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Funnel 08:15
Chip Log 07:16
Boter 04:30
Bathychord 13:19
Coelacanth 07:24
White Sea 09:30


Driff Records 1502


released November 1, 2015

Jorrit Dijkstra | alto saxophone, lyricon, analog synth
Pandelis Karayorgis | piano
Tony Malaby | soprano and tenor saxophones
Seth Meicht | alto and tenor saxophones
Charlie Kohlhase | tenor and baritone saxophones
Taylor Ho Bynum | cornet
Forbes Graham | trumpet
Daniel Rosenthal | trumpet
Jeb Bishop | trombone
Jeff Galindo | trombone
Josiah Reibstein | tuba
Nate McBride | bass
Jef Charland | bass
Luther Gray | drums
Andrew Neumann | analog electronics

Recorded at Wellspring Sound Studio, Acton, MA on July 21, 2015 by Eric Kilburn. Mixing and editing by Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT. Mastering by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, CA. Cover art by Else Bostelmann, National Geographic ©1934. Photo by Julie Mallozzi. Graphic design by Hidde Dijkstra. Special thanks to: Andy Voelker, Jerry Sabatini, Randy Pingrey, Kelly Roberge, Matt Langley, Katherine Young, Gill Aharon, The Lily Pad. This project was made possible thanks to a grant from Cambridge Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Compositions by Pandelis Karayorgis: © Stray Line Publishing, ASCAP
Compositions by Jorrit Dijkstra: © Buma/Stemra

Bathysphere (Greek words βαθύς (bathus), “deep" and σφαῖρα (sphaira), "sphere") is a large ensemble project that brings together improvisers from the Boston community—as well as out-of-town guests Jeb Bishop, Tony Malaby, and Taylor Ho Bynum, who joined us for this recording. The group’s name comes from the deep-sea submersible in which scientists William Beebe and Otis Barton set diving records in 1934. Our own explorations take place within a fifteen-member ensemble that includes two analog synthesizers and an abundance of deep pitches: two basses, two trombones, tuba, and baritone sax. The pieces were composed with the individual musicians in mind and their contributions during the rehearsal process were crucial.

Pandelis Karayorgis and Jorrit Dijkstra, September 2015


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Driff Records is a small record label founded by Boston based musicians Pandelis Karayorgis and Jorrit Dijkstra. Driff's releases feature likeminded improvisers from both sides of the Atlantic.

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