New York, NY – Max Hatt / Edda Glass’s “unique sound” (Larry Groce, NPR) and “incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) have taken them across the country from New York City’s Lincoln Center to NPR Mountain Stage and the Sundance Film Fest. Next stop is Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA, followed by a string of east coast dates, including NJ’s Black Potato Festival and a show at NYC’s Rockwood with Cuddle Magic’s Alec Spiegelman, 7/17, 8:30pm, $7/$10. Tickets at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1511081 and http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com
Max Hatt / Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and “a unique sound” (Larry Groce, NPR), comprised of Glass’s unmistakable voice and Hatt’s lyrical guitar. Originally based in Montana, their award-winning Jazz Americana has taken them all the way to New York City’s Lincoln Center, NPR Mountain Stage, Sundance Film Fest and Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. Praised for her “impeccable vocal command” (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holliday, Glass’s voice is ultimately “one of a kind…you cannot confuse her with another artist” (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt’s equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that’s “subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be” (Nels Cline, Wilco). Together, Max Hatt / Edda Glass evoke a world that stretches from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the prairies of the American west, telling stories of little people on great plains, and leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep.
“Beautiful… #chills” — Ann Powers of NPR Music (@annkpowers on Twitter)
“This Jazz Americana duo portrays true elegance.” — Daytrotter
“Max Hatt/Edda Glass create exquisite, evocative music as they journey through the landscape of jazz and folk with Hatt’s atmospheric guitar playing and the landscape of the West with Glass’s literate lyrics.” — John Platt of WFUV
“…like hand-printed photographs that speak and sway, the material is hypnotic…” — Lizz Wright
“Mesmerizing… cinematic folk-jazz” — ASCAP’s Playback Magazine at Sundance Film Festival
Alec Spiegelman is a Brooklyn-based singer, composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwinds. He is a member of the band Cuddle Magic. As a sideman, on stage and in studio, he’s worked with numerous creative songwriters including Amanda Palmer, Anais Mitchell, Pokey LaFarge, and Will Sheff. He’s arranged and performed the wind instruments on countless recordings, among them three albums by The David Wax Museum, and Kristin Andreassen’s Gondolier. He’s produced recordings for Jennifer Kimball (formerly of The Story), Anna & Elizabeth, and the conceptual multi-media artist Jack Early. His musical-comedy project (with Kelly Roberge), Ronald Reagan – Boston’s Premier 80s Pop Saxophone Duo, has shared comedy stages with Eugene Mirman, Kristin Schaal, and Reggie Watts. His early musical education included lots of improvising in the jazz tradition (broadly defined), formal studies with Steve Lacy and Ran Blake, and a thorough (informal) grounding in r&b saxophone best-practices (a la Junior Walker) directed by Doo Wop survivor Little Joe Cook.
“[Alec Spiegelman is] a very gifted clarinet, flute and bass clarinet player … He’s quite a guy” – Bob Brookmeyer
“Musicians and night-club proprietors lead complicated lives …” – The New Yorker