this summer is going to mark one of the busier times in my life. i'm involved in developing two new projects of my own - bootstrap and ¡todos de pie!, both of which will be recording this summer. in addition to that, i'm going on tour with jacob wick and marc riordan, celebrating our collaboration, tres hongos, this july. i'm also playing with ingebrigt haker flaten's sextet in portugal in august. i'm recording with toby summerfield with his large ensemble, never enough hope this week. i'll also be sharing the stage with colin stetson and sarah neufeld at schubas - all of us will be doing solo sets. should be exciting. hopefully colin and i will have a minute to do a little playing in the studio as well.

in release-land, i'm on quite a few new records coming out this summer:

- frank rosaly - centering and displacement (utech)
- fred lonberg-holm's fast citizens - gather (delmark)
- josh berman & his gang - there now (delmark)
- jaap blonk, jeb bishop, lou mallozzi, frank rosaly - im pro vis ors at the hideout (kontrans)
- ingebrigt haker flaten chicago sextet - live from saalfelden (tektite)
- the young mothers - a mother's work is never done (tektite)
- princess princess (pionic)
- musket (pionic)

keep an eye out here for release dates.

i'm also beginning work for my second milkwork (solodrumming) record this summer. i'm hoping this next one will break your eardrums. heavy on the electronics, and a study on what rob mazurek calls frequency dispersement.

i'm hoping everyone's summer is going well.

thanks for reading.