EXEGESIS Jazz Trio Releases New Album "Harmony of the Anomaly"
(Published: September 13, 2011)
"EXEGESIS...is poised squarely at the bulging edge of the musical comfort zone." - JazzReview.com
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Electronic jazz ensemble, EXEGESIS, bridges the gap between modern music technology and improvisation in its latest album The Harmony of the Anomaly (Dems Dem's Demos). As the title suggests, the album showcases the group's own unique blend of heterogeneous soundscapes including electronic jazz, live samplers, interactive music software, and complex compositions. With the help of Gretchen Parlato's smooth vocals and guest drummers Greg Gonzalez, Mark Guiliana, Robert Perkins, and Mark Ferber, The Harmony of the Anomaly boasts a well-pedigreed collection of artists and eclectic sounds.
Joined by a shared passion for rhythmic explorations in improvised music, EXEGESIS features bandleader/guitarist Nick Demopoulos (best known for his work with NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton); bassist Danton Boller (formerly of the Roy Hargrove Quintet); and new-music drummer Tomas Fujiwara.
Described as adventurous and bold, EXEGESIS references straight bop tradition while utilizing electronically manipulated instrumental timbers and is influenced by Middle Eastern music, 20th century classical and electronic music. "This album is our attempt to express symbols, scientific thought, astronomical ideas, numerical ratios and conceptual art through the manipulation of sound," explains Demopoulos. According to the Buffalo News, "in Demopoulos, EXEGESIS boasts one of the most strikingly virtuosic, well-versed jazz guitarists this side of Pat Metheney."
About EXEGESIS Based in Brooklyn, NY, EXEGESIS is a jazz/electronic music ensemble playing original compositions that stress adventurous improvisations and unique textural layers. Formed in 2001, EXEGESIS is made up of bandleader/guitarist Nick Demopoulos, bassist Danton Boller, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. EXEGESIS has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. In 2008, EXEGESIS participated in the "American Music Abroad" program sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State. This program enabled EXEGESIS to perform in Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. EXEGESIS has also performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, The House of Blues, NYC's Dizzy's Club, The Knitting Factory, and The National Geographic Auditorium in Washington D.C. EXEGESIS released its debut album "The Order of Chaos" in 2002.
CD Release Concert: Sunday, September 18 at 8PM @ DROM (85 Avenue A, NYC), Tickets: $10, Purchase by visiting www.dromnyc.com.
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