Forth

NCM 40132 — October 2011

  1. Wayne Shorter's Tune With All Different Notes (5:32)
  2. Run (4:12)
  3. Terpsichore (4:06)
  4. Popejoy (4:54)
  5. Comfort Toon (6:38)
  6. Imaginary Soda (3:39)
  7. A Brief Nirvana (6:03)
  8. Girias Do Norte (3:24)
  9. The Burning (3:19)
  10. Sweet Home California (4:52)

NCM 40132 — October 2011

The Four Bags

Forth

With their new album “Forth” The Four Bags continue a decade-long adventure. Their signature sound, a combination of disparate instruments, is skillfully deployed over ten tracks, alternating intricate originals with a diverse collection of arrangements. The Four Bags tackle death metal, Persian classical, Brazilian pop, and French electronica, ever expanding their stylistic palette while imprinting a distinctive stamp on the music. “Forth” follows three critically acclaimed releases on NCM East Records. A captivating blend of trombone, accordion, guitar and woodwinds, The Four Bags have been based in New York City since 1999.

  • Band Members
  • Brian Drye Trombone
  • Jacob Garchik Accordion
  • Sean Moran Guitar, Baritone Guitar
  • Mike McGinnis Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

www.thefourbags.com

  • News & Reviews
  • "Exuberant, virtuosic, and light-spirited….the Four bags make smart music with a quiet, joyful intensity” (The New Republic)

    Combining the vibrancy of modern jazz and popular music with the sophistication of a classical chamber group, The Four Bags features a captivating blend ofTrombone (Brian Drye), Accordion (Jacob Garchik), Guitar (Sean Moran) andWoodwinds (Mike McGinnis). Each member brings a distinct compositional voice to the ensemble, creating a body of work with an astonishing array of tonal colors. In addition to mind-bending improvisations and fresh originals, The Four Bags draw from a diverse collection of music from Arnold Schoenberg to the Beastie Boys in a way that is "wonderfully difficult to define, easy to enjoy." (David Garland, WNYC)