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Sat, Apr 15 2017 9:30 PM

Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland
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Sound Etiquette Record Release With Grex

Come celebrates the release of their debut album on Orenda Records at The Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland on April 15, 2017 with special guests Grex. Music starts at 9:30pm All Ages $5-$10 sliding scale or $15 w/CD!

Nick Obando - sax
Eli Wallace - keys
Aaron Levin - drums

Orenda Records

Sound Etiquette melds avant-garde & free-jazz aesthetics with more contemporary styles to create music that pays tribute to the creative improv traditions of the past while reinvigorating them with a distinctly modern character. Their self-titled debut on Orenda Records imagines a universe where the small-minded distinctions of musical genre become obsolete. This kaleidoscopic collection of music will take you on a journey where the line between improvisation and composition is erased, giving way to a space where new unions of sound are possible.

"Sound Etiquette revisits an old, forgotten virtue from the earliest days of electric jazz, when an amplified keyboard alongside acoustic instruments played with pure instinct was synonymous with timbre-rich fuzziness and freedom."
-Something Else!

"This trio’s most obvious influence seems to be early 70’s Miles Davis. With a signature electronic sound that harkens back to the analog nature of that era."
-Avant Music News

"The trio has an intuitive sense for group dynamics in musical space. Each knows when to step forward into the mix with a soloistic gesture, and when to offer sounds in support. The sense of listening is present throughout, as is the feeling of collective exploration."
-Jazz Scene Magazine

Karl A. D. Evangelista - guitar, vox, etc.
M. Rei Scampavia Evangelista - piano, vox, etc.

Grex is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a “grex” is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz. This event's striking “two man band” configuration recalls a spectrum of wild duos ranging from The White Stripes and Skeleton Crew to John Coltrane's Interstellar Space.

Cost: $5-$10 sliding scale or $15 with CD!
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