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

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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 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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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