The Horns Band is Matt Pavolka's most recent project. With a lineup of cornet, alto, trombone, bass and drums (with Pavolka occasionally switching to trombone) it allows him to indulge his long-form compositional proclivities and explore his literary obsessions while leaving ample room for improvisation and individual expression.
People’s Emergency Center is a recording of music by Matthew Levy that draws freely—and often surprisingly—from classical, jazz, world, and rock traditions. An all-star lineup of guest artists includes Jason Moran, Ben Monder, Bill Stewart, Tim Ries, and Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Following the Quartet's collaboration last season with clarinetist Anthony McGill - lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a model of conviviality and responsiveness" - Cedille Records invited the group to record the Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets. The album will be available worldwide in May 2014.