Monday, August 18, 2014

Reconnaissance Fly on the airwaves and on the stage

Hello everyone.

We are outside the recommended cheese and we have a very busy weekend coming up.

First, we'll be performing live on KFJC 89.7 FM between 2 pm and 6 pm this coming Friday August 22nd.  We will be the special guests of host Grawer, visible on the KFJC HD Live Cam and audible on the live stream at

This will be to get everyone in the mood for our show this coming Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm at Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco.  It's very convenient to the Glen Park BART Station and there's no cover, just a $10 suggested donation.

We have the place all to ourselves for 2 hours so we'll be playing all the tunes we know, and some we don't!  Hope to have your ears one way or the other, on the radio or amongst the books at Bird & Beckett.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Reconnaissance Fly on the charts in Davis

Tune in, and you might hear us!

KDVS TOP Ten Jazz Chart/Reported to CMJ
KDVS 90.3 FM
Davis, Ca. 95616 [1]

1. Thumbscrew - "Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujuwara"  (Cuneiform)

2. Keith Jarrett - Concerts: Bregenz, Munchen" (ECM)

3. Jeff Cosgrove/Matthew Shipp/William Parker - "Alternating Current"  
(Grizzley Music)

4. Henry Butler/steven Bernstein - "Viper's Drag" (Impulse)

5. Steve Lehman Octet - "Mise En Abime" (Pi Recordings)

6. The Ed Palermo Big Band - "Oh No! Not Jazz" (Cuneiform)

7. Reconnaissance Fly - "Flower Futures" (Edgetone)

8. Jimmy Cobb - "The Original Mobb" (Smoke Sessions)

9. Jeff Ballard Trio - "Time's Tales" (Okeh)

10. Krokofant - "Krokofant" (Rune Grammofon)

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

This Thursday night in Sacramento -- no fires this time.

Reconnaissance Fly will finally take the stage this Thursday night in Sacramento, at Shine Coffeehouse, 1400 E Street #A.  Last time we were there, on April 3rd (exactly three months previous), we arrived to find the building next door on fire, fire trucks and dozens of firefighters, black smoke belching and flames leaping skyward.  The block was cordoned off and there would be no gig that night.

Fortunately the coffeehouse escaped unscathed and the FUTUREWANG! series went on.  We are rescheduled for July 3rd, and we're going first, around 8:20 pm.  It will be glorious.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Reconnaissance Fly and Ghost in the House in the same show!

Looks like I will be pretty busy on the day of the 2nd Annual Richard Waters New Music Festival, June 14th.  The festival will run from 2 - 10 p.m. at Berkeley Arts and feature musicians from the greater Bay Area. Admission is free (donations accepted). 

The lineup is:
Rent Romus & Heikki Koskinen
Music For Hard Times
Get Your Bad Self Ready!
Ron Heglin & Katt Atchley
Reconnaissance Fly
Eric Glick Rieman & Bryan Day
Full Disclosure Big Band
Jon Raskin
The Emercency String Ex-tet
The Richard Waters Orchestra - Tom Nunn, Bart Hopkin, Gary Knowlton, Lee Charlton, Karen Stackpole +
Grosse Abfahrt
Doug Carroll
Ghost in the House

Friday, May 16, 2014

IMPERIAL ORDER reviewed in the Berkeley Daily Planet

Jubilith Moore and I represented Theatre of Yugen at the Contemporary Diasporas Festival, reviewed in the Berkeley Daily Planet.

"Theatre of Yugen's artistic director Jubilith Moore performed with musician Polly Moller an improvisation, in brilliant costume from the Noh stage, from the story to ancient play, 'Semimaru'—exceptional voice, gestures, movement and flute, as a disturbed princess, wandering the hills near Kyoto, hears a flute and finds her blind brother—turned out of the Imperial court to die—playing it in a hut." - Ken Bullock

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Contemporary Diasporas Festival, May 9th

Jubilith Moore and I will be representing Theatre of Yugen on May 9th, in the Contemporary Performance Diasporas Festival hosted by Inferno Theatre Company.  

Theatre of Yugen Artistic Director Jubilith Moore and Associate Ensemble Member Polly Moller come together to create the ancient original improvisation IMPERIAL ORDER, inspired by the Noh play, Semimaru.  What is right and what is its reverse? How many souls travel this mountain pass?  How is a flower on the branch separated from its fragrance?  After traveling the wind, can the falcon find its falconer?  What hurts more, the leaving or being left?

Of course you want to know everything -- and you can find the full schedule of performances and purchase tickets on Inferno Theatre’s website:

It will all happen at South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Fairview Street in Berkeley (entrance on Ellis) conveniently located four blocks from the Ashby BART station.