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Jon Catler is one of the world's leading innovators on microtonal guitar. For many years, Catler's interest has been in the exploration of the "notes-between-the-notes," or microtonal music. Specifically, he has devised his own system of tuning based on Just Intonation or the pure intervals of the Harmonic Series. He has redesigned his guitar to allow an unprecedented range of consonance and dissonance, alternating between a 64-note per octave fretted guitar and a fretless.Noted for his work with legendary composer, La Monte Young, Mr. Catler can be heard as featured soloist on the Gramavision double-CD La Monte Young and the Forever Bad Blues Band

Ultra Minor

Label: FreeNote Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1) Ultra Minor 2) Kookaburra 3) Thirteen 4) Closer To The Sun 5) Snowmen Of The Sahara 6) The Matrix 7) After Eleven 8) Night Prayer

Devil's Dance

Label: FreeNote Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1) Devil's Dance 2) Dazed And Confused 3) Animals 4) Evil 5) The Way You Do 6) Radio 7) Blackbird 8) Lost At sea

Jon Catler: Sacred and Profane

Read "Jon Catler: Sacred and Profane" reviewed by Geno Thackara

On a certain fundamental level, music really comes down to math. The notes we consider normal are based on certain frequencies of sound vibration, after all, the pitches that make sense to our ears and that we find pleasing when they react in the right ways relative to each other. Jon Catler, however, is one fellow ...

Live At ShapeShifter's

Label: FreeNote Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: 1) East Coast Blues 2) Grace 3) Footsteps 4) While She Sleeps 5) Aqua Luna 6) Lament 7) Speed Of Life 8) Lost At Sea

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Fretless Brothers Bring Harmonically Tuned Jazz To Shapeshifter Lab In Brooklyn

Fretless Brothers Bring Harmonically Tuned Jazz To Shapeshifter Lab In Brooklyn

FreeNote Records is pleased to announce a live performance by the Fretless Brothers on Sunday, March 23rd at 8:15pm at ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY ($10). The Fretless Brothers are the world's first Harmonic Series jazz group, using specially fretted guitars to stretch the language of jazz to 36 notes per octave. The group ...


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