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SugaWack

Organic, Spontaneous, Free-er Jazz Describing themselves as "post-modern, freely improvised, spontaneously composed jazz", SugaWack blends the technical and the organic, creating a hybrid of sound as each piece develops. They often perform and record in various groupings of duos, trios and quartets. This keeps it fresh, and provides opportunities to more deeply explore their relationships and varying roles.

About Sacred And Profane album: This album was completely improvised in the studio. There were no second takes, no talk-downs, and no editing; only minor trimmimg for presentation. SugaWack is a group of South Florida based musicians with a long-standing collective musical history, who co-create spontaneous jazz compositions, chamber-type pieces, and soundscapes. One could call what they do 'jazz art'. They are quickly becoming known around Florida, having performed concerts in Jacksonville, Orlando, Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach, and live on FAU College Radio in Boca Raton.. This album proudly features NYC pianist/composer Marc Puricelli. Marc has performed with Chet Baker, Sonny Fortune and Alvin Ailey. He has presented clinics and master-classes worldwide on the art of improvisation, and was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” heard on National Public Radio. Also featured is circuit-bending free improvisation artist Lucy Bonk. Using her electronics as a jazz instrument, she employs a Korg Monotribe in the studio, and adds a circuit-bent Kaossilator on 'Tesla'. Personnel: Richard Brookens, alto flute, alto/bari saxophones, bass clarinet, tibetan singing bowl, whirly tube John D. Beers lll, trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic and vocal effects, percussive effects Marc Puricelli, piano, melodica Lucy Bonk, monotribe, circuit bent kaossilator David Tomasello, doublebass, Jeff Abbott, drums, percussion, aluminum tube xylophone

About Live At Timucua album: Live recording of a 11/17/2014 quartet performance at Timucua Arts White House in Orlando, FL, recorded and mixed by Benoit Glazer, Timucua's curator. John D. Beers lll, brass and effects, Marc Puricelli, piano and melodica, David Tomasello, doublebass, and Jeff Abbott, drums and microKorg synth.

Previous performances: Jacksonville Alt Jazz Festival, SoLo Gallery, Jacksonville, FL Boynton Beach Art Walk, Boynton Beach, FL Sun. Afternoon Improv at Urban ReThink, Orlando, FL Radioactive Records, Ft. Lauderdale, FL FAU Owl Radio Live Broadcast, Boca Raton, FL Int'l Kinetic Art Festival, Boynton Beach, FL KEROWACKED! Festival, Boynton Beach, FL Beat Cup Cafe, Delray Beach, FL Art On Wood Benefit Opening Reception, Melbourne, FL Timucua Arts White House, Orlando, FL

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SugaWack recorded their new debut CD, Sacred and Profane, completely through unscripted improvisation. The disc features Fort Lauderdale multi-instrumentalist Richard Brookens; Palm Beach County-based musicians Abbott, trumpeter John Beers, bassist Dave Tomasello and pianist Marc Puricelli (who performed with the likes of Chet Baker and Sonny Fortune in New York City before he moved to Delray Beach); plus Gainesville-based electronic instrumentalist Lucy Bonk. “That initial gig was in March of last year,” Abbott says. “I hadn’t been working much, and Beers was trying to get me to

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Goody Wagon

Self Produced
2014

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Sugawack Sacred and...

Self Produced
2013

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Live at Timucua

Self Produced
2013

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