A month ago, on tour with the Tiptons, I shared my dream of parallel sash-wearing pageants, Miss whatever. Miss Begotten. Miss Trial.
Miss Tle Tow, etc. In Mantova I snapped this shot of Miss Construed.
OU: SCRAMBLED!, the newest release from my beloved Sardinian/Italian band
is officially in distribution, thanks to the elves at Spoot Music!
I’m a very prOUd prOUducer ~ it looks and sOUnds spectacular.
… for the uninitiated, ‘OU’ means ‘egg’ in Sardinian dialect …
Support your favorite local record store and pick up a copy at Wall of Sound
(Capitol Hill, Seattle)
CD Release Parties!
SEATTLE ~ come to Solo Bar tonight from 8-10pm for the official CD Release Party!
There will be a live call to Rome on SKYPE to meet the artists, I’ve arranged a dynamite slide shOUw, we’ll listen to the tracks and check out the videOUs ~ and I’ll be providing deviled eggs!
ROME, Italy ~ on June 24 come to Angelo Mai for a huge festa!
Non C’e’ Niente Da Lavare
This morning the shipment of OU: SCRAMBLED! arrived from New Jersey around the same time as the new videOU Non C’e’ Niente Da Lavare arrived from Rome.
Meanwhile, our cOUrte approved, and are providing the eggs for the party tomorrow night.
Non C’e’ Niente Da Lavare is gorgeous, deeply Roman. Daje! bravissimi tuttOU!
I’ve laid a new egg in my cozy nest of Spoot Music, in collaboration with Public Eyesore Records!
SCRAMBLED! is the second recording by OU (‘egg’ in Sardinian dialect), my beloved and lively Sardinian/Italian world music sextet. It comes out on Spoot Music on 30 May, 2015!
This stunningly beautiful collection of new compositions by trumpetist/ukeleleist Ersilia Prosperi is sung in Italian, Sardinian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, English and Pygmy, and features a guest brass band and chorus on one of the pieces. SCRAMBLED! blurs the boundaries between jazz, world music, irony, ferocity and tenderness.
Please join us at the CD Release Party at Solo Bar in Seattle on Saturday 30 May, 8-10pm. You can hear the new tracks, watch videos, enjoy a slide show, and even join in on a SKYPE conversation with our friends in Rome!
CD Baby will soon be distributing the physical discs!
Meanwhile, I’m playing lots of music with Ama Trio; collaborating with YESOD to create a sound score for The Cabiri aerial/gymnast company; and I just started a new duo with drummer Tarik Abouzied. And on the horizon: visionary choreographer Pat Graney has commissioned me once again, this time to compose the sound score for her new dance piece & installation Girl Gods, which premieres at On The Boards from 1-4 October.
Stay tuned for more!
5/30 OU: SCRAMBLED! CD Release Party @ Solo Bar, Seattle. 8pm
6/6 Ama Trio @ Cafe Paloma, Seattle. 8pm
6/12 – 20 Cabiri Theater Group: EZID @ Cornish Playhouse, 7:30pm
6/27 Correo Aereo @ Milagro Cantina, Kirkland
Thank you to Earshot Jazz and everyone who voted me into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame!
I’m deeply honored to join the other musical illuminaries, to bring a fresh perspective to this historic musical form.
After a tour-heavy 7 months, I’m back in Seattle for the summer, enjoying the remnants of my soul filtering back in.
If you’d like to catch up on my recent travels up and down the West Coast, throughout Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, please check out my photos on Flickr.
Days are shorter and nights are darker now, after a year of intense travel and border crossings on many continents, lots of music, and eternal change. Today I hand-fed and sang with our chickens. I’ve moved to a new place, which I’m starting to call home.
Parlando del diavolo (speaking of the devil), yesterday Kultur Shock released HOME, the first video from our new album IX, created by our drummer Chris Stromquist. Enjoy.
Baci ~ AD