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Rob Mazurek: Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV

Read "Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

On Rob Mazurek's Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV, the multi-instrumentalist, composer and visual artist has woven together esoteric and tangible elements on two extended tracks, with their origins in mysteries of the deep. His frequent objective is to musically capture any number of interactions between humans and nature, the spiritual world, and physical foundations. In that vein, Mazurek has addressed facets of these connections with Marfa Loops Shouts and Hollers (Harmonipan, 2018), the experimental film and composition, The Farnsworth Scores ...

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Rob Mazurek: Desert Encrypts Vol. 1

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It was twenty-five years ago, in 1994, that Rob Mazurek first emerged with Man Facing East (Hep Jazz), a quartet recording solidly positioned in the post/hard bop style. Even in the interpretations of standards, there were clues that the cornetist/composer was a restless soul. In the intervening years, Mazurek has rapidly charted his own dissident destiny as a multi-media artist of uncompromising vision while fronting more than a dozen groups of all shapes and sizes. In his perpetual creativity, Mazurek ...

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Rob Mazurek: Marfa Loops Shouts and Hollers

Read "Marfa Loops Shouts and Hollers" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In recent years trumpeter and electronic composer Rob Mazurek has gained prominence as a visual artist whose work has been shown on three continents. Besides giving its name to this audio collection, Marfa Loops Shouts and Hollers has been a link to additional musical and visual projects emanating from Mazurek's home base of Marfa, Texas. His Blind Curves and Box Canyons (Relative Pitch Records, 2017) first connected his diverse artistic interests in the live exhibition setting. With Marfa Loops Shouts ...


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