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SML // Small Medium Large LP [BLACK/COLOR]

SML // Small Medium Large LP [BLACK/COLOR]

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※7月下旬再入荷後発送します

アメリカのベーシストAnna Butterssとシンセ奏者Jeremiah Chiu、サックス奏者Josh Johnson、パーカッショニストBooker Stardrum、ギタリストGregory UhlmannによるバンドSMLが、2024年6月に同国シカゴのコンテンポラリージャズレーベルInternational Anthemからリリースしたアルバムです。

コンテンポラリー・ジャズ〜アンビエント・ジャズ13曲を収録。

※デジタル音源をご希望の場合はお気軽にご連絡をお願いいたします

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more International Anthem releases available at Tobira. 

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Available on 12" black vinyl or 12" orange vinyl. 

Tracklist:

1. Rubber Tree Dance
2. Industry 04:27
3. Herbie for Commercials
4. Search Bar Hi Hat
5. Window Sill Song
6. Switchboard Operations
7. Soft Sand
8. Three Over Steel 05:42 video
9. Chasing Brain
10. History of Communication
11. Feed The Birds
12. Greg's Melody
13. Dolphin Language

International Anthem:

"SML is the quintet of bassist Anna Butterss, synthesist Jeremiah Chiu, saxophonist Josh Johnson, percussionist Booker Stardrum, and guitarist Gregory Uhlmann.

Their debut album 'Small Medium Large' began as a collection of long form improvisations recorded during two separate two-night stands at beloved Highland Park, Los Angeles venue ETA. Unfortunately, this major development site for the burgeoning new West Coast jazz & improvised music sound closed its doors permanently at the end of 2023.

The venue, perhaps best known outside of LA for Jeff Parker's 2022 album 'Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy', was the perfect location for the start of SML, especially given that both bassist Anna Butterss and saxophonist Josh Johnson are part of Parker's quartet that held down a regular gig at ETA since the venue's early days (and hence thoroughly documented, heard on Parker's album). 'Small Medium Large' was engineered and recorded in stereo direct to Nagra by Bryce Gonzales and compiled, arranged, and edited with additional production, recording, and studio composition by SML across their various home studios.

While editing, chopping, and rearranging stereo mixed improvisations is hardly a new idea (for a modern and relevant example we can look to Makaya McCraven's output on IARC) these results are a stunning expansion of the Teo Macero / Miles Davis editing concept explored on classics like 'In a Silent Way', 'On The Corner', and 'Get Up With It'. Stylistically though, these recordings have more in common with the proto-trance repetitions of Harmonia, and with Holgar Czukay's re-assembly technique used in his work with Can. Throw in a supremely intuitive utilization of polyrhythmic floating patterns (a la Susumu Yokota), and the result is a truly innovative take on time-clocked electronic rhythms augmented with live instrumentation that never loses that elusive human sway.

'Small Medium Large' is a sublime assemblage of circulatory grooves and textural anomalies, at different moments recalling the synth-laced improvisations of Herbie Hancock's Sextant, the jagged dance punk of Essential Logic, the rhythmic revelry of Fela Kuti, the low-end elasticity of Parliament/Funkadelic, or the glitchy dub techno of Pole. Taken in totality, the album captures a euphoric creative synchronicity between some of today's most exciting musicians.
"

Artist : SML

Label : International Anthem

CAT No: IARC0085

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※7月下旬再入荷後発送します

アメリカのベーシストAnna Butterssとシンセ奏者Jeremiah Chiu、サックス奏者Josh Johnson、パーカッショニストBooker Stardrum、ギタリストGregory UhlmannによるバンドSMLが、2024年6月に同国シカゴのコンテンポラリージャズレーベルInternational Anthemからリリースしたアルバムです。

コンテンポラリー・ジャズ〜アンビエント・ジャズ13曲を収録。

※デジタル音源をご希望の場合はお気軽にご連絡をお願いいたします

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more International Anthem releases available at Tobira. 

------------------------------

Available on 12" black vinyl or 12" orange vinyl. 

Tracklist:

1. Rubber Tree Dance
2. Industry 04:27
3. Herbie for Commercials
4. Search Bar Hi Hat
5. Window Sill Song
6. Switchboard Operations
7. Soft Sand
8. Three Over Steel 05:42 video
9. Chasing Brain
10. History of Communication
11. Feed The Birds
12. Greg's Melody
13. Dolphin Language

International Anthem:

"SML is the quintet of bassist Anna Butterss, synthesist Jeremiah Chiu, saxophonist Josh Johnson, percussionist Booker Stardrum, and guitarist Gregory Uhlmann.

Their debut album 'Small Medium Large' began as a collection of long form improvisations recorded during two separate two-night stands at beloved Highland Park, Los Angeles venue ETA. Unfortunately, this major development site for the burgeoning new West Coast jazz & improvised music sound closed its doors permanently at the end of 2023.

The venue, perhaps best known outside of LA for Jeff Parker's 2022 album 'Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy', was the perfect location for the start of SML, especially given that both bassist Anna Butterss and saxophonist Josh Johnson are part of Parker's quartet that held down a regular gig at ETA since the venue's early days (and hence thoroughly documented, heard on Parker's album). 'Small Medium Large' was engineered and recorded in stereo direct to Nagra by Bryce Gonzales and compiled, arranged, and edited with additional production, recording, and studio composition by SML across their various home studios.

While editing, chopping, and rearranging stereo mixed improvisations is hardly a new idea (for a modern and relevant example we can look to Makaya McCraven's output on IARC) these results are a stunning expansion of the Teo Macero / Miles Davis editing concept explored on classics like 'In a Silent Way', 'On The Corner', and 'Get Up With It'. Stylistically though, these recordings have more in common with the proto-trance repetitions of Harmonia, and with Holgar Czukay's re-assembly technique used in his work with Can. Throw in a supremely intuitive utilization of polyrhythmic floating patterns (a la Susumu Yokota), and the result is a truly innovative take on time-clocked electronic rhythms augmented with live instrumentation that never loses that elusive human sway.

'Small Medium Large' is a sublime assemblage of circulatory grooves and textural anomalies, at different moments recalling the synth-laced improvisations of Herbie Hancock's Sextant, the jagged dance punk of Essential Logic, the rhythmic revelry of Fela Kuti, the low-end elasticity of Parliament/Funkadelic, or the glitchy dub techno of Pole. Taken in totality, the album captures a euphoric creative synchronicity between some of today's most exciting musicians.
"

Artist : SML

Label : International Anthem

CAT No: IARC0085