Featured Performer ☛ CJ BOYD |COLIAS 1 2xCD Release Party 4/26 8pm

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  |CJ Boyd.com |CJ Boyd.bandcamp |Joyful Noise Recordings |Kurva Choir|

|Radio-preview 4/25 11pm on Gross Time w/ DJ EW/RadioTWC|

 Fri, 4/26 8pm  

  Bright Red Studios | $7 Entry + CD | $5 Entry Only | All Ages  



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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!

1 thought on “Featured Performer ☛ CJ BOYD |COLIAS 1 2xCD Release Party 4/26 8pm

  1. COLIAS 1 ≽ Official Track List

    Disc 1 [1:01:23]:
    01 Nude Human – Nude Human 1 (Live Excerpt)
    02 Wayfaraway – Nights
    03 bell monks – let the waves carry us (part II)
    04 Kurva Choir – Love in a mist/ devil in the bush
    05 Pat R. Feat. Emily Brown – meadii
    06 Asumaya – Cooking at Night (ft Widnaba Club)
    07 Kathleen Baird – The Invention of Truth
    08 Brain Grimmer – Well, I Think I Would Want To Say…
    09 Melancholy Elephants – Wet Dream
    10 William Z. Villain – Bomb Goes Büm
    11 eskimeaux – The Result
    12 James Mooney – Piute. Gambling song; Arapaho No. 67 (1894 July 5)
    Disc 2 [0:59:25]:
    01 John Praw – fevrr (ft bwc)
    02 Gregory Taylor – Lambat Awan [slendro]
    03 Shawn Kenneth Pierce – Foxgloves and Weeds
    04 *hitmayng – Sydney
    05 Corey Muphy – Life’s Too Short to Wind Clocks
    06 Dressed Up – Nobody But Batman
    07 Silas “Be” Ritchie feat. Brian Tairaku Ritchie (Shakuhachi) – Laborious Breath
    08 Brothers Grimm & DB Pedersen – Ladder Study 1 (Alice Cooper’s Tears)
    09 Troy Schafer – Untitled
    10 A.Rex – Champagne Dick
    11 Thollem Electric – [excerpt] Sudden Sound Series: live at Krannert Art Museum
    12 Ben Willis – Agatha
    13 Unidentified Chimes Performer – Home, sweet home (1899 September 15)


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