Daryl Lowery: Getting Ready to Record Your Band "Live" in the Studio

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Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

Daryl Lowery's jazz!Quartet—featuring Berklee faculty Mark Walker drums, Consuelo Candelaria-Barry piano, and Keala Kaumeheiwa bass—will perform some original music in preparation for an upcoming recording session slated for August. This will be followed by a discussion of how the band is preparing for the experience of “cutting" live, and with pre-production strategies unique to the process of recording a group of live musicians.

A Berklee faculty member since 1987, saxophonist Lowery was born and raised in the Metropolitan New York area. After coming to Boston to study at New England Conservatory, he recorded and/or performed with such notables as the eclectic Ran Blake, Boston’s funk legend Ellis Hall, and Dizzy Gillespie and Jackie Byard. He has been a member of Al Kooper’s band for the past 12 years and is featured on his latest releases, Black Coffee and White Chocolate. His group, Instant!Groove, released its highly successful first recording in 2004, of which Jazziz magazine wrote, “[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz.' …The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos… resulting in a sound akin to guitarist John Scofield’s A Go Go CD, on which he was backed by organ trio Medeski, Martin, and Wood.” The band's current release, "Let It Go," features Rakalam Bob Moses on drums and the late T Lavitz on electric organ.