The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


Wooley, Nate: Argonautica (Firehouse 12 Records)


Trumpeter Nate Wooley's major 3-part work makes oblique reference to dodecaphony, ambient tape music, and the minimalist rock of Terry Riley, conceived as a tribute to Wooley's mentor Ron Miles, who performs alongside Devin Gray & Rudy Royston (drums), Cory Smythe & Jozef Dumoulin (piano).
 

Price: $13.95
In Stock


Quantity:

Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

product information:


UPC: 616892303348

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Catalog ID: FH12-04-01-023
Squidco Product Code: 22368

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Firehouse 12, December 9th, 2014, by Chris Reba.


Personnel:

Nate Wooley-trumpet, composer

Ron Miles-trumpet

Cory Smythe-piano

Jozef Dumoulin-electric piano, electronics

Devin Gray-drums

Rudy Royston-drums

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


1. Argonautica 42:53
sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Argonautica is a sonic analog to the epic poem of the same name. Built in three parts, or chapters, the music makes oblique reference to dodecaphony, ambient tape music, and the driving minimalist rock of Terry Riley. It was conceived and written as a tribute to Wooley's mentor Ron Miles, who plays the lyrical cornet role to the leader's more caustic trumpet voice. The rhythm section is equally balanced with Grammy award winning new music pianist Cory Smythe in tandem with Belgian Fender-Rhodes legend Jozef Dumoulin and the brash upstart free jazz drumming of Devin Gray interlocking with the fiery precision of Rudy Royston. The group is compositionally set in different duos and trios, working together and separately throughout the fifty-plus minutes of music to slowly build to a shattering climax that raises the question of what jazz-rock can be in the twenty-first century."-Firehouse 12



"After learning that Nate Wooley is a trumpeter-composer given to disassembling his horn and then blowing through its various parts, you might peg him as an avant-garde jazz instrumentalist with a fondness for John Cage. But charting his influences doesn’t pin down Wooley’s sound—or, rather, his collection of sounds. Wooley’s toolkit includes a raging, pitch-free thrum that has an ambient quality, even as his instrument is vibrating madly. Sometimes the music is driven by the clanking of his trumpet’s valves, which creates a percussive quality. And he also strings together “regular” notes with authority; recent albums of original tunes and mainstream jazz covers have found the musician merging conceptual experiments with more traditional forms. In the space of the same song, he can provide memorable lines of melody over a swinging beat, then charge off into innovations that expand your understanding of his instrument.

Argonautica capitalizes on both these strengths. Its format–a single track that plays out over 43 minutes—allows Wooley to indulge his many influences within a compositional structure that feels expertly designed. Here, after a brief intro, we find a freewheeling opening section, followed by a meditative middle portion that toys with drone, balladry, and stray interjections of electronic noise. An energetic group finale adds psych-rock tumult. Each major subsection lasts about 15 minutes, and the overall fast/slow/fast construction flows like a more traditional three-movement piece.

Inside each movement, Wooley’s potent group splits into duos and trios, teasing out new dynamics. The band he’s brought together is stacked with proven names from the contemporary scene: Devin Gray and Rudy Royston share drum duties; Cory Smythe handles piano while Jozef Dumoulin works the Fender Rhodes. (Smythe and Wooley have worked together previously as part of an orchestra led by Anthony Braxton.)

One measure of Wooley’s confidence in his writing is that he doesn’t insist on being the first brass player heard on the album. That would be veteran cornet player Ron Miles, a mentor of Wooley’s. (This piece is also dedicated to him.) Miles favors a more consistently lyrical sound than Wooley, but he also serves up some high-intensity exclamations during Argonautica’s opening. Wooley’s first feature on trumpet climaxes during the album’s 10th minute, in gales of howling, scraping tones that overtake the ensemble’s sound. The contrast between the keyboardists is consistently inspired, with Smythe’s acoustic piano often pounding like a third drum. During the closing section, Wooley’s trumpet and Miles’ cornet fuse in harmonies that soar over the minimalist groove of the drummers.

