GlobeTrotting

GlobeTrotting

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The world-jazz trio GlobeTrotting takes audiences on a whirlwind tour of Indian ragas, Latin percussion, African rhythms, and a healthy dose of American jazz. Their intimate acoustic performances create “first-class seating” for everyone!

Biography

GlobeTrotting, New World Music and Improvisation is a co-operative music ensemble featuring
Steve Gorn, playing Bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute), clarinet and soprano saxophone, John Davey, playing double-bass, and Brian Melick, playing percussion (congas, udu drum, slit drum, cymbals, bells and whistles, frame drum). Their concerts feature original compositions by both Gorn and Davey, as well as improvisations influenced by cultures from around the world. GlobeTrotting released their debut CD “You Are Here” in the Fall of 2007 on Lil’ Pumpkin Records. The CD was recorded by Scott Petito at NRS Studios in Catkill, NY.
Steve Gorn, whose flute is featured on the 2004 Academy Award winning Documentary film, “Born into Brothels”, has performed Indian Classical Music and New American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world. His teachers include Sri Gour Goswami of Kolkata and Pandit Raghunath Seth, and he performs regularly with Pandit Samir Chatterjee and Pandit Barun Kumar Pal. Well known to audiences in India and the West, he has been praised by critics and leading Indian musicians as one of the few westerners to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music. As an innovator in the field of contemporary world music, he is featured on Paul Simon’s Grammy nominated CD, “You’re The One”, and has toured and recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Paul Winter, Tony Levin, Glen Velez, Krishna Das, Alessandra Belloni, John Lindberg, Badal Roy and Layne Redmond. His recent recordings are “Colors of the Mind” and “Priyageeta”. He has just toured with Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures and was featured on the CD "Dream Garden"
John Davey has recorded his first CD as a leader, entitled "Sound Bites", in 2005, featuring pianist Jeremy Wall and guitarist Chuck D'Aloia, as well as Brian Melick. His chamber-jazz string trio FROM THE BRIDGE, released their debut CD “9 views from the bridge” in the Spring of 2001. The recording features nine compositions of John Davey. He has studied with jazz bassists Gary Peacock, Dave Holland and Mark Helias. He performed for three years with his quartet THE BRIDGE, appearing at The Syracuse JazzFest in 1995 and 1996. He has performed with The Catskill Symphony, jazz pianists Mike Holober and Francesca Tanksley, saxophonists Al Galodoro, Brian Patneaude, Erica Lindsay and J.R. Montrose, the late percussionist Collin Walcott, drummer Jeff Siegel and jazz cellist Hank Roberts. He has produced the concert series THE JAZZ COMPOSERS AND IMPROVISORS PROJECT, featuring some of the best jazz musicians in Central NY, The Hudson Valley and NYC. He recorded and performed with the New Jersey based jazz trio INTERWEAVE for ten years.They recorded a critically aclaimed album “Expedition”. He teaches jazz bass at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, where he also teaches Jazz Combo and Jazz Theory.
Brian Melick is much in demand in the Capital District , performing, recording and presenting workshops. He performs with the Celtic-folk ensemble The McKrells, singer-songwriter Cathy Ryan and flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantoukis. He first teamed up with Davey over twelve years ago, performing with the Roop Verma Ensemble, an experimental group blending western jazz with Indian ragas. He is featured on John Davey’s CD “Sound Bites”, and has his own CD of multi-tracked percussion compositions “Percussive Voices”.

Lyrics

Fair Trade

Written By: John Davey

Instrumental, no lyrics

Discography

GlobeTrotting - "You Are Here" (2007)
John Davey - "SoundBites"(2005) , "9 views from the bridge" (2001)
Steve Gorn - “Colors of the Mind”, “Priyageeta”
Brian Melick - “Percussive Voices”.

Set List

A typical set is one hour in length. Much of the music is spontaneously composed by the three of us, although we will include "composed" pieces by Steve Gorn and John Davey that are featured on the CD "You Are Here".
A concert will consist of one or two sets.

Compositions written for GlobeTrotting by John Davey include:
You Are Here
Fair Trade
Disembodied Souls
Big Blue
Cenote Dreams
For Art's Sake
Udubop

Compositions written for GlobeTrotting by Steve Gorn include:
Charakeshi
Boatman's Song
Spontaneously "composed" pieces by Davey/Gorn/Melick include:
Udubambu
Be, Hear, Now
Where Were You?
There You Go
Boombakini

Other compositions:
Kafi - pianist/vibist Karl Berger