04/09/13UK tour dates this July
I'm excited to announce UK tour dates this July with the great Osian Roberts/Steve Fishwick Quintet. I've been big fans of Osian and Steve for years and I'm honored that they've invited me to guest with their fantastic band this summer. They're some of the finest musicians to come out of the UK, or any other country for that matter! You can click the link below to check out their recordings (which I highly recommend you pick up) and you can view all the tour dates on my 'Itinerary' page.
08/02/12New CD "Modern Inventions" now available!
I'm pleased to announce that my new recording, "Modern Inventions," is now available for purchase. I'm very happy with this recording, and I hope you'll get as much enjoyment out of listening to it as the band and I did making it. If you'd like to sample some of the CD, I've posted a new track on my 'Listen' page and I've added a live video from the recording session on my 'Videos' page. Please click the link below to preview all of the tunes or to purchase the CD or MP3s from CDbaby. (If CDbaby is out of stock in the near future, don't worry, the stock will be replenished often. Alternately, if you wish to order copies directly from me, I'd be glad to oblige--Just send me an email via my 'Contact' page.) You'll also be able to find the music at the iTunes store, Amazon, and other online music retailers.
07/22/12My new CD is ready and will be available soon!
My new CD, "Modern Inventions," is ready to go and will be available for purchase in just a matter of days! I'm very pleased with this new recording, and I couldn't have brought it to life without the generous support of all who supported my Kickstarter campaign. My backers include the following people:
Chris Acker, Kerry Adams, Candy Ashton-Forrester, Roger Atkinson, Paul Baker, Mat Balcetis, Jon Balcom, Alden Banta, Alexander Barger, Monica Basile, José Carlos Pellicer Beltran, Daniel Blanke, Brian Braytenbah, Josh Brown, Joshua Brown, Chris and Jerilyn Burke, Liam Byrne, Stacey Cahn, Nina Camp, Andrew Carrig, Sebina Christensen, David Churn, Tom Cliffton, Noal Cohen, Claire Daly, Michael Danes, Michael Dodson, Joseph Dorsch, Andre Drop, Greg Duncan, Robert Dworak, Nathan Eklund, Carol Fichter, James Flynn, Dennis Fogland, Jeff Fort, Hilary Gardner, Eric Gates, Dieter Goldschmidt, Brad Gregory, Andrew Hadro, Scott Hall, John Herr, Zack Hexum, Jennifer Hinton, Gerelee Howard, Ken Irwin, Darrel and Barb Jacobs, Neil Johnson, Tomas Jungwirth, Don Keat, Sean Kelly, George Kish, Glenn Kostur, Paul Kuliev, Mark Lambert, Doug Lawrence, Andrew Layton, Bob Lerman, Don Lerman, Jessica Levy, Christoph Lindenmann, Aaron Lington, Debbie Lippert, Frank LoCrasto, Brad Louis, Ed Love, David Lown, Pete Lukas, Ron Lykins, Pablo Mayor, Brian Miscavage, Brandon Moodie, Rich Moyers, Michael Morrison, Emily Newton, John O'Meara, Terry Oxford, Richard Parker, Igor Poletti, Thomas Puppe, Fivel Rothberg, Kathy Sastavickas, Irwin Schorr, Adam Schroeder, Josh Sinton, David Smith, Stephen Smith, Jason Strangfeld, Jose Tallaj, Bobbi Thompson, Sarah Tolar, Paul Tynan, Clare VanDeMark, David Vasileff, Julie Vesper, Larry Wachtel, Marguerite Weese, Ronald Weinstock, Pete Wilger, Rob and Jodie Wilkerson, Pamela Wilson, Ken Winnicki, and Debbie Young.
To you, I send a heartfelt THANK YOU!!
"Modern Inventions" will soon be widely available. Please stay tuned for information on how you can pick up a copy...
My Kickstarter campaign ended this past weekend, and I'm extremely happy to announce that, thanks to all of you who pledged and spread the word, it was a success. Check back soon to see a list of my supporters. The new CD will be out soon... Check back for updates. THANK YOU!
05/24/12New Frank Basile Sextet recording!
This April, I went in the studio with 5 of my closest musical collaborators and we recorded what will hopefully soon become my third CD as a leader. We were able to rehearse and perform the music before recording it which made for a great session. I'm extremely happy with the outcome.
In order to facilitate the process of self-producing a CD, I've set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the recording's release. If you have a moment, please visit the link below to find out more about this recording and to peruse the pledge levels I've set along with their corresponding rewards. If you're able to make a pledge, thank you in advance!! And if you're unable to make a pledge but would still like to help out, please consider spreading the word by telling your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or any other music lovers about this project. Your help in getting the word out is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to you, too!
Please remember that time is limited with this campaign and it's an all-or-nothing deal. In order to grant funding, I need to meet or exceed my goal within 30 days!
Thanks for taking a look!!
02/29/12Midwest tour this Spring!
I'll be touring the Midwest from March 24th through April 7th with the great NY tenor saxophonist Rob Scheps and his wonderful Kansas City rhythm section (Roger Wilder on piano, Bob Bowman on bass, and Brian Steever on drums). If you're in the area, we hope you'll be able to come out to a show or two (or three...) The complete schedule can be found on my 'Itinerary' page.
Click the link below to read a short interview I did with Doron Orenstein of "The Best Saxophone Website Ever."
04/26/11Help raise funds for the Japanese jazz community.
On April 4th, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra hosted a benefit to raise funds for the Japanese jazz community. It's not too late to make a donation to help the cause. Please follow the link below for information on the benefit concert and to make your tax-deductible donation.
12/15/10New release now available!
I'm pleased to announce the release of my latest recording as a leader. It's volume 4 in a series of recordings which spans the entire compositional output of legendary baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams. These recordings have been produced by jazz historian and Adams's biographer, Gary Carner. My stellar cohorts on this project include John Mosca on trombone, Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Adam Birnbaum on piano, Tim Horner on drums, and the late, great Dennis Irwin on bass. Check out a track I've posted on my 'Listen' page. If you'd like to preview all the tracks, read my liner notes, or download the recording, please click on the link below...