Source: Edgetone Records.
Animals and Giraffes – July
Animals and Giraffes is an ongoing collaboration between writer/performer Claudia La Rocco and saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief. The project explores the intersection of text and sound, and features a changing roster featuring some of the finest bay area improvisers.
Phillip Greenlief – reeds
Claudia La Rocco – text & voice
David Boyce – voice, tenor saxophone, electronics
Nava Dunkelman – percussion
Jeanie-Aprille Tang – electronics
Tara Sreekrishnan – piano
Evelyn Davis – prepared piano
Aurora Josephson – voice
Tim Perkis – electronics
Jon Raskin – baritone saxophone
John Shiurba – guitar
Karen Stackpole – gongs, percussion
Estamos Ensemble – Suube Tube
Estamos Ensemble is composed of musicians from Mexico and the U.S. with the intention to foster more communication and collaboration between musicians of our two bordering countries as well as a better understanding of and appreciation for the citizens of our countries in general. The verb estamos in Spanish means ‘we are’ in the non-permanent sense. This is intrinsic to the nature of Estamos Ensemble. In 2009, The ensemble was invited and funded by Alejandro Jiménez de la Cuesta to record for two days in Sony Studios in Mexico City as well as by the Festival Internacional de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico.
Thollem McDonas – piano, Artistic Director (US)
Carmina Escobar – voice/electronics
Alexander Bruck – viola
Julián Martínez Vázquez – violin
Milo Tamez – drums/percussion
Theresa Wong – cello/voice
Vinny Golia – woodwinds
Marcus Webb E. – guitar/oud
Marko Novachcoff – woodwinds
Say Bok Gwai – Trio/Chinese Jesus
Trio/Chinese Jesus is the latest double EP from Canto-Core punk duo Say Bok Gwai. TRIO picks up where CHINK IN THE ARMOR, Say Bok Gwai’s second release, left off. Featuring 16 short, quirky and fast songs about Chinese and American culture, society, politics, history and identity. Say Bok Gwai reinvents musical genres from punk to metal to hardcore. In reaction to requests by fans, this recording has the inclusion of bass guitar which has not been in any previous recordings. Chinese Jesus reveals four very different and unique compositions for Say Bok Gwai. This EP expands the band’s music by having the duo move into areas of Jazz, Progressive, Satanic and Stoner Metal. Although SBG has always touched upon these genres, Chinese Jesus dives deeper by adding new instrumentation and overdubs to expand the dynamic of the duo.
Alex Yeung – guitar, vocals, alto saxophone, and keyboards
Andre Custodio- – drums, back-up vocals
Josh Martin- bass
Craigums – vocals
Lizz Ortega De Marín- – vocals