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Neil Larsen. Rhythm Section. None of us are sure when either day-job work or gigs will return…scary times. This is the most direct way to lend your much-appreciated support. You can read more about the contents at Bandcamp, but I will say that one session is a trio with me, alto saxophonist Kasey Knudsen, and pianist Michael Coleman, and the other is a long form composition, The Seamless Sea, for quartet Cory Wright, Jordan Glenn, Sam Bevan, and me.
The Ashen Cleric gig scheduled for March 24th, at the California Jazz Conservatory has been postponed on account of plague.
Be safe out there. The Stateless album release gigs — at the Makeout Room in December and Temescal Arts Center in January — were genuinely affirming and successful events which left me feeling uncommonly…well…good! Thank you to everyone who participated and attended.
Needless to say, Album), the album remains available for purchase here. With up to nine players, Nathan Clevenger Group - The Evening Earth (File arrangements create an infinite variety of voicings that take full advantage of a nonpareil reed section with Kasey Knudsen alto saxCory Wright tenor sax, clarinet and fluteand Rachel Condry bass clarinet and clarinet. This is unusual for me; while I generally do another small edit of my pieces after the debut performance, if a piece requires an extensive structural overhaul, I am more likely to just move on to something else.
I was already a fan of a few of the more basic classics of Japanese cinema thanks, UC Theater, ! This is also when I started accepting my destiny as a morning person; incidentally, a very sizable percentage of Clevenger Group music has been written between Album) hours of 6 and 10 AM. The blaring horns alternating with the misty textural improv that opens the tune is intended to represent the fight with the alarm clock and coming in and out of consciousness. Musically, there is nothing particularly Japanese about the tune, because that would be annoying, to my way of thinking.
Following the theme, there is a duet solo by Cory Wright and yours truly, followed by an interlude in which I, as always, indulge my stubborn insistence in using slide guitar in a jazz ensemble context. The second solo sees clarinetist Rachel Condry taking the lead. I first heard Rae playing with Crystal Pascucci who returns on cello for this tune and was immediately taken with her incredibly deep and beautiful tone on the bass clarinet and her expansive improvisational language.
When Aaron Novik left town, Rachel was an obvious choice for the chair. We did one other take of this tune in which the drum solo was extremely intense and full-on.
This is another moment where the quality of the engineering helps out a great deal. Engineer John Finkbeiner really shows what a virtuoso he is throughout Stateless. The proximity was essential for executing this music, but it certainly created challenges for the conscientious engineer!
Finkbeiner did an incredible job throughout he mixed the album as well and I am grateful for his ear and creativity. The master Myles Boisen mastered the abum and is also a big contributor to the overall sound. I never master a project with anyone other than Mr. Boisen, if I can help it. You know where to reach me if you have any questions and, more importantly, I hope you will consider buying a copy of the album, Bandcamp streaming or CD link below!
Making records with professional musicians, engineers, studios, and contributing visual artists is an extremely expensive business, and one that I really think should survive. I had a line at the beginning of the initial draft of the previous liner notes entry suggesting that it would be a short one and a nice break after the previous, word, entry.
I am just incredibly happy that this phenomenal solo was preserved and released upon the world via this album…what else can I say? Our distinguished guest, Crystal Pascucci, returns on cello for this piece, mixing in arco and pizz contributions throughout. Throughout, the dual drum sets Jon Arkin and Jason Levis and percussionist Tim DeCillis on guiro and cowbell are playing a tightly composed interlocking part that also alternately diverges and coheres.
After the head, Cory Wright tenor sax solos over a set form, building to a section in which Crystal and Rachel Condry Bb clarinet join in on the improv maelstrom. Of the pieces on Stateless, this is without question one of the more technically challenging.
Jon is a virtuoso and a totally unique player, bringing authoritative feel swing and otherwisesurprise, and a truly unique humor to everything he plays. Jon has been playing with the band since and a full time member since When I was a teenager, my lifelong passion for Indian cuisine began at a long defunct downtown Oakland restaurant called Sabina, located in a historic art deco building.
Many years later, inthe Clevenger Group played the same historic downtown building. I wrote this tune in advance of that gig, as a nod to my personal history there and the frequent brushes with synchronicity that you encounter often when you spend enough time in a city, particularly within the ever-shifting sub-world of live non-commercial music.
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