Barry Romberg’s Random Access
(Romhog Records 123)
Street Date January 22, 2013
Barry Romberg-Rich Brown-Geoff Young-Ben Monder-Kelly Jefferson- Kirk Macdonald-Ravi Naimpally-Kevin Turcotte-Kieran Overs-Julian Anderson Bowes
|Barry Romberg’s Random Access|
Random Access began as a studio experiment some 12 years ago. Over time the concept has morphed into a working unit that has gone through
different configurations over the years; including the original 7 piece electric band (2 horns/guitar/violin/bass/ drums/perc)--a large ensemble (w/ ten
horns)--a unit featuring tabla great Ravi Naimpally; and the scaled down quartet version with special guest Donny Mccaslin on a live recording last
year---and this years Crab People featuring guitar great Ben Monder.
There have been 12 Random Access releases in the last 12 years.
Random Access won best electric group at the national jazz awards in 2008 and was nominated in the same category 5 other times. RALE the RA
large ensemble was also nominated for best big band at NJA 2 years running. Random Access was also nominated at the Juno Awards in 2009 for
best contemporary jazz recording.
The new CD Crab People is a double disc release with 115 minutes of music featuring some new compositions along with our original motis operandi;
spontaneous composition. Forty plus minutes of the cd features completely improvised material with the remaining seventy plus minutes penned by
leader Barry Romberg.
At the same time the music of Random Access is certainly influenced by electric Miles, Weather Report, Wayne Shorter, and John Scofield with some
shades of the avant garde thrown in for good measure; Random Access does have a very unique and original sound.
Random Access also features some of Canada’s finest musicians including Rich Brown on bass, saxophone greats Kelly Jefferson and Kirk
Macdonald, guitarist Geoff Young, keyboardist Robi Botos, tabla great Ravi Naimpally. This time out the band also features the amazing Ben Monder
on guitar, who fits the RA concept like a glove.
Artist: Barry Romberg’s Random Access
Title: Crab People
Label: Romhog Records
Catalog Number: romhog 123
UPC Code: 0 61297 35308 8
1. Mecca Pecca Rocks – 6:43
2. Nineteen Sixty Seven (parts 1-2)- 12:43
3. 20%Off (colective) – 13:37
4. Play Electric, Think Acoustic – 5:23
5. Crab People – (parts 1-3) – 15:01
1. End Of an Era (parts 1-3) – 21:21
2. 6 to the 5 to the 7 to the 9 – 6:39
3. Furthest Realm – 6:21
4. Retroactive (schvingy table)- 4:13
5. Latiny on Q – 9:40
6. No Turning Back (collective) – 11:44
MUSICIANS: Barry Romberg(drums), Geoff Young (guitar),
Rich Brown (ekectric bass), Ben Monder (guitar), Kelly Jefferson
(tenor/soprano sax), Kirk MacDonald (tenor sax), Ravi Naimpally
(table and frame drum), Kieran Overs (acoustic bass), Robi Botos
(kekyboards), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet) and Julian Anderson-Bowes
CD is available from: www.barryromberg.com www.cdbaby.com www.itunes.comwww.outsidemusic.com
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