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Vector Trio began life in 1996 simply as Vector, an improvisational avant-garde funk septet. In 2002 Vector became Vector Trio. The musicians began making use of electronics, including looping devices and effects processors, to expand the possibilities of the trio. Their work to date is showcased in their all-original CDs--Plot Twist (2004), Live in DC (2005), and Paths Unknown (2006). Vector Trio is a project designed to explore freedom and possibility in three voices, contextualized by cultural disharmony. Vector Trio is: {{Scott Forrey = 14399}} - trumpet, loops, electronics, percussion Scott Forrey has played trumpet with jazz, funk, Latin, and avant-garde bands for more that 25 years

Nomina

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Track listing: Synochus; Aphoria; Echexia; Asthenic state; Ictarus; Phrenitis; Pyrexia; Dysphoria; Epistaxis.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Vector Trio: Nomina

Read "Nomina" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Improvised music tends to be divisive, alienating those who need the life belt of recognizable tunes and attracting those who see drama in the leap into the void. The challenge with improvised music is in creating the right doses of tension and release. There is certainly plenty of tension in this trio's language, and science-fiction horror ...

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The Sound and the HTML: Introducing the AAJ Orchestra

Read "The Sound and the HTML:  Introducing the AAJ Orchestra" reviewed by Peter Cobb

In many discussions about jazz's future, people have argued that the Internet will be the next 52nd Street for the music. Sadly, like many things Web, there has been more sizzle than steak. But not always--this past weekend I played a gig with the All About Jazz Orchestra (AAJO), a group that existed purely in binary ...

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Take Five With Scott Forrey

Read "Take Five With Scott Forrey" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Scott Forrey: Scott Forrey has played trumpet with jazz, funk, Latin, and avant-garde bands for more that 30 years. He was both a student and faculty member at Berklee College of Music in the 1980s, where he studied improvisation with saxophonist George Garzone and bassist Miroslav Vitous. Among his interests are composition, arranging ...

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Asthenic State

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Duration: 5:05

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AAJ Orchestra to Premiere at Pier 66 (NYC) on August 14th - Free!

Jazz Comes off the Web and onto the River Free Jazz Concert on the Hudson Pier 66, on the Hudson River at West 26th Street Friday, August 14, 2009 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM New York City, A brand-new jazz ensemble, The All About Jazz Orchestra, will give its debut ...

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New Vector Trio CD, "Nomina," Released

New Vector Trio CD, "Nomina," Released

Our fourth CD is here! “Nomina" is 55 minutes of pure improvisation, heavy on atmosphere, electronics, and experimentation. Each CD is hand-designed and the first 100 will be signed and numbered. Check out our photo page for some shots of it here. Listen to a sample cut on our music page: “asthenic state." Note that this ...

Paths Unknown

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Victor

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Vector Trio: Paths Unknown

Read "Paths Unknown" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Paths Unknown is the result of an improvised studio session by the Vector Trio, without overdubs. Trumpeter Scott Forrey employs loops and a plugged-in horn, and the music elicits notions of an outside jazz session by trumpeter John Hassell, coupled with the free-form side of late-'60s electric Miles Davis. The rhythm section generates a bouncy, groove-laden ...


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