Dagoretti Records Presents: Heart of the Ghost
Dagoretti Records is proud to present Heart of the Ghost, a fantastic DC based free jazz and improvised music ensemble featuring renowned bassist Luke Stewart, Ian McColm on percussion and Jarrett Gilgore on sax.
We will be featuring their debut vinyl release on Dagoretti Records, an Ann Arbor via Nairobi based label that features odd and challenging music from around the world. Copies will be available for sale.
Also appearing will be Shells, bringing us ambient guitar explorations and Dr. Pete Larson with Mike List on percussion and Fred Thomas on guitar.
Come one come all do not miss.
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From Washington City Paper:
“The trio of alto saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, bassist Luke Stewart, and percussionist Ian McColm is something of a trinity of the finest free jazz improvisers in the region. If you’ve seen Heart of the Ghost in concert, then you know—Gilgore, Stewart, and McColm’s performances feel like a kind of séance, with the trio locked into a musical conversation with one another. It’s a language that has a “you had to be there” feel to it, which would seemingly make it difficult to translate onto recordings. McColm’s inventive percussion techniques feel like a rhythm from another world, and Stewart—easily one of the most prolific and talented bassists in the region, if not the entire country—takes his instrument to new dimensions. Together, Heart of the Ghost’s vibes fits into the lineage of free jazz established by greats like Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, and Archie Shepp. Dive in.”