1. Plonsey presents: A Song from New Hells: The Way the World at
Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The text for this piece was written by Mantra Plonsey, and tells the "sad story of Dan Plonsey." Performers are, left to right, Masha Albrecht, violin; Sarah Willner, viola; Dan Plonsey, saxophone; Lynn Murdock, piano; Randy McKean, bass clarinet and banjo; Suki O'Kane, drums; and Mantra Plonsey (not pictured), voice. Photo: Andy Albrecht
2. Plonsey has a new CD out called Football Season.
You can hear bits of it on youtube.
The latest installment is:
Football Season part 5"
You will need to find Plonsey in person to buy one of these limited edition of 100!
3. New Monsters' first CD was
chosen by reviewer Andy Gilbert as one of the "Best Releases of 2012"
Read and hear about it on a
clip of the California Report". We're at 3:30.
Here's a more detailed piece from Andy, a very kind preview of a recent concert, in Berkeleyside.
Now there's a new live recording, New Monsters Live at Studio 55, available as MP3.
New Monsters is a quintet led by bassist Steve Horowitz which plays all Dan Plonsey compositions. The lineup: Plonsey and Steve Adams: saxophones; Scott Looney: piano; Horowitz: bass; John Hanes: drums.
Here's an interview with me and Steve in Sensitive Skin magazine about the band.
New Monsters also has an eponymous CD. Here are a few reviews:
4. A new cassette of music for
clarinet and boot: Plonsey and Robert Horton has
just been released on the Full of Nothing label:
This Humanly Mess. This is
the third recording I've released with Robert Horton as: The Imperfect Masters.
Here's a nice review in heathen harvest
For details about any of these events, see: More details of upcoming (or past) Dan Plonsey events
There are also two recent limited edition releases of Plonsey's music: