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Former Screaming Trees drummer releases new album

May 8, 2012 by  

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Former Screaming Trees drummer releases new album

BARRETT MARTIN GROUP release ‘ARTIFACT’ on JULY 26th on Sunyata Records

Seattle drummer and composer Barrett Martin and his world fusion jazz group return with their 5th album in 8 years titled, “Artifact”,on Sunyata Records.

Artifact was produced and mixed by legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees) and is by far the band’s best and most adventurous album to date.

The album showcases a rhythmic fusion of jazz and rock with the band’s liberal use of world music styles, exotic melodies and psychedelia. Now grown to a septet made up of Seattle’s top jazz musicians Barrett lays down his well-known tribal jazz grooves, and Kevin Hudson’s deep in the pocket bass lines serve as the string theory that holds it all together. Paul Fischer’s R&B guitar gives the album a ‘60s Stax/Motown vibe, while Joe Doria seamlessly handles all manner of keyboard duties ranging from grand piano and Hammond B3, to Fender rhodes and a funky clavinet. Ben Thomas provides shimmering, hypnotic vibraphone and marimba lines, and decade-long Tuatara. “The BMG” also features Hindustani vocalist Mehnaz Hoosein on 4 of the album tracks.

The band will be playing dates in the US, South America, and Europe throughout 2012 in support of “Artifact.”

Artifact is on Sunyata Records Barrett’s label that has already bought everyone the “Last Words: The Final Recordings” by the Screaming Trees and promises to deliver some equally stellar releases in the near future.

Artifat track listing
1. Float Like A Butterfly
2. Way Down
3. Intersections
4. Lotus Eater
5. Sama Sama
6. Voodoo Charm
7. Dark Forest
8. Ghost Mountain
9. Sarasvati
10. Rainmaker
11. Ichcha
12. Incandescere
13. Cannibal
14. Sanbusco

Catalog Number: BMG005
Label: Sunyata Records
UPC: 678277196124

Produced by Barrett Martin and Jack Endino
Mixed by Jack Endino
Photography by Charles Peterson

Dave Carter – Trumpet
Joe Doria – Piano on Intersections
Paul Fischer – Electric Guitars
Mehnaz Hoosein – Chants, Vocals, Incantations
Kevin Hudson – Electric Bass
Barrett Martin – Drums, Gamelans, Percussion, Clay Flutes
John Rangel – Fender Rhodes on Sanbusco
Nathan Spicer – Piano, Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes
Ben Thomas – Vibraphone
Ed Ulman – Trombone




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