Sometime at the end of the last century I met David Cale, a fantastically talented and delightful downtown-NYC performer. He and I enjoyed many cappuccinos in the East Village, during which he taught me a lot about surviving (and even thriving) as an artist in this city and this culture. I still think fondly of those days. David introduced me to Roy Nathanson, who was doing his first project outside of his regular band, The Jazz Passengers. What an honor it was to work on this jazz song cycle / opera alongside Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, Richard Butler, Darius de Haas and, of course, Roy. In it I portray Jamie, a microphysicist who sings a homo love duet with another scientist at a bar they frequent. Typecasting, I know. Curtis Fowlkes / Trombone. Rob Johnson / Trumpet. Brad Jones / Bass. Roy Nathanson / Alto Sax. Marc Ribot / Guitar. E.J. Rodriguez / Drums. Marcus Rojas / Tuba. Bill Ware / Piano.