Ken Thomson on Tour!
August 22, 2014
Follow Ken Thomson on tour supporting his new release on NCM East Records
Ken Thomson – bass clarinet, alto saxophone, compositions
Russ Johnson – trumpet
Nir Felder – guitar
Adam Armstrong – bass
Fred Kennedy – drums
10/3 Detroit/Detroit Institute of the Arts
10/4 U Wisconsin Whitewater
10/5 Milwaukee/Sugar Maple
10/8 Baltimore, MD TBC
10/9 Shenandoah, VA / Shenandoah Conservatory of Music
10/10 Brooklyn, NY / Shapeshifter Labs w/John Hollenbeck+Theo Bleckmann duo
CD Release Show!!!
May 23, 2014
This Truth is Out April 2014
April 22, 2014
This Truth by Tania Alexandra (Gitali) & Collective Acoustics is out April 2014. Stay tuned for more details and tour dates.
This Truth is different from any other album we have done together. It is a full collaboration between Collective Acoustics and Tania Alexandra (Gitali) that was created over the span of a few years of precious stolen moments. These songs were created both together as a live group as well as separately track by track, sending mixes and ideas back and forth through the ether. It combines sacred Sanskrit mantra and tranquil grooves woven into thoughtful arrangements that range from jazzy to funky to ambient. To be clear, there are no English lyrics, though you will find simple explanations and translations in the liner notes of the physical album as well as with the Bandcamp digital download.
a message from Tania (Gitali):
“For so many reasons, this creative process has been deeply inspiring. Not only have I always admired the incredible talent and musicianship of the members in Collective Acoustics, but I also have a deep reverence and awe for the sacred practice of Mantra, and am so deeply grateful that this practice has graced my life. Connected to each song is a story of how these mantras came to me and what they have revealed to me up to this moment in my life. Stay tuned for more details and tour dates. With love and gratitude, Tania.