The new recording, #BAM Live at Bohemian Caverns on BMF Records, SOLD OUT, in the first month. The new pressing is on it's way. (You can still order at iTunes, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and CD Baby –the order will be fullfilled.)
From The Albany Metroland, April 24, 2013: "Trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s solo on this one left me thinking that he is truly fearless. He can rip fast lines, but he can also hang on a note and sink it in to a texture. Rather than default to quick lines or stored licks, he takes his time ... ." ~Jeff Nania
And Bitches keeps making waves: London Jazz News says Nicholas Payton's album Bitches, recently released on vinyl, is reminisce of "prime late period Quincy Jones — Body Heat, say — and even Prince"(!); and with only 999 individually numbered copies available worldwide, "you should get your skates on and find a copy".
On April 10, at the David H Koch Theatre (formerly NY State Theatre) in front of 2500 audience members, Nicholas Payton played his original compositions for the NY Premiere of Complexions Dance Theatre's Ballet entitled: CHARTER. The special commissioned work had it's World Premiere at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre in New Orleans.