Drye and Drye

NCM40135 — July 2013

  1. Blues For Jimmy
  2. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  3. Ossification
  4. The Empty Chair
  5. Precious Silver
  6. Elbows
  7. April 1st, 1910
  8. Home Brew
  9. Sidney
  10. Orion

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, March 2011 by Mike Marciano
Photos by Jacob Garchik
Design and Layout by Valerie Truccia

NCM40135 — July 2013

Drye & Drye

Drye and Drye

The theme of collaboration weaves a tidy thread through “Open Letter,” the newest release from Brooklyn-based trombonist Brian Drye and his baritone saxophonist father Howard Drye. The enormous ampersand that dominates the album cover gives way, when opened, to a sparse line drawing of the two Dryes, facing each other, ostensibly deep in communication about the music. The collaborative efforts don’t start and end with the artwork; this double CD features ten original compositions, five by the elder Drye and five by the younger, each written to honor an influence from the composer’s musical journey. The Dryes are joined by a bevy of top-flight musicians who provide the alchemy that turns this meeting of the minds and notes into something that is far greater than the sum of its tunes. In addition to the Dryes, “Open Letter” features Jeff Hermanson on trumpet and fluegelhorn, Mike McGinnis (Brian’s bandmate in the excellent chamber ensemble The Four Bags) on winds, Dan Fabricatore on bass, and Vinnie Sperrazza at the drum kit.

  • Band Members
  • Howard Drye Baritone Saxophone
  • Brian Drye Trombone
  • Mike McGinnis Clarinet, Soprano, Alto
  • Jeff Hermanson Trumpet
  • Vinnie Sperrazza Drums
  • Dan Fabricatore Bass

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