Two new albums ahead. In February we will release the debut album by Freeway Clyde. "Sunflower" features the seven piece ensemble (and special guest trombonist Brian Drye). Recorded at the Tank in Burlington.
In March we will share "Michael Chorney and Dana Lyn play Freeway Clyde". The Clyde songbook played on acoustic guitar and violin.
The past few years have really rekindled my desire to make collectively formed music. Non-narrative, abstract music that allows the listener to make up their own minds and frees the musicians from the tyranny of the "composer". It feels like a healthy contribution to what at times feels like our overly "storied" time. Hence Freeway Clyde. Together we have developed a method and approach toward collective music making. I am so glad to let you know our first album(s) are on the horizon later this year.
Several releases that were once only available on c.d.'s in hand made cardboard sleeves have just made their way to the streaming world. Orchid, Hollar General, my solo records, a few special singles have all gone up in the last few weeks. Viperhouse and Magic City are on the way. I have been combing the shelves and a bunch of rare birds have popped their heads up like recurring Phoebes on the porch. Six unavailable releases for now and a bunch more to come!
Bill Heminway, Jeremy Harlos and I go back to the days of the So-Called Jazz Sextet. Last summer we got together in the barn and recorded a session we call Luxembourg Antennae. Available for streaming starting October 7. Improvisations for trumpet, double bass and guitar.
Freeway Clyde - The Four Big Things. We gathered at the Tank Studio for a few Sunday services this past August. What we came away with are some very magical recordings (thanks in no small part to the brilliance of the Tank's Ben Collette). We will be releasing the music in four volumes come December. Bicycle, Radio, Sewing Machine and Wristwatch are four interrelated yet discreet albums that reflect every aspect of Clyde. We are really looking forward to sharing this new music.
Myself, Taylor Haskins, Will Andrews, Jeremy Fredrick, Zack Dupont, Pat Ormiston and Matt LaRocca. And very special guest Brian Drye!