Dear Common Quartet friends and fans,
We are very happy to announce the release of our new debut album, “The Hive.” The album features compositions by every member of the quartet, as well as special guest Steve Cardenas on guitar. We had our release show recently, at Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Vilage. And there will be more shows to come!
“The Hive” is a product of the band’s ritual of meeting every Monday to play and work on compositions. The record highlights the band’s interactive energy and empathy, as all members work toward a common goal in each song. Collective in nature, bustling with interactive improvisation, each member is treated as an equal and integral part of the whole. Each player contributes not only as a instrumentalist but also as a composer. “The Hive” is a mile marker in an ongoing process, one which will continue to evolve and flourish through the years.
That said, please click on our SoundCloud to sample the music! And, you can visit iTunes, Amazon, or cdbaby.com/commonquartet, to purchase your own copy!
In addition to the album, we are currently booking an international tour for 2017, so stay tuned for details!!
We are also happy to be continuing our Monday night residency at Vodou Bar, in Brooklyn. This continues to be a great source of inspiration for us as a band, and we find it fortunate to be able to work together on a consistent basis. We think that’s one of the things what makes our band unique.
That’s all for now, stay tuned for more!