RighteousGIRLS (flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi) celebrate the release of their debut album gathering blue, with special guests: composer/steel pan player Andy Akiho, and drummer Kendrick Scott, known for his work with Terence Blanchard, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano + many others. gathering blue draws together RighteousGIRLS and their collaborators in duo/trio settings (drums, steel-pan, trumpet) while integrating improvisation and post-production techniques.
gathering blue, out July 10 on New Focus Recordings, features music by nine contemporary classical and jazz artists including Akiho, Akinmusire, Pascal Le Boeuf, Christian Carey, Vijay Iyer, Dave Molk, Mike Perdue, Jonathan Ragonese, Randy Woolf. Their music incorporates complex meters, improvisation, and nonconventional forms, illustrating the duo's evolution and the colors they've collected. Virtuosic, adventurous, and charismatic, RighteousGIRLS play with white-hot intensity and cool control.