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What’s Summer without Friends? Tuesday at Spectrum & more.


What’s Summer without Friends?  Do you know those folks up above? That’s (from the left) Glenn Cornett, the owner and creator of Spectrum.  To the right is Lester St. Louis, Nate Thatcher and his lovely wife Mikayla. I met Nate and Lester only two weeks ago at Spectrum, only to learn that they’ve been ‘the guys’ who’ve been keeping Spectrum humming to wonderful effect during Glenn’s absence.   

Nathan and Lester invited me to put a show together quickly and I in turn offered them, my new friends to join us for it! I then grabbed my old friend Johnny Butler, saxophonist from Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, he grabbed his friend Kassa Overall, and I pulled my good friend Adam Cuthbért in as well for a well-rounded musical party.  Come join us for an evening of music you haven’t heard before from a whole bunch of über-talented folk!

7pm The Origin of Dialogue
Lester St. Louis (cello), Nate Thatcher (piano) and Dre Hocevar (percussion)

Performing and improvising on original works.

Straight after, ’round 7:30, enter Johnny Butler, joined by his steady collaborator Kassa Overall – Saxophonic electronic musical awesomesauce with a rap twist!

At 8pm I’ll be doing a solo set with my usual rig featuring Tree-Oh by Michael Gordon and Killer by David Lang (from Outerborough), a new piece by John King, a true duet between analog and digital spaces with the composer present.  Add to that, Bill Ryan’s beautiful A Simple Place, a multitrack symphony written for me several years ago, and you’ve got a veritable smorgasbord of composer goodness.
At 9pm, I’ll end the evening with a 30-minute conversational electronic set in duo with laptop artist, trumpeter, and Ableton Live virtuoso Adam Cuthbért, a composer whose aesthetic locks in beautifully with my own when we improvise, and we’ll welcome back Johnny and Kassa to boot!

All of us heartily invite you to this end of summer event and hope to see you there!  Click here for the Facebook event for details.



Todd Reynolds and Friends

Tuesday, August 20th at 7pm

121 Ludlow Street, Second Flr.
Lower East Side, NYC














Also this week – Wednesday night, the 21st, sees me sitting in with yet another great friend, Jason Ennis, with a stellar band including my great colleagues Michael O’Brien on bass and Conor Meehan on drums.  I’m so glad that Jason is showcasing his own music in this Zinc Bar performance, and he’s invited me to sit in on a few tunes. Here’s the facebook event.  Please consider having a drink with us.  Jason writes some great tunes, and I don’t get to play jazz nearly enough!  (photo by KJKPhoto)

Wednesday, August 21st at 7pm

Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street
New York, NY




Shoko Nagai::Elliot Sharp::BAM film premiere!


Hi Folks,

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, at 9.30 pm,  is the NY premiere of These Birds Walk at  BAMcinématek series.  Last year, filmmakers Omar Mullick & Bassam Tariq asked me to score this extraordinary film which moved me in ways I didn’t anticipate. After a critically acclaimed debut at SXSW, I now get to share it with you. Omar and Bassam will do a Q&A after the screening.  You won’t want to miss it!  I’ve included a summary below, but to really get an idea by seeing the trailer and buying tickets, please do click here.

“Pushing cinema vérité to its raw emotional limits, this hard-bitten portrait of Karachi’s underclass is also an ode to the beauty and anguish of childhood that has earned it comparisons to François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows. For their extraordinary debut feature, Mullick and Tariq traveled to Pakistan to raise awareness about the work of aging humanitarian Abdul Satar Edhi, the man behind the nation’s largest philanthropic organization. Immersing themselves in the lives of the countless runaways crowding Edhi’s orphanages, they emerged with this heartbreaking chronicle of poverty and street life seen through the eyes of the young and vulnerable, with a lyricism that honors the resilience of its subjects.”




These Birds Walk is sandwiched right between TWO nights of collaborations with the fantastic Shoko Nagai & Dog TAken’ SHadows.  It is such a pleasure to make music with this band, and tonight, Tuesday, at IBEAM, my legendary colleague, Elliot Sharp will be joining us as well. 

Tues 6/25 @ 10pm
168 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

and the facebook event is here.

Todd Reynolds (violin/ electronics)
Elliot Sharp (Guitar/ effects)
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass)
Shoko Nagai (moog/ piano/ compositions)

Thurs 6/27 @ 8pm
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Fl., NY, NY


Todd Reynolds (violin/ electronics)
Jonathan Goldberger (guitar/effects)
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass)
Shoko Nagai (moog, piano, compositions)

Shoko on Dog TAken’ SHadows:
“When I was dog-sitting several of my friend’s dogs, I was struck by the beauty of their individual characters.  Each one had very specific spirit and emotions in which I had to respect in order to communicate with them.  In turn, they gave me an inspiration to write these new compositions.”

Hope to see you soon!