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  1. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hello SOTW folks! My new album Skyward Eye was released today with Orenda Records, and I'm so excited to share it with you. You can stream it for free here for a limited time, and if you dig it, I'd be so pleased if you'd purchase a copy. LA Music Blog was nice enough to write a feature last...
  2. YouTube videos
    Hello SOTW community! Episode 4 of the new mini documentary surrounding my upcoming album release Skyward Eye is up for your viewing pleasure. This episode focuses on the production side of the album, and features producer and engineer (and top filmmaker) Alex Chaloff discussing what inspired...
  3. YouTube videos
    Hey SOTW folks! I'm very pleased to officially announce that production of my next album is underway. I've edited together a short announcement video for you to check out if you're interested. We are taking pre-orders + more in the form of an IndieGoGo project to help take the album into...
  4. YouTube videos
    Any of you who get the Númenor reference have my respect :) Please check out this new video we just released on YouTube. The song is entitled The Ruins of Númenor, and features piano, rhodes, soprano sax, drums, and bass. Funny story, I bought this soprano from my friend Bob Sheppard - it's...
  5. YouTube videos
    Hi everyone! I'd like to share this brand new concert film with you. Just released today, WYR TERRANIGMA is my new trio + guest Areni Agbabian (lead singer with Tigran Hamasyan) and Joanna Wallfisch (recent duo album with Dan Tepfer). The performance is completely improvised, and is based on a...
  6. Recordings, Movies
    Here's a sick piano solo by my close friend Ryan Pryor. The performance is at the Royal Room in Seattle during our debut album release tour (Becoming - Jonathan Rowden Group). The album made it into Downbeat with ***3/5 stars*** in September, and is on iTunes, Amazon, Orenda Records, and...
  7. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey SOTW friends, I'm really happy to say that my quartet will be recording an album this year, 2014, to be released by a new boutique record label in LA. A lot of people in SOTW have been very encouraging through the process of getting this group together, so I thought I'd share the link to...
  8. YouTube videos
    Hey guys, thanks for all the support in past months. Thought I'd share a video that was taken at a recent performance at the Blue Whale's outdoor summer series. There's a part to with the ending + drum solo as well. Thanks for watching! If you're in the LA area and interested, you can find...
  9. YouTube videos
    Hey guys. Just wanted to share a new video from my first album recorded in January at Vitello's in Studio City. High-def, but thumbnail sucks. It's a blues in 7/4, but it uses diatonic modes of C major instead of dominant chords. The form ends with a little root progression that's always...
  10. YouTube videos
    Hey friends, I wanted to drop another cut on you from my quartet's debut release; here's another video recorded live at Vitello's Upstairs in Studio City. This composition by my good friend and pianist Ryan Pryor; one of the young greats out here in Los Angeles. It's a very lyrical...
  11. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hey SOTW friends! My quartet recently performed a special night at Vitello's Upstairs in Studio City where we recorded a live album. Here's a video cut from the show. For those of you wondering before watching, it features sections of free improvisation mixed with more structured song form...
  12. YouTube videos
    Hey SOTW friends! My quartet recently performed a special night at Vitello's Upstairs in Studio City where we recorded a live album. Here's a video cut from the show. For those of you wondering before watching, it features sections of free improvisation mixed with more structured song form...
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