Max Seigel presented works for 6 bass trombones and 6 baritone saxophones.

Max Seigel presented works for 6 bass trombones and 6 baritone saxophones.

Tonight’s NYSWU meeting at 58N6th Media labs was curated by Brian Drye and was billed as the biggest and most bombastic event yet to be presented as part of our ongoing bi-monthly series of trombone-centric episodes. After a killing set by Brian’s Scopa Trio featuring Geoff Kraly on bass and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums, Max Seigel delivered into the world a most spectacular sound by way of his twelve person unit featuring six bass trombone and six baritone saxophones. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, Max’s “A Dozen Low-Pitched Roses” was interpreted by fourteen trombonist with the help of Kraly and Sperrazza was presented with featured soloist Josh Roseman and and guest bass clarinetist Don Slatoff. This was by far one of the most mind blowing experiences I’ve ever witnessed, and am glad to have shared in the experience with the packed house that was curious to see exactly what’s been going on in the world of New York slide players.

From Drye-the-curator:

Max’s music came across beautifully even for a first reading. Max has a great sense of humor which comes across in his writing. I encourage everyone to check it out. From Max “Thanks again for this great opportunity to get my music read in a great space. We all had a blast and are hoping to do it again soon.” Check back here for more postings and info on upcoming shows.

Brian Drye