7.6.2020

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Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans! 

Once again it is time for The Entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off.  In the meantime... 

NEW NEWS: 

Well... I think we've all managed to find a space in which to operate these days.  We've been working on some new tracks and new videos for your enjoyment.   Got a few things that rolled out in June and will start releasing new stuff in the coming weeks. 

I do have a new project to announce. "No Ordinary Life" is a new collaboration featuring myself and Matt Wolff.   Matt and I started getting together to do some recording sessions featuring loops and synthesizers.   We kept things in a direction that fit my project "Widespread Noise."  Although as time went on, Matt took more of a lead role during the sessions and we gradually moved over to more conventional sounding music and shorter tracks.  It wasn't really fitting into the Widespread Noise idea and I started a separate designation "The Wolff Sessions" so people could identify the creations from that period.    Matt wanted to push more into that direction and I did as well, so we decided to reinvent the project and shake off the old parameters.   I hold you'll enjoy the new creations and follow the experience of No Ordinary Life.  And Widespread Noise will be going back to it's more "noise" focus! 

Regular jams Tues & Thurs nights, 9pm CST - http://streetjelly.com/noahpeterson.   (NOT TONIGHT) 

Cosmic Dust : A new video is up for the jazz fusion tune "Bones for Kitty."  And yes, it's a cat video. 

This month's free download is Sea Shell from GrooveTronX.  Get down with some Nu Jazz/Deep House. 

My Youtube Video Playlist is updated - -The Latest and Greatest from Peterson Entertainment.  It's a mix of actual and static videos for your enjoyment.  Stream it often to assist with your daily boredom.  www.youtube.com/noahpeterson. 

I'd also invite y'all to explore my many, many fun jams to stream on Spotify, or Apple Music, or whatever you prefer. 

For those looking for an artist to support -  may I suggest me?   www.paypal.me/texsax 

Last month's recap:  Just when you thought it was safe to go back outside....   (sigh)   June started out great. Texas began to reopen, I got some gigs, I did a fantastic live stream event Viva Poseia on location at Mission Marquee, we went out to eat a couple of times and then the 2nd wave hit.   Looks like the groundhog saw phlegm on it's shadow and now we have 6 more months of Covid....   Anyway. Wash your hands and stay safe. 

BANDS: 

No Ordinary Life: Our debut single "Robots in Love" is out.   Facebook   Spotify   Youtube 

GrooveTronX:  On break.   Facebook  Spotify   Youtube 

Noah Peterson:  New videos up: Funky House Can't Get No Better Than This and From the Dank the Funk Arises.   Youtube  Facebook  Spotify 

O.M.N.I.: Treading water...  Facebook   Spotify   Youtube 

River Barons: Stay tuned for a new single "Phonecard" to be release soon. Facebook  Spotify  Youtube 

Widespread Noise: A new video for Into the Out Of featuring some great NASA video footage.   Facebook    Spotify  Youtube 

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first! 

Residencies: On hold 

3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX 

Top Ten tracks on Spotify: Streams topped 35K this month!  Here's the winners!  Not a lot of change really, some shuffling around of places. 

The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons - Victims and Villains 
Biscuits and Gravy - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Road Song - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
One Summer Day - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Funky Fried Chicken - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
What's Your Name - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Dance All Day  - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Swing and a Miss - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Baby Don't Cry - Noah Peterson:Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 

Top Ten Videos on Youtube: Youtube views are up.  Here's the new winners! 

Noah Peterson - Funky House Can't Get No Better Than This 
Noah Peterson - From the Dank the Funk Arises 
Widespread Noise - Into the Out Of 
Widespread Noise - Celestial Beauty 
Widespread Noise  - The Galactic Cosmic Ray Boogie 
Noah Peterson - I Dream in Colors 
Widespread Noise - Dark Matter 
Widespread Noise - The Fleeting Shadows 
Widespread Noise - Modern Day Problems for Rich People 
Widespread Noise  - Colors of Sound 

Shows: 

Every Tues 9pm CST - http://streetjelly.com/noahpeterson 

7/1 - Solo Sax Sessions  11:30am 
The San Antonio Airport 

7/7 - Solo Sax Sessions  11:30am 
The San Antonio Airport 

7/17 - Solo Sax Sessions  11:30am 
The San Antonio Airport 

7/21 - Solo Sax Sessions  11:30am 
The San Antonio Airport 

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I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys.  Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#10 Baseline 120: Electro Jams 

This was my 2nd consecutive non-saxophone recording release under my own name. It also was the 2nd consecutive non-jazz recording under my own name. 

