Open Ears Music: NoJack July 28, 2009

More free, live improv goodness from Open Ears Music:

This is the audio archive from 28 July 09. The files are 128k VBR mp3s.

Musicians: Justin Peake (drums), Robin Boudreaux (saxes), Will Thompson (keys), Chris Alford (guitar)

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Minimalism By Mail

From Post No Bills:

Every week for 15 weeks starting in December 2007, Adam Sonderberg–best known as one-third of Haptic–and Salvatore Dellaria posted a new piece on their Web site, creating a series of experimental sketches as part of a project named “Untitled_Ongoing.” Sonderberg and Dellaria, who’ve worked together in various contexts since 1998, hoped to rework and develop the material for an eventual album, but heard as a collection the pieces can stand on their own–the MP3 files remain available at their site.

Many of the track titles simply describe instrumentation (“Snare Drum,” “Piano”), while others reference a musical approach (“Musique Concrete,” “Indeterminacy”). You can certainly identify specific sounds here and there–guitar-amp noise, metallic rustling, bowed percussion, urban field recordings–but the work revolves around abstract texture and gesture. Most of the pieces range in duration from two to five minutes, and manage to convey a rewarding sense of development in that brief time.

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Open Ears Music 12 May 09 – David Polk & Aurora Nealand

From Open Ears Music:

This is the audio archive from 12 May 09. The files are 128k VBR mp3s.

Musicians:

Set 1: David Polk (keys, vocals), Jason Spring (drums, bass, keys), Simon Lott (drums, keys)

Set 1 (mp3)

Set 2: Aurora Nealand (sax, vocals, accordian), Rex Gregory (saxes, bass clarinet, piccolo), David Polk (alto sax), Dan Oestreicher (bari sax), Brian Coogan (Fender Rhodes, vocals), Jon Gross (sousaphone), Simon Lott ( drums)

Set 2 (mp3)

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Open Ears Music April 28, 2009 – Jeff Albert Quartet

A new live show from Open Ears Music:

This is the audio archive from 28 Apr 09. The files are 128k VBR mp3s.

Musicians: Jeff Albert (trombone), Ray Moore (alto sax), Tommy Sciple (bass), and Dave Cappello (drums). Special guest Charlie Wooton (electric bass)

Set 1 (mp3)

Set 2 (mp3)

In between sets of the Jeff Albert Quartet was a short trio improvisation by Jeff Albert, Charlie Wooton, and Marcello Bennetti (drums).

Trio (mp3)

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Open Ears Music: Touch plus Gratkowski et al

From New Orleans’ Open Ears Music:

This is the audio archive from 24 Mar 09. The files are 128k VBR mp3s.

Musicians: Frank Gratkowski (woodwinds), Dan Oestreicher (low saxes and modular synth) Justin Peake (drums, and computer on set 2).

Set 1 – part 1 (mp3)

Set 1 – part 2 (mp3)

add for set 2: Doug Garrison (drums), Jesse Morrow (bass), Jeff Albert (trombone), Rex Gregory and Aurora Nealand (bass clarinets)

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