Gigs this week

by jamesmeger


6th – The Devil’s Elbow (8pm – 11pm, free) 562 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC 

8th – Libra Room  (7pm – 9pm, free) w/ Bruno Hubert – Piano

8th – Princeton Pub! w/ Assertion, 9pm – 11pm, we’re on first, free show,

9th – The Main (9:30pm – 12am, free)

10th – Pourhouse restaurant and bar  (7pm – 10pm, free) 162 Water St, Vancouver


Moving into the new year

by jamesmeger

Some gigs coming up in Vancouver in February! More info here:

We will also continue to chip away at a new album over the next while, all the material was recorded over two days back in December at Afterlife with John Raham and we’re very happy with how it all turned out. Keep your ear to the drum.

November Gigs, Recording + New Track

by jamesmeger

As per our usual tradition, Ted will be coming back to Vancouver for November! We have a handful of gigs planned as well as a couple of days in the studio in early December to make a new record. In the meantime here’s a recording from our 2014  Banff residency to light your furnace for the cold months ahead.

Improv # 2 (2014)

November Shows

8th – Pourhouse restaurant and bar  (7pm – 10pm, free) 162 Water St, Vancouver

9th – The Lido, + Dan Gaucher on drums and electronics playing original compositions and improvisations  (9pm, two sets free) 518 E. Broadway, Vancouver

12th – Tangent Cafe (8:30pm – 11:30pm, donation optional) jazz repertoire and original compositions, 2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

27th – Merge (Loft performance space) w/ Lone Bear (9pm doors, 10pm music, $10) Original compositions, NE corner of Powell and Clark, East Vancouver

May Gigs

by jamesmeger

We’ve got a lot of playing packed into the short 9 days that Ted will be in town as well as a day of recording in the studio at The Lido. We’ve very excited and happy to be getting down to work together. Hope to see some folks out and about. Check out the Gigs page for more details. Cheers!


13th – Jazz Vespers, Brentwood Presbytarian w/ Dan Reynolds on piano

14th – Roedde House Museum w/ Dan Reynolds on piano

17th – Pourhouse restaurant and bar

18th – The Lido, w/ Tyson Naylor on keyboard,the music of Paul Motian and Jimmy Giuffre,

20th – The Emerald supper club

March shows! Spring is here!

by Ted Crosby

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and we’re back at it again.

Here’s what we got goin’ on:

Friday, March 27th- The Libra Room (7pm-9pm)

Saturday, March 28th- Pat’s Pub concert series (3pm-7pm w/ Tristan Paxton on Guitar)

Friday, April 3rd- The Libra Room (7pm-9pm)

Saturday, April 4th- Merge (9pm-12pm, opener TBA)

Hope to see you there!

November Gigs

by jamesmeger

Two gigs this month in Vancouver that we’re excited about.

November 2014

20th – The Emerald (Back Room) w/ WAXWING

9pm, $10, 555 Gore.

22nd – The Main

9pm, three sets, no cover, 4210 Main Street.

Gigs in May

by jamesmeger

May 2014

10th – The Yardbird Suite (Edmonton, AB)


14th – The Emerald (Vancouver, BC)

9pm, two sets, cover by donation. 555 Gore.

Vancouver Dates, Banff and Current Listening

by jamesmeger

Vancouver Dates, Banff and Current Listening

Hello folks, it’s been a while. Braveheart is currently in residence at the Banff Centre for the next 9 days, holy…wow….jeeze…amazing…anything could happen. I spent the morning watching the fresh snow fall out of bay windows in the dining hall, not exactly productive, but I can hear Ted playing long tones and Omar working on triplets around the kit as I write this now so, there will be progress. After they give us the boot we’ll be heading back to warm old Vancouver to play a couple of nice shows. We’re at MERGE on March 13th and at TANGENT CAFE on March 16th, many more details at our gigs section. For whoever is out there reading, we’d love to see you while we run around Vancouver. Also, a listening list! Omar and I had 13 hours in the car getting here…We got down to it.

Henry Threadgill – Rag, Bush and All

Bill Hart Quartet – All our Reasons

Keith Jarrett Quartet – Silence

Iverson/Mchenry/Anderson/Williams – Live @ Smalls

Miles Davis – Ascenseur pour l’echafaud (Soundtrack)

Human Feel – Scatter

Tim Berne – The Shell Game

Ingrid Laubrock – Anti-House

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Radiohead – Pablo Honey

Sten Sendell Trio + John Butcher – Strokes

Paul Motian, trio 2000 + 2 – Live at the Village Vanguard vol.1

there was more, but I’m blanking…Cheers!

Motions Review @ Jazz Right Now

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Motions Review @ Jazz Right Now

Thanks to Cisco Bradley at Jazz Right Now for the thoughtful review of Motions. Be sure to check out his blog for in-depth writing about the creative music scene in NYC and elsewhere. Also, a really great resource for live concert footage and gig listings when visiting NYC.

“Motions” on Bandcamp

by jamesmeger

Our new album “Motions” is up on Bandcamp! You can listen to a couple of tracks for free, buy the digital download or order a CD. That’s right, a CD! Remember those? Just to sweeten the deal a bit, every CD order comes with a handmade button of some of the album artwork. Did you enjoy the album? Did you hate it? Feel free to let us know. Thanks for listening.