Seven Grain

Seven Grain

by Variable Unit
     
 

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Variable Unit is a loosely knit collective bringing together some of the Bay Area's most talented musicians. The five members here come from a variety of musical backgrounds -- from jazz to hip-hop to classical and rock -- and the eclectic, engaging Seven Grain clearly reflects that diversity. Stalwart drummer Ron E. Beck combinesSee more details below

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Variable Unit is a loosely knit collective bringing together some of the Bay Area's most talented musicians. The five members here come from a variety of musical backgrounds -- from jazz to hip-hop to classical and rock -- and the eclectic, engaging Seven Grain clearly reflects that diversity. Stalwart drummer Ron E. Beck combines with Matt Montgomery to provide the foundation for Variable Unit's ambitious sonic explorations. Funk, soul, and jazz are the touchstones of this subtle, often-sensuous mix which is as notable for its consistency as it is for its quality. While Variable Unit is clearly looking to stretch musical boundaries, Seven Grain never tends toward needless self-indulgence. The compositions here are energetic yet restrained, and the mix is seamless. The tracks featuring indie rapper Azeem stand out as particularly memorable.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2002
Label:
Wide Hive Records
UPC:
0698873023914
catalogNumber:
239

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Variable Unit   Primary Artist
Paul Hanson   Bassoon
Calvin Keys   Guitar
Ben Conrad   Guitar,Percussion
Azeem   Vocals
Ron E. Beck   Drums
VU Project   Track Performer
Jon Birdsong   Trumpet,Tuba,Horn Section
Matt Montgomery   Standup Bass
Mike Rinta   Trombone
DJ Zeph   Turntables
Kat Ouano   fender rhodes
Gregory Howe   Guitar
Nathalie Sanchez   Vocals
Wil Blades   Organ
Joe Cohen   Saxophone

Technical Credits

John Coltrane   Composer
Ben Conrad   Engineer,Mastering
Thomas Lanaux   Artwork
Gregory Howe   Producer,Engineer

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