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Forbes Graham

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Forbes Graham

Forbes Graham is a composer, trumpet player, and electronic musician currently based in the Boston area. He has appeared on over 30 recordings, including studio appearances on such labels as Metal Blade, Tzadik, and Troubleman. Forbes has performed and recorded with a very diverse group of artists, including Erase Errata, Steve Lantner, Daughters, Raqib Hassan, Jim Hobbs, The One Am Radio, and Luther Gray. His composition “Variations on the Fibonacci Sequence” was commissioned by the Greenwall Foundation and world premiered at the 2007 Festival of New Trumpet. Forbes has also written music for the new music/rock ensemble Normal Love...
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”A sterling tone like Louis Armstrong's, a sense of stride and a sidewinder sleekness... He brings spot-on timing... into the icy age of post-jazz--and swings, too, situated comfortably within the classic idiom.”

--Gordon Marshall, All About Jazz

Essences Tatsuya Nakatani/Forbes Graham, Blaq Lightn, 2010

Secondary Deviations Jacob William Quartet, Ayler, 2009

End Of The Trail Walter, Graham, Kelley, Flaherty, ugExplode 2008

Musike Techne Calliope Quartet, self- released, 2008

I Won't Stop Forbes Graham, Blaq Lightn, 2008

Everybody's Gone Forbes Graham, self-released, 2006

Invocation of a Quadrilateral Forbes Graham, Insectfields, 2006

Kayo Dot/Bloody Panda, Holy Roar split 12", 2006

Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue Kayo Dot, Robotic Empire, 2006

Tones of Creation Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra, self-released by Raqib Hassan, 2005

Suns of Ra Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra, self-released by Raqib Hassan, 2004

Gifts of Creation Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra ,self-released by Raqib Hassan, 2004

Join Me Forbes Graham, self-released, 2004

In The Game 2 Win The Game Forbes Graham, Soundeternalsound, 2004

Absolute Terror FieldForbes Graham, self-released, 2004

s/t Pay The Price, self-released, 2003

Cyan Alex Nagle/Forbes Graham, Ricecontrol, 2002

Dysrhythmia/Thoughtstreams, (split 10") Ricecontrol, 2001

World Hardcore Vol. 4 Various Artists, HG Fact, 1998

Amalgamation/Left In Ruins, (12") Ricecontrol, 1996

The Snowman Various Artists, Pep-o- mint, 1995

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