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Rhythm Abstraction: Azure

Label: Cacophony
Released: 2020
Track listing: Echopraxia; Balinese Butterflies; Emma's Dilemma; Last Call; Madness!; Dreams of Salvadore Dali's Llama; Panoply.

Rhythm Abstraction: Gold

Label: Cacophony
Released: 2020
Track listing: Compulsion; Inquisition; Complication; Anahata; Impatience; Momentum

Rhythm Abstraction: Ruby

Label: Cacophony
Released: 2020
Track listing: Slither; Dogmented; Apparitions, Gerbil Juggling; Impending Doom, Acceleration; Hallucination.

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Frank Macchia / Brock Avery: Rhythm Abstraction: Ruby

Read "Rhythm Abstraction: Ruby" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Multi-instrumentalist Frank Macchia released his full length CD Rhythm Kaleidoscope (Cacophany Records) in 2018. The compositions were created over a foundation of Brock Avery's multi-layered improvised drum and percussion solos, with Macchia orchestrating a sea of woodwinds and synthesizer sounds, some brass and some prepared piano samples, resulting in a lush and feisty twenty-first century jazz-classical-fusion ...

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Frank Macchia / Brock Avery: Rhythm Abstraction: Gold

Read "Rhythm Abstraction: Gold" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Muli-reedist Frank Macchia and percussionist Brock Avery started 2020 with their release of Rhythm Abstraction: Azure (Cacophony), a follow-up to 2018's Rhythm Kaleidoscope (Cacophony), employing its predecessor's approach. Here's how it works. Avery lays down an improvised percussion foundation. Then Macchia steps in with just about every imaginable reed instrument to construct an elaborate orchestration—one step, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Frank Macchia & Brock Avery: Rhythm Abstraction: Azure

Read "Rhythm Abstraction: Azure" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Reedman-arranger-composer Frank Macchia didn't take the conventional route in putting his EP Rhythm Abstractions: Azure together. He didn't get a huge orchestra in one studio, pass out the charts and explain to the players what he was trying to do. What he did was pare the personnel down to a minimum and turn drummer Brock Avery ...

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Echopraxia

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Label: Cacophony
Released: 2020
Duration: 02:23

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Frank Macchia: Rhythm Kaleidoscope

Read "Rhythm Kaleidoscope" reviewed by Troy Dostert

With a host of wide-ranging work not only as a musician but also as a producer and arranger for television and film projects, Frank Macchia has never been one to rest on his laurels. Even if you're not familiar with his recordings, chances are you've heard at least one of his many film orchestrations: from The ...

Rhythm Kaleidoscope

Label: Cacophony
Released: 2018
Track listing: Rhythm Kaleidoscope; Psychedelic Drum Machine; Introspective Delusions Suite; Slinky; Inside the Mind of M. De Sade; Drunken Bar Brawl; Outer Spaces 1: Oumuamua, The Messenger; Outer Spaces 2: Dark Energy; Outer Spaces 3: LightSpeed; Shimmering Vibrations; Piglets Bouncing on a Trampoline; Abduction; It’s Fake News (No, It’s Not!).

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Piglets Bouncing On A Trampoline

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Label: Cacophony
Released: 2018
Duration: 02:41


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