the Dan Cavanagh Trio – The Heart of the Geyser

Heart of the Geyser Album Cover Graphic

– $10.00 + s/h [or purchase via iTunes]

Acclaimed as a composer, Dan Cavanagh shows he’s equally at home at the keyboard for this release.  Supported by Linda Oh’s exceptional bass playing and Joe McCarthy’s noted rhythmic sophistication on drums, Cavanagh tiptoes and sprints through an intriguing and beautiful selection of modern jazz piano repertoire. OA2 Records released this disc on April 17, 2012. Download the promo sheet: Heart of the Geyser Press One Sheet.

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Dan Cavanagh and Dave Hagedorn: Horizon

Cover graphic for Horizon album

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Released late 2010, this album documents the ongoing piano/vibes collaboration between Cavanagh and Hagedorn. The record features several originals by Dan as well as fresh, textural takes on tunes from the jazz cannon.

“A sonic stunner…the highest level of musical conversation…sublime.” – Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Elegant and empathetic…these musicians seem to be moving through the music like mirror images, a musical yin and yang” – Andrea Canter,

“Considerable creative talent…the Cavanagh/Hagedorn duo is clearly a fresh approach…[they] compliment each other perfectly, both sonically and musically.” – John Lang, Percussive Notes

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Dan Cavanagh’s Jazz Emporium Big Band: Pulse

Cover image from Pulse album

– $15.00 + s/h

Released November 18, 2008, on OA2 Records. Features all original compositions and an all-star cast of players from around the country.

“Striking big band date…auspicious” – Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

From the OA2 Records Website
Composer and arranger Dan Cavanagh pulls together a creative ensemble of musicians from around the country for his new release, Pulse. A runner up in the 2005 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Competition, Cavanagh’s writing & arranging covers wide expanses through this big band concept album, often interspersed by the readings and poetry of Tim Young. With shades of Jim McNeely, and hints of Bob Florence, Cavanagh’s writing is engaging from the very beginning as he captures the spirit of the music with a patience and maturity that fits neatly in the continuum of modern large ensemble composers, from Gil Evans through Maria Schneider.

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