Saturday, April 9, 2016

Recording: King Weather

Artist: King Weather

Songs: [two improvisations]

Recorded at The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), March 27, 2016.

King Weather - [excerpt from first piece]

King Weather - [fourth piece]

A now-rare visit to the city from drummer D. Alex Meeks over the Easter weekend gave him a chance to re-unite with a couple of his formerly-frequent improvising partners. After ensuring that no angels were going to dance, Meeks was joined by trombonist Steve Ward. Their first foray with Ward's buzzing horn swoops looped into foundational drones put the pair right back into their old sonic neighbourhood (the short excerpt here from the first piece could also stand as an example of the "typical" King Weather sound). From there, as the old gears started to mesh more cleanly, the pair pushed outwards a bit for some rangier explorations, culminating in the final piece with a bit more giddy-up on the drumming and some more adventurous layering from Ward.

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