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Light Industry is an acoustic improvising trio led by drummer Chris Cawthray.
The trio features two of Chris' favourite musicians: the infamously telepathic and in-demand Toronto double-bassist Jim Sexton and the most definitely Google-worthy Glen Hall on saxophone.
"I am writing music specifically for these guys to play WITH me. I like to think that when I compose this music, I am writing TO them, and I hope our performances bear the proof that they are getting the messages."
The compositions themselves are skeletal; short melodies underpinned by the bass. Interpretation and improvisation are essential to realizing these pieces; two musical skills these players deliver in droves.
The recording was done in one afternoon at Jean Martin's The Farm studio in Toronto. Martin captures the trio in exquisite depth of timbre and breadth of tonal colour.
released May 25, 2017
chris cawthray: drums, percussion
glen hall: tenor saxophone, percussion
jim sexton: double-bass
music composed by chris cawthray (SOCAN)
produced by chris cawthray for Coagulated International
engineered, recorded, and mixed by Jean Martin at The Farm (TORONTO)
chris cawthray plays PAISTE cymbals courtesy of PAISTE America
chris cawthray plays AQUARIAN drumheads courtesy of Canadian Drum Gear