MAX HATT / EDDA GLASS CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL SUMMER TOUR DATES

DEBUT ALBUM OCEAN OF BIRDS OUT NOW

“Beautiful music that is subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be. Their songs are direct yet often take unexpected and colorful harmonic twists and turns, delighting the ear.” —Nels Cline

“I was mesmerized from the first moment I heard them. They have the ability to create a deep sonic landscape with songs that possess a mysterious and soulful magic.” — Pat Sansone

In support of their debut album, Oceans Of Birds, Sante Fe-based duo Max Hatt / Edda Glass confirms additional tour dates this summer, with shows in New York, Nashville, Sante-Fe, Philadelphia and more. See below for a full list of U.S. tour dates. Oceans Of Birds out now via NewSong Recordings continues to receive critical acclaim:

“The album arranges itself as an exemplification in the beauty of contemplation, and Hatt, a clever, complex songwriter and musician, and Glass, with a warm, pacific tone and impeccable vocal command, make a compelling argument for their brand of jazz with soulful inclinations.” —PopMatters

“Brimming with soul and steeped with lush, mellow melodies, Ocean Of Birds captures a moment in time and releases it in one lovely breath.” —That Music Mag

“It plays like a Western saga with smooth jazz stylings that revive the soul through picturesque imagery.” —NY Theatre Guide

Recently, The Huffington Post premiered their single “Wanted,” while Relix premiered the official music video for “Crossing Over.” Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1S8Il0O.

Ocean Of Birds was produced and mixed by Sansone and Josh Shapera (Liam Hayes, The Autumn Defense) with Gar Ragland (Arthur Alligood, Chris Velan) and was recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios. Of the album Hatt says, “The amazing [part] about the making of Ocean of Birds is that we all found each other. That Pat Sansone heard and dug our compositions. I think it’s a testament to the power of music to find an audience, if it can be heard. And in the process we all created a unique hybrid that bridges the gap between jazz harmony, literate lyrics and people’s ears. Pat was a big part of that.” Glass adds, “We want to write about a world both intimate and vast, about little people on Great Plains.”

After playing Bossa Nova in Montana for ten years, Max Hatt / Edda Glass emerged with their original music for a grand prize win at the 2014 NewSong Competition, held at Lincoln Center in New York City. “Max Hatt / Edda Glass often defied categorization,” said Gar Ragland, the contest’s director, calling them, “arguably the most distinctive finalist act let alone winner we’ve ever had.” Last winter, they played at the 2015 Sundance Film Fest, where ASCAP’s Playback Magazine described their sets as “mesmerizing cinematic folk jazz.”

Glass got her start singing Bossa Nova in Montana—as she likes to say, “There’s something poignant about singing Girl from Ipanema when it’s negative forty out.” Hatt grew up in the Chicago area, studying jazz guitar in Indiana University’s David Baker program, Michigan State and in classes led by Pat Metheny, Julian Lage and Lee Ritenour.

For more information, please contact Mary Moyer, Cami Opere, Louis D'Adamio or Carla Sacks at 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

OCEAN OF BIRDS TRACK LIST
1. Crossing Over
2. Hymn
3. No More Tattoos
4. Room To Room
5. Tiger Eyes
6. Ocean Of Birds (in a field of sky)
7. Wanted
8. O Que Será?* (À Flor da Pele)

 

MAX HATT / EDDA GLASS LIVE

June 25 /// Albuquerque, NM /// Patio Market
June 29 /// Santa Fe, MN /// Inn and Spa at Loretto
July 5 /// Nashville, TN /// The 5 Spot
July 6 /// Atlanta, GA /// Red Light Café
July 8 /// Winston-Salem, NC /// Muddy Creek Music Hall
July 12 /// New York, NY /// Cornelia Street Café
July 13 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Bar Lunatico
July 14 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Bourbon & Branch
July 15 /// Mount Holly, NJ /// Robin’s Nest Bakery & Café
July 17 /// Washington, DC /// Electric Maid
July 28 /// Santa Fe, NM /// El Mesón
July 30 /// Greer, AZ /// Greer Community Center
August 4 /// Santa Fe, NM /// El Mesón
August 18 /// Santa Fe, NM /// El Mesón
October 1 /// Columbia, TN /// Muletown MusicFest
November 15 /// New York, NY /// Rockwood, Stage 3 /// On Your Radar series, curated by WFUV's John Platt