Monkey Bat
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Monkey Bat

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF | AFM

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF | AFM
Band Rock Jazz


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"Inspiring New-Jazz"

A stunning surprise is a new jazz group out of Seattle called Crimes of Modern Architecture, now featured on Rocketpoll.Com. Their song "Opus 5" features an inspiring drum track laid down by Vern Lawton. The song is well-structured but the tastily overdriven guitar presents the a more free jazz experimental feel to the tone. A nicely played bass line firmly anchors the bottom end, and mixed with the strong Lawton's free-flowing and strong jazz rhythm, results in an exciting contribution. Check it out on Rocketpoll.Com. - Rocketpoll


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Monkey Bat was formed late 2010 in Seattle, Washington. Scott Brian and Vern set out to build an instrumental body of work and work on the development of their compositional interaction. A wide range of influence and experience as well as the lack of pretense in their formidable period led to a unique sound personal to the trio.

While certainly not traditional "Jazz\Rock", their music explores the space between the accessibility and raw emotional resonance of rock, the harmonic freedom of 20th century classical music, and the improvisational sensibilities of jazz. Many distinct styles of music find life in the broad scope of their composed works yet, through the trio's unique musical personalities and unmistakable collective sound, the band maintains a strong and cohesive voice that ties the music together.