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
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).
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
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.