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The Toronto jazz quintet Drumheller with Nick Fraser on drums, Eric Chenaux on guitar, Brodie West on sax, Rob Cloutton on bass and Doug Tielli on trombone mix avant and traditional jazz with a variety of musical forms to create persuasive and thoroughly enjoyable music.

Sometimes Machine

Drumheller: Sometimes Machine (Barnyard)

Label: Barnyard    
Released in: Canada    

"Eminently quirky... Drumheller's music is both grandly swinging and bizarre at turns. striking, iconoclastic and superb as any group pushing the boundaries of jazz and improvised music today."-Matthew Sumera, All About Jazz

"DRUMHELLER is a quintet of jazz composer/performers who have worked together since 2003. The music we play is jazz, drawing from its entire tradition (from traditional to avant-garde) and also drawing from our diverse experiences in free improvisation, folk, notated music, punk and groove music. We embrace collective and solo improvisation strategies, with compositions that range from short sketches used as jumping off points for free improvisation to through-composed pieces. As a collective of individual composers, we strive to address the requirements of each composition, while creating a unified vision of what Drumheller's music is. Drumheller has released 3 critically acclaimed CDs on the rat-drifting label, "Drumheller" (2004), "Wives" (2006) and "Glint" (2010)."-Drumheller

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Product Information:


Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR0333
Squidco Product Code: 19107

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded at 6 Nassau, in Toronto, Canada, by Jeff McMurrich.


Nick Fraser-drums

Eric Chenaux-guitar

Doug Tielli-trombone, piano

Brodie West-alto saxophone

Rob Clutton-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. Alabama UK (Chenaux) 3:58

2. Possessional (Clutton) 3:49

3. Also (Fraser) 4:49

4. Another Dance (Tielli) 5:20

5. Untitlement (West) 5:56

6. Desmond Island (West) 4:31

7. Parc Lineaire (Clutton) 9:45

8. Sketch #16 (Fraser) 4:20

9. Sketch #8 (Fraser) 4:02

10. Sometimes Machine (Tielli) 4:28

11. Sketch # 13 (Fraser) 3:51

12. Furls (Tielli) 5:57