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Three Way Mirror

Track one off our most recent release, a dual album set called Infrared & Ultraviolet. This is the first song on Ultraviolet. For once we get right to the point, & make a short & sweet 8 1/2 minutes. Made up on the spot - totally improvisational. Titled such because there's three of us & we mirror one another as we play. Plus, it breaks space. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Dec 18, 2018 - 1 comment

The Elevator Clown

From the 12-21-14 Carbon 7 session Inter-Sol-Stice. We went from meeting every couple of months down to 1 or 2 a year, & I fell behind in mixing, so this was somewhat of a forgotten session. A minor epic at 18 minutes, but it holds together. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 13, 2017 - 3 comments

Oort Cloud Rain

Another improvisational recording from 3-9-13, the night comet Pann Starrs 2013 first because visible in the Northern Hemisphere. We recorded in celebration of the celestial event. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Oct 7, 2015 - 3 comments

Coma

As in comet. Carbon 7, doing the free-form space jazz thing, again. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 17, 2015 - 0 comments

In A Soylent Way

Carbon 7 doing our mellowest, jazziest thing yet. Joined again by flautist Fred Mitchim. Kept to a pretty sleek 9 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 17, 2014 - 2 comments

A Final Word From Our Sponsor

Carbon 7, plus guest Fred Mitchim on the flute. Making it up on the spot, as usual. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Feb 14, 2014 - 1 comment

Ouroboros

Carbon 7 again -- This was the opening salvo at our Solstice show last month. 10 minutes-worth of us making it up as we go. Recorded live at the Carousel Lounge. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jan 9, 2013 - 5 comments

Distant Transmissions

Another Carbon 7 song from our recent show at the Carousel Lounge. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 28, 2012 - 1 comment

A Dance With Creation And Destruction

A spontaneous 20-minute creation by Carbon 7. The first song from our first live show a couple weeks ago. We tripped a breaker at 20:44 or it would have gone longer. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Midnight improv

Turn off the lights, hit record and just play. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on May 30, 2012 - 5 comments

Unseen Ring of Fire

Another Improvisational thing from my new band Carbon 7. This one's a bit long, at 19 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 24, 2012 - 0 comments

The Space Between Us

(Intro edit). This is the first 6 minutes of a 25 minute improvisation that won't all fit in a 10 mb file. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 16, 2011 - 6 comments

trio no 6

a free improvisation - trumpet, double bass and percussion. slightly groovy near the end. sort of. [more inside]
posted by peterkins on May 1, 2010 - 5 comments

satin doll

Another excerpt of a previous too long post. Tired of playing over improvised and random changes, I brought the Ellington tune to Olivier. I played the rhythm track, he played the melody, then I managed to play a solo. Hope you like it.
posted by nicolin on May 15, 2007 - 4 comments

real book

Hi, This is not what you can call a song : rather a collection of recordings pasted together. As in the Real Book, some standards are included. But this track also includes sounds taken from the real world, like a street scene, or rehearsals. It is a deliberate effort to try to match apparently unrelated recordings, from different sources. The Real Book, paradoxically, features charts for some idealistic land. Here, I wanted to use sounds both from the inside (music) and from the outside (raw field recordings) to see how ironically they are related and to provide some contrast. What you're about to hear : a saxophone playing Don Quichotte, a late night Dulcinea, two versions of a standard, and guitar comments.
posted by nicolin on May 6, 2007 - 2 comments

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