Eric Platz

Drummer | Percussionist | Composer

Life After Life - CD Release Today


I'm very happy to announce that my debut CD as a composer and leader, "Life After Life" is being released today by Allos Documents (Chicago, IL). This is a very exciting project for me, and involves the wonderful contributions of clarinetist James Falzone, cellist Leanne Zacharias, and bassist/engineer Don Benedictson. Ben Davis's work palimpsest II appears on the cover and in the design.

Physical copies of "Life After Life" are available through Allos Documents. Digital downloads are available through Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon. Streaming on Spotify.

A profile of me and the music on this recording (written by Bill Meyer) will be appearing in the April 2016 edition of Downbeat Magazine. I really enjoyed a recent article by Bill in the Chicago Reader about the annual Winter Solstice Concerts organized by drummer/percussionists Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang.

Best wishes!



Life After Life - CD Release Feb 2

CD cover art:  palimpsest II  by Ben Davis

CD cover art: palimpsest II by Ben Davis

I'm very excited to announce the upcoming Feb 2 release of my CD "Life After Life" on the Allos Documents label based in Chicago. This is my debut recording as a composer and leader, and features James Falzone (clarinet), Leanne Zacharias (cello) and Don Benedictson (bass). Tim Schuler has written a beautiful profile about the recording which you can read about here. Physical and digital pre-orders of "Life After Life" are available via through Allos Documents and Bandcamp. Digital sales on iTunes will be available starting Feb 2. Hope you enjoy this music!