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
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.com.
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.
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).