Mazurek, Rob - Skull Sessions vinyl lp with download card (due to size and weight, this price for outside the USA)

SKU Rune 349-VE
This is an extremely high-quality vinyl version of this great album; I gotta say that this beautiful artwork that John Herndon made for it has to be seen in the large format to be really appreciated! It includes a download coupon for the digital version of the music. Limited edition, one time-only pressing of 500 copies, but half of the pressing went directly to Brazil for sale there, so there are only 250 for us to sell outside of South America!

A force on Chicago’s singularly inventive music scene for two decades, cornetist Rob Mazurek has recorded with high profile artists such as Tortoise, Jim O'Rourke, Stereolab, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and is an intrepid sound explorer.

Skull Sessions combines two of Rob's groups: Sao Paulo Underground and Starlicker plus additional personnel. The band is an international cast of masters, including drummer John Herndon (of Tortoise), vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz and flutist Nicole Mitchell, (both DownBeat poll winners on their respective instruments), Guilherme Granado on keyboards and electronics, Carlos Issa on guitar and electronics, Mauricio Takara on percussion and cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele), and Thomas Rohrer on C melody saxophone and rabeca (a rustic Brazilian viola associated with the northeast).

The big bang that led to Skull Sessions detonated when the We Want Miles exhibition at SESC Sao Paulo requested that Mazurek devise a presentation related to his deep affinity for the music of Miles Davis. In characteristic fashion, he decided against recreating any of Davis’s music, instead composing new pieces and rearranging earlier works for the Octet’s particular personalities and unusual timbres. The resulting album is a exploratory album that puts great musicians and compositions together and trusts in them enough to simply let them go!

You can hear a track from the album here
  • LabelCuneiform
  • UPC045775034911
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