• A picture of the cover of Roscoe Mitchell's "Discussions."

    New Release by the legendary Roscoe Mitchell

    Discussions

    Roscoe Mitchell Discussions is an orchestral masterpiece. Four original improvisations, taken from 'Conversations,' his second release on Wide Hive Records, have been transcribed and performed by a twenty piece orchestra, complete with two orchestral improvisations and two duets with Roscoe Mitchell and mesmerizing flutist Wilfredo Terrazas.

    Called an "American Iconoclast" by the New York Times, Roscoe has forged a lifetime of truly free music as composer, musician, and teacher. Currently the department chair of composition at Mills College, a position once held by Darius Milhaud, Roscoe is a founding member of the A.E.C and the A.A.C.M and has toured and performed with many of the greatest artists in Jazz.

    New review in Pitchfork.

    Roscoe Mitchell's Discussion Orchestra performed at the de Young Museum's Wilsey Court on September 8th, 2017 from 7pm - 8:30 pm.

  • A picture of the cover of the record album "Gregory Howe."

    New Solo Album From Gregory Howe

    Gregory Howe

    Wide Hive Records and Angle Iron Music present Gregory Howe’s first solo album.

    Stepping out from the role of producer into artist, Gregory Howe joins forces with longtime collaborator Matt Montgomery (Throttle Elevator Music) to create an all acoustic album of eighteen original songs.

    Joining them are excellent cast of musicians including superb vocalist Rosie Steffy, virtuoso violinist Laurel Thomsen, outstanding cellist Stefanie Vartabedian, organist Matt Cunitz, accordionist Dan Cantrell, lead guitarist Mike Ramos, and Wide Hive compatriot vocalist Nathalie Sanchez.

  • A picture of the album cover for the "Erik Jekabson Quintet."

    New Album!

    Erik Jekabson Quintet

    Erik Jekabson is a well known Bay Area musician who's played trumpet in many groups, including: Galactic, John Mayer, and most recently alongside Kamasi Washington in Throttle Elevator Music's latest release.

    Joining Erik in the quintet are renowned musicians; saxophonist Dave Ellis, guitarist Dave Mac Nab, bassist John Wiitala, drummer Hamir Atwal and percussionist John Santos appears on several tunes.

    Overall E.J.Q. is a beautiful album that sounds both expansive and classic.

  • A picture of the album cover for "Throttle Elevator Music: Retrorespective."

    New album from Throttle Elevator Music Featuring Kamasi Washington

    Retrorespective

    Throttle Elevator Music's "Retrorespective" reunites Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery with tenor Saxophonist Kamasi Washington for a fifth recording. This release contains nine original new compositions by Matt Montgomery, Gregory Howe and Kamasi Washington.

    Throttle Trumpet player Erik Jekabson and Kamasi sound amazing together throughout the title. This time around they are joined by rhythm section drummer Thomas McCree, guitarist Ava Mendoza, and bassist/pianist Matt Montgomery.

  • A picture of the album cover for "Throttle Elevator Music."

    Throttle Elevator Music Featuring Kamasi Washington

    Throttle Elevator Music IV

    Throttle Elevator Music IV reunites with tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington for a fourth album, atop eleven original new compositions by the Throttle writing team (Matt Montgomery and Gregory Howe).

    Kamasi's horn soars alongside virtuoso trumpet player Erik Jekabson. Also joining the band for a third record is emerging talented drummer Mike Hughes.

    Available now on Amazon.

  • A photo of the cover of the Wide HIve release, Heavy Feel - by Larry Coryell.

    Heavy Feel

    An American musical icon and guitar legend, Larry will always be remembered as an innovator, an incredibly adept player, and simply said a musical heavy-weight.

    Throughout ‘Heavy Feel’ Larry's guitar playing is outstanding; genre crossing with ease between rock, blues, folk, and soul infused jazz.

    Like many great jazz records, "Heavy Feel" was recorded in one day, and the tracks are imbued with the improvisational genius for which Mr. Coryell is known.

    Joining Larry are three outstanding musicians; two in the rhythm section (Bassist Matt Montgomery and Drummer Mike "Lumpy" Hughes), and longtime musical collaborator and renowned saxophonist, George Brooks.

  • A photo of the cover of the Wide Hive release, Portrait in Blue, by Phil Ranelin.

    New album by Phil Ranelin!

    Portrait In Blue

    “Phil Ranelin is one of my favorite trombone players on the scene today; he has his own unique style and warm and attractive sound.” — Freddie Hubbard

    “Ranelin’s horn has a throaty, unruffled quality; his soloing is well manicured and economical.” — Down Beat

Selected Releases

  • A picture of the album cover for the "Erik Jekabson Quintet."
  • A picture of the album cover for "Throttle Elevator Music: Retrorespective."
  • A picture of the album cover for "Throttle Elevator Music."
  • Cover of the Wide Hive Release, Roscoe Mitchell Conversations I
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide Hive release, Portrait in Blue, by Phil Ranelin.
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide Hive release, Throttle Elevator Music - Jagged Rocks
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide Hive release, Throttle Elevator Music - Area J
  • Cover of the Wide Hive Release, Roscoe Mitchell Conversations II
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide Hive Release, Calvin Keys - Electric Keys.
  • The cover of the Wide Hive Release, Larry Coryell, The Lift
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide HIve release, Perseverence by Phil Ranelin.
  • The cover of the Wide Hive Release, Wide Hive Players, Turnstyle
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide HIve release, Mike Rinta, Eponymous.
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide HIve release, Wide Hive Players.
  • A cover of the Wide Hive release, Throttle Elevator Music
  • The Cover of the Wide Hive release "Sunset Salvage," by DJ Zeph.
  • A photo of the cover of the Wide HIve release, Heavy Feel - by Larry Coryell.
  • The cover of the dissent album "Primal Deconstruction."