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 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.

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

New Remote Recording!

Just collaborated on a new song with Moongriffin (guitar, keys, Portland, OR) featuring Bryan Murray (tenor saxophone, Watchung, NJ), Caroline Davis (flute, Brooklyn, New York), Chris Merrill (bass Chicago, IL) and Thomas Faulds (drums, Batavia, IL).

Trail

The Trail single is available on all platforms, including Spotify and Bandcamp.  Artwork by Preeti Samraj.  Check out her work at Open House Contemporary’s 2020 exhibition Intimacies and Influence Friday January 10 from 7-10 pm.  740 N. Ogden Ave. Chicago, Illinois

trail square crop

artwork by Preeti Samraj

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.

Macrame Brass Live at California Clipper Friday July 5

Macrame Brass weaves jazz, soul and Latin music into a brass band design. A celebration of the music of Chicago with a New Orleans flavor. This project features hard working creatives in a street band setting. Acoustic music with a hint of dub, beats and synths.

Download the new Faraway Plants!

Faraway Plants is available on most formats including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.  Cover design by Sara Kay.  IMG_4801.PNG