Great review of Decorating Time by Jeff Kallis at AllAboutJazz.com. I really enjoyed speaking with Jeff, and honestly it is an honor to have him write about the record: Jeff has interviewed James Brown, Ornette, Sly Stone (about whom he wrote the only authorized bio) and Willie Nelson to name just a few, and he is a longtime contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The release party for Decorating Time will be at Legitimate Business in Greensboro on September 10th @ 8pm, and will feature a special opening set by Tatsuya Nakatani. The artwork on the flyer is a beadwork by Jenna Schwartz called ‘Out to Pasture’; the photo is by Harrison Haynes and the flyer design is by Andrew Duke.
I created music for the Flotation Pod and Room at Sonder Mind and Body in Greensboro, NC. It is wonderful to be able to create something that will enhance people’s experience of sensory deprivation / floating, and to receive such a positive response. The owners Jessika and Veronika were our neighbors when we moved to Greensboro, and creating this for friends who are running a cool business encapsulates everything I love about Greensboro.
Excited to announce that Decorating Time, the debut album from the James Gilmore Trio, will be released September 10th, 2021, by Ears & Eyes Records for purchase via download or a limited run of CD’s. Ears & Eyes is releasing amazing music, and they are documenting what appears to be a great scene for improvised music in Argentina where they are based. It feels very cool and special to have them release this record into which we poured our heart and soul.
I am sending emails to labels to see if someone can help me reach more listeners with Decorating Time. I’m also giving lessons over the internet, practicing, making tracks for commercical purposes and playing occasionally with masks and social distancing as much as possible. Here I am on a happier day with Kassem Williams and Butler Knowles, at Legit Biz in GSO.
A crowdfund page for Decorating Time the forthcoming record by the James Gilmore trio (Butler Knowles -b Kassem Williams – d) is up and running. Click here to learn about the project and preorder the record.
Had a great time playing at Revival 1869 last Friday with Kevin Beardsley and Kassem Williams. I’m calling that particulat incarnation the ‘Work Trio’. We played soul and funk covers with a jazzy twist, lots of Sco, some Jill Scott, Sam Cooke etc., it was fun and I hope to play more with this group soon!
On May 7th at Arcana in Durham we will do the release show for the new Out and Gone records, including my ‘Bag of Tricks vol 3’. James Gilmore FreeTet will be Chris Sharp, Paul Rogers and Daniel Hall.
May 18th I’m excited and honored to be playing with the amazing singer/ songwriter Rissi Palmer at Artsplosure 2019 in Raleigh. Details on her site.
May 2, 16 and 30, and every other Thursday, I’m at Kau in Greensboro with a rotating cast of bass players.
12/13 Kitchen and Market at Revolution Mill 6-8
12/15 O. Henry Hotel with Autumn Rainey, Ernest Turner, William Ledbetter 6-9