Rose & the Nightingale's debut album Spirit of the Garden was released 5/7/13 on Sunnyside Records (www.sunnysiderecords.com).
All compositions by Jody Redhage
Jody Redhage, cello, & voice
Sara Caswell, violin & mandolin
Leala Cyr, voice & trumpet
Laila Biali, voice & piano
with special guest Ben Wittman, percussion
Recorded by Paul Wickliffe at Charlestown Road Studio Feb. 21 & 22, 2012
mixed by Ben Wittman, Wittman Productions, Brooklyn, NY
mastered by David Glasser, Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Of Minutiae and Memory, released on New Amsterdam Records, features eight electro-acoustic works for cello, voice, and electronics by some of today's most talented young composers. It's the culmination of an ongoing commissioning project since 2005, resulting in close to 30 new works for voice, cello, and electronics. The disc features works by Joshua Penman, Anna Clyne, Paula Matthusen, Wil Smith, Missy Mazzoli, Ryan Brown, Stefan Weisman, and Derek Muro.
Album of the Week on WQXR's Q2.
Ranked #8 Album of the Year by Textura Magazine (www.textura.org).
The album is released by New Amsterdam Records with nation-wide distribution by Naxos, and is available as physical copies from amazon.com and downloads from iTunes.com.
Jody Redhage & Fire in July released their debut album on September 15, 2009. A collection of 14 of Redhage's original compositions for the chamber ensemble/band, "Ancient Star" was produced by mastermind musician Ben Wittman and features Redhage on voice & cello, Ken Thomson on clarinet & bass clarinet, Alan Ferber on trombone, Tim Collins on vibraphone, Dan Tepfer on piano, and Fred Kennedy on drums/percussion. The album's lyrics range from poems by Wiliams Carlos Williams to original texts by Jody's sister, San Francisco-based writer Jill Redhage.
“Really interesting stuff that encompasses everything from art song to jazz. It’s not easily pegged in terms of style or genre, but all for the better…because it takes us to unexpected places. Quite an ensemble…quite a sound." -David Garland, WNYC’s Spinning on Air
Renowned trombonist, composer, & arranger Alan Ferber has written for his own Nonet since 2004, and released his third CD as bandleader of this group in May 2010 on Sunnyside Records. "Chamber Songs" features his 9-piece jazz group augmented by a 10 piece string section (in which Jody plays cello) and received a four star review in Downbeat.