March 26, 2008 performing with Diesel Combustion Orchestra on Open Ears Music Series.
Photo courtesy of Richard Thompson.
These were recorded 12 Mar 08, at the Open ears Music Series. The files are 128k VBR mp3s.
This music free to share under a Creative
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These were taken March 12, 2008 at the Open Ears Music Series.
Wolter Wierbos & Jeff Albert
Jeff & Big Sam Williams
Rick Trolsen & Jeff
l to r: Jeff Albert, Rick Trolsen, Mark McGrain, Big Sam Williams, & Wolter Wierbos
“Dan Oestreicher’s modular synthesizer and Justin Peake’s software environments lead to a fascination with texture, and there is a very cool interplay between the trombone and the not-found-in-nature sounds they create and process. The trio is definitely more sensitive to dynamics than many improvised music groups are, so nothing turns into a musical hailstorm, and that, too, is encouraging.”
Over the past few months, the close-knit experimental jazz scene in New Orleans has been evolving at breakneck speed, thanks in part to the trio behind this limited edition project ‘ only 200 copies were made. Trombonist Jeff Albert’s weekly curated Open Ears Music Series at the Blue Nile has served as an incubator for spontaneous live collaborations from local improvisers, and Prototype is something like a version of those live variations. As science-y sounding as the title, the album is sonically understated, yet complex. It plays like a collection of lost sounds naturally magnetizing to one another and then spinning off into the atmosphere. Muted synthesizers and computer-generated tones crackle and buzz gently, as the more organic-sounding scraps of horn swell and fall away. It’s a record that sounds as if it were made by intelligent musical magpies, weaving together a spare, asymmetrical tapestry of sound.
The Lucky 7s CD, Farragut, made the top of Grego Edwards’ 2007 Record Poll list in Cadence Magazine. Even though the CD came out in late 2006, it was reviewed in Cadence in 2007, so it qualified for the 2007 lists. It’s nice to still be on someone’s mind so many months later. We’re in pretty good company too, other people on Grego’s list include Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Kowald, and Steve Swell.
“Another strong instrumental voice (and another reason that ‘Live at Saturn Bar’ has the overtones of a Shepp ensemble) is Jeff Albert on trombone. He, too, makes a fine solo statement on the Thelonious Monkish-funkish ‘Thrift City’, followed by a drums and sousaphone interplay.
And on Strayhorn’s ‘A Flower is a Lovesome Thing,’ Albert uses his mute to ‘growl’ like trumpeter Bubber Miley, a member of Ellington’s famed ‘Jungle Band.'”
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Hand numbered limited run of 200 Cds.
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The new Magnetic Ear disc is out. I don’t have copies directly for sale, but you can hear samples and buy them here: Louisiana Music Factory – Live At The Saturn Bar by Magnetic Ear
We had a fun time with the Saturn Bar run last summer, and the disc is a good representation of what the hang was like. I also did a good bit of the technical work on this disc, and I am very proud of it.
From the Open Ears Music Mash Up v.1
(l to r) Nick Sanzenbach, Dave Cappello, Jonathan Freilich, and Jeff