Archive for March, 2011

Trumpeter Nate Wooley speaks about his upcoming projects as Artist In Residence at Issue Project Room and his projects with longtime collaborators like Paul Lytton and C. Spencer Yeh, as well as his work with amplified trumpet in a more noise -based sonic environment, and his work in three great contemporary jazz quintets: those of saxophonist Matt Bauder, drummer Harris Eisenstadt, and his own quintet: an ensemble whose instrumentation mirrors the iconic ensemble of Eric Dolphy’s Out To Lunch album. He discusses the influence of trumpeters Ron Miles and Herb Robertson, recent developments in trumpet lineage and the antecedents to the current renaissance of creative trumpet music.

Photo By Scott Friedlander, Copyright 2010

Nate Wooley is a relative newcomer to improvised music circles, breaking into that public’s consciousness with his solo recording, “wrong shape to be a storyteller” (Creative Sources Recordings) two years ago. Growing up in a small fishing town in Oregon, Nate got a solid jazz education from his father in a northwest coast dance band, but eschewed the tradition of jazz trumpet to concentrate on extreme sound, touring and recording with such hard noise and rock groups as Melee, Graveyards, and Akron/Family. He has performed and recorded with such jazz figures as Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Joe Morris, William Parker, John Butcher, Ned Rothenberg, Ikue Mori, and Steve Beresford.

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