"Don’t let a robot choose your music."
Jan 17 at Octavia Gallery, Houston, TX
playing Aaron Bielish's EYEMUSIC w Thomas Helton, Danny Kamins, Robert Boston
We'll also hit the recording studio that night!
Jan 20 at Pete's Candy Store
w Sana Nagano's SMASHING HUMANS w Peter Apfelbaum, Keisuke Matsuno, Ken Filiano 930pm
Jan 25 at Spectrum
w Marco Cappelli & Shoko Nagai at Protestival 8pm
Live musical interpretation of Sergei Eisenstein's silent movie STRIKE from 1925
Jan 28 at BarLunatico
w OURIDA w Jeff Miles and Ben Zwerin 830pm 2 sets
Master Series & Argentum Series
Radio feature on WFMU 02/2019:
I was the guest on Dave Sewelson's new radio show "Music For a Free World" on WFMU's "Give the Drummer", we played music from eight CDs, talked, and played two mini sets of improvised music together, you can stream the show here, I joined at minute 39: http://wfmu.org/playlists/FI
Radio feature on WFMU 03/2018:
David Weinstein's show 'GiveTheDrummer' aired on March14th on WFMU and featured a 20-minute excerpt of a live recording he captured from the trio of Jim Denley, who was visiting from Australia, Chris Penalosa and myself from our concert at The Outpost in Brooklyn as part of David Watson's series, which you can now stream through your iTunes or other media player via
https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/77817 - just click on:
"Listen to this show:" on the bottom left and skip to minute 50 - the sound quality is awesome and so was our first-meeting-chemistry!
Sean Sonderegger's Magically Inclined Vol2
Sean Sonderegger - ts, bs, comp
Kamala Sankaram - voc, acc (1,2,4-6)
Curtis Fowlkes - tb (1,2,4-7)
Harvey Valdes - guit (1,2,4-6)
Shawn Lovato - bass
Joe Hertenstein - drums and perc
Pheeroan akLaff - add drums and perc (1,3-5)
Recorded by Tom Tedesco at Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ on January 15, 2018
Mixed and mastered by Liberty Ellman SKIRL46
Aron Namenwirth Trio feat. Daniel Carter
Live at the Bushwick Series
Aron Namenwirth - Guitar
Daniel Carter - all the horns
Zach Swanson - Acoustic Bass
Joe Hertenstein - TabelPercussionKitHybrid
“Considering that this is a live recording, the sound is splendid… In a later section, the quartet erupts into some strong, explosive moments, which increase our pulse rates. Drummer Joe Hertenstein is often at the center of the quartet, navigating both free and a connected rhythmic undertow...” Bruce Lee Gallanter, DowntownMusicGallery 09/2019
David Weinstein WFMU
Equilibrium & Hysteria
Ridgewood Radio 2019 Experimental Music Sampler
Martha Mooke & Tony Verderosa (Roulette, 2004)
Matteo Liberatore & Matthew Ostrowski (Sump, 2017)
Anteloper (Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary) (Outpost, 2018)
Jim Denley, Joe Hertenstein, Crystal Penalosa (Outpost, 2018)
Deep Listening Band (David Gamper, Stuart Dempster, Pauline Oliveros) (Roulette, 2008)
William Parker Ensemble w/Morley (Roulette, 2017)
WFMU's CD sampler containing music David Weinstein showcases on his radio show "Give the Drummer", Ridgewood Radio.
Philipp Teriete - Composition & Piano
Dave Pietro - Flute & Alto Saxophone
Elias Meister - Electric Guitar
Martin Wind - Acoustic Bass
Joe Hertenstein - Drums
Jeff Morris Trio
Interfaces jazz meets electronics
feat. Karl Berger
While recording at Electric Lady Studios in New York, multiple Grammy Award winning producer TROOKO (Beyoncé, M.I.A., Beastie Boys, Residente) invited me to play drums on his DJ track and new single “RICO” - hell yeah!
Ragas Live Retrospective, compilation
Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra with Brooklyn Raga Massive
"Twilight Lake" live at Ragas Live Festival at PioneerWorks, Brooklyn
SPACEPILOT 'Particle Horizon' live at Nublu /LP
with Elias Meister & Leo Genovese
feat. Tim Hagans & Jack Daniel.
Engineered, mixed, mastered by multi Grammy Award winning producer Jeremy Loucas on
Welf Dorr Unit 'BLOOD'
with Dave Ross & Dmitry Ishenko on Chant Records and CreativeSourcesRecords
"Every once in a great while a disc appears and renews my faith in jazz/rock/fusion. This is the one! I am working on getting a gig for this band because I want to check them out live. You best dig in and go along for the ride with those in the know."
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Ivo Perelman 'SCALENE'
with Matthew Shipp on Leo Records
This album documents my first meeting with Ivo, who invited me spontaneously to the recording session at Jim Clouse's ParkWestStudios in Brooklyn - walking distance from my house - after Matt played him our album 'The Core Trio live feat. Matthew Shipp' on Evil Rabbit Records.
If you work for a record label, I have some un-released recordings, which might interest you:
- Duo with Thomas Heberer - H&H at DMG in NYC
Live at DowntownMusicGallery, multi-track, NYC2019
- 4tet with Briggan Krauss, Shazhad Ismaily and Michael Vatcher
Studio recording, NYC2019
- Joe Hertenstein plays Aaron Bielish's EYEMUSIC
with electronics: Dafna Naphtali & Hans Tammen
with strings: Mat Maneri, Fred Lonberg-Holm & Michael Formanek
Live at ShapeshifterLab, multi-track, Brooklyn, NYC2019
- Joe Hertenstein's FUTURE DRONEnyc
feat. Jon Irabagon, Anthony Coleman, Reuben Radding
Live at NubluJazzFestival, NYC2015
- Joe Hertenstein's ODEM
feat. Todd Neufeld & Sean Conly - Studio recording
- Joe Hertenstein's As A Matter Of Change
feat. Darius Jones & Pascal Niggenkemper
Live at TheStone, NYC2011
Free Jazz Blog's 2017 Top 10 List
Danny Kamins, Damon Smith, Alvin Fielder, and Joe Hertenstein — After Effects (FMR Records, 2017)
"I am a fan of innovative bass players, of baritone sax, and of extended technique: this quartet hits all my sweet spots."
"The musicians who made this album know how to get out of the way when music desires to reveal its essence. Unshackled from preconceptions of composition and improvisation, they know the authenticity of the music—and of themselves as musicians—is more important than conforming to any definition of “free” or “jazz.” This is music without cliché or artifice. It does not exist to entertain—in the background or as a distraction. It often seems strange and unfamiliar, but when we slow down, it teaches us how to listen and how “to dwell within the truth that is happening in the work,” as Heidegger says. This music contemplates; it reflects, it thinks—and it sweeps us into its drift, transporting all of us out of the habitual mundane, beyond ourselves, up into the luminous." - Rick Joines
AvantMusicNews' Best of 2017/Albums of the year:
My first mention in the ModernDrummerMagazine, May2018:
excellent company of drum colleagues Gerald Cleaver,
Bobby Kapp and Jeff Cosgrove:
"Four approaches to free improvisation highlight
individualism on the drums."
"The drummer scrambles like eggs on “Part 9” and adds kineticism to the busy “Part 3” while leading the trudge to the moaning “Part 1”."
George W. Harris, 11/2017
photography by Russell Cramer