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Talking Ear

  • Spying
  • The Nate Benedict Group

// Talking Ear \\ (Toldeo)
A five piece modern jazz and new music ensemble dedicated to providing a unique experience for their listeners through composition, collaboration, and improvisation.

// Spying \\ (New York)
Formed to bring to life the compositions of guitarist Lucas Brode, SPYING present a new, subtle take on jazz-fusion, with a focus on improvisation, and textural variety. Influences include the jazz-experimentalism of guitarists Bill Frisell & Nels Cline, the modern form & rhythmic sensibilities of composers John Zorn & Steve Reich, the energy and feel of rock bands such as Sonic Youth & Yo La Tengo, and the textural moods of artists like Mogwai & Brian Eno. The duo, consisting of Brode and drummer Sammy Wags, put an equal emphasis on the melodic, harmonic, textural, and rhythmic concepts of the consonance-dissonance relationship.

// The Nathan Benedict Group \\
Collaborative guitar jazz.