Pics from last night’s Microkingdom, Polyorchard, Jil Christensen/Charles Chace show

Last night Microkingdom (seriously, if you haven’t checked out Microkingdom, you’re missing out), Polyorchard, and Jil Christensen/Charles Chace played a house concert in Durham, NC. Also, poodles. Here’s some pics.

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Microkingdom: Will Redman on drums. Marc Miller on guitar. Sampson on emotional support.

 

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Polyorchard: David Menestres on bass, Jil Christensen on accordion, Chris Robinson on bari sax and alto clarinet. Alfie loves it.
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Jil Christensen on keys, Charles Chace on guitars. #musicfordogs
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Sampson, chillin like a villain

 

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Alfie listening hard.

Release Show! Oct 7 at Arcana in Durham, NC

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Out & Gone Music is happy to announce the release show for our Fall set of releases. All three groups (Polyorchard, Dan Ruccia & Jeb Bishop, and James Gilmore’s FreeTet) be performing Arcana in Durham, NC on October 7 from 6-9pm.

The event on Facebook. Feel free to spread the good word.

Come on down to hear some great music, buy the albums, and hang with some of the Triangle’s coolest musicians.

The details:

Arcana, 331 W. Main Street (back entrance), Durham NC. (919) 973-1675.

Showtime 6 PM. Admission 21 and over only. Suggested Donation, $5

Announcing James Gilmore’s Bag of Tricks, vol. 1

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Out & Gone Music is excited to announce the release of guitarist James Gilmore’s Bag of Tricks vol. 1. Available October 15 as a limited edition CD and digital download, the album features saxophonist Laurent Estoppey, bassists Vattel Cherry and David Menestres, and percussionist Shawn Galvin. Recorded live at Neptune’s Parlour in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2017, this is the first of three volumes taken from the performances from Gilmore’s Free Improvised Music Series. Gilmore created the series to bring improvisers with unique vocabularies together to create a distinct ensemble sound and to let each musician bring their own identity to the group. Featuring several heavyweights from North Carolina’s improvised music scene, Volume 1 moves from moments of introspective stillness to more playful interaction to tense, nervous enunciations that appear as fast as they dissipate. Cherry describes the music as “a metaphor for anarchy. It is leaderless, improvisational, yet fastidiously composed; it celebrates free development of thought and action as well was collective and individualist artistic expression of love and trust.”

You can preview one track and pre-order Bag of Tricks, vol. 1 on Bandcamp.

Announcing Red October, the new album from Polyorchard

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Out & Gone Music is excited to announce the release of Red October, the new live album from Polyorchard, featuring the quartet of Jeb Bishop, trombone; Shawn Galvin, percussion; Laurent Estoppey, saxophones; and Polyorchard leader David Menestres, bass. Recorded live in concert in the basement at Neptune’s Parlour in Raleigh, North Carolina, the quartet spins ideas with the tensile strength and malicious beauty of a spider working alone in the dark.

As Emily Leon writes in the liner notes: “Within seconds of listening to Red October, I felt as though I was the steel ball in a pinball game—the subject being manipulated inside of a glass box. I’m not suggesting cheap entertainment, but rather implying that, like the steel ball, this album propels you into the playfield: targets, holes and saucers, spinners and rollovers, gates. The gate motif often represents an entrance and an exit, a passage to a new beginning, and there are clear moments of a sounding procession throughout this album. Red October produces infinite possibilities of sound, and can be heard and experienced in infinite ways. There is an energy that consumes your consciousness, traps you in your own mind, and releases you as a means to undergo a transformative experience.”

Red October will be available on October 15, 2017 as a limited edition cassette and as download. You can preview one track and pre-order the album now on Bandcamp.

Announcing Scratch Slice Jag, the new album from Jeb Bishop and Dan Ruccia

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Out and Gone Music is proud to announce the release of Scratch Slice Jag, the new album from trombonist Jeb Bishop and violist Dan Ruccia. Recorded live at the Carrack Art Museum in Durham, North Carolina, in 2016, the album finds the duo drawing on European free improvisation and new music while exploring myriad extended techniques. The result is a stunning set in which the pair explore the outer sonic reaches of their instruments and highlight what becomes possible when two like-minded improvisers come together to share their musical and personal relationship with an audience.

Scratch Slice Jag will be available on October 6, 2017 on CD and as digital download. You can preview one track and pre-order the album now on Bandcamp.

Coming in October from Out & Gone Music

Out & Gone Music is proud to announce the release of three new albums, all coming to you in October.

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Scratch Slice Jag
Available October 6
available as a CD and digital download
Jeb Bishop, trombone
Dan Ruccia, viola

 

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Red October
Available October 15
available as a limited edition cassette and digital download
Jeb Bishop, trombone; Laurent Estoppey, saxophone; Shawn Galvin, percussion; David Menestres, bass

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Bag of Tricks, volume 1
Available October 15
available as a CD and digital download
James Gilmore, guitar; Laurent Estoppey, reeds; Vattel Cherry, bass; David Menestres, bass; Shawn Galvin, percussion

For a little taste of each album, check out the video below.