Wooley swiped his album title from the ancient Greek poem of the same name. And while the trumpeter doesn’t state an explicit narrative to go along with the music, it’s easy to think of the Argonauts sailing off course, buffeted by the final section’s dreamy melodic drift and harsh rhythmic thrust. Argonautica covers an epic amount of ground without seeming to labor too hard, with an impressive amount of abandon and plenty of poise."-Seth Colter Walls, Pitchfork Media


Get additional information at Pitchfork Media

Other Releases With These Artists:


Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra
The Assembly
(OutNow Recordings)



Eisenstadt, Harris
Recent Developments
(Songlines)



Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen
The Miracles Of Only One Thing [VINYL]
(Sub Rosa)



Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen
The Miracles Of Only One Thing
(Sub Rosa)



Royston, Rudy Trio
Rise of Orion
(Greenleaf Music)



Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley
Salt Task
(Relative Pitch)



Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)



Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain V
(Pleasure of the Text Records)



Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra
The Assembly
(OutNow Recordings)



Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)



Gray, Devin (w/ Kris Davis / Chris Tordini / Chris Speed)
RelativE ResonancE
(Skirl)



Eisenstadt, Harris
September, Canada Day IV
(Songlines)



Levin, Daniel Quartet
Friction
(Clean Feed)



Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley
Ninth Square
(Clean Feed)



Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano)
Amaranth [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)



Gate, The
Chuck [CASSETTE with download code]
(Astral Spirits)



Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)
Battle Pieces
(Relative Pitch)



Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)



Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley
Third [VINYL]
(Rekem Records)



Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)



Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley)
Stench [VINYL]
(Smeraldina-Rima)



Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Live In Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)



MusicWorks
#118 Spring 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(Musicworks)



Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
Nightshades
(Clean Feed)



Wooley, Nate & Seymour Wright
About Trumpet and Saxophone
(Fataka)



Sharp, Elliott Aggregat
Quintet
(Clean Feed)



Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV [2 CDs]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)



Trumpets and Drums (Wooley / Evans / Black / Lytton)
Live in Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)



Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris)
Now Is
(Clean Feed)



Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet
Atemwende
(Ignoring Gravity Music)



Morris / Fernandez / Wooley
From The Discrete To The Particular
(Relative Pitch)



Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark
The Nows [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)



Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)



Eisenstadt, Haris
Canada Day Octet
(482 Music)



RED Trio + Nate Wooley
Stem
(Clean Feed)



Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)



Wooley / Corsano / Yeh
The Seven Storey Mountain II
(Important Records)



Eisenstadt, Harris
Canada Day
(Clean Feed)



Dynamite Club
it's deeper than most people actually think
(Funhole Records)



Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet
Live in Brooklyn
(Not Two Records)



Levin, Daniel Quartet
Organic Modernism
(Clean Feed)



Bauder, Matt
Day in Pictures
(Clean Feed)



Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)



Morris, Joe / Nate Wooley
Tooth and Nail
(Clean Feed)



Levin, Daniel Quartet
Bacalhau
(Clean Feed)



Wooley / Lytton
Creak Above 33
(psi)



Wooley / Lytton / Grubbs
Seven Storey Mountain
(Important Records)



Wooley / Lonberg-Holm / Roebke
Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing
(Porter Records)



Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra
the labyrinth
(Hopscotch Records)



Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley)
Quadrologues
(Clean Feed)



Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
(Hatology)



Eisenstadt, Harris
Guewel
(Clean Feed)



Gauci's Basso Continuo, Stephen
Nididhyasana
(Clean Feed)



Levin Quartet, Daniel
Blurry
(Hatology)



Forsyth, Chris / Wooley, Nate
The Duchess of Oysterville
(Creative Sources)



Levin, Daniel Quartet
Some Trees
(Hatology)



Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley)
Transit
(Clean Feed)



Wooley, Nate
Wrong Shape to be a Story Teller
(Creative Sources)



New York Underground Orchestra, The
Fragments
(Hopscotch Records)



Blue Collar
Is an Apparition
(Rossbin)



Eisenstadt, Harris
Recent Developments
(Songlines)



Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen
The Miracles Of Only One Thing [VINYL]
(Sub Rosa)



Haino, Keiji / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen
The Miracles Of Only One Thing
(Sub Rosa)



