08.26.16Family Band CD now available!
The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band\'s new album, Down the Road, is now available! After many months of work on this project it is now available for you to check out (and buy)! You can get it at CDbaby at the link below. I think you'll really enjoy it! It is a mix of bluegrass/folk/country/old-timey-ness that I am very proud of. My dad, Phil Rosenthal, my sister, Naomi Sommers and I are all equally featured throughout the album.
08.05.16New Family Band record due to be released Oct 2016!
We\'re very excited that our new family band record will be released soon! The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band is my father, Phil Rosenthal, on vocals, guitar, banjo, and mandolin, my sister, Naomi Sommers, on vocals, guitar and mandolin, and myself on vocals, trumpet and a little banjo. My mother, Beth Sommers, plays a little bass and sings harmony, too! We\'ll be playing some concerts throughout the New England area this fall and next spring in support of the album.
05.01.15New Quartet formed
I'm proud to introduce a new quartet that I am co-leading with some very fine creative jazz musicians in Boston. The Rosenthal/Hofbauer Quartet features Eric Hofbauer on guitar, Aaron Darrell on bass, Austin McMahon on drums and myself on trumpet and flugelhorn. We play music written by myself, Eric, Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan. Here's a link to a video of one of our tunes from a gig last week!
08.26.14The Rosenthals featured on NPR
WNPR ran a story about The Rosenthals, including an interview with Phil. Click the link to see and hear.
06.28.13Boston Globe article on The Rosenthals
Here is a nice article written about The Rosenthals (Phil and Daniel), new group, new album, gigs, history, etc. Thanks Jon Garelick for writing such a nice piece!
06.17.13Feature on The Rosenthals in Ink Magazine
The Rosenthals are featured in this month's Ink Magazine, an arts and living publication in Connecitcut. You can read it here if you're not in the state. The article is towards the back.
06.15.13Review of Fly Away from All About Jazz
Check out this nice review of the new album.
06.15.13Another nice review of Fly Away from All About Jazz
Here's a second review of the new album from All About Jazz
06.06.13Fly Away now available for purchase!
Fly Away, the debut cd by The Rosenthals (Phil and Daniel Rosenthal) was released on June 4th on American Melody. You can now purchase it on itunes, cd baby, amazon, as well as directly through us! Here is the link to the cd baby page where you can purchase the cd or download it.
06.06.13Nice review of Fly Away in the Hartford Courant
Here is a great piece about the new album and our group! Thanks Owen McNally for writing such a nice piece! This will run in the Hartford Courant on Thursday, but you can read it online here.
06.06.13Review of Fly Away at criticaljazz.com
Here is another nice review of Fly Away from criticaljazz.com. You can read it by clicking the link here.
05.22.13Indie-gogo fundraiser for Fly Away
Help us raise money to cover some of the costs of producing Fly Away. Check out the video and page! Thanks!
05.14.13Nice review of Fly Away by Midwest Record
Here's the first review of the new cd to come in!
Click "launch related site" to read it!
05.02.13Fly Away by The Rosenthals to be released June 4th!
The Rosenthals debut cd, Fly Away, will be released June 4th on American Melody Records. Here is a link to the press release where you can find out more info on the project.
04.12.13The Rosenthals website!
Check out the new website for The Rosenthals. We have a new cd that will be coming out in June 2013 and have lots of gigs booked. The group is a collaboration between my father, Phil Rosenthal, and myself.
click "launch related site" to check it out!
I'm featured in a really nice piece written by Geoffrey Himes in April's edition of Downbeat magazine! Check it out at your local book store. I'm featured in the "Players" section.
03.01.12New tracks up in the listen section
I put up a couple of sneak preview tracks from the album that I'm working on with my father. We're almost done recording it and very excited about the music. Pretty Polly is a traditional tune that features my father on banjo and vocals and myself on trumpet and harmony vocals. Masquerade Ball is a tune that I wrote to some lyrics that my father wrote about 30 years ago! It features Phil on lead vocals, banjo, guitar, and myself on trumpet, bass, harmony vocals and both of us on cardboard box percussion! Hope you like it!
02.07.12Just recorded new Either/Orchestra album
Just spent two full days in the studio recording a new album with the Either/Orchestra. "The Collected Unconscious" is a sweet of music written by Russ Gershon, commissioned by a Chamber Music of America grant. I'm looking forward to this coming out in the near future!
02.07.12New Phil and Daniel Rosenthal CD in the works!
During the last 6 months I've been writing and arranging a lot of music for a new recording project with my father, Phil Rosenthal. This music is a lot different than stuff I've written for my jazz groups, it's much more in the folk/bluegrass tradition. Over the last few weeks we've started to record some of it. We're recording the album at my father's home studio in Connecticut on an 8 track reel-to-reel tape machine. We're both very excited to be recording on tape, which has such warm natural sound. Hopefully, we'll finish the recording in the next few weeks and release the cd later this year. The music features my father on lead vocals, guitar, banjo and mandolin. I'm playing trumpet, acoustic bass and singing harmony vocals. My sister, Naomi Sommers, sings harmony vocals on a few tracks, and my mother will sing a little harmony as well. I'll post a few rough mixes up here soon!