At this point, I'm doing one or two jazz gigs a year - mostly parties or events. I'm doing a lot of looping, electronic music, and rock. My sub gigs are some one off recordings and top 40 gigs. But i'm another musical world... 

I'm expanding my tech tech-up. I get my 2nd Kaoss Pad and am trying different signal paths for all of my new tech. And I have to learn my gear. I would spend sessions just jamming on the two pads hooked together. Once I figured some things out - I started recording the sessions and would listen to see how things came out. 

The imprecise nature of the devices made a lot of space for movement and direction. I have a video of some female break-dancers that's pretty cool - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcpDotL0rKE 

Baseline 120: Electro Jams : https://open.spotify.com/album/0xvIMI4prLhEmBXu2HmRZI?si=IMKajGENQ_O4y-KcH77oqw

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#9 Ambient Space Sounds 

It's just bizarre to even be posting this in light of the past week. Here it goes anyhow... 

This recording came about because of the O.M.N.I. recording project. But a different direction. Quiet, ambient, dark, no tempo... I was swapping synths with folks and made this on a microKorg. 

I actually had a pretty strong sound concept in my head for what I wanted. The idea was the album itself was a soundtrack to a space journey. I didn't do any physical copies and it's been my most streamed album. I'm surprised at how much it has been streamed. It's kinda fun, minimal, and I think makes for a great start to finish listen. 

Ambient Space Sounds: https://open.spotify.com/album/4WeYsgHFdWIrnzgjssPun6?si=85MW3FEzSvaYSuvY9zJB-w

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#8 Tip the Band 

This is a very interesting recording. Without Dick Weissman, this never would have happened. 

Dick and I became friends at a musicians union mixer. He didn't seem like one of the usual suspects. I learned a great deal from him about the business. His experience and knowledge is tremendous. And he's pretty funny too. At some point he asked me to play on a couple of his recordings. I was thrilled to do that. 

We did some gigs together and I had an idea. I asked him to co-write some songs with me and invited him to bring in any other originals he had. He brought in "A Benefit For Me," a hilarious song about musicians playing for free. Mostly we just had fun, although we did have guess who was going to win an election... 

I wanted bass on the recording, and we brought in the late Jim Miller. Jim was a much loved man, musician, and producer. This was one of Jim's last recordings before his passing. It's also the only recording where he sings and I believe it's the only recording of his original songs. 

The sounds are a mix of the three us: guitar, banjo, washboard, bass, vocals. It's all pretty light-hearted stuff, and some of the tunes are pretty timeless. I really like it. It's not often anyone gets to make a really fun and silly record that's still good. 

And remember whenever you're out and about - Tip the Band!!! 

https://open.spotify.com/album/7MKRlsfHondY0xDIRMd6WW?si=WimnY156TAusO4ljDDA33Q

Greetings Friends, Family, and Fans! 

Once again it is time for The Entertainer. If you no longer wish to get this epistle of awesomeness, just hit the unsubscribe button and you will forever be removed or send me an email and I'll take you off.  In the meantime... 

NEW NEWS: 

In the Marines, we have an expression "Reach Down and Grab A Hold!"   This refers to when you're at the shooting range and it's your turn in the butts.  You're downrange working the targets.  You have to life the target mounts, swap the targets out, mark the hits.  It's a largely boring effort except for when bad shots knock debris onto your head.   Before all the targets go up, the command is given - "Reach down and grab a hold..... TARGETS get your targets in the air."   Off the range, the expression is basically says hold fast, stand your ground, find the courage, man-up, grow-a set...  whatever flair you prefer to sprinkle on top.  It seems like right now America needs to reach down and grab a hold. 

Regular jams Tues & Thurs nights, 9pm CST - http://streetjelly.com/noahpeterson.   (NOT TONIGHT) 

For your fun, I've attached a free download for some music to bring some sunshine into your day,  "9 Days of the Birthray Peace Treaty" by O.M.N.I. 

Youtube Video Playlist is updated - -The Latest and Greatest from Peterson Entertainment.  It's a mix of actual and static videos for your enjoyment.  Stream it often to assist with your daily boredom. 

I'd also invite y'all to explore my many, many videos on youtube and lots of fun jams to stream on Spotify, or Apple Music, or whatever you prefer.  www.youtube.com/noahpeterson. 

 www.paypal.me/texsax 

Last month's recap:  I got into my Covid rhythm.  Getting house projects done, getting chores done, getting studio work done.   Really started to get into the groove for a minute there.... 

