posted September 18th, 2019

The chemistry between Bill MacKay and Katinka Kleijn radiates like a beam of light throughout STIR. The compositions unfurl like explorations into the unknown, only to be pulled back to earth with a commanding presence. The latest single, "No One Here Is A Stranger," is a concept unhindered by the conceptual, a free expression which still maintains a beautiful through-line to its organization. Both MacKay and Kleijn direct their instruments with a fluid precision, waxing and waning with only their instincts as the guide. "No One Here Is A Stranger" grooves with brisk intention, guided by MacKay's deft guitar work and sewn up expertly by Kleijn's impassioned work on the cello.

Listen now above and peep the new tour dates, including a record release show in Chicago!

9/28/19 Hyde Park Jazz Festival Chicago IL
11/1/19 Acme Records Milwaukee WI
11/8/19 Elastic Arts Chicago IL*
11/9/19 Trumpet Blossom Cafe Iowa City IA
*Record Release Celebration

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay, Bill MacKay and Katinka Kleijn