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A powerhouse group including some of the Midwest’s finest improvisers, :beta collective uses a wide range of orchestration and textures to create a cinematic soundscape set to distinctive and forceful grooves.
“A better illustration of the marvelous balance Bruce and company strike between improvisation and compositional form would be hard to conceive”
-Ron Schepper, Textura
Highlight reel from an intimate performance at Negative Space Gallery
Tri-C Jazz Fest 2020 (virtual)
“...a generous, accessible sound with an exploratory edge, Bruce brings a finely-polished technique that is at the same time subtly discontent, searching for new expressions and willing to take some chances along the way”.
-Troy Dostert, All About Jazz
"...an exceptional concept record that explores the notion of respecting the genre’s architects while also feeling empowered enough to forge ahead within its own path".
-Imran Mirza, UK Vibe
Video for the title track from the new album,
Mind the Mystics
Chris Anderson- trombone
Chris Coles-alto sax, tenor sax, vocoder
Brad Wagner- soprano sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet
Theron Brown- keys, melodica
Will Wedmedyk- vibraphone
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