists is their sensitivity to small sounds. Both are bold when they want to be, but their most rewarding work comes from their attention to subtle, momentary, even fleeting sounds that they capture with precision.

Their sophomore record is excellent–I reviewed it earlier this week. When performing live, both players elevate their playing in ways that only the live setting allows. McEvoy’s outward calm belies his acute aesthetic sense, focus upon detail, and ability to glean startling possibilities in the moment. Breiner’s approach to improvisation is all-encompassing and involves constant physical movement. During last night’s show, he switched between clarinet and tenor saxophone, while also using pieces of both instruments to create additional sounds from an upright piano. Breiner is particularly aware of the physical environment that he inhabits and interacts creatively with it. The most brilliant example of this was his use of one of the hanging light bulbs as a mute towards the end of the set–not only was it sonically productive, but it exemplified his in-the-moment spontaneity and no-holds-barred nature of playing.

For those interested in Premoticon’s second album, it is available in both physical and digital format here. Definitely try to catch them the next time they play live.

PREMOTICON CD RELEASE TONIGHT.

DO WHAT THE MONKEY SAY. come. drink. have all the funs.

TONIGHT. 8 pm.

at Douglass Street Music Collective. 295 Douglass Street. BKLN.

whoohoo! CD release this Friday. KEGGER!

Premoticon Sulde (CD) Released March 7, 2014; recorded July 6, 2011 by Gabe Beam of Toledo Bellows at Robinwood Concert House; mastered by Jim Hemingway; artwork by Connie Wang Personnel: Patrick B…

THIS. music. theater. KEG. PARTY!!! come.
facebook invite

THIS. music. theater. KEG. PARTY!!! come.

facebook invite

tomorrow’s look. tomorrow’s feel.
8 pm at douglass street music collective. 295 douglass street. brooklyn.
martin urbach - drums, hair, etc. jesse stacken - piano, mustache, etc. josh sinton - reeds, fatherhood, snark. adam hopkins - bass, also he has a dog. patrick breiner - reeds, shuffle, etc.
followed by Triage: Noah Jarrett - bass. Jarrett Gilgore - alto saxophone. Kevin Ripley - drums.

tomorrow’s look. tomorrow’s feel.

8 pm at douglass street music collective. 295 douglass street. brooklyn.

martin urbach - drums, hair, etc. jesse stacken - piano, mustache, etc. josh sinton - reeds, fatherhood, snark. adam hopkins - bass, also he has a dog. patrick breiner - reeds, shuffle, etc.

followed by Triage: Noah Jarrett - bass. Jarrett Gilgore - alto saxophone. Kevin Ripley - drums.

the first of many updates on the Double Double CD from Connie Wang. she’s screening these jawns by hand in Portland, OR. SO AMPED. april 1st at Korzo. mark it.


mark your calendars. Premoticon CD release party. emphasis on PARTY. you dig?
Premoticon II by premoticon
(hint: click the monkey for a preview)

mark your calendars. Premoticon CD release party. emphasis on PARTY. you dig?

(hint: click the monkey for a preview)

SOD on “Jazz Right Now” ‘s Playlist for the week