Shortly before the pandemic Macramé Brass met up at Experimental Sound Studio to record one short set’s worth of music. The idea was to simply capture some of the sounds and ideas that we developed during our monthly residencies at Dorian’s Jazz Club and The California Clipper in Chicago.
Meditation (January 26, 2020) is group improvisation recorded shortly after hearing of the fatal helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.
Mezcal Caravan is an adaptation of a lofi beat instrumental by Charles Mantis that was arranged for the band.
Larb was written to fit the vibe at Dorian’s.
Macramé is a lofi beat instrumental that is sometimes used as an interlude during live performances.
released September 15, 2021
Trumpet, Flugabone, Op-1: Gerald Bailey Tenor Saxophone, Flute: Nate Lepine Sousaphone, Bansuri Flute: Matthew Davis Drums: Clif Wallace Artwork by Jamie Breiwick Engineered and Mixed by Ralph Loza at Experimental Sound Studio Mastered by Nick Broste
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Tuesday October 25th: fundraiser at the Mercury theater and the release of JC Brooks “Want More”.
Wednesday October 26th: The Ian Torres Big Band at Phyllis’s.
Picture from record research trip to Toronto last week.
Thursday October 27th: The Green Mill Jazz Club.
Friday October 28th: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound release concert at the Double Door.
Saturday October 29th: Black Bear Combo at Star Lounge.
Sunday October 30th: Black Bear Combo at Navy Pier at 12pm and Black Bear Combo at Millennium Park with Red Moon Theater Company.