Cutout is a Boston-based quintet whose members have deep and decades-long collaborative roots in various groups. Original compositions are interspersed with improvisations, and use “instant-arranging” techniques inspired by free-jazz forms from North America and Europe. Often two or three pieces segue into each other forming a longer “suite” with connecting improvised segments. In this recording from January 2019, all members contribute compositions.
released February 17, 2020
Jorrit Dijkstra | soprano and alto saxophone
Jeb Bishop | trombone
Pandelis Karayorgis | piano
Nate McBride | bass
Luther Gray | drums
Recording on January 5, 2019 at Wellspring Sound, Acton, MA by Eric Kilburn. Mixing and mastering by Antonio Oliart. Cover art: Lisa Carroll. Design: Hidde Dijkstra. Photos: Stephen Malagodi.
Neumes, Shadow, Sand Pile, Hyphen - Pandelis Karayorgis (Stray Line Publishing, ASCAP)
Chainsaw Pedicure - Jorrit Dijkstra (Buma/Stemra)
Bird Call, Tenet - Jeb Bishop (BMI)
Chickadee, Cutout - Nate McBride (ASCAP) Jowls - Luther Gray (Lugrayther Music, BMI)