Freelance Lifestyle

Honored to interview about life as a freelance artist and educator with the Continuum Design + Web.  Last week I had the chance to sit down and chat with Janelle Reichman a little about travel sized recording rigs, my mobile office and the inner workings of writing, performing and teaching music.   Take a peak:  http://madebycontinuum.com/interview-series-gerald-bailey/

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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

Datura Inoxia Release Party

Charles Mantis will celebrate the release his full-length record Datura Inoxia in Chicago this coming Thursday June 29th at The California Clipper.  The night will feature The Nate Lepine Trio and Leslie Beukelman on vocals.  Drop in for a dark night of beats, jazz and a free copy of Datura Inoxia.

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.

Komorebi

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: Komorebikomorebincweb

Original Release!

Very pleased to announce the release of my first single with Cartilage Osseux Records!  You can purchase and stream the new Anna Karina virtual 45 on most of the larger formats including; iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Amazon.

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Gerald Bailey trumpet and production, Leslie Beukelman vocals, Elliot Ross guitar, Anthony Abinanti mix consultant and Raphael Crawford trombone.