Hi everyone, back from an amazing tour in Japan with Catharsis Japan Edition (pictures here) I am thrilled to announce that Ryan Keberle & Catharsis will release our next album, Azul Infinito, on March 4th on Greenleaf Music. I can’t wait for you all to hear this record which was inspired by my many experiences playing music of the immensely talented composers from South America I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years (Pedro Giraudo, Sebastian Cruz, Samuel Torres, Ivan Lins, Emilio Solla, etc…) In the meantime, here is a short teaser to get you ready for the real thing! Pre-orders begin on Feb. 5th!
Here’s a little audio for those lazy days (or nights) of summer. Just click the link below and sign up on the mailing list to receive a free never-before-released track of Ryan Keberle & Catharsis covering Argentine composer, Alberto Ginastera, featuring Jorge Roeder and Camila Meza!
Finally coming up for air after a hectic Spring that included a hugely successful Catharsis West Coast Tour, a performance at the beautiful NYC venue, SubCulture, as part of Greenleaf Music’s 10th Anniversary (read the NY Times review of that performance!), a very memorable gig with the Big Band Living Legacy Project at the Kaye Playhouse which was recently written about by Tak Tokiwa in Japan’s leading jazz magainze, Jazz Life, and a multitude of fun gigs with some of my favorite composers and band leaders including Pedro Giraudo at the Jazz Standard, Maria Schneider at Birdland, Samuel Torres, Ari Hoenig, Emilio Solla, et. al. (don’t forget to check out the amazing new records by Pedro, Maria, and Samuel!!!).
In other news, Catharsis is scheduled to record our next record on October 28th and 29th with a very special guest (TBA). We have some exciting gigs this Summer and Fall as we gear up for the record date including our first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club (August 3rd), two nights at Cornelia St. Cafe (Sep. 26th and 27th), and Barbes Brooklyn (Oct. 27th). I’ll be writing more about the concept and compositional process behind this next record later on this summer but I am already SUPER excited to share this new music with you all!
Hope to see some of you at an upcoming gig! Also, don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list which you can do right here
For the first time since my move to New York City in 1999 I’ll be returning to my hometown of Spokane, WA with my own band, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis. This was such a rare opportunity that we decided to turn it into a full-blown West Coast tour with shows in Seattle, Missoula, Spokane, Ellensburg, Eugene, and Arcata. We’ll also be doing a number of clinics at local universities in those towns. See you on the west side!!!
“There’s heart and soul in Mr. Keberle’s tunes” – Nate Chinen, NY Times
“Keberle’s hit upon something with his working band, a quartet called Catharsis” – Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR
First off, a heartfelt thank you to all who purchased copies of Into the Zone. Your interest and support means a great deal to me – a performing artist is nothing without an audience! I’ve been overwhelmed with the response from fans and critics alike. You can read some select press quotes below and if you haven’t yet purchased a copy you can do so at the Greenleaf Music Store.
I’d also like to thank those of you who voted in this year’s Downbeat Reader’s Poll. I am incredibly honored to be included in such prestigious company, surrounded by heroes, legends, mentors, friends and colleagues.
“A trombonist and composer with far-ranging credentials, Ryan Keberle is onto something with Catharsis, his update of a pianoless postbop quartet.”
– Nate Chinen, The New York Times
“[I]n the last few years [Keberle has] seriously stepped out on his own, creating warm small-group music that’s front-loaded with melody; there’s also plenty of harmonic movement, but his remarkable rapport with trumpeter Mike Rodriguez never lets technique get in the way of tunefulness.”
–Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader
“accessible and thoughtful, lyrical and cerebral…Keberle and his bandmates weave their voices together with supple ease and understated grace to conjure a collective sound that embraces the listener while rewarding closer attention.”
– Shaun Brady, Downbeat
“[Camila Meza] adds new layers of emotional complexity and color to Cole Porter’s “Easy To Love,” and her wordless utterances elsewhere add to the surprisingly rich harmonies created by such a small outfit. In short, she’s the perfect vocal reflection of the Keberle aesthetic.” – All About Jazz
“[Keberle] is, at heart, an excellent arranger and an underrated soloist of contagious creativity, capable of making everyone feel at home.”
– Britt Robson, Wondering Sound
“A very fine new album” – Jon Garelick