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

Leia’s Theme

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credits

released May 4, 2021
Gerald Bailey: trumpet, flugabone, op-1, rhodes
Leslie Beukelman: vocals
Quin Kirchner: drums
Sounds by Chris Merill
mastered by Nick Broste
produced by Gerald Bailey
design by Jamie Breiwick (bside graphics)

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

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artwork by Preeti Samraj

Band, Orchestra and Technology Masterclass in Indianapolis

It was so nice to work with the jazz students of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra at Marian University in Indianapolis!  We talked about improvisation and the combination of technology and acoustic instruments in practice and performance.

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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