IAN CAREY

Post Bop / Third Stream • United States
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A trumpeter of rare poise and vision, San Francisco’s Ian Carey makes a striking statement with Roads & Codes, an ambitious project that weaves his evocative original compositions together with the music of Stravinsky, Ives, and Neil Young. Rather than venturing into fusion or jazz/classical Third Stream territory, Carey and his intrepid band interpret the music from an acoustic, post-bop perspective. Whether brooding, bruising, or bluesy, each piece is arranged with an unerring sense of narrative flow, though the journey often feels more like an episodic dreamscape than a logically linear affair.

A skilled graphic artist who also works as a designer, Carey incorporated his love of graphic novels and Japanese manga into Roads & Codes, including the slyly self-referential cover art that explains his illustrations as part of a strategy for attracting a wider audience. Expertly mixing his two creative outlets, he programmed the album almost like an impressionistic novel,
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IAN CAREY Sink/Swim album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sink/Swim
Post Bop 2006
IAN CAREY Contextualizin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Contextualizin'
Post Bop 2010
IAN CAREY Roads & Codes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roads & Codes
Post Bop 2013
IAN CAREY Ian Carey & Ben Stolorow: Duocracy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ian Carey & Ben Stolorow: Duocracy
Post Bop 2014
IAN CAREY Interview Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Interview Music
Third Stream 2016

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