NY doom jazz trio The Gate of Dan Peck (tuba, composition), Tom Blancarte (upright bass), and Brian Osborne (percussion) in an album of bleak landscapes of near-silence and massive, horrifying sound sculptures.
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Label: Carrier Records
Catalog ID: 015
Squidco Product Code: 16184
Recorded by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves in Fall 2011.
Dan Peck-tuba, composition
Tom Blancarte-upright bass
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1. Aeons of Decay 10:15
2. Frozen Gods 23:19
3. Buried Blasphemy 11:39
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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"The Gate is a doom jazz trio consisting of Dan Peck (tuba, composition), Tom Blancarte (upright bass), and Brian Osborne (percussion). Formed in 2008, the band has developed an aesthetic that is unique and uncompromising. Dividing time between improvisation and Dan's compositions, the music ranges from bleak landscapes of near-silence to massive, horrifying sound sculptures. The Gate seeks to break down and confuse the conventional roles of a horn-bass-drums ensemble, revealing the most raw and elemental aspects of organized sound."-Carrier
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"Dan is a tubist currently living and working in New York City. Since his move there in 2005, he has been active as a soloist, improviser, and sideman in a wide variety of settings. Dan's current interests are in experimental music and improvisation, and he has performed at many of New York City's most respected venues for creative music including The Stone, Roulette, and Issue Project Room. Dan has collaborated with many New York artists, including Tony Malaby, Nate Wooley, Michael Attias, Ben Gerstein, Tom Rainey, Peter Evans, Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, and Matthew Welch. Recent projects include recordings with Tony Malaby's Novela (Clean Feed), Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day Octet (482 Music), and Jeff Newell's New Trad Band. Dan will also be on a forthcoming Anthony Braxton release, featuring music from the Falling River Series in small ensembles from Wesleyan University.
Dan currently leads a trio comprised of himself, Tom Blancarte (bass) and Brian Osborne (percussion). The group plays a mix of freely improvised music and his compositions, some of which are influenced by music of the Doom Metal genre. Their debut LP, "Acid Soil", is out on the Heat Retention Records label. In March of 2011, the Trio completed a 9 day tour of the midwest/east coast.
Equally at home in more traditional jazz settings, Dan plays in the old-timey jazz band Grandpa Musselman and His Syncopators. The Syncopators appear frequently at high society events in and around New York City, and in 2007 took part in the Jazz at Aspen Festival, directed by bassist Christian McBride.
Dan also plays a lot of contemporary music. He has premiered solo tuba works at St. Bartholomew's Church, Merkin Hall, and The Stone. In 2009, Dan was featured as part of Kagel Nacht, a celebration of the music of composer Mauricio Kagel, in which he performed two of Kagel's solo works, Atem and Mirum. As an orchestral performer, Dan has played under great conductors such as James Levine and Herbert Blomstedt, and has worked personally with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann and Alvin Lucier. Dan is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and has also worked with the American Composers Orchestra, Signal Ensemble, New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, and the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. Dan recently recorded a DVD of Iannis Xenakis' chamber music for Mode Records, with the International Contemporary Ensemble and percussionist Steven Schick conducting.
Currently, Dan plays on the Broadway musical Chicago, and is adjunct-faculty at New Jersey City University."-Dan Peck Website (http://danpeckmusic.com/bio.html)
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