Playlist: Frank Rosaly
Frank Rosaly is a drummer and composer currently living in Chicago. He has been involved in the improvised and experimental music community since 2001 where he has become an integral part of the Chicago scene, navigating a fine line between the vibrant improvised music, experimental, rock and jazz communities. He contributes much of his time to performing, composing, teaching, as well as organizing musical events, while also touring regularly. Frank is currently active in many projects throughout Chicago as well as New York and in Europe. Some groups include Matana Robert's Chicago Project, Mandarin Movie, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten Quintet, Scorch Trio and Tres Hongos.
Frank Rosaly's new solo release "Centering and Displacement" is available now via Utech Records.
This playlist represents the last couple months of music that remain in my memory. Some of the music was simply discovered while on tour with Tres Hongos, others were research as I was writing music for a new group grappling with Puerto Rican bomba, plena and seis, while some of it was simply because I was in the mood.
Mosaic Select: Boogie Woogie & Blues Piano (Mosaic MS-030)
Robyn – Body Talk pt. 1 (Modular)
Asbestos Death – Dejection, Unclean (Southern Lord)
Jaap Blonk’s large ensemble, Splinks – Consensus (Kontrans 1545)
Willie Colon – The Hustler (Fania 9141)
Food – Veggie (Rune Grammofon 2027)
SSSD – Home (Grob 431)
Apocalypse Of Death – Fuck the Future (Self Released)
Eliane Radigue – Adnos I-III (particularly, II) (Table of the Elements 55)
Mon Rivera – Kijis Konar (Ansonia 383)
Jeff Parker Trio – Bright Light in Winter (Delmark 2015)
Mats Gusstofson – Begnt (Utech 072)
Bad Brains – Black Dots (Caroline 7534)
Cortijo y Su Combo – Bueno, Y Qué? (Rhumba 55534)
Boubacar Diagne – Tabala Wolof: Sufi Drumming of Senegal (Village Pulse 1002)
Damien Jurado – single “The Killer”
Robert Simpson – Symphony No. 2/Symphony No. 4 (Hyperion 66505)
Los Zafiros – Bossa Cubana (Nonesuch 79572)
Minutemen – Double Nickels on a Dime (SST)
Joe Harriott – Abstract (Redial 538 183)