With their second album the Fred Frith Trio with Jason
Hoopes (Bass) and Jordan Glenn (Drums) continues to
explore the dimension of the guitar trio. "Closer to the
Ground" is all about sound, mood, texture, ideas, and
atmosphere. Playful, intimate, and bound together, the
Fred Frith Trio reminds us of what listening is all about.
With a lifetime of experience across almost every field of
musical endeavor, Frith stretches out in the company of
two stalwarts of the vibrant Bay Area music scene who
each have their own stories to tell. As this is also Frith’s
touring band, many of these themes were already road
tested so even at their most in-the-moment creative, this
trio remains dense and tight.
"Three extravagantly creative musicians employed in
making music like we’ve never heard before" writes
Canadian critic Raul da Gama.
released September 21, 2018
Fred Frith: Electric Guitar, Voice
Jason Hoopes: Electric Bass, Double Bass
Jordan Glenn: Drums, Percussion
Recording January 13 – 15, 2018, at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland by Scott Evans. Mixed at Guerrilla.
Recording in February 2018 and mastered at Headless Buddha, Oakland, March 8, 2018, by Myles Boisen.
Cover art and band photo: Heike Liss.
Graphic design: Jonas Schoder.
Executive production by Anja Illmaier.
Produced by Fred Frith and Intakt Records.
supported by 13 fans who also own “Closer to the Ground”
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