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Announcements: “Roads & Codes” CD Release Show, February 21!

Hello folks, I’m pleased to report that after quite a while spent writing, rehearsing, recording, mixing, and designing the artwork,  the CD release show for the Ian Carey Quintet+1’s new album, Roads & Codes, will be held February 21 in Oakland! This group has been playing together for close to ten years, but Roads & Codes (“on the cutting edge of new sounds and exciting compositions for modern jazz” —CriticalJazz), represents our most ambitious effort yet.

The show will be next Thursday, February 21 at 8pm, at a nice new venue in Oakland’s uptown neighborhood, The Sound Room. It will feature the exact same personnel as the CD, even including Evan Francis, who we’re lucky to have joining us from his new digs in New York, and newest addition to the group, the great Kasey Knudsen, performing all the music from the album (including new arrangements of works by Stravinsky, Ives, and Neil Young) and select “hits” from our previous CDs. The show will also feature the original art which I’ve created for the album in both projected formats and as signed prints for sale.

And to sweeten the pot for those on the fence, everyone purchasing a ticket will recieve a FREE COPY of the CD!

WHAT: Kabocha Records and Bay Area Jazz & Arts present The Ian Carey Quintet+1: CD Release & Art Show for Roads & Codes
WHO: Evan Francis, flute & tenor saxophone; Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Adam Shulman, piano; Jon Arkin, drums; Fred Randolph, bass; Ian Carey, trumpet, flugelhorn, illustrations
WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 8pm
WHERE: The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway (@ 22nd St.), Oakland
TICKETS: $15, includes free CD with purchase! (advance tix available here.)

Next Tuesday (2/19) will be the official “street date” of the album, which means it will be available for purchase at various sites around the web (links to come) and will (knock on wood) be heard on radio stations across the land.

Hope to see you Thursday!

New Album Update!

Hello folks, happy summer to you all! I hope you’re all OD’ing on corn dogs and peaches and outdoor shows while the gettin’ is good. I wanted to give an update on my upcoming, soon-to-be-but-not-yet titled new album.

After an outstanding house concert in the spring, we learned the sad but exciting news that the great Evan Francis was heading for New York, and decided it would be a crime to put this new music on disc without him. We were lucky to find a single day prior to Evan’s skipping town which worked for all six of us (plus our engineer Dan Feiszli), so we filed into Studio Trilogy in SF for an 11-hour, nine-tune marathon in early June. This challenged chops, fingers, tempers, and attention spans, but at the end of the day (literally), everyone was very happy with the result (or so they said!).

Currently Dan and I are knee-deep in the mixing process, and it’s looking like the album will be released in January (kind of a long wait but we have to avoid the jazz radio Christmas music crunch for obvious reasons). The disc will feature all new 6-piece compositions and arrangements, including six originals plus reworkings of music by Ives, Stravinsky, and Neil Young.

Look for more details soon about the CD release and show dates. (And I’ll be back soon with a fresh installment of “New to Me.”)