For Wayne Horvitz, when it rains, it pours

… especially since he lives in Seattle.

You wouldn’t know it by reading the news section of Wayne Horvitz’s site, but the jazz pianist has four CDs in the works, scheduled to arrive pretty much at the same time. In an interview with, Horvitz blames "some combination of idiocy and lack of planning" for the bounty of releases.

A new Gravitas Quartet album, One Dance More, is slated for release on April 8, according to the Songlines label web site. A visit to the New World Records site reveals Joe Hill: 16 Actions for Orchestra, Voices and Soloist was already released (on April 1, no less.)

The other two projects mentioned in the article, Varmint and a new Sweeter Than the Day album, looks like they’re self-released. Varmint is a covers project featuring Robin Holcomb and pedal steel guitarist Jon Hyde. Both CDs can be bought on the merchandise page of Horvitz’s site.