Brennan Connors & Stray Passage
TWO NIGHTS, LIVE IN-STUDIO
ALBUM RECORDING SESSIONS
@ Audio For The Arts Studios
March 18th & 19th, 2016
$10 cover, doors at 7:30pm
7 S Blair St # 1, Madison, WI 53703
“Their sets embrace plenty of sinuous melody and conversational interplay,
but can just as easily dive into minimalism and dissonance.” ~ Tone Madison
Experimental Jazz Trio Brennan Connors & Stray Passage has been performing in Madison for over three years, exciting listeners with their range of sonic capabilities. Their improvised music is directly linked to the atmosphere in the room and energy of the audience. Being that the listener is such a crucial element in shaping the band’s sound, it is only fitting that this album should be recorded in front of a live in-studio audience. Attendees will experience a jazz trio that embraces free and structured improvisation, original compositions, groove based experiments, and sound exploration. The breadth of a performance ranges from focused minimalism to fiery high energy music, all while maintaining a sense of narrative organization and compelling ensemble interplay.
The group is led by Brennan Connors on tenor and soprano saxophones. Geoff Brady provides orchestrated drum and percussion textures & Brian Grimm who rounds out the trio playing cello, contra-cello, and electric bass. On Friday, March 18th & 19th (Fri, Sat) – the trio will record two, live-concert performances which are open to the public. The sessions will be hosted & recorded by master engineer Steve Gotcher at Audio for the Arts on 7 South Blair Street in Madison WI. Stray Passage would be honored by the presence of anyone who wishes to experience the recording process.
BRAIN GRIMMER “Live Set (Bonus Cuts)” EP is now streaming on SoundCloud!
Tracks recorded from live BRAIN GRIMMER sets 2012-2013
…with a few bonus tracks sprinkled in.
Live Set (Bonus Cuts) EP
All tracks produced and performed by BRAIN GRIMMER
Cello, Guzheng, Guqin, Ableton Live, APC 40, QuNeo
Don Cherry – vocals, trumpet (track 2)
Alan Watts – vocals (track 3)
BenZ – rap (track 5)
Aldous Huxley – vocals (track 6)
Nas – vocals (track 7)