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Geoffrey Brady

Nap of Earth


Jack Sayre

Independent

Progressive and funky, this CD brings to mind both King Crimson and Mrs. Fun. The beats are strong and the composition propels the music forward.

Jack Sayre wrote all the music and brought in some of the area's best musicians to bring it to life. Recorded at his home studio in Madison, WI, Nap of Earth sounds much bigger than its humble origins.

FOB


Geoffrey Brady

Giant Clam

"...it's Geoffrey's vibraphone playing that impresses most and takes center stage here. While the vibes can sound tinny and bland in less skilled hands, Geoffrey coaxes rich, shimmering, expressive, and complex tones from his instrument — whether in dreamy, mysterious meditations such as "Dollars to Doinas" and "Re-Designed for Further Suffering" or playing restless, angular tunes like "Fly, Giant Robot, Fly!" and the title track (of sorts), "Fob, Fobbing, Fobbed." It goes without saying... [more]

Activity for the Active


Active Percussion Duo

rattle tick buzz records

Wildly creative!

Michael Brenneis & Geoff Brady present a suite of compositions and improvisations for percussion duet.

The duo perform on a multitude of instruments, including: marimbas, drum kits, prepared drum kit, vessels, pipes, tongue drum, sheet metal, plastics, pans, bells, keg, lids, crank arms, tubes, metal stock, sprocket, cutlery.

Recorded directly to two track digital on the Ducky Optical Approximator Mobile(2)

Charlie Kohlhase digs it, you will... [more]

Brick by Brick


Michael Brenneis' Tomato Box

Rattle Tick Buzz Records

Expedient live recodings 2001 volume 1

Recorded directly to two track digital on the Optical Approximator Mobile(1).

Hand printed cover in vinyl sleeve. Limited to 100 numbered copies. (colors may vary)

I'm Antsy


Michael Brenneis' Tomato Box

Rattle Tick Buzz Records

Expedient Live Recordings 2001 volume 2.

Recorded directly to two track digital on the Optical Approximator Mobile(1).

Hand printed cover in vinyl sleeve. Limited to 100 numbered copies.

Any Road


Michael Brenneis' Tomato Box

Ratt Tick Buzz Records

Exploring the far reaches of jazz and improvisation. From the super-modern to the whimsical - a feast for the ears. Saxophone, clarinet, marimba, theremin, bass, drums, electronics and unusual percussion instruments.

Tomato Box is a contemporary jazz band that prompts nods to the fluidity of jazz forms past and present, while at the same time ushering in a vital styling of post-jazz -- one that writhes and wriggles itself a striking and dynamic individuality. Working from... [more]

Talisman


Michael Brenneis' Tomato Box

Rattle Tick Buzz Records

Under the assumption that music exists beyond assumptions, Tomato Box has been thrilling and perplexing audiences since 1999. With its signature combination of marimba, drums, saxophone, and upright bass, the band puts a unique spin onto its repertoire of original compositions and free improvisations.
Brenneis's colorful compositions have some of the same angular bite as Ken Vandermark's writing,...
-- Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader, Chicago Illinois
...radically creative ...... [more]

Running With Scissors


Scott Fields

Geode Records

Great performances of compositions influenced by a combination of methodical explorations of the history of Western tonal systems with an undercurrent of post-modernism.

Fugu


Scott Fields

Geode Records

The first and last compositions on Fugu were written for choreographer and dancer Li Chiao-Ping, although they have not yet been performed as dances. All but one of the pieces use varying compound time signatures and all are based on Stephen Dembski's post-serial tonal organization system. In fact, this is the most cohesive representation of that system as an nside the changes alternative to traditional jazz improvisation. Although many of Fields other compositions rely on Dembski's system,... [more]

Wholeness


Ed Anders Quartet

Ny Musikk Records

"There's an effervescent swing about WHOLENESS that recalls the Tristano sound of Konitz & Marsh, especially in the quintet sides featuring the twin reed front-line of Svanoe & Abate... The Ed Anders Quartet achieves fresh levels of intensity in performances that confirm how this band continues to grow as a creative unit. Wholeness is highly recommended."
- David Lewis, Cadence Magazine

EAQ calls to mind the classic '60s combos led by the likes of Clifford Brown, Art... [more]

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