My all star trios record Three Times Three will come out in the US and Canada on April 28th.
It features three stellar ensembles:
-Brad Mehldau and Matt Brewer
-John Scofield and Christian McBride
-Joe Lovano and John Patitucci
I’m very proud that Birdman won 4 Oscars including Best Feature Film and Best Director. It’s been a real honor to be part of that amazing project by composing and performing the original soundtrack. Congratulations to the great Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu for these well deserved awards!!
I recently performed the score live at the ACE Hotel in Los Angeles in February.
It was an honor that Michael Keaton introduced me and stayed for the whole show.
Here’s a video of the performance. We plan on doing more in the near future.
You can get the CD of the Birdman Original Soundtrack here.
The Vinyl version will be available soon. You can pre order here.
I recently participated in an upcoming film about Miles Davis directed, produced and performed by the great Don Cheadle. I was honored to be part of an all star band which includes Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding and Gary Clarke Jr. that will be featured on the film.
I’m very excited to be in the final stages of completion for my upcoming album “The Meridian Suite”. It’s by far the most ambitious project I’ve ever put together and it features my band Migration: Seamus Blake on Tenor and Ewi, John Escreet on Piano and Rhodes, Matt Brewer on Bass and special guests Thana Alexa on vocals and Adam Rogers on guitar and yours truly on drums, keyboards and vocals.
This Meridian Suite is a 55 minute long-form continuous composition inspired on the imaginary lines that divide our planet, our universe, our bodies and that allow us to accurately calculate time.
Each section of the Suite is relevant in some way or another to these complex subjects and musically attempts to portray his vision of how these imaginary lines flow through us, guide us and influence us in the most subtle and profound ways.
It will be released on June 9th under Cam/Sunnyside Records.