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Drummer Abbey Rader Releases Smoldering New Trio Album - "The Message" Available August 26

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The Message captures the spiritual sound of Abbey Rader and two members of his acclaimed quartet, John McMinn and Noah Brandmark. The album is their first as a trio and the latest chapter in their quest for musical unity, following Live at PAX (2011) and Reach for the Skies (2013), named runner-up for Album of the Year by Avant Music News. The longtime collaborators push each other through relentless explorations as they seek to interpret the three phases of life: Arrival, Indulgence and Departure. This session was recorded in January 2014 at a live radio performance on Evenin' Jazz with The Real Tracy Fields at WLRN Miami.

The album is available for purchase and download at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital stores.

Personnel: Abbey Rader - drums, percussion; John McMinn - tenor sax, piano, piccolo; Noah Brandmark - alto saxophone.

About Abbey Rader

Rader is a musician and composer who has dedicated his life to playing improvised music as part of a spiritual quest for deeper meaning. He is heavily influenced by his study of Buddhism under the tutelage of the Master Sheng Yen, beginning in 1975 at the Ch’an Center in Queens, New York. His career spans over four decades with a discography that includes 27 albums, the majority under his leadership. He lived in Europe in the late 70s and 80s where he performed with John Handy, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Gunter Hampel, Jeanne Lee, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and had his own band, The Right Time. He was a clinician for Sonor drums for many years and taught jazz drum set studies at several universities in Germany. Since returning to America, he has performed and recorded with Dave Liebman, Billy Bang, Frank Lowe, Ed Schuller, Kidd Jordan and many others.

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