Global illage - The Complete Portland Sessions
The powerful alliance of Jim Hamilton, Chris Cuzme, Danny Sears, and Tim Motzer makes this one of the world's premiere improvising ensembles. Global illage is forging new pathways in dark ambient world music with modified percussion and telepathic improvisations over layers of dense sound. Available as a 3 volume download with over 3 hours of remarkable music.
Recorded in Portland Oregon while the band was there to play the String Cheese Incident Festival in 2010. The two days ahead of the festival gave them rare time together in the studio and resulted in this amazing outpouring of music—over three hours of it, raw and unedited adventures in music.
Recorded at Portland Underground Recording by PE Strickland in August 2010 Portland, Oregon.
Mixed by Brian Boland at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia December 2010.
Mastered by Jeff Chestek at the Hat, Philadelphia June 2012 with additional editing and sequencing at 1k recordings by Tim Motzer.
"ALBUM OF THE DAY: Global illage's The Complete Portland Sessions, featuring world-class improvisers Tim Motzer, Chris Cuzme, Jim Hamilton, and Dan Sears. This is an epic, 3 hour + release that captures the quartet in rare form. Conceptually, it's akin to a modern invocation of the spirit of late 60's/early '70's Miles Davis."
Anil Prasad (Innerviews, Guitar Player Magazine)
released July 11, 2013
Jim Hamilton - percussion
Chris Cuzme - saxophones, bass, percussion
Dan Sears - trumpet, fluegelhorn, keyboards
Tim Motzer - acoustic-electric guitar, electronics