The first release from this New York 10 piece band co-led by cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and vocalist Abraham Gomez-Delgado, drawing together modern jazz and Latin music.
Positive Catastrophe (Ho Bynum / Gomez-Delgado / Bauder / Attias)
Garabatos Volume One
Released in: USA
"Positive Catastrophe is the brainchild of Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and Abraham Gomez-Delgado (percussion). Taylor is one of the most impressive of the latest crop of up and coming jazz musicians and Aib has long been expanding the boundaries of Latin-based music and jazz. Together they have come up with Positive Catastrophe: a trans-idiomatic ten-piece little big band that successfully connects the dots between Sun Ra and Eddie Palmieri and beyond! The group enlists a bevy of New York's most adventurous jazz and salsa musicians, all of whom are composers and leaders in their own right.
With the exceptional musicianship of all of these players and their fluidity in multiple genres, a unique instrumentation that hints at a traditional jazz and salsa big bands yet includes french horn, erhu, and rock guitar, and a pair of dramatic vocalists that are comfortable singing in three languages, Positive Catastrophe creates a truly boundary-crossing kind of new music.
"If you've been hungering to hear Latin-based jazz in a new light, your prayers have been answered."-NY Press
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Catalog ID: Cuneiform 286
Squidco Product Code: 11571
Packaging: Jewel Tray
All tracks recorded by Jon Rosenberg in-studio at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY on September 3, 2008 except "Travels Part 4" recorded live at Zebulon, Brooklyn on August 18, 2008.
Taylor Ho Bynum-cornet, flugelhorn, co-leader
Abraham Gomez-Delgado-vocals, percussion, co-leader
Jen Shyu-vocals, erhu
Matt Bauder-tenor sax, clarinets
Michael Attias-baritone sax
Mark Taylor-french horn
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1. Plena Organization 6:29
2. Travels Parts 1 & 2 6:22
3. Metro Mono 3:52
4. Plena Seguira 4:47
5. Stillness/Life 5:33
6. Post Chordal 3:21
7. Plena Quicksand Monument 6:26
8. Revamped 4:38
9. Travels Part 3 & 4 14:23
10. Contenido Adentro 4:52