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Tea Lounge CD release

Such great music last night at the Tea Lounge. Jeremy Udden’s Bati Band was at its groovy finest, and I felt great about how siLENT Z played. The Tea Lounge is a major mixed bag for me in terms of how it feels to perform there, but there were definitely lots of folks who were really checking out the music and enjoying the experience.

Tonight’s our second (and final) CD release concert at Cornelia Street Cafe (corneliastreetcafe.com) – hope to see you there!

Exciting stuff! The review was written by Elliot Simon in May’s edition of All About Jazz – New York. You can download it at newyork.allaboutjazz.com or pick up a print copy at any jazz venue in the city. Here’s a highlight:

“Multiple styles, subtle building blocks and cerebral instrumental interplay give ’siLENT Z Live’ its especially engaging voice.”

spring 2011 tour

After taking a year off from touring to be with my wife and baby (due in August), I’ll be touring next in March, 2011.  Looks like we may be going to Poland for the first time, in addition to hopefully Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Spain…

Welcome & “siLENT Z – live”

Hey, all – welcome to my lovely new website!

So here’s the news: ”siLENT Z – live” comes out on May 25!  It’s on a label I’ve started called Hate Laugh Music, and it’s the first and only record out on that imprint as of now.  HLM is a vehicle to put out my own projects without my delicate sense of control being infringed upon by others.  (Or something.)  The record features myself, Jesse Neuman, Cory Smythe, Mike Gamble, Thomas Morgan, and Tyshawn Sorey.

siLENT Z (myself, Jesse Neuman, Mike Gamble, Eivind Opsvik, and Tommy Crane) will be doing CD release concerts on Fri, May 28 at the Tea Lounge  and Saturday, May 29 at Cornelia Street Cafe.  The 5/28 show will be presented by the illustrious gentlemen of Search and Restore (searchandrestore.com), and will feature an ensemble led by the terrific saxophonist Jeremy Udden at 9pm, with siLENT Z playing one set at 10:30.  Cornelia Street is two sets starting at 9pm.  See my calendar page for greater detail.

I’m really happy with how the recording came out; it captures an energy that I feel my studio albums haven’t, simply because of the nature of playing in a studio versus playing in concert.  And it’s got great liner notes written by Darcy James Argue.

New website

Big news – I’m relaunching peterobbins.com!  The incredible Annika Koski (www.kaniadesign.com) has put together a fantastic-looking site for me, where you can listen to audio, find out where I’m playing, check out reviews, read my blog, find out about my different projects, see video clips, and purchase cds, downloads, flash drives, and sheet music.

I’m also leaving for Denmark (Aalborg and Odense) and Ireland (Limerick, Cork, Bray, and Dublin) with my Trans-Atlantic Quartet (with Mikkel Ploug, Simon Jermyn, and Kevin Brow) – check out my CALENDAR page for more details.

And “siLENT Z – live” (with Jesse Neuman, Mike Gamble, Cory Smythe, Thomas Morgan, and Tyshawn Sorey) comes out on May 25 on my new label Hate Laugh Music – more on that to come!