Royston, Rudy Trio
Rise of Orion
(Greenleaf Music)



Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley
Salt Task
(Relative Pitch)



Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain V
(Pleasure of the Text Records)



Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)



Levin, Daniel Quartet
Friction
(Clean Feed)



Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley
Ninth Square
(Clean Feed)



Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)



Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)



Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Live In Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)



Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV [2 CDs]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)



Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet
Atemwende
(Ignoring Gravity Music)



Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
(Hatology)



Levin Quartet, Daniel
Blurry
(Hatology)



Wooley, Nate
Wrong Shape to be a Story Teller
(Creative Sources)



Escreet, John (w/ Evan Parker / John Hebert / Tyshawn Sorey)
The Unknown (Live in Concert)
(Sunnyside Records)



Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Dedalus
Distances Ouies Dites
(Potlatch)



Rova::Orkestrova
No Favorites! (for Lawrence "Butch" Morris)
(New World Records)



McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni
Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)
(Trost Records)



BassDrumBone + guests Joe Lovano / Jason Moran
The Long Road [2 CDs]
(Auricle)



Duthoit, Isabelle / Georg Graewe
Parlance
(Nuscope)



Fielder, Alvin / Damon Smith
Song For Chico
(Balance Point Acoustics)



Swell, Steve
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser
(Swell Records)



Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders
Chords Of Connections
(FMR)



Damana: Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet (Alberts / Mathisen / Roligheten / Powell / Kompen / Dale / Myhr / Narvesen)
Cornua Copiae
(Clean Feed)



Mathisen / Svendsen / Wildhagen
Momentum
(Clean Feed)



Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts
Coldest Second Yesterdays
(Clean Feed)



Denzler, Bertrand / Antonin Gerbal / Alex Dorner
Le Ring
(Confront)



Ambarchi, Oren
Hubris
(Editions Mego)



Unnatural Ways
We Aliens
(Tzadik)



Lehman, Steve (feat. HPrizm / Gaston Bandimic / Maciek Lasserre)
Selebeyone
(Pi Recordings)



Davies, Angharad / Tisha Mukarji
Ffansion | Fancies
(Another Timbre)



AMM
Spanish Fighters
(Matchless)



Wright, Jack / Ben Bennett
Tangle
(Spring Garden Music)



Gauguet / Hautzinger / Lehn
Close Up
(Monotype)



Rowe, Keith / Nakamura, Toshi / Lehn, Thomas / Schmickler, Marcus
Erstwhile Live 002
(erstwhile)



Recommended & Related Releases:
Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra
The Assembly
(OutNow Recordings)
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Loriot, Frantz Systematic Distortion Orchestra
The Assembly
(OutNow Recordings)
Gray, Devin (w/ Kris Davis / Chris Tordini / Chris Speed)
RelativE ResonancE
(Skirl)
Eisenstadt, Harris
September, Canada Day IV
(Songlines)
Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano)
Amaranth [VINYL + DOWNLOAD CODE]
(Astral Spirits)
Gate, The
Chuck [CASSETTE with download code]
(Astral Spirits)
Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)
Battle Pieces
(Relative Pitch)
Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley
Third [VINYL]
(Rekem Records)
Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley)
Stench [VINYL]
(Smeraldina-Rima)
MusicWorks
#118 Spring 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(Musicworks)
Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
Nightshades
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate & Seymour Wright
About Trumpet and Saxophone
(Fataka)
Sharp, Elliott Aggregat
Quintet
(Clean Feed)
Trumpets and Drums (Wooley / Evans / Black / Lytton)
Live in Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris)
Now Is
(Clean Feed)
Morris / Fernandez / Wooley
From The Discrete To The Particular
(Relative Pitch)
Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark
The Nows [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Eisenstadt, Haris
Canada Day Octet
(482 Music)
RED Trio + Nate Wooley
Stem
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Wooley / Corsano / Yeh
The Seven Storey Mountain II
(Important Records)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Canada Day
(Clean Feed)
Dynamite Club
it's deeper than most people actually think
(Funhole Records)
Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet
Live in Brooklyn
(Not Two Records)

Search for other titles on the Firehouse 12 Records label.