Check out the new Macramé Brass EP!

https://geraldbailey.bandcamp.com/album/macram-brass

https://geraldbailey.bandcamp.com/album/macram-brass

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 adapted 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.

credits

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

Best Music Scenes 2020: Chicago

It is nice to see a mention of our Dorian’s friends at rollingstone.com.  Check it out!

I’ll be slinging horns and electronics there this coming Saturday February 15th with Clif Wallace, Nate Lepine and Matt Davis.

Dark Matter Coffee + Charles Mantis

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working on an original mix tape with Dark Matter Coffee.  The release pairs with their Datura Inoxia (Devil’s Trumpet) blend.  Download, stream and order the limited addition cassette at charlesmantis.comIMG_3990

Faraway Plants – Logan Arts Festival

Faraway plants is playing the monument stage this Saturday June 24th at 2:30.  This weeks lineup will feature Quin Kirchner on drums, Anthony Bruno on Saxophone, Bass and myself on electronics and trumpet.

Faraway Plants live in Chicago, IL March 27

My new trio is playing at the Whistler as part of their Relax Attack Jazz Series this coming Monday March 27th at 9:30 pm.  Admission is free and we will be playing two sets of loop based compositions and jazz.

Faraway Plants is Gerald Bailey (trumpet, sampler), Anthony Bruno (saxophone, bass) and David Agee (drums).

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