Basin & Range is a constantly evolving entity, difficult to label, undeniably funky, occasionally reckless and sure to get your body moving in ways you cannot practice. These four misfits draw on a wide variety of influences, merging elements of funk, psychedelia, hip hop and dirty electro-grit into a sound that is wholly original. Instrumental by nature, B&R has been wrecking dance floors all over the Northwest since 2005, bringing a new spin on instrumental dance music. Bring your face, drop the Ego and spread the Eagle....
Phil Allen - Trap Set/Keys/Samples;
Mark Macomber - Maxophone/Keys/Electronics;
Johnny Schlea - Bass/Keys/Atmospherics
Dan Mahoney- Guitar/ Korg effects
Basin & Range - Live @ Sprout City Studio (2008);
Release Party EP (2009)
B & R Have shared the bill with acts such as:
The Legendary Abbyssians
Moves and Grooves
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Some bands just know how to make you move. They effortlessly combine their talents to create a sound...Some bands just know how to make you move. They effortlessly combine their talents to create a sound that turns each song into a musical dance partner who first shows off a few moves, then beckons you onto the dance floor and finally sets you to grooving in ways you’re not likely to soon forget. Basin & Range is one of those bands, and each member supplies the necessary musical bones, flesh and sinews to create the ultimate dance partner on their new EP, Release Party.
Not content to simply make groovy jazz or nasty funk, the band combines both of these styles with R&B and rock to make for one heck of a dance party. “Muggy” is a perfectly funky jam replete with sax and guitar solos that shimmer and echo in assorted directions. This song is emblematic of the entire album’s presentation, as is the head-bobbing, hand-clapping stomper “Parade.” It’s a good time from start to finish. The album’s five tracks are similar only in that they get you on your feet and moving before you know what’s hit you. Apart from that, these songs are diverse and interesting, and you never get the same thing twice. If you love to dance, this is a show you will be glad you went to!
— Brian Palmer
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"Basin and Range has proven itself to be one of the most skilled, technically amazing and most crowd..."Basin and Range has proven itself to be one of the most skilled, technically amazing and most crowd pleasing bands in town." - Ethan Pierce, booking manager for The Downtown Lounge, recently voted one of the top 100 nightclubs in America.
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B&R plays instrumental music of the jazzy, funky, fusion-y variety, not unlike, say, Medeski Martin ...B&R plays instrumental music of the jazzy, funky, fusion-y variety, not unlike, say, Medeski Martin and Wood, but with more horns, or Jaga Jazzist, but with a bit more organic groove. Basically, this ain’t your dad’s jazz fusion; these dudes sound like they could hold their own at a rock club.
Basin & Range plays all original instrumental material, but will occasionally sneak an unexpected cover into the set. Sets can be anywhere from 1-2.5 hours.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.