New solo compositions by Billy Martin

“I’m disappearing into the unknown. It’s very liberating.” – Billy MartinFinal cover front

Disappearing – Billy Martin: piano, drum set and visual art – April 12 2018  (Amulet Records)

A wildly imaginative set of solo works on prepared piano and drum set by Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood, The Lounge Lizards, Creative Music Studio). Informed by a series of his own visual artworks, Martin recorded 3 impromptu sets of performances at The Herman House Gallery surrounded by his art.

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Insightful reviews below:

 “The entire album tells a riveting, lively, adventurous story (I particularly like Walking, and I enjoyed the structured pandemonium/comedy in Fatherhood). Dust is just so stirring at the end of such a fascinating journey. Simply beautiful.” – Jessica Aksoy, NY

‪“I didn’t think in 2018 we could still make contemporary music so effective and interesting.
‪This new album by Billy Martin, one of my favorite artists, both as a musician and as a “creative” in general (his painting are extraordinary), presents itself as a new lifeblood in the field of experimentation: combining research in unsuspected fields with a late romanticism that recalls the light melancholy of the woods, it’s not easy and I find this project as a serious and touching proposal. ‪Thanks Billy once again for your expressiveness disclosed.” – Alessandro Rusignuolo,‪ Rome, Italy

“…the prepared piano pieces sound so much like a piano player and another percussionist … some of the people I’ve played it for were sure it was two separate musicians … some beautiful Money Jungle era and Messiaen moments in there.” – Luke Augusta, Kent, CT