Slumgum is a perpetually inventive quartet of adventurous musicians. The band’s unique voice is shaped by unbridled imagination and diverse influences that include jazz, free improvisation, world music, and modern classical music. They collaborate with a facility and playfulness that is rare for an ensemble, giving their musical curiosity room to explode and yielding daring results. All of these qualities find a home in the band’s innovative and colorful compositions. Performing live, Slumgum delivers their original music with spontaneity and a blend of grit and finesse. For the audience, Slumgum’s exhilarating music projects their sheer joy in playing together
You can head to our website at www.slumgum.com. Or check out our brand new album 123 Astronaut Onizuka St. at our bandcamp site by clicking here. The album is our loving tribute to the blue whale, one of the finest jazz clubs on the planet where we also recorded the album.
Here's a clip from the session, a composition of mine entitled: "At a Prehistoric Town Hall Meeting"
Here's another tune from the session composed by Trevor Andreries called "Mind Hours".
And another! This one again composed by me about a ghost that visited me near downtown Los Angeles. "The Ghost of Contreras High"
If you like what you're hearing, check out our other albums. The Sky His Own features the great trumpet luminary avuncular maestro: Hugh Ragin. Mr. Ragin is criminally underrated as a performer and composer and we were honored to do this session with him in Denver.
Quardboard Flavored Fiber was our first official release in 2011. It features our thouroughly composed music intermixed with improvised pieces. Recorded at Newzone Studios in west LA by the great Wayne Peet.