01.19.12Named top jazz debut album by jazz journalist Francis Davis
I'm very honored to have my album, Lines, be named as top jazz debut of the year by renowned journalist Francis Davis (formerly jazz critic of the Village Voice)
01.05.12listed in top 10 composers and trumpeters of the year by jazz journalist Arnaldo DeSouteiros
Check it out - I was listed at #9 for composer of the year and #9 for trumpet players as well in this list of 2011's best jazz albums. Also, Wes Corbett came in at #4 for misc. instrument on a jazz record for his banjo work on my cd. Some other good friends are on the list, including Russ Gershon, and the E/O's latest cd was listed as one of the top albums of the year!
12.21.11Boston Phoenix's top 10 jazz acts that blew through the roof in 2011!
I'm very honored to be included in Jon Garelick's list of the "top 10 jazz acts that blew through the roof in 2011" in the Boston Phoenix. I'm also proud to be friends with several of the other artists that were included! Thanks Jon!
10.27.11Feature in the Boston Phoenix!
Here's a very nice piece about me and my new cd in the Boston Phoenix! Many thanks to Jon Garelick. Check it out!
10.22.11Hartford Courant feature!
Here's a very nice piece that was written by Owen McNally for the Hartford Courant - it will appear in the Sunday Arts section, but you can read it here! It talks about my new cd and growing up in a musical family.
Here's a nice review by Jordan Richardson that was just posted at Canadian Audiophile. Check it out here!
09.02.11Nice Review in AAJ
Here's a great review of my cd that was just published on the All About Jazz web site. Many thanks to Greg Simmons for writing it. Click on "launch related site" below to read it.
09.02.11Lines available on CD baby
Here's a link to my page on CD baby, where you can listen to samples of my new cd and purchase it!
07.31.11Debut CD - Lines - to be released Sept 13!!
I'm proud to say that my debut cd as a leader, Lines, will be officially released on Sept 13, on American Melody Records. The cd features 10 originals and two Thelonious Monk covers. Aside from myself on the trumpet, the cd features Rick Stone on alto saxophone, Kendall Eddy on bass, Austin McMahon on drums, and on four tracks,Wes Corbett on banjo. CD release concerts are scheduled at the Lily Pad (Cambridge) on Sept 16, I-Beam (Brooklyn) on Sept 17, Cafe 9 (New Haven) on Sept 18, and a big special concert at the Lily Pad on Nov 6th featuring Charlie Kohlhase, Luther Gray, Rick Stone, Jef Charland and Wes Corbett! Check the Itinerary page for more info.
06.02.11Back from Ethiopia!
Just got back from a 10 day trip to Ethiopia with the Either/Orchestra. We had an amazing time! Got to play some great venues including the National Theatre and City Theatre in Addis Ababa, the Yared music school, Adama University and the Alliance Francaise in Addis and Dire Dawa.
We collaborated with some great Ethiopian musicians and played some very cool music by Nerses Nalbandian. There should be a dvd/cd documenting our performances coming out sometime in the near future.
03.19.11E/O goes to Ethiopia
I'll be going to Ethiopia in May with the Either/Orchestra to play in a festival dedicated to the music of Nerses Albandian. We'll be there from May 10 to 17. Details tba
11.15.10CD and MMW
The Either/Orchestra's new CD "Mood Music for Time Traveller's" is doing very well in the jazz radio charts and getting great reviews.
This Saturday, along with the other horn players from the E/O, I'll be sitting in with Medeski, Martin and Wood at the House of Blues in Boston! This should be very fun - we'll be playing an Ethiopian tune and a few other things.
09.25.10back from the UK
Just got back from a 10 day trip to the UK performing with my father, Phil Rosenthal. Got a lot of surprised compliments from people that enjoyed my bluegrass trumpet stylings. We played everywhere from the South of England to the Scottish Highlands - lots of driving on the wrong side of the road!
06.09.10New Rough Mixes in Listen Section!
I've been working hard on mixing my upcoming cd - you can listen to two tracks in the Listen section - Don't Call and Mayu - they're still rough mixes and need a little work.
Just put up three tracks from a recent gig w/ Characteristic Pitches at the Lily Pad. The bass player locked his bass in his car, so it's just sax, trumpet, piano and drums. sounds pretty good though.
New Releases: Mulatu Astatke: Mulatu Steps Ahead - Strut Records March 2010
- This record features the E/O with legendary Ethiopian musician, Mulatu Astatke
Characteristic Pitches: Multitudes - Silta Records January 2010
- Paolo Latazi - drums, Robin Eubanks - trombone, Rick Stone - alto, Lefteris Kordis - piano, Greg Loughman - drums, DR - trumpet
Almost done with my recording project - one more song to record, and then mixing, mastering, etc. I'm trying to have the finished product available by the end of the summer. All tunes that I wrote over the last year, and one tune by Monk and one by Wes Corbet. Featuring four of my closest friends - Rick Stone, Kendall Eddy, Austin McMahon and Wes. You can listen to a rough mix of one of the tunes - Mayu - in the "Listen" section of this website.