I am delighted to have as my guest artist, composer, musician, and dare I say, modern day renaissance man, Pat Daugherty. Pat is perhaps best known for his work fronting the New York Electric Piano. Their latest release is “Black Hole in One” that showcases Pat’s unique groove-based and totally funk-jazz centered songwriting, as well as his lyrical and vocal side as well. In addition to New York Electric Piano, Pat has recorded a couple of solo albums, juggles additional projects like dance choreography, fine art painting, photography (the cover art for “Black Hole in One” is his handiwork), he has written a couple of screenplays and is an avid reader with a deep interest in history and historical events. You see what I mean? A veritable renaissance man. Which is probably why I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Pat. So much so that our conversation spans two podcasts–I broke our time together into two separate downloads, both of which you will find via your podcast application of choice–be it iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or other means. Lastly, before we head into the conversation, Pat recently relocated from Manhattan to Lancaster, PA, which afforded us the opportunity to conduct the interview face to face, not virtually via Skype. We met In the friendly confines of my home studio here in Carlisle which was a first for me and a real positive experience that I hope is reflected not only in the quality of the audio, but also the engaging conversation that took place. Also, as you will hear in a moment, Pat and I jumped into our conversation by talking a little local and state history. Alright, without further adieu, my conversation with Pat Daughtery.For more information about Pat Daugherty and New York Electric Piano, checkout this website. For more information about Alloy checkout the show’s site. Both episodes are sponsored by Whistlestop Bookshop.
Reviews of the latest album from New York Electric Piano, Black Hole in One:from Jazz Weekly from Midwest Record Review from The Noise, Boston’s underground music site.
Music featured in episode 2:Reboot (from Black Hole in One) Dying Calf in a Windstorm (from Black Hole in One) One Day (from Black Hole in One) This Time It’s On (from Keys to the City, Volumes 1 & 2) Planet Spins Around (from Keys to the City, Volumes 1 & 2) Black Hole in One (from Black Hole in One) Save the Date (from Black Hole in One) The Black Hole, the Lasso, and the Loophole (from King Mystery) Who Wants to Know (from Black Hole in One) Party On (from Black Hole in One) Scrapple for the Apple (from Keys to the City, Volumes 1 & 2)
Music featured in episode 3:Scrapple for the Apple (from Keys to the City, Volumes 1 & 2) One Day (from Black Hole in One) Spiral Loop (from Daughters of the American Revolution) Reboot (from Black Hole in One)
VideosVideo from Dance of the Hours: Galaxy Bombers Pat Daugherty: Choreography via youtube channel America’s Next Top Contest Part 1 Norton Wisdom and NYEP’s “Party On” video
Musicians Mentionedaaron comess steve smitty till behler: NYEP sax on King Mystery kurt rosenwinkel phineas newborn junior clyde clifford radio show known as: Beaker Street todd rundgren (“a true wizard, a true star”) paul taylor dance co. james tenney melanie provenzano (painter/artist) recording engineer: roman klun herbert brun and sal martirano salmar construction; electronic instrument leon gruenbaum plays the “samchillian” an electronic keyboard instrument teddy kumpel banyan mike stern bill frisell michael daugherty: pat’s brother,also a musician tommy d: pat’s other brother (hip-hop mixer) roscoe mitchell gil scott heron bruce arkin: drummer vasco de gama: pat’s former band coldplay the replacements (“alex chilton”) jane’s addiction dave douglas w/trisha brown dance company eric lewis john zorn mulgrew miller earthhour.org Bell Labs “Theory of Information” eric lawrence (saxophonist on keys to the city; played with henry butler and levon helm’s band)
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