Premiere: Hear a Track from Mike Casey’s ‘Stay Surprising: Live At The Side Door’

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Mike Casey’s ​Stay Surprising: Live At The Side Door will be posted piecemeal through November, when the album is set for released.

(Photo: Airen Miller)

​Stay Surprising: Live At The Side Door, which is set for a November release, is saxophonist Mike Casey’s follow-up to last year’s The Sound Of Surprise: Live At The Side Door.

That earlier album has garnered 500,000 streams since February 2017, according to a news release.

Below is the debut of “West End,” the first cut to be released from Casey’s pending album, which will be posted piecemeal through November. It unquestionably springs from a bop lineage, and with contributions from drummer Corey Garcia seems to reference Sonny Rollins’ troupe on Way Out West, if only revved up a bit.

On the upcoming album—which like its predecessor was recorded at the Old Lyme, Connecticut, club—Casey and Garcia are joined by bassist Matt Dwonszyk.

For additional streaming options, visit the saxophonist’s website. DB



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