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Ghost Trees: The New Gravity [VINYL] (Future Recordings)

The 1st proper Ghost Trees full-length release from the duo of Brent Bagwell on tenor sax and Seth Nanaa on drums, presenting 8 songs honed during a year-long, cross-country tour, with the duo in tight communication in restrained and assertive improv with a wide range of influences.

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product information:

Label: Future Recordings
Catalog ID: MTM 001
Squidco Product Code: 20448

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Sioux Sioux Studio, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 9th and 10th, 2013, by Chris Walldorf.


Brent Bagwell-tenor saxophonee

Seth Nanaa-drums

Wm B. Kennedy chamber ensemble

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Artist Biographies:

Saxophonist Brent Bagwell is known for the groups Ghost Trees, Ghost Trees Big Band, The eASTERN sEABOARD, and has recorded with the group Pyramid, and as a sideman with Jon Lindsay and Doug Gillard.

"Saxophonist Brent Bagwell comes directly from the latter-period John Coltrane/Albert Ayler school of freedom music, upon taking private lessons with Bob Feldman. A product of the Charlotte, NC, scene, Bagwell played with experimental bands Project Bluebird and Fool's Brigade before coming to New York to collaborate with a variety of noise, rock, and collective improvising ensembles, most prominently Pyramid."-All Music

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"Drummer Seth Nanaa came to New York from Oakland, CA, where he was a member of the emocore/screamo band Indian Summer, and played his share of minimalist, progressive, garage, and experimental musics."

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track listing:


1. Prosperity

2. Eighth Day

3. Farewell

4. Empty Fist


1. Black Ants

2. Change Your Luck

3. Nostromo

4. Farewell (Reprise)
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"The duo's output exhibits a deft balance of the outre and the accessible, the visceral and cerebral. And The New Gravity goes even further to reclaim art from the exhibit halls of academia.

The first proper Ghost Trees full-length showcases a suite of eight songs honed during a year-long, cross-country touring cycle that brought the duo to New England and the Deep South, the Midwest and the West Coast and to stops in New York, Chicago and L.A. The LP finds Bagwell and Nanaa in close communication, vamping spare melodies and swinging grooves into brash crescendos.

"Farewell" lets a smoldering sax riff wind itself into jagged lunges through turbulent percussion without losing its grounding or its swing. "Black Ants" recruits a string section for a dramatic extended intro (courtesy of the Wm B. Kennedy chamber ensemble) that opens space for a pensive call-and-response between Bagwell and Nanaa.

Throughout the album, Bagwell and Nanaa tease at more radical directions, but they nevergive in to belligerent noise. Compared to the skronky impulses and righteous din of many peers, Ghost Trees sounds remarkably restrained, the product of wide-ranging influences from post-rock to post-bop and minimalist composition to big band jazz."-Bryan Reed, Charlotte Viewpoint

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Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings
Saxophone & Drummer / Percussionist Duos

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