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Content Provider presents Andrew Drury as composer/bandleader with a set of deliciously labyrinthine compositions written for a quartet featuring saxophonists Briggan Krauss and Ingrid Laubrock, guitarist Brandon Seabrook, and Drury himself on drum set.


5 Stars (out of 5)

--Mike Borella, Avant Music News


“a dazzler… it’s an urgent, elemental journey through a mercurial landscape, with compelling pulses, zigzag melodies and squalls of John Zorn-like free jazz.”

--Paul de Barros, Seattle Times


“If this album doesn’t start getting a buzz soon, something’s wrong.”

--S. Hanley, shanleyonmusicblog


“…hugely entertaining…”

--Glen Astarita, All About Jazz


“…clearly the work of a consummate improvising composer.”

--Clifford Allen, NYC Jazz Record

 

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The Drum spotlights Andrew Drury as a composer/improviser/soloist who renders 53 minutes of solo floor tom music not as a tedious exercise in sado-narcissism, but rather as a mind opening and surprisingly appealing manifesto on acoustic experimentalism. And he does so without ever actually striking the drum, employing extended techniques he has developed that treat his drum as a wind instrument and acoustic filter for friction.


“…Drury has arguably gone further than Blackwell or anyone else in wringing previously unknown timbres out of (the drum set)… Andrew Drury’s imagination knows no bounds.”

--S. Victor Aaron, Something Else!


“It sounds like someone is tearing a hole in the fabric of earth where we are standing. (…) This is one of the most unsettling discs I’ve heard in a long while. A strange and bizarre rarity. Challenge yourself.”

--Bruce Gallanter, DMG Newsletter


“Drury’s solo music, while certainly explosive, is equally concentrated and deliberate. (…) clearly the work of a consummate improvising composer.”

--Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record

 

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Andrew Drury Trio, my fingers will be your tears (TBR 2008, Cadence)
Briggan Krauss, alto saxophone
Myra Melford, piano
Andrew Drury, drum set, composer

The Band Is a Drum Set

 

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Andrew Drury, Renditions: Solos 2004-2007 (2007, Creative Sources)
Andrew Drury, floor tom + objects

The School of the Americas


“… extremely imaginative… …expansive and intimate…something to place alongside … Burkhard Beins, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Le Quan Ninh.”
-- Jason Bivins, Signal to Noise --

“Not for everyone – nor should they be – these CDs demonstrate how the definition of experimental, and creative percussion exists, is expressed and is extended by one talented drummer in the 21st Century.”
-- Ken Waxman, Jazzword --

 

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Andrew Drury, A Momentary Lapse (2003, Innova)
Eyvind Kang, violin
Briggan Krauss, alto saxophone
Chris Speed, tenor saxophone & clarinet
Myra Melford, piano
Mark Dresser, bass
Andrew Drury, drum set, composer

Schwartzes


“…sparkling ensemble and individual performances. … This is a marvelous record featuring high quality compositions performed by some of the finest forward thinking musicians today.”
-- Jay Collins, All About Jazz --

 

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Andrew Drury, Polish Theater Posters (1998, Red Toucan)
Briggan Krauss, alto saxophone
Craig Flory, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Timothy Young, electric guitar
Phil Sparks, bass
Eyvind Kang, violin
Brent Arnold, cello
Steve Moore, trombone
Andrew Drury, drum set, composer

Polish Theater Posters

 

“It is always a thrill when someone seemingly comes out of nowhere to produce something of real thought and value…Polish Theater Posters is an outstanding set of spontaneous and composed music. …A shoe-in contender for my top ten list, Polish Theater Posters is a strong innovative statement from a young, confident composer and drummer, a recording that is sure to knock the socks off, without self-conscious bombast.”
-- Steven A. Loewy, Cadence --

 

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TOTEM> Solar Forge (2008, ESP).
Bruce Eisenbeil, guitar
Tom Blancarte, bass
Andrew Drury, drum set

Blooming Ore

 

“…a real in-your-face vivid studio recording … that kicks abstract ass … they maintain the rhythmic excitement of a power trio despite using a lot of extended techniques that can erase the conventional identity and role of the instruments. … I even caught snatches of wicked grooves that had me thinking Jim Black or Squarepusher. … Eisenbeil is making some totally alien sounds with his guitar… it's a fresh, superb thing happening right now, so check it out! “
--Michael Anton Parker--

 


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Clean brook loose too (2008 Sachimay Interventions)
Jane Rigler, piccolo, flute, alto flute
Michel Doneda, soprano & sopranino saxophones
Andrew Drury, percussion

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Bszent hun (2007, Creative Sources)
Sebastien Cirotteau, trumpet
Wade Matthews, laptop synthesis
Andrew Drury, floor tom + objects

Saldi

 

“Three completely different methods, three singular voices that manage to develop an instant jargon… I keep appreciating the unconstraint that these “strange noises” transmit, with a single advice to Ernesto “The Boss” Rodrigues: always maintain the level this high… “Bszent Hun” is excellent stuff all the way...”
-- Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes --

 



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Eterno Retorno (TBR 2008, Creative Sources)

Ernesto Rodrigues, viola
Guilherme Rodrigues, cello
Carlos Santos, laptop
Andrew Drury, floor tom & objects

Eterno

 

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Lurie/Drury, this is what it’s like to be (2005, Zipa)
Jessica Lurie, alto & tenor saxophones, flute, voice
Andrew Drury drum set, voice

Paprikash

 

Duets live and in the studio. Jessica is an old friend with whom I’ve worked, cooked, shared houses, cars, etc. since our college days. After playing together in various ways for 15 years we started playing as a duo in 2003 or ‘04 and made this disk as a quirky compilation of material from a lot of different rooms. Really cool package, by the way, by Danijel Zezelj.

