A happy new year goes out to everyone from us at the ‘Yard. The emporium is in full force, we’re well-caffeinated and have plenty of projects to look forward to this year. Zoe Leger, with stellar rhythm section dudes Damien Moynahan and Ronald Hynes, sends her great jazz debut to mastering soon, The New Hot Times will mix their debut record imminently, and traveller-come-home Tyler Messick is gearing up to release a much-anticipated record! Throw into the mix releases for Erin Costelo and Shotgun Jimmie and 2016 is shaping up to be a good one. For now, enjoy the new sounds from Willem Paynter’s debut release “City Grit,” which was recorded live.