Komorebi is the Japanese word used to describe sunlight as it passes through trees. In this piece I play rich tones on the marimba which are paired with heavily dubbed spikes of zither. Each timbre enters representing the light passing through leaves and branches. At about midway through the improvisation, a trumpet enters soaring over the scene like a bird of prey. Listen and download here: Komorebi
Be sure to check out the new Moongriffin release on Cartilage Osseux Records. The record features Nate Lepine (saxophone), Charles Rumback (drums), Anton Hatwich (bass) and myself (trumpet) playing the music of Elliot Ross (guitar).
If you are in Chicago for the NATO summit or plainly would like to avoid it Charles Mantis will be playing Transistor Friday May 18th with Everypeople Workshop. Transistor is located at 3819 N Lincoln Ave in North Center. It’s just a short walk or cab ride from the Irving Park brown line stop. The venue/shop is located in a perfect neighborhood to grab dinner before and drinks after. A special thanks to Doug Abram of Black Bear Combo and Rat Snake Turbo Rat for all his work on this cat poster! RSVP HERE!