Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding “Last Flight Out” (Independent, 2020)

Ok, to be clear from the very start, Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding are described as a Chicago jazz-folk ensemble so, for some, inclusion here may be construed as a bit of a stretch even if we do surely by now accept that Americana is a very broad church. When the lead instrument is a vibraphone with the close support of the strings of violin, viola and cello, then that stretch takes on limousine like proportions. Continue reading “Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding “Last Flight Out” (Independent, 2020)”

Video: Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding “Last Flight Out”

Here is a fascinating, dream-like animated video from Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding.  Alongside  song-writer, Dawson, the band consist of respected members of the Chicago jazz and improvised music scene: vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, drummer Charles Rumback and bassist Jason Roebke.  ‘Last Flight Out’ is taken from an upcoming album on which there’s an emphasis on free structures and improvisation.  The end result is calming music to begin a busy week.  Enjoy.