“An UnRuly Manifesto” is the newest release of “Relative Pitch Records”. Album was recorded by James Brandon Lewis (tenor saxophone), Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Luke Stewart (bass), Anthony Pirog (guitar) and Warren Trae Crudup III (drums). Five outstanding jazz masters on one scene are improvising just marvelous – they manage to create bright and driving sound. Roots of avant-garde jazz, very well-known ways of playing and improvising against the newest tendencies of experimental jazz. The music is bright and evocative – the traditions and the most effective playing manners and methods of jazz corifees are used very frequently in their improvisations. Improvisers are the central figures of American avant-garde jazz scene – they also are famous at international jazz scene. Their music is the burst of drive and energy, gently compilated with crazy experiments, weird, outrageous, original or simply impressive ideas and incredible instrumentation.
“An UnRuly Manifesto” is dedicated to Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden and Surrealism. The compositions are filled with energy, joy, terryfying and powerful explosions, subtle compilations of timbres and sounds and contrasts. Musicians are trying out new and exotic ways of playing, rare stylistic combos, bright and evocative ideas and ambitious musical decisions. Each of them has its own musical language, incredible and rich knownledge, impressive playing technique and modern point of vue to avant-garde jazz. All the compositions are totally based on avant-garde and experimental jazz. The musicians also have the styles, who are influenzed by other jazz styles. Aggressive and nervous bebop, post bop or hard bop, static and monotonic beat, modern and bright contemporary jazz or wild free improvisation, heavy hard core and strict solos of rock, soft, simple and relaxing cool jazz – huge influenze of modern and contemporary jazz styles is heard in improvisations of every musician. The compositions are written in energetic and dynamic mood for the most of the time. Musicians are the masters to find the best balance between different functions and layers of improvisations. They create an incredible melodic section with remarkable and fabulous riffs, powerful blow outs, impressive solos and dizzy passages. They also manage to keep driving and moving mood all the time through all compositions. Improvisers don’t forget the innovations and experiments – their improvisations are filled with strange tunes, research of outrageous or exotic timbres, new or exotic ways of playing or using simply crazy, wild and original ideas. They’re improvising with pleasure and joy all the time – that’s how musicians manage to create moving, driving and luminous sound. Pattern is many-layed and colorful, based on polyphony, firm and remarkable melodic line, variable rhythmic, bordering dynamics and wide range of chords, timbres, sounds, expressions and playing techniques. Open form is the main form what it’s used along with huge variety of abbreviations, passages and ornaments. James Brandon Lewis with tenor saxophone, Jaimie Branch with trumpet and Anthony Pirog with guitar make a firm, intense and vibrant melodic line. These three musicians have driving, bright and powerful sound. Their melodies are played with affection, especially emotionally and dynamically. Tenor saxophone and trumpet bring the basics of avant-garde jazz. These solos are hot, expressive, moving, touching and dynamic. Gentle pieces grow to aggressive, angry and rigorous culminations, powerful and roaring blow outs, sparkling riffs, turbulent culminations or calm downs of peaceful melodies and dtatic rhythms. All music is based on contrasts, who are joined together by free, vivid and original improvising. Driving, fabulous and powerful duos make a great combo with guitar. It’s the source of rock and avant-rock styles, experimental music and some tunes of progressive jazz. The basics of guitar’s improvisations still rest the same – it’s the newest and brightest innovations of avant-garde jazz. Guitarist splendidly and naturally goes through different tunes, styles, timbres and expressions. From heavy and strict solos illustrated by electronics and special effects, music suddenly gets sweet, romantic, remarkable, bright, vivacious, luminous or powerful. Roaring and stormy culminations are mixed up with huge range of different rhythms, hard core or simply wild and spontaneous free improvisations. Guitar, trumpet and saxophone makes an effective and hypnotising sound – it forms marvelous, driving, expressive, ambitious and innovative melodic line. Luke Stewart’s bass tunes are solid and dynamic. From silent and subtle pieces, monotonic and deep tunes, firm bass line the imrpoviser goes straight to enchanting passages, charming solos, dramatic, angry and rigorous culminations, powerful bursts of nergy, illustrative glissando, soft pizzicatto or any other mood and playing technique. Lonely tunes, rhythmic series, scales, contrast between sharp and soft chords, bordering dynamics and the variety of musical language makes an effort to universal and wide scale of colors and tunes. Bass effects illustrative and colorful background, gives the basic to rhythmic line and more colors to melody. Drums leaded by Warren Trae Crudup III is a mix of dozens of rhythms and expressions. Effective and hypnotising sound, roaring and vibrant rolls, sweet and calm pizzicatto, trembling and wild loud tremolo, extremely bright trills, playful staccatto, colorful glissando, enchanting and dizzy passages and other similar elements bring a marvelous sound. Nervous and extremely fast bebop, rhythms of Western Africa and Afroamerican music, old and stable rhythms of traditional jazz, repetitive breaking series, powerful free improvisations, imaginary, brave or outrageous sound experiments, gorgeous tunes, strange timbres and passionate solos make firm and dricing rhytmic section. Musicians have a marvelous playing technique and the best quality of sound – they create universal, wide and suggestive instrumentation by combining together experimental and traditional ways of playing and methods of improvising. Together they make driving, expressive, incredible and innovative sound.