We like to think that music has been a continuous history of generational shifts. Kids don't like the same music that their parents do. Or do they? I've seen a lot of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd t-shirts on teenagers lately. And yesterday Alex Chilton, the ultimate outsider, was honored in Congress. It took his untimely departure to motivate it, but yesterday Chilton was honored with a speech on the House floor.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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