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While We Still Have Bodies

2 September 2016, Live at Spectrum, NYC

Michael Foster, saxophone, objects, samples... ~ Ben Gerstein, trombone, objects, radio, samples...
Sean Ali, bass, objects, samples... ~ Flin van Hemmen, percussion, objects, samples, piano (2nd set)...

Set 1 57:O5 || Set 2 1:O4:OO



























Quartet



May 8, 2014, live in Brooklyn
BG, trombone w/ & w/out bassoon reed; trom-phone
Mike Pride, Flin van Hemmen, Carlo Costa, percussion

1. 53:13












Quintet
BG, trombone; Mat Maneri, viola; Craig Taborn, piano; Garth Stevenson, bass; Randy Peterson, drums
Live at Douglass St, March 13, 2012

1. 40:44
2. 14:19









with Eivind Opsvik & Jonathan Moritz
March 2012
BG, trombone, keyboard, drums; Eivind Opsvik, bass, keyboard, drums; Jonathan Moritz, saxophone
Recorded and mixed by Eivind Opsvik

24:16








Quartet
BG - trombone
Mat Maneri - viola
Jonathan Moritz - tenor & soprano saxophone
Garth Stevenson - bass

January 11, 2011
The Stone, NYC

1. 47:31

2. 15:49








BG - trombone, bassoon reed
Mat Maneri - viola
Garth Stevenson - bass

September 9, 2010
Douglass Street Music Collective - Brooklyn, NY

1. 44:16

2. 9:43








trio


in Battery Harris Fort Tilden military base. Rockaway, New York.

August 2010

BG - trombone, bassoon reed, voice
Jonathan Moritz - tenor & soprano saxophone
Dan Peck - tuba, voice

22:08

18:27

16:45

















BLACK STARS cut-up



May 5, 2010
A little commission from old friend Jason Moran for a collage piece using his album Black Stars. Thanks, J...

1. 4:00

2. Live from the Village Vanguard 10/6/10 (NPR)










Gerstein-Malaby Quartet



Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Dan Peck, tuba; Ches Smith, drums; BG, trombone, compositions
February 13, 2010 - Cornelia St. Cafe, NYC
photos: Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET

40:20
















Sextet improvisations


BG - trombone; Michael Attias - alto saxophone; Mat Maneri - viola
Jacob Sacks - piano; Thomas Morgan - bass; Eivind Opsvik - bass

April 30, 2010
Live from Ibeam Music Studio, Brooklyn

1. 1:13:25


















Trio improvisations
Michael Attias, alto saxophone; BG, trombone; Mat Maneri, viola
November 10, 2009 - live from the Douglass St. Music Collective

Part 1 24:35
Part 2
23:24








T H E G A T E S


BG - trombone, record players
Jacob Sacks (left), Craig Taborn (right) - farfisa organ
Thomas Morgan (left), Eivind Opsvik (right) - bass
Dan Weiss (left), John McLellan (right) - drums
Jacob Garchik - computer, accordion

September 18, 2009 - New Languages Festival, Brooklyn, NY

1:05:49



















Jacob Sacks Quintet
BG, Jacob Garchik - trombone; Jacob Sacks - piano, composition
Dave Ambrosio - bass; Vinnie Sperrazza - drums

May 25, 2007
Rose Music Live - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
New Languages Festival


1. "Two" 8:10








Mike Pride's Drummer's Corpse



February 21, 2007 - Tonic, NYC
Mike Pride, vocals; Chris Welcome, guitar; myself and four other drummers scattered around the space. "A 33-minute, multi-layer, polyrhythmic, hyper-dense, drone-based catharsis music for drummers composed by Mike Pride." - Mike Pride

excerpt 6:51












Mat Maneri - viola; Joe Maneri - reeds and organ; BG - trombone; Craig Taborn - piano and electronics; Ed Schuller - bass; John McLellan - drums
Album available on Thirsty Ear Records

* These were the last public performances by Joe Maneri (1927-2009)




October 21, 2006 - live in Maine

Part 1 37:51
Part 2 18:39
Part 3 11:09


October 22, 2006 - live in Cambridge

Part 1 21:56
Part 2 22:07
Part 3 12:14




October 23, 2006 - live in Montreal

Part 1 30:47
Part 2 25:43
Part 3 10:05
Joe Maneri 1:02


October 25, 2006 - live in Philadelphia

Part 1 24:46
Part 2 47:46


October 26, 2006 - live in NYC

Part 1 33:33
Part 2 6:49










with Joe and Mat Maneri




Joe Maneri, alto saxophone; Mat Maneri, viola; BG, trombone; Jacob Sacks, keyboard; John Hebert, bass; John McLellan, drums

January 12, 2006 at BARBES, Brooklyn, NY.



Track 1










a Jacob Sacks quintet

Live at the Friend's Seminary, NYC
January 14, 2005

Jacob Sacks - piano; BG - trombone (first solo); Jacob Garchik - trombone; Thomas Morgan - bass; Dan Weiss - drums

Track 1








'Desseins Eternels' - Olivier Messiaen



June 2004

Composed by Olivier Messiaen as the third movement of La Nativite du Seigneur for solo organ (The Birth of the Lord - Nine Meditations for Organ) which I arranged to play as a soloist at a concert with The Metro Trombone Ensemble at St. James Catholic Church in Brooklyn. Moments before this performance began, birds outside just beyond the stained-glass windows began chirping excitedly in the dark blue glow of an early summer evening. I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to perform this piece with and for everyone.

Desseins Eternels








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