“Two much-heralded improvisers take their improvising ways on a sojourn to venues on both the East and West Coasts along with four studio tracks. Sure enough, the duo has quite a bit to state during these varied and often-mesmerizing works.”
-- Glenn Astarita, Ejazz News --

 


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SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

Andrew Drury, my fingers will be your tears (TBR, Cadence) w/ Briggan Krauss, Myra Melford
Andrew Drury Renditions: Solos 2004-2007 (2007, Creative Sources) solo percussion improvisations
Andrew Drury, A Momentary Lapse (2003, Innova) w/ Eyvind Kang, Briggan Krauss, Chris Speed, Myra Melford, Mark Dresser
Andrew Drury, as we speak (1999, unreleased) multi-track percussion compositions produced by Tucker Martine, five tracks feature Briggan Krauss
Andrew Drury, Polish Theater Posters (1998, Red Toucan) w/ Eyvind Kang, Briggan Krauss, Craig Flory, Timothy Young, Phil Sparks, Brent Arnold, Steve Moore.

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AS A COLLABORATOR/SIDEPERSON

TOTEM>, Solar Forge (2008, ESP) w/ Bruce Eisenbeil, Tom Blancarte
Jason Kao Hwang’s EDGE, Stories Before Within (Innova, 2008)
Jason Kao Hwang, EDGE (2006, Asian Improv) w/ Hwang, Taylor Ho Bynum, Ken Filiano
Eterno Retorno (TBR 2008, Creative Sources) w/ Ernesto & Guilherme Rodrigues, Carlos Santos
bszent hun (2007, Creative Sources) w/ Sebastien Cirotteau, Wade Matthews
Jihae, My Heart Is An Elephant (2007, self-release) featuring Jihae, Brent Arnold, Michel Gondry, Lenny Kravitz and others
Reuben Radding, Fugitive Pieces (2006, Pine Ear) Radding, Nate Wooley, Matthew Bauder
Move & Groove Kids volume 1 (2006) kids dance dvd
Move & Groove Kids volume 2 (2006) kids dance dvd
Jessica Lurie & Andrew Drury, this is what it’s like to be (2005, Zipa)
Laura Andel Electro-Percussive Orchestra, In::tension (2005, Rossbin)
Briggan Krauss, Object (2004 self-release mini-disk)
Timothy Young, Very Special People (1998, Endless Records)
Craig Flory & Doug Haire, Wigwam Bendix (1997, Franchise Records) w/ Mike Bisio, Matthew Sperry, Brent Arnold, Jessica Lurie, Craig Flory
 

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COMPILATIONS

amalgam(e) (2005, Red Toucan)
Just Drums II (2005, Fever Pitch)
Endless Complications (1998, Endless Records) w/ Eyvind Kang, Tim Young, Geoffrey Harper, Brent Arnold

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Swap Meet (1999)
Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone), Andrew Drury (drum set). Produced by Tucker Martine for the unreleased CD As We Speak.
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Brandrew (2007)
Brandon Seabrook (bowed banjo), Andrew Drury (bowed cymbal)
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Wooley/Wright/Radding/Drury (2007)
recorded live at George Washington University on Super Bowl Sunday, 4 February 2007. Nate Wooley (trumpet), Jack Wright (alto and soprano saxophones), Reuben Radding (contrabass), Andrew Drury (percussion).
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Evans/Wright/Seabrook/Drury (2006)
From a studio session at the Boat. Peter Evans (trumpets), Jack Wright (alto & soprano saxophones), Brandon Seabrook (banjo), Andrew Drury (percussion).
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Self Obliteration Companion (2005)
This is part of a longer recording created for choreographer Heather Kravas and her ensemble, presented at DTW.
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Love of the New Gun (2002)
Created for choreographer Sheri Cohen and her ensemble. Presented in Seattle and Oberlin College 2001-02.
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AUDIO on the WEB

TOTEM> audio posted on the TOTEM> myspace site www.myspace.com/nytotem

Jack Wright Andrew Drury Duo at the Tank (NYC, 2007) courtesy of Free 103.9 archive. (This takes a long time to load).
The Tank Manhattan

Jack Wright Andrew Drury Duo at Metelkova (Ljubljana, 2007).
You can listen to the whole set (chopped into 6 myspace sized pieces), at www.myspace.com/wrightdrurycirotteau

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