MP3 Daniel Carter Steve Swell Federico Ughi - Concrete Science
Fabled NYC improvisors play music as an inspirational trip the light fantastic toe full of passion, constructing notes from the energy of woolgather and vision.
5 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Free Jazz, Classical Contemporary
Concrete Science Songs
Concrete Science is a rich and cohesive album in which three musicians move a vast spectrum of sound. They approach the music as an inspirational trip the light fantastic toe full of passion and dialogue, constructing from the energy of woolgather and vision.
Here they reduce music to its purest form while innovating a return to ancient concepts of creativity and communication. The musicians' rediscovery of creativity in their art form becomes a vibrant recording that is free of the tricks, packages and processes that have come to define the music industry.
This album has been released as recorded, with no editing and no overdubs, with only three musicians in one room creating art. This process has been documented with high quality technology to preserve its true, beautiful and powerful nature.
One of the legendary masters of creative music. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1945.
Alto and tenor saxophones, flute, trumpet, clarinet.
OVER PAST THREE (+) DECADES HAS PERFORMED WITH MANY ARTISTS INCLUDING:
Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Billy Bang, William Parker, Roy Campbell, Sabir Mateen, Sonic Youth, Simone Forti, Joan Miller, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Nayo Takasaki, Earl Freeman, Dewey Johnson, Nami Yamamoto, Matthew Shipp, Billy Martin, John Medeski, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Options, Spring Heel Jack, Yo La Tengo, Federico Ughi, Raphé Malik, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Bob Moses, Jaco Pastorius, Enrico Rava, David S. Ware, Steve Swell, Matt Lavelle, Karl Berger, Don Pate, Gunter Hampel, David Grubbs, the No Kneck Blues Band, Alan Silva, Susie Ibarra, Steve Dalachinsky, D.J. Logic, Margaret Beals, Douglas Elliot, Butch Morris, TEST, Other Dimensions In Music, One World Ensemble, Saturnalia String Trio, Levitation Unit, Wet Paint.
Steve Swell is a landmark figure in the world of improvised music.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, he has been living, working and performing in New York City for most of his adult life. In an effort to find his own voice on his instrument and to learn to write and arrange in a style of his own, he has sought out, performed and recorded with many of the world's finest composers and improvisors. He has recorded and toured with such diverse jazz personalities as mainstreamers Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich, to so-called outsiders like Anthony Braxton and Jemeel Moondoc.
Swell first came to public attention performing with Makanda Ken McIntyre in the multi-instrumentalist's concert at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1985. Later, Swell came to international attention while touring in Europe and recording with alto saxophonist Tim Berne and his group "Caos Totale". During this time Steve also toured and recorded with Joey Baron's "Barondown".
Federico Ughi is an artist based in New York with a particular interest in improvisation.
During the years, he has performed or recorded as a composer, drummer, and electronic musician with such artists as:
Daniel Carter, Steve Swell, Steve Dalachinsky, Andrea Parkins, Matt Lavelle, Michael Evans in New York and Geoff Simkins, Steve Buckley, Phil Durrant, Cinematic Orchestra (Ninja Tune) and Bloody Riot in London, UK and Italy.
He has been based in New York City since 2000, where he lives and plays regularly in venues like the Knitting Factory and CBGB.
From 1994 - 1999, he lived in London, and performed in many venues and festivals. He co-led the acoustic quartet 'After Breakfast' which toured throughout Europe, and was awarded a grant from Jazz Services for the "After Breakfast UK Autumn Tour 1998". He moved to New York inspired by Paul Bley, with whom he studied.
Federico Ughi toured throughout NYC, Europe and UK performing in many festivals including: Vision Festival NYC, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Brighton Jazz Bop Festival, Relay 1998 UK, Total Eclipse Festival UK.