Blaise Siwula‘s contribution to the improvised music scene is incalculable. From his performances with a myriad of  the world’s most innovative improvisers to his curation of the weekly C.O.M.A. series at ABC No Rio on New York’s Lower East Side, Blaise is a seminal figure. Here on his first recording for UNSEEN RAIN Blaise enlists the brilliance of double bassist Dmitry Ishenko and drummer Dave Miller. Subtle exchanges and variegated soundscapes run rampant on When Rivers Run Free.

When Rivers Run Free

  1. If All Thoughts Were This Simple
  2. Change is a Slippery Slope
  3. Distant Spaces Keep Calling
  4. When Rivers Run Free
  5. Sometimes Things Become Another
  6. What Isn’t Missing
  7. If Happiness Was a Question
  8. Sure Enough
  9. The Bottom Has a Dip
  10. The Twists are the Turns

Blaise Siwula, clarinet / alto and tenor saxophones
Dmitry Ishenko, double bass
Dave Miller, drums

All music by Blaise Siwula, Dmitry Ishenko, and Dave Miller

Recorded byTom Tedesco and Jim DeSalvo at Tedesco Studio, Paramus, NJ
Mixed by Bruce Ditmas at Alphaville, Schooley’s Mountain, NJ, Mastered by Jim DeSalvo at Beanstudio, Wayne, NJ, Design by Qua’s Eye Graphix
Produced by Bruce Ditmas and Jack DeSalvo

Unseen Rain UR-9976