This is a piece I just recently composed and had played that I’m really excited about.

If you know me then you know that my number one thing I like to do is subvert expectations about what any particular style of music should sound like.

With this piece, Sloove The Traction, I take a “jazz big band” and make them play my own twisted form of experimental jazz metal. We’ve got dissonance, explosions of sound, distorted guitar, drum battles, the whole gamut.

Please excuse the recording quality as it was just a single Zoom recorder in the room we were rehearsing in. At some point I’ll get this piece recorded properly.

Take a listen here:

Also, the band that recorded this piece was (mostly) Evan Cribb’s Sexy Dynamite so huge props to them.

Let me know what you think!