Posts Tagged ‘ video

New Ryan Amador video: In A Little Room

Ryan Amador just posted a great video directed by David Baloche for “In A Little Room“, one of the tracks off his Symptoms of a Wide Eyed Being EP from Funky Butter Productions, released earlier this fall.

You can grab the record on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify or from Ryan’s website. Kudos to Kate Ferber and Jordan Perlson who performed on the track and Shaina Taub who co-produced it.

Morgan Karr/Catherine Brookman video: One Republic’s “Apologize”

As previously promised, Morgan Karr just released this brand new animated video of a track I produced featuring Catherine Brookman, a cover of One Republic‘s Apologize directed by James Daniel.

Delexilio’s New Video: Santa Tentadora

Bilingual Cuban rock band Delexilio (“Of the exile”), with whom I played last week at SOB’s and Nublu in New York, celebrates the release of our new video “Santa Tentadora” (“Saint Temptress”, though some of the subtext may be lost in translation).

Delexilio’s Dave Sandoval made a splash at the recent Latin Alternative Music Conference in NY and we should have some more dates coming up in early fall.

The Daughters @ Joe’s Pub; feature article in Indie-Musik Expressions mag

A couple things of note:

I’m featured in an article in the most recent issue of Indie-Musik Expressions, an internet magazine focusing on independent artists.

In addition, the May premiere of Shaina Taub’s new musical The Daughters at Tisch School for the Performing Arts (for which I arranged the music and directed the band) was hugely successful and the show will be produced in an expanded version (about twice as long) at Joe’s Pub, this Thursday July 16. I can’t say enough good about working with such a creative team, but you can find tickets here and check it out for yourself.

In the meantime, a few clips of the premiere run are up on youtube:

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New Jazz: Mara Rosenbloom’s “School of Fish”

It’s fairly infrequent that my attention is captured by good jazz as of late, but fellow NYU alum Mara Rosenbloom’s new record School of Fish has been spinning steadily in my stereo this week.  Mara is an incredibly talented composer and pianist whose use of space has sometimes amazed me, sometimes confounded me.  On School of Fish, her modular tunes give her similarly talented band plenty of room to function as an elastic unit, stretching and contorting her melodies into shifting shapes and forms.

It inspired me to dig out an old video of my Subdiversity Band performing one of her tunes, “Departure”, with Mara at the keys from 2007:
After checking out that video make sure you give her record a listen– available at— and check her out live.  Another worthwhile listen is her bassist Isaac Jaffe’s new record, Of Pandas and People

There are a couple other videos from the aforementioned Subdiversity Band concert on my youtube page; next post, I’ll share 2 covers from that show (by Joshua Redman and Meshell Ndegeocello) as well as corresponding transcriptions.

From the Road: Unreleased Funky Butter videos

(Photo: Winker)

We pulled into “Paradise” in Pensacola Beach, Florida after driving back in time over an invisible line. The air is brisk and fresh, and people are saying that some time around noon tomorrow we’re going to be hit with monsoon-style rain. I plan on trying to hit the beach before then!

The last several days, Nicole Hart and the 4 of us herbs in her band zig-zagged across Florida, playing at some great clubs in Talahassee, Boca Raton and Sebastian. Pulling across the Georgia border, we heard Rodney Adkins’ “Cleaning This Gun“, a perfect (tongue-in-cheek) welcome to the deep south. Wednesday we’ll be crossin the border into Alabama.

Winker took the great shot posted above of me singing Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman” at the Back Room in Boca Raton.

I also dug up a some classic unreleased videos of Funky Butter playing at the Trocadero in Philadelphia recorded by Dylan Steinberg— our only gig with a horn section. Here’s part of “Hungry”:

And the full performance of “She Walks The Line” (part of this video was previously available on youtube).

I’ve got some exciting projects coming up in April in May, about which I’ll post some time next week. In the meantime I’ve been enjoying Costas Gavras’ classic film “Z”during the drive, thanks to the recommendation of Francesca Magnani.

