We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Art Ensemble of Chicago has been at the forefront of creative improvised music since 1969, and has long served as the flagship ensemble of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the august Chicago-based organization that also fostered the careers of members such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and […]

Jeremy Viner

Jeremy Viner is a Brooklyn-based performer, composer, and educator involved in a wide range of musical idioms. As a saxophonist and clarinetist, Jeremy has performed nationally and internationally with ensembles led by John Hollenbeck, Steve Lehman, Tyshawn Sorey, and Rafiq Bhatia among many others. Jeremy is also a member of the genre-bending tenor saxophone quartet […]


Pi Recordingsis pleased to welcome saxophonist/ flutist/ composer Anna Webber(b. 1984) as the latest addition to the label’sfamily. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, she has been an active performer and bandleader on the New York scene for the last decade, appearing with Matt Mitchell(A Pouting Grimace), Dan Weiss(Sixteen: Drummers Suite), and Jen Shyu(Song of Silver Geese), […]

Igbó Alákọrin (The Singer’s Grove) Vol. I & II

Igbó Alákọrin (a phrase in Yoruba which can be loosely translated as The Singer’s Grove) is the realization of pianist David Virelles’s long-held dream to document the under-sung musicians of his birthplace, Santiago de Cuba. Virelles, who was named the #1 Rising Star Jazz Pianist in the 2017 Downbeat Critics Poll, is one of the most in-demand […]

Brian Settles

Saxophonist and composer Brian Settles has established himself as a rising force with a long-term artistic vision. Settles blends the outwardly engaging with the deeply personal, reconciling his intimate command of the jazz lineage with a commitment to his own experimental voice. He performs regularly with some of modern jazz’s leading groups, including Tomas Fujiwara […]

3 Times Round

Trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson’s 3 Times Round is his first release since the widely-lauded Moving Still, which was named one of the top albums of 2016 by the New York Times and the best release of the year by PopMatters, who called Finlayson ”among the most exciting and puckish composers in the music today.” Relentlessly innovative and […]

Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets)

Alto saxophonist Steve Coleman’s Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets) is his first live release in over 15 years. It captures his band Five Elements in two joyous sets at the historic New York venue where some of the most important jazz recording have been made, including ones from John Coltrane […]

John Hébert

John Hébert, bassist, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where he first began to study double bass with Bill Huntington. John attended Loyola University of New Orleans where he received a full scholarship. After two years of performing with many of New Orleans greatest musicians and performing at various clubs including the New Orleans Jazz […]

Louis Perdomo

Luis Perdomo is an American jazz pianist and composer. His style is directly and indirectly influenced by Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Paul Bley and Herbie Hancock. From the age of 12, was playing on Venezuelan TV and radio stations. His first teacher was the Austrian-born jazz pianist Gerry Weil “The biggest lesson I received […]

Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus

Pi Recordingsis proud to announce the much-anticipated release of two new recordings from Henry Threadgill: Dirt… And More Dirt, featuring his new group 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg; and Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus, with his ensemble Double Up. The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his work In for a Penny, In for […]