I am so excited to announce the release of a new solo piano album on October 14. It’s called Matt Savage: Piano Voyages. This new CD will feature both originals and standards, and the musical direction will be much more exploratory than the last couple of albums, but also more lyrical.
The new Matt Savage album is my first solo CD since my first recordings as a small child. Piano Voyages and It’s My Request (the new Shota Ishikawa and Matt Savage duo record, released January 1, 2016) are also my first recordings in almost a decade to contain jazz standards.
There’s a lot to do to prepare for a new album… mixing, mastering, CD duplication, promotion and touring. I will start all of this in late May; every album I have done has involved about 5-6 months of work post-recording.
But summer is coming up and I should start getting ready for a few big trips to the mountains. The first one won’t require any flying; I will be returning to New Hampshire this week for a solo piano show in the beautiful town of Peterborough- a short drive from the farm where I grew up. It’s going to be wonderful seeing some familiar faces and places again.
Later on, I’ll head to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time, as well as Denver, Colorado. But that won’t even be the biggest mountain journey…
On June 8, I will be playing and speaking at an event in Whitehorse, in Canada’s Yukon territory. It’s the Inter-Agency Network on Disability’s Inclusion Expo at the Canada Games Centre (a massive indoor athletic complex). The performance isn’t even at UConn (University of Connecticut)… it’s really in the Yukon. This will be my second trip to western Canada as well as my northernmost performance ever.
Happy May to all of you.