Season 7 of Nurse Jackie will be on the air April 12 on Showtime. Hold on, it’s a bumpy ride. I’ll post some of the score soon.
I’m looking forward to performing with Phillip Johnston and Ed Tomney on Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 pm at the Stone on the Lower East Side. We’ll be without a net. The concert is part of Phillip’s residency celebrating a glorious history of making music in New York City. The Microscopic Sax Quartet will be on at 8:00. I’m thrilled to be a part of this.
We’ve just completed mixing the final episode of Nurse Jackie. It’s been a wonderful run with a great crew. Edie Falco is fantastic. Season 7 starts on April 12 at 9:00 on Showtime.
The SpongeBob SquarePants soundtrack has been honored with a 2014 ASCAP Film & Television Music Award. Thanks to all at SpongeBob! And thanks ASCAP.
The Raybeats first LP, recorded in 1981 is now available. Peter Buck (R.E.M) wrote a brief essay about the band.
The Raybeats came out of New York City in 1979 combining early Sixties instrumental rock with post punk experimentalism , Italian Spaghetti Western soundtrack music, and a bit of free jazz. The end result was like nothing else happening at the time, a scorching, joyful, reinvention that felt as current and up to date as it was a sly look back in time. I had the pleasure of seeing them live as well as opening for them and they were a mighty band. They were fun too, and fun was in short supply in those days. I hope these reissues will remind everyone how great they were. And I haven’t even mentioned the majesty of their apparel. (Peter Buck, March 2014.)
The long out of print second album by the Raybeats is now available as a digital download via iTunes. Originally recorded in 1983, the record was remastered by Patrick Derivaz, and to my ears sounds like a new recording. There’s also a booklet available that includes unpublished photos, Andy Schwartz’ moving obit on George Scott originally published in the New York Rocker, as well as notes I wrote while we were pulling together the unreleased material we recorded with Philip Glass.
Look for Season 6 on Showtime.