Our very good pal and long time Native Pulse associate Kritavi Jim Warshauer set up a recording date last night. He brought along with him esteemed trumpeter Eric Dahlman and Trombone/Tuba powerhouse Blair Raker. This was my first time recording Tuba, and I'm happy to say, it sounded fantastic in our little room. I want to thank Kritavi for giving me the opportunity to record such a wild and creative bunch. I'm looking forward to more in the future!


Eric Dahlman Bio:

Eric Dahlman has a long and varied musical history having performed with the late great free jazz icon Hal Russell and his NRG Ensemble, The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, The Travis Chandler Philharmonic, Auddity, The Calypso Invaders, Little Mystery, and others. He has also appeared on Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty's Discovery Channel soundtrack "Bridges." He has performed on the new Trident Trumpet (a three bell, six valve trumpet built by band mate Erik Nugent) in 2006 at the Edgetone Records Experimental Instrument Festival in Oakland, CA, with electronic percussion pioneer E Doctor Smith, and in the fall of that year at Boston's International Festival of Performance Art with trombone wizard Tom Plsek and sound artist Jed Speare. He also appears on "Trumpet Madness", the latest Aardvark Jazz Orchestra CD on Leo Records.

Blair Raker Bio:

Staff Sergeant Blair B. Raker, a native of Waterville, New York, is a trombonist with the United States Air Force Band of Liberty's Concert Band, Ceremonial Marching Band and Liberty Big Band. Sergeant Raker is a 1994 graduate of Waterville Central School in Waterville, New York. While in high school, he was selected to be a member of the New York All-State Jazz Ensemble in 1992 and 1993. He went on to study music at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam, New York. In 1999, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Performance. In 2000, Sergeant Raker went on to pursue graduate studies in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas. Prior to enlisting in the Air Force, Sergeant Raker performed with the Tony and Emmy Award-winning show Blast!, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Disneyland Band, and numerous salsa, jazz, and pop groups.

Clients : Blair Raker & Eric Dahlman