This album was completely improvised in the studio. There were no second takes, no talk-downs, and no editing; only minor trimmimg for presentation.
SugaWack is a group of South Florida based musicians with a long-standing collective musical history, who co-create spontaneous jazz compositions, chamber-type pieces, and soundscapes. One could call what they do "jazz art". They are quickly becoming known around Florida, having performed concerts in Jacksonville, Orlando, Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach, and live on FAU College Radio in Boca Raton..
This album proudly features NYC pianist/composer Marc Puricelli. Marc has performed with Chet Baker, Sonny Fortune and Alvin Ailey. He has presented clinics and master-classes worldwide on the art of improvisation, and was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” heard on National Public Radio.
Also featured is circuit-bending free improvisation artist Lucy Bonk. Using her electronics as a jazz instrument, she employs a Korg Monotribe in the studio, and adds a circuit-bent Kaossilator on "Tesla".
Richard Brookens, alto flute, alto/bari saxophones, bass clarinet, tibetal singing bowl, whirly tube
John D. Beers lll, trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic and vocal effects, percussive effects
Marc Puricelli, piano, melodica
Lucy Bonk, monotribe, circuit bent kaossilator
David Tomasello, doublebass,
Jeff Abbott, drums, percussion, aluminum tube xylophone
All compositions by SugaWack
Except #10 by Richard Brookens
Recorded at Echo Beach Studios, Jupiter, FL 3/28/2013
Except #12 recorded in Lake Worth, FL 1/5/2013
Mixed/mastered at Yellow Bell Studios by Richard Brookens and Jeff Abbott
Cover art by Jerry Hanzl
Produced by Jeff Abbott