BANDS: 

GrooveTronX:  Waiting for the break to be over.  Facebook  Spotify   Youtube 

Noah Peterson:  New single out on Spotify -  The In Yo Face Knock-Down Jam   Youtube  Facebook  Spotify 

O.M.N.I.: Captain Funktion Meets Laniru at the End of the World is out on Spotify  and Youtube.    Facebook   Spotify   Youtube 

River Barons: Nothing to see here, please move along Facebook  Spotify  Youtube 

Widespread Noise: Dark Matter, The Galactic Cosmic Ray Boogie and Celestial Beauty.   Facebook    Spotify  Youtube 

Subscribe to the youtube channel: www.youtube.com/noahpeterson to get our new videos first! 

Residencies: On hold 

3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX 
1st and 3rd Mondays at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions. 

Top Ten tracks on Spotify: Streams are back up to over 32K this month here's the winners - River Barons back on top. 

Dolly - River Barons - Victims and Villains 
The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons - Victims and Villains 
Biscuits and Gravy - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Funky Fried Chicken - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Road Song - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Dance All Day  - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Swing and a Miss - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
What's Your Name - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Baby Don't Cry - Noah Peterson:Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious 

Top Ten Videos on Youtube: Youtube views are up.  And the changes are pretty wild.  Here's the new winners!  People are liking the new stuff. 

Widespread Noise - Into the Out Of 
Noah Peterson - I Dream in Colors 
Widespread Noise  - The Galactic Cosmic Ray Boogie 
Widespread Noise - Dark Matter 
Widespread Noise - Celestial Beauty 
Widespread Noise  - Colors of Sound 
Widespread Noise - The Fleeting Shadows 
Widespread Noise  - The Boomerang Nebula 
Widespread Noise  - Too Hot to Stop 
O.M.N.I. - Captain Funktion Returns to Set the Record Straight 

Shows: 

Tues & Thurs nights, 9pm CST - http://streetjelly.com/noahpeterson.

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. 

Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#7 Solo Sax Sessions 

This is a fierce little recording of just me, my sax, some hand percussion, and a loop station. It's unedited and raw from start to finish. I never sent it out for airplay. The performances are fire. I did this in the middle of my BandVanAdventure years criss-crossing the country playing hundreds of shows. I was ready for this recording. 

I only sold them at shows and I have 17 left. I named the record after the show in the hopes to get some extra branding reach out of it. 

Getting into looping hugely changed my life. I didn't need a band anymore, I stopped playing jazz for a long time, I ended getting a commission job being a writer for loopinglive.com, I started a bunch of looping festivals in the U.S., I met a whole new community of very creative folks from all over the world, and I still haven't shaken the music/tech bug. 

This is a wild little mishmash of music: https://open.spotify.com/album/47LweoFal8BUtPz8HwfAEx?si=eSH2TlM2Rgao_gjBLB0Jdw

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. 

Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#6 Christmas for Everyone - 

This was a very fun project. Nicholas Pacheo was the engineer for this recording. I picked a bunch of songwriters and asked them to co-write new Christmas tunes with me and Nick. We'd do a session with a different writer every week or so. I had some ideas for the different writers about the tunes: tempo, subject, style, etc... Although Zack Walters just threw one out to us fully formed. And it was a good one. This is a very nice mix of music with some great songs. Some lovely, some sad, some funny. All for the holidays. Artists include: Johnny Carrera, Boone Holding, Thurman Richard, Paul Hilliard, and Art Martinez  

7 songs and 24 minutes of fun: https://open.spotify.com/album/5lNshUF0urJebj7seApDhN?si=I-R1ULoXQB2bO1C5Qja5kQ

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. 

Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#5 When I Was Young by Emmett Wheatfall 

Me on sax, 

Edwin Leon Coleman III 

Edwin’s music and art 

on drums, 

Gordon Lee 

on piano, Andre St. James on bass, Emmett Wheatfall poet. 

When Emmett approached me about this, I took some time to develop a concept. A little bit MLK and a lot Gil Scott-Heron. I had some strong ideas and musical sketches about how this was going to come off. Everybody in the band had done a lot of shows together in various combinations. Everyone had done enough work with me to know how I liked things done. The band was prepared and into what we were doing. 

Billy Oskay, engineer, called it the most organized recording session he'd ever seen. We got the whole thing recorded, edited, and mixed in a weekend. 19 Tracks - half with music, half without. 

