August 3, 2017
HOUSE OF STAIRS
LIVE-LAYERED VOCAL, POLYRHYTHMIC TEXTURES AND BACKBEATS
THURSDAY, AUG 3 @ 7PM
The band includes vocalist and loop artist Holly Pyle, Garrison Jones on keys and keyboard bass, Stephen Avalos on drums and Shea Marshall on a collection of instruments including bass clarinet, saxophone, harmonica, accordion and synth for added textures. Garrison and Stephen initially met in a jazz combo at Scottsdale Community College. A few years later they found Holly at a few local jazz shows; immediately they started composing music together at a driven pace and haven’t stopped since. Shea, Holly’s partner, instantly added additional elements and arrangement ideas when not performing with his regular project, The Sugar Thieves.
Initially the group rearranged compositions already completed by Holly, but since early on the compositional approach has been more collaborative and synesthetic, building upon blocks of improvisation and layering soundscapes with additional layers of visual poetry. Holly’s vocals range from an ethereal choral soundscaping to a soulful timbre reminiscent of Erykah Badu to an occasional grit inspired by Etta James. Most distinctive to the group is use of live-layered vocals alongside polyrhythmic textures and Dilla-inspired backbeats.
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music Some performances are ticketed and some are donation-based where participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist and venue. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on 7th Street south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.