Trumpet player Nate Wooley and percussionist Ryan Jewell played a live set with Jesse Kudler at Brooklyn's Issue Project Room earlier this month. They also recorded two great solo sets of free-jazz+noise-informed improv, which aired on WFMU this week, and can be downloaded below.
Jersey City local Nate Wooley stopped by the WFMU studios a couple weeks back to record a live set of solo trumpet stylings for the Long Rally. Wooley manages to simultaneously be of the jazz tradition and to shatter it completely. He plays often and in various configurations of jazz, improv and noise collaborators, is active in a number of established groups like Melee, Daniel Levin Quartet, and Blue Collar, and is seemingly at home in any improv situation. In this set, he plays through a guitar amp sans mouthpiece and uses small mouth movements, spit and breath to whip up some noise, fuzz, and feedback into a heady froth.
Experimental percussionist and electronic composer Ryan Jewell hails from Columbus, OH. Jewell performed solo, with a snare drum (but no sticks), Emergen-C in a bowl of water, a microphone in his mouth, and various unnameable instruments. Check out the video excerpt:
Jewell was last here in December, drumming with his housemates in Psychedelic Horseshit (BT posted video here).
I posted some of his music on the blog here. He has released solo work on labels from Chocolate Monk to Teen Action, and his extensive list of collaborators includes C Spencer Yeh, Tatsuya
Nakatani and Greg Kelley.
HEADS UP: Ryan Jewell will be performing in a duo with Greg Kelley at Brooklyn's Issue Project Room on September 20th 2008, w/ Cooper-Moore and DJ Brian Turner!
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