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Congruently by Devin Gray

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Album Title: Dirigo Rataplan II
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018


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Fiona's Comments

If an inebriated octopus walked the night streets in search of sea, it's motion would seem as this sound. Drifting, swinging, gangly vines of bass, trickling, flashing drum beats punctuated by bubbles of trumpet flair and fathoms of saxophone depth. Quite delightful.

About the Album

"Congruently" is the first track from Devin Gray's new album "Dirigo Rataplan II." On the album, the drummer-composer reconvenes his band of master musicians featured on "Dirigo Rataplan," his debut as a leader: saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, bassist Michael Formanek, and trumpeter Dave Ballou. "Dirigo Rataplan II" brims with more melody, richly implied harmony and a loose-limbed sense of rhythm as something physical and flowing- as blood, as breath. Fans of jazz from Ornette Coleman and Henry Threadgill to Dave Holland and Craig Taborn will dig this organic mix of composition and improvisation, structure and freedom, atmosphere and dynamism. The album will be released on CD, vinyl, digitally and for streaming.

Song Listing

Congruently; Rollin' Thru Town; Trends of Trending; Texicate; The Wire; Quantum Cryptology; What We Learn From Cities; The Feeling of Healing (for Steve Grover); Intrepid Travelers; Micro Dosage.


Additional Personnel

Devin Gray: drums; Ellery Eskelin: tenor saxophone; Michael Formanek: bass; Dave Ballou: trumpet.


Date featured

November 9, 2018

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