Noise Is Musics Dream of Us
scenarios of noise, magnets, tape, transience, fragments
Is Music's Dream of Us glows in its rendering of charges; analog
guitar, reeds, shrill hideousness- Remaining still for satisfactory
listening. Featuring James Merenda on reeds, Brandon Seabrook,
guitar, Jared Seabrook, drums and all on various noises and sounds.
Ornette Coleman Prime Time Bands keyboardist holds court with
James, bassist John Turner and drummer Eric Rosenthal of Naftules
Grammy winning blues/jazz pianist plays with James, bassist Jon
Voigt and drummer Eric Rosenthal third Friday of every month at
Zeitgeist Gallery (www.zeitgeist-gallery.org).
Merenda Trio. (Link to clip on CD page)
classic piano trio setting offers elegance and versatility while
creating a mood which is both classy and fun. Playing well
known Jazz standards and lesser known gems from the musical canon,
James creates an atmosphere of sophistication which brings the crowd
back to the days when Jazz was the most popular music of its
time. The trio features a cadre of well known players from the Boston
jazz scene and beyond, among them; bassists
Jef Charland, John Turner, drummers, Eric Rosenthal (Naftules
Dream) and Mike Connors. The trio performs regularly at Matt Murphys
Pub, Costellos Bistro and at private functions. The group is available for booking for events including shows and weddings.
down to a duo allows both James and vocalist Vanessa
room to explore musical ideas and conversations playing jazz standards
and original compositions.
Morris Scott Sandvik Duo
by the timeless shouts, hollers and blues of legendary artists such
as Suddie Griffins, John and Luddie Griffins, Vera Hall and Mrs.
Sidney Carter, this projects pays homage to true roots music and
serves as a showcase for Vanessas wide-ranging talents as
a vocalist and Sandviks call and response blues/gospel guitar.
1991 James and Ran, the Third Stream jazz progenitor, have played
around Boston and Europe and recorded together. Make appoint of
checking out Horace is Blue: A Silver Noir.
(link to the CD on the CD page)
and collaborations always seem to spawn other new and exciting projects.
The concentric network of musicians keeps growing in the James Merenda
circle, check back often to see how the circle has expanded.