Clarinetist, saxophonist, woodwind doubler, educator, arranger.
-'tremendous virtuosity and heart' The Boston Globe
Tom Casale's No Bad Parts
Released November 15, 2022
Todd Brunel Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
John McKenna Tenor saxophone, flute, Resonant Structure sound sculpture, and eurorack modular synthesizers
David Brown Jaw Harp, Didgeridoo, Bird Calls, and Percussion
Tom Casale - Upright Bass
Jim Nordhill Drum Set and Percussion
Tom White Rain Stick (Track #7)
Kara Casale - Intro Track #9
Eva Casale - Intro Track #5
Waffles and Ozzie - Dog Moments
Recorded By Steve Rizzo at Stable Sound May 8th and June 21st 2022
Art Work by Amelie Archambault
Album Design by Amy Archambault and Tom Casale
All Compositions written by Tom Casale
Know Orchestra: Two new releases, Knock Knock and Now Now, feature the compositions of Dan Shaud and they hit home in a a truly unique way. To categorize this music as jazz or classical or singer songwriter is not enough. This music packs a punch, wild and free and yet beautifully sculpted and serene. These cross genre songs are a MUST listen and reflect life and loss, recovery, love and a kind of healing light that comes from deep reflection. These digital releases feature: Dan Shaud on piano, vocals and French horn, Ima Jonsdottir on violin and vocals, Valerie Thompson on cello and vocals, Gary Fieldman percussion and Todd Brunel on clarinets and alto saxophone.
Herbert a film short has finally come into being. I wrote this piece over 23 years ago while I was a teacher at Lafayette High School In Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1998.
Not sure why it has taken me so long, but this past summer I assembled an amazing crew of like minded musical travelers who joined me for an incredible recording session.
Later in September we re-assembled to make a movie thanks to the talented film maker (and incredible drummer) Joe Musacchia.
The film is a wild ride and hard to describe, but feel free to subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.
Featured on the recording and film are:
Kit Demos double bass, Joe Musacchia drums, Russ Gershon baritone sax, Wesley Thomas vocals, Peter Cassino piano and yours truly on bass clarinet.
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