Monday, September 4, 2017

The Mercy Stone "Ghettoblaster”

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Classical
Format: digital
Release date: September 4, 2017
1. Ghettoblaster (3:16) 2. Triptide (2:05) 3. First Light (2:42) 4. Megalodon (3:59) 5. Wail Song (2:43) 6. Euthanasia (3:04) 7. Outbound (6:04) 8. Conception (3:18) 9. Lazer (6:36) Total Time 33:47

Scott Grady: compositions, electric guitar
Shawn Graham: double bass, electric bass
Emmanuel Ventura-Cruess: cello
Joris Daniel Hoogsteder: drum kit
Steven Ragsdale: saxophones
Luther Schmidt: percussion
Nathan King: flute
Dei Urresti: violin
Paul Lee: violin, electric violin
Nina Kang: violin
Mari Haig: violin,viola
Lauren Baba: violin
Corinne Olsen: viola
Taichiroh Kanuchi: viola
Dang Tran: piano keyboard
Alexander Noice: electric guitar (8,9), electric bass (9)
Andrew Lessman: drum kit (9)
Richard Savery: bari sax (5)

The Mercy Stone is a 12-piece ensemble that is breaking the boundaries between the worlds of rock, jazz, and classical music. Performing all original instrumental compositions, The Mercy Stone’s music possesses all the intricacies of a finely tuned contemporary-classical chamber ensemble and the energy of a high-octane rock band. Live performances feature an amplified string quintet, electric guitar, drums, marimba, and a saxophone quartet. The Mercy Stone weaves a sonic tapestry of complex rhythms, beautiful melodic lines, and free improvisation which is incredibly compelling upon first hearing yet begs for deeper listening to reveal the many layers of sound in each piece. The manner in which their music seamlessly and organically integrates diverse musical genres into each composition is unparalleled. Their first album, Ghettoblaster, is a complete game-changer in the world of classical-crossover music and, in the broader sense, musical fusion as a whole.

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