The Capsule Garden Vol 1.12: April 1, 2022

Been in solo dad mode for a chunk of this week as Eden is at a conference in Chicago (let me mention how jealous I am since Chicago is arguably my favorite city in the US and it has been way too long since I’ve been there). Add in some other unexpected, self-inflicted clusterfucks and I wasn’t sure this edition of The Capsule Garden would … Continue reading The Capsule Garden Vol 1.12: April 1, 2022

Gratitude for Empty Space: An Interview With Catherine Sikora

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. There’s this magical moment on Catherine Sikora’s newest album, corners, specifically on the piece “Sometimes, Acceptance is Better Than Love,” where she stops playing for a brief moment and the sound of her saxophone hangs there, resonating in warmth while decaying into nothingness. Those spaces are a trademark of her work … Continue reading Gratitude for Empty Space: An Interview With Catherine Sikora

Jessica Pavone “Lull”

Last Year’s J. Pavone String Ensemble album on Astral Spirits showed Pavone’s continued growth as a composer. With Lull, that potential comes into full view. To realize the vision of these pieces, she assembled an octet that includes the String Ensemble’s Abby Swidler on viola (Pavone also plays viola), violinists Aimée Niemann and Charlotte Munn-Wood, cellists Christopher Hoffman and Meaghan Burke, and bassists Shayna Dulberger and … Continue reading Jessica Pavone “Lull”

Loss & Gain With James Ilgenfritz, Brian Chase, & Robbie Lee

It may not be destiny exactly, but the trio of bassist James Ilgenfritz, drummer Brian Chase, and woodwinds specialist Robbie Lee coming together for an album of improvised excursions. Loss and Gain, out November 5 on Infrequent Seams, digs through free jazz-infused vestiges to find a trail of contemplation, vulnerability, and even moments of lighthearted expression. This trio has an almost-ESP-like connection, anticipating sonic left turns before … Continue reading Loss & Gain With James Ilgenfritz, Brian Chase, & Robbie Lee