In other news, I was also recently a featured soloist on a new David Bowie track, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” recorded this past Summer in collaboration with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, of which Bowie is an avowed fan. The track is for his compilation album, “Nothing Has Changed” out Nov 19. I was honored to be selected as one of two soloists on the track which you can stream here: http://davidbowie.com/nhc/. Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Vegan, MOJO and many others streamed and wrote about the track. It’s been an exciting past few weeks with the release of my latest record, “Into the Zone”, which you can purchase on the Greenleaf Music Store now! https://ryankeberlecatharsis.bandcamp.com/
Catharsis had an eventful fall weekend! NPR released our performance on the world’s biggest, tiny stage captured in beautiful picture and sound – Tiny Desk Concerts. We played Sufjan Stevens’ “Sister” and two of my originals, “Gallop” and “Zone”. In Sunday’s New York Times we were honored by Nate Chinen’s review of Into the Zone: “There’s heart and soul in Mr. Keberle’s tunes – even at their trickiest, as in a workout with a wry title, Without a Thought.”
You can purchase Into the Zone at either online retailer:
“[Keberle's] hit upon something with his working band, a quartet called Catharsis… That lineup indulges the intersecting parts of his tunes, but preserves the melodic through-lines and swinging undertow” – Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR
Into the Zone is officially released today on Greenleaf Music!
“[Ryan Keberle] is, at heart, an excellent arranger and an underrated soloist of contagious creativity, capable of making everyone feel at home” – Britt Robson, WonderingSound.com
I am thrilled to announce that my new record, Into the Zone, is officially released TODAY! I am so excited to share this music with you all and couldn’t have done it without the help of some very special people in my life.
I’d like to thank my band – Mike Rodriguez, Jorge Roeder, and Eric Doob – for their unsurpassed musicality, dedication and guidance. Thanks to Camila Meza for her willingness to indulge the learning curve that is writing for voice and her soulfully honest musicianship. Thanks to Scott Robinson for inspiring me to strive for true musical spontaneity and to embrace both the heart and the brain when it comes to making music. Thanks to Dave Douglas and Greenleaf Music for believing in this music. Thanks to Chris Allen at Sear Sound and Alex Venguer who captured the music beautifully giving it depth and balance. Thanks to Tyler McDiarmid who made the music shimmer. Thanks to Maddy Sturm who, as she has done for all of my records, translated the music into beautiful imagery and color. Thanks to Matt Merewitz and Fully Altered Media for their support and help in navigating the 21st century jazz industry. Thanks to all my family and friends and, most importantly, to the person who keeps me honest, not just in my musical life but in everything that I do, my incredible wife, Erica.
Finally, for those of you living in the Boston and NYC areas please join us for our CD release parties at the Regattabar TOMORROW on Oct. 1st and at the Jazz Standard on Tuesday, Oct. 7th. You can purchase advance tickets to our shows here (student discounts are available):
As we count down to Sep. 30th, the official release date of Into the Zone on Greenleaf Music, I’m excited to announce that each week over the next three weeks I’ll be posting a video online from our recent performance at the Jazz Gallery. Thanks to Geoff Countryman, Tyler McDiarmid and Matt Veligdan, I can honestly say that these videos look and sound about as good as I could possibly imagine – HD baby!
Finally, for those of you living in the New Haven/Hartford, Boston, NYC, DC, or Chicago areas you can now purchase advance tickets to our show. Please consider buying tickets in advance if you plan to come as it helps let the club know that there will be a crowd! Student discount tickets are available at the Regattabar and the Jazz Standard. Thank you all for your love and support!
Sep. 26th in Old Lyme, CT - Side Door Jazz Club
Oct. 1st in Boston - Regatta Bar
Oct. 11th in DC - ATLAS Perf. Arts Center
Oct. 11th in DC - ATLAS Perf. Arts Center
PRE-ORDER Into the Zone on iTunes HERE
In exactly one month’s time Ryan Keberle & Catharsis will release our second record and Greenleaf Music debut, Into the Zone, on Sep. 30th. I am incredibly excited to share this music with you all. You can hear a sneak peak of the record by watching our EPK (by Marie LeClaire) or by visiting Brooklyn Vegan who is currently streaming a bonus track from the record – our cover of Sufjan Stevens’ “Sister”. We’ll be performing this music throughout the East Coast and even a stop in Chicago thoughout the Fall – schedule is below.
Sep. 26th – Side Door Jazz Club, Old Lyme, CT
Oct. 1st – Regattabar, Boston, MA
Oct. 7th – Jazz Standard, NYC
Oct. 11th – ATLAS Arts Center, D.C.
Oct. 22nd – Constellation, Chicago