8 NE Killingsworth
Rich and Carson Halley
This is the Portland release for the new Pine Eagle Records CD, The Wild, by Rich and Carson Halley. Rich is celebrating his twentieth release as a leader/co-leader.
The Wild is the new recording by Rich Halley and his son, drummer Carson Halley. The album features ten spontaneous improvisations that cover a wide range of conceptual and emotional terrain. Rich and Carson Halley have been performing as a duo for nearly twenty years and have evolved their own unique approach to creating music in this format. This recording features Rich Halley’s deepest exploration of the conceptual and sonic possibilities of the tenor saxophone to date, and Carson Halley demonstrates the compositional awareness, power and sensitivity he brings to his role as percussionist. The Wild is an engaging and powerful exploratory statement.
Rich Halley is a saxophonist and composer who has released twenty recordings as a leader. Rich has played with Tony Malaby, Vinny Golia, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Julius Hemphill, Michael Bisio, Andrew Hill and Oliver Lake. Jazz Times described him as “A free rider from the Left Coast, tenor saxophonist-composer Rich Halley is a powerful player…In New York he’d be a star on the avant-garde scene”.
Carson Halley is an Oregon based drummer who has played with Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia and Michael Vlatkovich as well as in indie rock bands. All About Jazz said “Drummer Carson Halley is a responsive percussionist… proving himself throughout to be a catalyst and instigator in the evolving artistry of the Rich Halley 4.”
Tim DuRoche works regularly with the collective ensemble Battle Hymns & Gardens and The Kin Trio, and has logged in extensive time with an array of US and European avant- garde jazz innovators, including Dominic Duval, Burton Greene, Matana Roberts, Paul Plimley- Lisle Ellis, Wally Shoup, Gust Burns, Bert Wilson, Urs Leimgruber, Jon Raskin, Perry Robinson, Jack Wright, Doug Theriault, Marco Eneidi, Didier Petit, and Frank Gratkowski, among others. Tim is the host of “The New Thing,” a weekly radio jazz radio show on KMHD 89.1 FM and is the author of the book Occasional Jazz Conjectures (Durable Goods).