Much to share with you and still recovering from a broken finger which makes typing troublesome so I’m just going to get right to it the news!
Some of you may know I have been teaching a Creative Improv II course for the last five weeks, we had our final session this past Tuesday (10/17) and this SUNDAY OCTOBER 22nd, we’re having a culminating concert, including all the vocalist participants and Christopher Forbes on piano, Jochem van Dijk on bass guitar and Michael Wimberly on drums/percussion. All of the vocalists will include their original pieces and I’m introducing a piece that I wrote for the group. This should be a fun and exciting show. I had so much fun running this 12 hour course with a great group of vocalists. Details below…
SOUTH OXFORD SPACE
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Fay Victor presents….
CREATIVE IMPROV II FINAL CONCERT
Christopher Forbes on piano
Jochem v Dijk – bass guitar
Michael Wimberly on drums
+ Vocal participants
$10 suggested donations
Then next week THURSDAY OCTOBER 26, I’m back at the 55 BAR with IN PRAISE OF ORNETTE! As per usual that’s happening from 7 to 9 p.m. and there’s no cover but a two-drink minimum.
55 Christoper Street
New York, NY 10014
FV – voice, arrangements
Darius Jones – alto saxophone
Kenny Wessel – guitar
Sean Conly – double bass
Looking into November I’m going to be at the New Stone/The New School with Nicole Mitchell’s music on November 4th, from November 8th through the 12th, I’m going to be part of a project with dancer/choreographer Daria Fain’s mayday heyday parfait performing music composed by Darius Jones at BRIC Arts and then on November 16th I’ll be at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola as part of a tribute to to the amazing and wonderful Roswell Rudd, also very near to the release date of Embrace – an album of intimate reading of standards and near-standards with Lafayette Harris (piano) and Ken Filiano (double bass), myself on vocals and Roswell himself on trombone. More to say about this early next month!
Other recorded releasing news I’m happy to report that I’m on a beautiful project entitled Glorious Ravage, a panoramic song cycle from Bay Area composer, double bassist and friend Lisa Mezzacappa, out NOW on New World Records. Released on October 1st 2017, Glorious Ravage is a fantastic project that is much more than just a song cycle, it encompasses original films made to accompany the words and stories of female explorers from the Victorian Era. Going back to the end of September, I had a FUUNN time with the SoundNoise Trio (Sam Newsome – soprano sax, Reggie Nicholson – drums) on September 30th as part of the InGarden series for Arts for Art, Don Mount took some video of the proceedings, in two parts:
Finally here is a link to a fun improvisation with the great William Parker over my current (and mending) broken pinky bone.
And we’ve come full circle! Thank you for reading, hope to see you out there and I truly hope you are keeping sane and centered in this very strange time.