Crosstalk's album Here/Now is up on Bandcamp. I'm really happy with the way it turned out -- I still think this music is great. Here's an excerpt from a review (never mind that the reviewer likely didn't intend to review this particular album -- I'll take it!):
"...recalls in equal measure the sound of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" and the kind of pastoral rumination for which ECM Records was known in the '70s."
UPDATE on the cistern recording. We are excited to be planning a late spring release on Prefecture Records for this work, likely on vinyl, which is a new experience for me. This music was the result of a brief residency at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington, with Greg Sinibaldi. We recorded in the Dan Harpole cistern, a two-million gallon concrete cylinder, originally built as an emergency water supply storage for soldiers stationed at Fort Worden. It's an incredible space -- 40 full countable seconds of reverb, very good to clarinets. We came up with some fantastic music. Here's a video of us playing a piece Greg wrote, called Not Forever, Just For Now:
"With SAVE the Tom Baker Quartet presents its complex vocabulary and musical logic while offering what is at times a transcendent musical experience.
This release is a reminder of the enormous creativity and skill of these (to me) under-appreciated Seattle artists."
"In all of the works contained on collage/décollage, extended techniques are part of a broader musical language and vision that transcends the unusual nature of the clarinet sounds. It is a CD that should be considered a must for any collection."