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If You Should GoTomas Ulrich (Primary), Rolf Sturm (Guitar), Michael Bisio (Bass)Welcome to the debut of Tomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult. This recording so impressed the folks at CIMP Records that they immediately contracted for three recordings on that label. Hard to describe this group as it comfortably draws from a broad pallet, not just from the Jazz/improvised music genre but from the so-called Classical, Pop, and Rock genres. On this live date you'll get Cargo Cult in the raw ... ComposanceMichael Bisio (Bass), Rob Blakeslee (Brass), Greg Campbell (Percussion)Here's a date that just bristles. Mike Bisio is acknowledged by fellow musicians and listeners alike as one of the finest of bassists. Blessed with a distinctive technique, he digs deep and bares his considerable soul with the equally compelling voices of Rob Blakeslee's trumpet and Greg Campbell's forward and complementary percussion. This is a trio of strengths. It would be hard not to be moved by their work and its purpose.
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CIMPFest 2009 live in Villach, AustriaMichael Bisio, John Carlson, Dominic Duval, Avram Fefer, Ken Filiano, William Gagliardi, Stephen Gauci, Lou Grassi, Jimmy Halperin, David Hofstra, John O'Gallagher, Jay Rosen, Kenny Wessell DiscoversCargo Cult, Tomas Ulrich, Michael Bisio, Rolf SturmThis is Cargo Cult’s fourth recording (Cadence Jazz 1214, CIMPs 375, 380) and this trio is continuing to find interest in their ever evolving concepts: always musical. Their last release had them addressing covers/standards. This time out they all contribute originals, compositions strong enough in their musicality to stop you in your tracks. If you haven’t tested the Cargo Cult waters, do so and find out what has CIMP so excited. Lonely House (Covers)Tomas Ulrich, Rolf Sturm, Michael Bisio, Cargo CultTomas Ulrich's Cargo Cult: certainly one of the definitive string groups of the 21st century and perhaps the most versatile and expansive. This latest release follows up CIMP 375 and Cadence Jazz 1214 with a recording that references a wide range of compositions. The inspirations here range from Leadbelly to Monk. Definitely an enchanting and fun listening experience. Porgy / Bess Act 2David Arner, Michael Bisio, Jay RosenHere is the companion to CIMP 374 as David Arner gives us his concluding takes of "Porgy & Bess." No rehash here. Just imaginative playing inspired by Gershwin. Familiar in its suggestions yet out on the edge. If you heard Act 1 (CIMP 374) then Act 2 will be an equally pleasant indulgence for the mind and ears. Cargo CultTomas Ulrich, Rolf Sturm, Michael BisioCargo Cult’s first recording (Cadence Jazz Records 1214) was so inspiring, CIMP moved quickly to make this recording. And this recording further inspired CIMP enough to record two more (to be released in the near future) performances by this group. Here is a string trio like you’ve never heard before. Passionate, improvising, beautiful compositions, and soulful delivery. Try this and listen to what the fuss is all about. Porgy/Bess Act 1David Arner, Michael Bisio, Jay RosenInspired by Miles’ and Gil Evans’ interpretations of Porgy & Bess, the genuflecting stops there. This is the first volume of a concert that will please listeners of post Bop piano trio music as well as fans of the Gershwin classic, but will not please the traditionalists and purists. An inspirational and accessible outing. AMMichael Bisio, Avram Fefer, Stephen Gauci, Jay RosenHere at last is the mate to CIMP 360. Fresh from recent gigs in Austria and New York, this power quartet wows everybody whenever they play. Michael Bisio’s compositions and driving force make great demands but Messrs. Fefer, Gauci, and Rosen have power and imagination in reserve. Meaty music for the hungry and discriminating listener. Blue Flint GirlDavid Haney, Michael Bisio, Adam LaneDavid Haney continues to impress and confound a listening audience. Totally unpredictable on this concert, there are shades of Dada, Old-timey, Avant, New music—all interwoven with two of the finest bassists in play. It’s hard to prepare (i.e., make assumptions) for a Haney recital. So here are nine cuts that come at you from all directions. Relax and enjoy the ride. And then there are those bassists ... CIMP 360: Circle ThisMichael Bisio, Avram Fefer, Stephen Gauci, Jay RosenHere's a powerful listening experience that combines the distinct and intricate compositions of Mike Bisio with spot-on execution and brilliant solo statements from the individual band members. There's plenty of meat here for the mind and body from this large quartet. Arguably, Mike Bisio's most powerful work to date—and that's saying a lot. SubstratumStephen Gauci, Michael Bisio, Jay RosenThis session updates the Gauci Trio (see CIMP 326). Whether inside or outside, Stephen Gauci plays with a heady and focused passion. There's nothing belabored in this offering. Credit also has to go to the rhythm of Mike Bisio (one of the most respected artists in this field) and Jay Rosen (an uncannily quick and sensitive drummer). Stephen Gauci presents mindful music—again! Pulling StringsMichael Bisio, Tomas UlrichFor years cellist Tomas Ulrich has been electrifying every group he's been a part of and now, finally, steps out as a co-leader. Mike Bisio, the bassist's bassist, makes up the other half. There's no place to hide here as the two essay eight of Mike's compositions, four of Tomas', and one of Dom Minasi's originals. The results of this meeting of two phenomenal players are definitely up to the potential offered and the talent noted. Painting Breath, Stoking FireMichael Bisio, Avram FeferAvram Fefer constructed this 12-part suite and the duet offers up a full canvas of music as it pushes and keeps everything inventive & musical and the listener's interest & attention. A small group but full listening. Recorded January 18, 2005.
ConnectionsMichael Bisio, Avram Fefer, Stephen Gauci, Jay RosenMichael Bisio, the highly respected Pacific West Coast bassist/composer, put together these compositions specifically for this reed and rhythm quartet. Wonderful music which contains the composition "Basic Deconstruction"?a piece that captures an event we believe is unique in recording history. That's a teaser to get you to listen. That aside, this music stands on its own. Recorded January 17 & 18, 2005. ZebulonMichael Bisio, Joe McPheeThis duo, first recorded on CIMP 127, returns to the Spirit Room for futher explorations of their muses-aduo redo. Recorded July 6 & 7, 1998. Finger WigglersMichael Bisio, Joe McPheeWest Coast bassist Bisio and the renaissance man McPhee began working together in the mid-90's. The compatability is such that by 1996 they were able to turn this classic encounter into a brilliantly warm and chewy session. Recorded Sept. 18 & 19, 1996.