What's up you guys,
My name's Isak Gaines, I'm a saxophone player and composer from Seattle originally. A year and a half ago, I made the call to move to New York to study at The New School (ironic right?), unfortunately having to choose between my two main passions - music and skiing. Obviously I still try to ski on breaks and stuff, but last year I got 3 days in, coming from the previous two seasons of 35+ days each. So that's a bummer, but it's given me a chance to really dive into the music scene here and explore as many different styles and genres as I can, and I'm excited to say that I recently finished recording my first album of all original music with my group (2 tenor saxophones, a trumpet, 2 keyboardists, guitar, bass, drums), which will be fully available on January 9th. But I wanted to give you guys a sneak preview of a few of the tracks and I'd love to hear feedback/what you like and didn't like about it. And if you're interested in the full album once it's out, just let me know and I'll send you a download link!
ps. If any of you are going to be in the California/Oregon/Washington area between January 2nd and 9th, I'm going on a weeklong west coast tour with this group, so come check out the shows! Official album release party is at the Royal Room in Seattle on the 9th, and you can find the rest of the show dates here: