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ᗓ Fri, 4/26 8pm ᗕ
∬ Bright Red Studios | $7 Entry + CD | $5 Entry Only | All Ages ∯
COLIAS 1 RELEASE PARTY
BROS.GRIMM + DB PEDERSEN (MAD)
NUDE HUMAN (MAD/MKE)
CJ BOYD (USA)
Equal parts ambient and virtuosic, melancholic and playful, CJ Boyd’s bass playing melts glaciers, creating a sea of low, flowing rhythms, while also supplying melodies that soar over the ocean to melt the sun itself. Waves of bass loops are garnished with harmonica drones and constant improvisational exploration. This is deep-sea-diving for the hungry and alone. While certainly following in the footstep of great bassists like Mingus and Meyer, Boyd’s aesthetic sensibility also seeks to wed the minimalism of Reich and Glass with what might be called the maximalism of Beethoven chamber music. But all this is further complicated by the presence of Boyd’s improvisational prowess. Not funky, not a bassplayer’s bassplayer exactly, but something refreshing and impressive-improvising with fingers that only know how to dance to the deepest tunes. One thinks Nietzsche might have had CJ in mind when he said, “Maturity consists in regaining the seriousness one had as a child at play.” This is childsplay for the experienced listener.
௵ Friends, Improvisers, New Music appreciators, & Colias collaborators ᗙ we’ve got a special guest joining us! Come to Bright Red Studios this Friday, 8pm to hear CJ Boyd – a constant traveler, who considers no/every place his home. We’re delighted he chose to drop by Madison and share his talents! CJ’s contribution to the COLIAS 1 release can be found on Disc 1, it’s a lush string trio piece from his group Kurva Choir ᗉ they’re wondrous – check ’em out below!
►Preview 2 | Kurva Choir – Love in a mist/ devil in the bush
PS… COLIAS Preview 3 tomorrow!