The Ghostly Bee

Description: 
What's the buzz?
Composers: 
George Cartwright
Performers: 
Adam Linz
Bruce Golden
Chris Parker
Davey Williams
George Cartwright
Catalog Number: 
#206
Genre: 
Jazz
Collection: 
saxophone
improvisation
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN

UPC: 
726708620622
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Dec 16, 2004
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

The Ghostly Bee

One Sheet: 

George Cartwright is a legend. Yeah, I know that’s a sword that shouldn’t be thrown around lightly , and I'm not. He was there in the 80s, starting the improv skronk scene with his band Curlew that would define the avant scene for the rest of the century. 

Working with turntablists like the Fog, and his jazz punk trio GloryLand PonyCat, his music rides a strange line between Ellington and Ornette. With melodies wrangled to their essence, structures dense, clear and unpredictable it is a music that stands on its own or topples gloriously. The Ghostly Bee sees Cartwright with a killer ensemble mixing people from all stages of his life: guitar great Davey Willams, drummer Bruce Golden, Chris Parker on keys and rising-star bass ace Adam Linz. All this in a limited edition package of 500 artfully packaged by Wes Winship of Burlesque design. The liner notes are by the incomparable Michael DeCapite. 

Reviews: 

Sounds like a humming bird caught in the drapes.

- Newsweek