The Coldwater Trio (2018)

Live at the Battery Books and Music

A unique, chamber-music approach to group improvisation featuring Haskel Joseph (guitar), Michael Intriere (cello) and Bruce Friedman (trumpet).

Bach Cello Suites (2017)

Dariusz Skoraczewski

A double-CD set of the complete Bach cello suites.

Cello Phantasia (2016)

Dariusz Skoraczewski

Cello Phantasia is the second solo album by Dariusz Scoraczewski, Principal Cello of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is joined on this effort by the peerless Michael Sheppard for an intimate program of cello and piano music. Cello Phantasia showcases two virtuosic musicians making dazzling chamber music together.

Monodramas (2014)


Monodramas is the first full-length album from ‘formidable new-music force’ loadbang, a quartet comprised of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. It features new theatrical works by Hannah Lash, Andy Akiho, Paul Pinto, and Eve Beglarian that tell solitary but universal stories – monodramas. Each piece explores the porous boundary between voice and instrument where sonic and expressive capabilities blend.

Axes of Symmetry (2014)

Base 4
Base 4 is a trio that disassembles well and lesser known jazz compositions, creatively reinterprets them, and segues in and out of the written themes using spontaneous improvisational interaction. Base 4 is Bruce Friedman on trumpet, Derek Bomback on guitar, and Alan Cook on drums and percussion.

On the End (2013)

Andy Kozar

On the end… is New York City based trumpeter, composer, and improviser Andy Kozar’s premier release featuring his own work. Recorded by some of the countries finest performers and ensembles at Ryan Streber’s Oktaven Studios.

Thanks for the Lobster & other Regina Music Box Favorites (2013)

Analog Arts

Thanks for the Lobster is a collection of music box recordings featuring instruments and discs that were built by the Regina company more than 100 years ago. Regina music boxes use flat discs instead of cylinders, and they were renowned for their sumptuous tone. The songs reflect the popular music from the late 19th century, ranging from hymns and marches to opera and musical comedy numbers, not to mention novelty songs like the title track. The arrangements have their own peculiar quirks as well, with an extraordinary amount of filigree on the melodies in order to show off the musical range of the music boxes.

Monument Piano Trio (2011)

Monument Piano Trio

Described as “an ensemble in the truest form of the word”, Monument Piano Trio was founded in 2004 by three friends who love and embrace chamber music. Coming from different award-winning musical backgrounds, each artist in the ensemble brings a unique style to the group, creating a distinctive sound that critics have called “one intricately voiced stream of music, taking the audience through lands of wonder, worry, pleasure and pain.”

Edge Study (2011)

Bruce Friedman & Motoko Honda

Edge Study is a unique listening experience crafted by veteran trumpet improviser Bruce Friedman in collaboration with keyboardist Motoko Honda. In his liner notes for the album, composer Christian Wolff characterized it as “A kind of extreme music, beautiful in its ‘objective’ presence.”

Cello Populus (2010)

Darius Scoraczewski

Cello Populus is an intimate set of solo cello recordings, featuring music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The music explores the full sonic range of the modern cello. Recorded during the winter, the album is a labor of love by a busy orchestral musician who set aside some time to reconnect with his instrument.

Zodiac Dust (2009)

Loop 2.4.3

Zodiac Dust is a 45-minute head trip, a throwback to days of yore when bands like Return to Forever or King Crimson would take listeners on an instrumental sonic adventure. The similarities stop there, though. Zodiac Dust sounds like a collaboration between Harry Partch and Brian Eno, pairing homemade instruments with ambient textures.

smith. (2007)

Analog Arts Ensemble

smith. includes the soundtracks for two short films by ANALOG member Gordon Smith. The music for Burgle was recorded in two sessions. In the first, a Rhodes/bass/drums trio laid down the soul jazz grooves of each track live. In the second, Joe Drew overdubbed all the horn parts. The Ramsey Lewis-style tunes compliment the short heist film Smith crafted while in school at USC.