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Darin Gray

Darin Gray is best known as Jim O’Rourke’s go-to bassist for nearly 20 years, as half of the duo On Fillmore (with Glenn Kotche of Wilco), and as the bassist for Grand Ulena, Dazzling Killmen, Yona-Kit (with K.K. Null, Thymme Jones, & Jim O'Rourke), Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi, You Fantastic!, and Brise-Glace. As an improviser he has performed and recorded with among others: Loren Connors, Bill Horist, Rafael Toral, Jim Becker, Robert Beatty, Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Joshua Abrams, Nels Cline, Michael Zerang, Raglani, Dave Rempis, Rafael Toral, Akira Sakata, Dave Stone, Jeb Bishop, Yamashita Yosuke, Tatsuya Yoshida, Michiyo Yagi, Ghost Ice, Alan Wilkinson, Jason Roebke, Tatsuya Nakatani, Axel Dorner, George Cartright, Kevin Drumm, Alan Licht, Rob Mazurek, Gene Coleman, Glenn Kotche, Jim Baker, Michael Colligan, Weasel Walter, Konono No.1, Brain Transplant, Steve Dalachinsky, Thollem Mcdonas, Eric Hall, Jim O'Rourke, Ikue Mori, Illusion of Safety, Mars Williams, Brian Labysz, Jason Soliday, etc... As a session bassist he has played on recordings by & performed live with Will Oldham, Cheer-Accident, James Toth/Wooden Wand, Rope, Yoshimi P-We, Bobby Conn, Daneilson Family, Gastr Del Sol, Domenico Lancellotti (from the Brazilian band +2), Early Day Miners, Bunnygrunt, Jim O'Rourke, etc... With On Fillmore he has composed Original Soundtracks for JT Petty's films S&MAN, Blood Red Earth, & Audrey's Door (Book Trailer)


Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2018

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2018 was a terrific year for imaginative, well-executed recordings that cover the spectrum of instrumental configurations in creative jazz and freely improvised music. From Susana Santos Silva's mesmerizing solo trumpet to Ingrid Laubrock's formidable orchestra (and everything in between), the following choices are a cross-section of some of the best the year had to offer. Something ...


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Read "Umbrella Music Festival 2009" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

Umbrella Music FestivalChicago, ILNovember 5-8, 2009 If jazz is to survive in a modern world without the support of major labels or corporate funding, it will be through the efforts of organizations like Umbrella Music, “a group of Chicago-based musicians and presenters working together to provide concert opportunities for creative and improvising musicians." ...


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