It took a little doing to get this ball rolling. I remember the guys taking forever with their headphone mixes and lots of jokes that just ate clock. Once things got dialed in we went to work and everybody got their head on straight. It's nice being a room with professionals who really care about what they are doing and are excellent at their job. This thing came together very well. 

I'm very proud of it. For a poetry record, it got some respectable airplay. Even made a DJ buddy out of Kansas City because of it. It got mostly great reviews with one local review that wasn't. 

This record is fierce. Everyone plays their ass off, grooves are wicked, band is tight and Emmett is riding the wave perfectly with his big voice on top. The first three tracks - When I Was Young, Pretty Black Girl You So Fine, and I Just Can't Believe It are sublime. 

When I Was Young - Emmett Wheatfall 

https://open.spotify.com/album/79a3NVVolSpmaHtuXbvY3e?si=h8hhdwfyQMKQNpXqMrjYXw

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. 

Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#4 Harry's Psychedelicatessen from O.M.N.I. 

This was a digital only album that was the inevitability of hanging out with Zachary Spiezer. Zach and I had been making music together for years including collaborating on an earlier recording called "Bump." 

This new online recording project took place in many places. And always seemed to be caught up in some kind of epic adventure. For the first one, Zach and I spent around a week in Florida recording, doing some chores, and I had a bunch of gigs on a DIY band van tour. We did not sleep much. I had a pretty serious intent going into this. I wanted to make music suitable for a Guy Ritchie movie. Big, loud, funky, and awesome. 

Zach took all the files back to Brooklyn and started making some magic. He dove in deep and well after a year of emailing files, edits, phone calls, and adjusting mixes 24 tracks of space-reggae-electro-dub and a fictional Sci-Fi adventure story were born. 

Let your space adventure begin: https://open.spotify.com/album/4nEHLVg312NDo2xLHpbfWu?si=wD10ruNCRUSkd1oAFz3r3Q 

We even have a nice offering of videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUSr6ETDe-w&list=PLjiWJF83CBinXEsjv9qMcQE7tEmVwT1O0

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. 

Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#3 Music for Film Vol 1: Sax & Bass 

Me on sax, Dave Captein on electric bass. At this time I was working a lot of duo and trio gigs. I had done a couple of sax/bass duos before and was shocked to find out it wasn't horrible. I rather enjoyed some of it. I had the idea for this recording and Dave told me he'd been trying to learn the Chapman stick. I've heard him do some chordal stuff on bass before, but only during a solo. Turns out if you want an electric bassist for a sax duo, he's the man. 

I line up a bunch of duo gigs for him to get my tunes in his brain a different way. He'd already played a bunch of them in trios and quartets. I remember the gigs leading up to recording most. I was always pleased with how well Dave played my songs and impressed with his musicianship. Recording day went well. When you listen to this, you get swept up in the music. You forget that it's just two guys. It's a magical little slice of jazz. I'm impressed when I go back and listen to it. We recorded this at Dead Aunt Thelma's in Portland with Dean Baskerville. I had done a couple of projects with Dean. I really enjoyed working with him. 

I've only got about 10-15 of these CDs left. It's a lovely little musical adventure. Music for Film: Vol 1 Sax & Bass 

https://open.spotify.com/album/5KePTKGrHfdwEYOaOCVzaX?si=hK8TQ7tSR-ixIaCFOBoVgw

I got nominated for one of those FB music thingys. 

Imma change it up. I'm going to to talk about ten of my recordings. 

#2 Live at Biddy McGraw's 

This was my first recording under my own name. The band was me on sax, Jay Stapleton on guitar, Dennis Caiazza on bass, and 

Edwin Leon Coleman III aka E3 on drums. (Edwin’s music and art) 

While my band was band of sidemen, I used those guys a great deal and Jay I used all the time. That particular group was tight and the night of our recording was a solid night from the band. Nothing like jazz at an Irish bar. 

This record got a ton of favorable reviews and a lot of airplay. Twelve countries that I was aware of, all over the U.S., it was on Downbeat Magazine's website for 3 months as "A Downbeat Featured CD," it got over a decade a play on WWOZ out of New Orleans, I remember driving through San Diego and hearing a local DJ play a track. This is my only all tenor recording. Shortly after this I stopped playing tenor altogether. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, it's such a big horn and I'm such a little guy it just got to be ridiculous. I felt that that horn was playing me more than I was playing it. 

This was my first sold-out record. This is well put together from concept to packaging. Here it is - - https://open.spotify.com/album/5jNutha8gN4x4RGuo5bsea?si=Yr7RIbJtQYa9ZW7a1IFn4A