Greene Street Vol.1
Alter Ego; Melancholy; Future; Deluge; Little El; Allegorical.
Will Sellenraad: guitar; Eric McPherson: drums; Rene Hart: double bass, electro.
Family. That's what comes to mind when describing the music on Greene Street Vol. 1, the follow up to Will Sellenraad's Balance. Growing up on Greene Street there has been a lot of changes. Amazingly though, the bond of friendship, music and growth for Sellenraad and many of his peers has remained very constant. Will has earned a growing reputation of being at the forefront of creative musicians working in New York City. Known for his brilliant improvisations and his compelling, melodic compositions, Sellenraad is a mainstay on the NYC scene, and beyond, appearing at storied jazz venues such as The 55 Bar, Smalls, Mezzrow, The Blue Note, Birdland, The Iridium, the former Sweet Basil and many others. Joining is bassist Rene Hart, who has recorded and performed with such artists as David Amram, Julian Priester, Don Braden, Myra Melford, James Hunter, Anat Fort, Pete Seeger, Bilal and many others. Rounded out by drummer Eric McPherson, who came to prominence apprenticing with legendary saxophonist and educator, Jackie McLean, and the innovative pianist and composer Andrew Hill. Those foundational experiences cultivated McPherson into one of the leading drummers in contemporary creative music. "With Greene Street Vol. 1, we are not trying to fit into any particular musical box, we are just developing our sound," says Sellenraad. "Every time we play it is a further exploration of that and we sincerely hope the listener enjoys this snapshot of where we're at!" Greene Street Vol. 1 was mixed with Ben Rubin and mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music. Green Street Vol. 1 will be followed up shortly as Vol. 2 is already in the conception stage, and the guys have some wonderful new compositions percolating.
- Greene Street Vol.1 by Geno Thackara
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