1/31/12 WGCH Eugene OR
Travis Laplante is a powerful new voice in New York City’s experimental music scene, and has toured extensively with his band Little Women, whose acclaimed full-length debut was recently released on AUM Fidelity Records; with his trio, which features bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Gerald Cleaver; and with under- ground experimental rock bands Extra Life and Skeletons. Laplante has also worked with Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Mat Maneri, Trevor Dunn, and many other luminaries of improvised music.
Laplante’s debut album, ‘Heart Protector’, features original music for solo tenor saxophone. ‘Heart Protector’, the first vinyl release on Skirl Records was recorded by Laplante himself and Ryan Power at the Big Barn in Putney, Vermont. The music itself was largely inspired by the heart protector, Laplante’s term for the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart.”