Well, It’s been a while and much has happened in the past 6 months !!
July/August: Finally played another show with Light Blue Movers!! This time, at the Mint in Los Angeles on July 31st.
We’re now in the middle of editing footage from the show to include in our EPK as well finally finishing up our debut album. The full length record will be released in 2015, but an EP or individual songs will be released in the first half of the year. Check out the ruff cut of our EPK here: Get set for LBM
August-October: August 2nd, I performed at the Stonington Opera House in Maine with the Henry Butler trio (Henry Butler, Brad Jones and myself). Absolutely exhilarating gig and amazing audience.
HENRY BUTLER, BRAD JONES, ADRIAN HARPHAM
Here is a short sound byte of us performing Giant Steps:
Ben Seawell‘s album, “South Wind’s Jostle” got finished up/mixed/mastered by Phil Nicolo at Studio 4 in Philly. Thanx to EVERYONE involved!! You can preview the songs on Ben’s Soundcloud page here: Ben Seawell – SoundCloud
September- December: Began producing an up and coming Hip Hop artist/rapper Erwan. We are now 7 tracks in, with 3 ready for release soon! Check out sound byte here:
November 2014-present: In the final stages of tracking, mixing, mastering 12 Light Blue Movers tracks. Here’s sound bytes of 4 songs.
August- December – We resumed our residency with the Doug Wamble Trio (Doug, Me and bassist Jeff Hanley)and Doug Wamble organ Trio (w/ Roy Dunlap-organ) @ The 55 Bar. Other gigs happened at Whynot Jazz Room as well. Here’s some raw clips from the 55 Bar last year:
January/February: I’ve rejoined forces with 19 yr old singer songwriter Jack Snyder to commence work on a forthcoming EP. Our first few days of writing music, yielded some very special results-Anxious for you all to hear this music as it gets finished!
Coming Up: I will be guesting in the drum chair for Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 on February 17th at the Brooklyn Bowl directly followed by another Henry Butler trio gig at the Classon in Brooklyn on February 20th. In late March, I will be going to Cape-town, South Africa to perform at the Cape town Jazz festival with Jason Miles‘ “Tribute To Grover Washington” project.