“INNERrOUTe is a quartet which remains deeply rooted in jazz while creating, often genre-bending, journeys in free improv, touching rarely experienced emotionally beautiful realms.”
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Rick Savage:Trumpet and Flugelhorn, Michael D’Agostino, Drums, Joe Vincent Tranchina, Piano, Bill McCrossen, Upright and Electric Bass
In 2009, musicians David Biglin and Michael D’Agostino began a songwriting collaboration that quickly developed into a multi-faceted musical partnership, ultimately named “Blue Halo Effect”. The duo has since completed a seven-song EP/CD, sscored the indie film “Sweet Lorraine” starring Tatum O’Neal and Steven Bauer; produced tracks for several indie artists, all while writing new songs for their next full-length BHE release. David handles the guitar and bass chores, Michael is the lead vocalist and drummer/percussionist. Both play keyboards and sing background vocals. Their shared vision is to make music of a cinematic scope, with no ties to a particular genre. Michael and David are currently expanding the ranks of the project in support of the February release and look forward to live dates in 2014 with a full band.
Blue Halo Effect’s first full length release has been getting international airplay. Available from bluehaloeffect.com, iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon amongst a host of other fine digital retail outlets.
The week after 9/11 was beyond strange. The country was in shock at what happened. Airspace was shut down. First time I never heard a plane overhead all day let alone the week. I saw a tee shirt that showed a nuclear explosion going off as a women was running yelling “My Career”. How can one think about one’s personal stuff when this was going on and so many lives were effected forever.
I was scheduled to fly to San Francisco to play drums with Stanley Jordan, Kai Eckhardt for a Music in Schools Today concert on 9/15. Jamming with Mickey Hart and the whole crew at the close of the night would have made this an amazing evening. But it never happened. Stanley was in NY and they would not let him carry his guitar on the plane. I spoke with him on 9/12 and he was intent on staying in NY to see how he could help. I did play percussion on Stanley’s Arista records release “Bolero” and was really looking forward to this show. I hope we connect again in the future.