From the Road: New Bat-or video, Lenart Krečič tracks

Hey y’all,

As I post this, I’m speeding southbound down I-95 (or more likely stuck in traffic) with the Nicole Hart Band. After stops in Richmond, VA and Brunswick, GA, we’ll spend 2 weeks crisscrossing Florida, culminating with 2 performances at the Springing the Blues Festival in Jacksonville Beach. You can see our schedule on my page at, so if we stop anywhere near you, come on out for a good hang! I’ll update this blog with photos and tales of debauchery– so, if you’re into that, go ahead and subscribe ;)

I’ve got a new video up with my long-time collaborator Bat-or Kalo. She’s been getting airplay with her upcoming CD Flesh & Bones over in Tel Aviv, but this video is a live performance of at Rockwood Music Hall in New York. Check it out and make sure you stop by her page to hear some tracks off her new record:

(P.S… her name means “Daughter of Light”, so you know she’s pretty badass ;)

Also, Slovenian saxophonist Lenart Krečič has posted 4 tracks I recorded with him to his profile: his compositions “That Night“, “Vitality” and “Left in Silence” as well as his arrangement of the Slovenian folk song “Zrejlo Je Žito”. Also on the tracks is alto player John Beaty, who played on my live offering Una Passeggiata, and Adam Jackson on the drums.

Check them out here:

Hasta la próxima… I’ve got some cool transcriptions in the works to share on future blogs. You can subscribe here at along the right sidebar.

Nicole Hart Tour, new Elle Varner video

Ciao ragazzi,

Next week I’m departing w/ the Nicole Hart Band for a tour of Florida (with a well placed stop in Mobile, Alabama), celebrating her new release Treasure on Blues Leaf Records and culminating with the 3-day Springing the Blues Festival in Jacksonville Beach. If you’re in NYC, come bid us bon voyage at Dinosaur BBQ this Friday 3/20 at 10:30.

Also, check out this acoustic performance with Elle Varner of her song “So Fly”. I’ll be playing with her at Cafe Corio in NYC on April 14, when I return from the good southern weather to the (hopefully) good northern weather.

**ed. note: video later removed from youtube**

I’m also excited to be arranging the music for Shaina Taub’s new musical The Daughters, featuring Funky Butter‘s Kate Ferber and a whole cast of talented women. The show premieres the first week of May… more details on that to come.

If you haven’t heard it yet, Funky Butter’s record Made of You is streaming and available for purchase and download here, and my live world-jazz record Una Passeggiata is up on YouTube.


“Una Passeggiata” — Live Album Release

Check it:

I’m pleased to announce the release of Una Passeggiata, recorded live on May 13, 2008. Video of the entire performance is on YouTube, and tracks are available for download on myspace via snowcap: 12/27/10: Working on getting these tracks available for download once again!

Big thanks to Chris Zembower who did an excellent job recording and mixing the 6 tunes:

1. Pilgrimage (Shepik)
2. Green Dolphin St.
3. Óneira
4. Pikrós eínai o pónos mou (Tsitsanis)
5. The Flood (Shepik)
6. Pane e Dolci (“Una Passeggiata”) 

featuring: Brad Shepik (gtr), John Beaty (sax), James Clark (piano), Jordan Perlson (drums)

I am incredibly blessed and thankful to play with these musicians, as well as to everyone who came out to the performance. Also to Ari Feldman for transferring and editing the video and to Harold Goldner for filming.

Now I’m sinking myself deep into getting the Funky Butter album mixed and released for your listening/tasting pleasure.



Audio recorded and mixed in stereo by Chris Zembower (czembower[at]gmail[dot]com)
Edited by Ari Feldman (arifeldman3[at]gmail[dot]com)
Video recorded by Harold Goldner (hgoldner[at]krautharris[dot]com)