Faraway Plants live in Chicago, IL March 27

My new trio is playing at the Whistler as part of their Relax Attack Jazz Series this coming Monday March 27th at 9:30 pm.  Admission is free and we will be playing two sets of loop based compositions and jazz.

Faraway Plants is Gerald Bailey (trumpet, sampler), Anthony Bruno (saxophone, bass) and David Agee (drums).

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East Coast Tour April 1 – April 8

I’ll be playing with the Balkan, brass, punk, jazz freak out band called Black Bear Combo at these spots next week.  There are a ton of great lineups in each city so please check their page for more information.

April 1 – Southgate House Revival Newport, KY

April 2 – Howlers Coyote Cafe Pittsburgh, PA

April 3 – Studio 1469 Washington, DC

April 4 – Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

April 5 – Building 16 Providence, RI

April 6 – Littlefield Brooklyn, NY

Comprovisation

Comprovisation is an audio form of collage.  A collage can be presented in a way that expresses the creative process as an element of the finished product.  Comprovisation is a polished form of the creative process combining the real-time spontaneity of improvisation with the  accuracy of a second draft.  In the audio form the composer might combine live recordings with older found sounds to create an entirely new piece.  The composer allows the listener to hear the entire creative process in real-time.

“Puddle Jumper” is an edited live performance I played with TAL at Rodan in Chicago. 

“Run” is a studio recording that includes first takes of improvised material by the saxophonist/composer Anthony Bruno.  Elements from a live improvisation of the piece were later included in this recording. 

Black Bear Combo at the Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest

Black Bear Combo at the 2010 festival.

Black Bear Combo is a four to six member brass/reed band. It is described as a raucous mutt channeling the common energy between traditional music from eastern Europe and the Balkans, punk rock, and free jazz.  The band will be performing on the main stage of the Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest on Sunday July 31st at 2pm.