What is Earl up to these days?
So far this summer, Earl has revised and submitted a half-dozen previously unpublished big band charts to his publisher, eJazzLines. These are now available for purchase. He is currently revisiting “Cow Tippin’,” a chart previously commissioned by Marshall University’s Jazz One Ensemble. This piece will be recorded live by the New London Big Band, in which Earl plays, on Aug. 29th.
In the evenings, Earl has been practicing for two upcoming trio gigs. He’s especially looking forward to playing again with Avery Sharpe and Winard Harper at the Springfield Jazz Festival in August. This rhythm section has performed together at the Jazz-In-July summer music program and at the Poli Club in Waterbury, CT.
Work is underway on a new multimedia/big band project in collaboration with visual artist, Cora Lynn Deibler, who created the artwork for his “Open Borders” CD.
Earl is training to run the Hartford Half-marathon in October. This time around, he’s using the Hansons Half-Marathon Method, which is new to him.
Re-reading, considering, and answering the questions within “A Grander Story,” by Rick Hove and Heather Holleman, has been another summer side-project.
Last update: July 28, 2018.