NATE WOOLEY

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Nate Wooley was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon, a town of 2,000 people in the timber country of the Pacific Northwestern corner of the U.S. He began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. His time in Oregon, a place of relative quiet and slow time reference, instilled in Nate a musical aesthetic that has informed all of his music making for the past 20 years, but in no situation more than his solo trumpet performances.

Nate moved to New York in 2001, and has since become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada, as well as being a collaborator with some of the brightest lights of his generation
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NATE WOOLEY Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton : Creak Above 33 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton : Creak Above 33
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2010
NATE WOOLEY Trumpet/Amplifier album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trumpet/Amplifier
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2010
NATE WOOLEY The Throes (with Taylor Ho Bynum) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Throes (with Taylor Ho Bynum)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
NATE WOOLEY Scowl (with Scott R. Looney / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scowl (with Scott R. Looney / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
NATE WOOLEY The Almond album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Almond
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
NATE WOOLEY (Put Your) Hands Together album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
(Put Your) Hands Together
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
NATE WOOLEY [8] Syllables album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
[8] Syllables
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
NATE WOOLEY Six Feet Under (with Christian Weber, Paul Lytton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Six Feet Under (with Christian Weber, Paul Lytton)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
NATE WOOLEY (9) Syllables album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
(9) Syllables
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley Sextet ‎: (Sit In) The Throne Of Friendship album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley Sextet ‎: (Sit In) The Throne Of Friendship
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley / C. Spencer Yeh / Audrey Chen / Todd Carter : NCAT album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Nate Wooley / C. Spencer Yeh / Audrey Chen / Todd Carter : NCAT
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
NATE WOOLEY About Trumpet and Saxophone (with Seymour Wright) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
About Trumpet and Saxophone (with Seymour Wright)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
NATE WOOLEY (Dance to) the Early Music album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
(Dance to) the Early Music
Post Bop 2015
NATE WOOLEY Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano) : Amaranth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano) : Amaranth
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
NATE WOOLEY Purple Patio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple Patio
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
NATE WOOLEY Argonautica album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Argonautica
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
NATE WOOLEY The Complete Syllables Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Syllables Music
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
NATE WOOLEY Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark : Deeply Discounted ​/ ​Sequences of Snow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark : Deeply Discounted ​/ ​Sequences of Snow
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
NATE WOOLEY Columbia Icefield album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Columbia Icefield
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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NATE WOOLEY Wrong Shape to Be a Storyteller album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wrong Shape to Be a Storyteller
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2005
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton & David Grubbs: Seven Storey Mountain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton & David Grubbs: Seven Storey Mountain
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh : Seven Storey Mountain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh : Seven Storey Mountain
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
NATE WOOLEY Posh Scorch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Posh Scorch
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
NATE WOOLEY Trumpets and Drums (Wooley / Evans / Black / Lytton): Live in Ljubljana album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Trumpets and Drums (Wooley / Evans / Black / Lytton): Live in Ljubljana
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
NATE WOOLEY Seven Storey Mountain III and IV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley, Hugo Antunes, Chris Corsano : MALUS album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley, Hugo Antunes, Chris Corsano : MALUS
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
NATE WOOLEY Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano) : Hexane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Icepick (Nate Wooley, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Chris Corsano) : Hexane
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
NATE WOOLEY East by Northwest (with  Ken Vandermark) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
East by Northwest (with Ken Vandermark)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
NATE WOOLEY Battle Pieces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Battle Pieces
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark : All Directions Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley / Ken Vandermark : All Directions Home
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
NATE WOOLEY Seven Storey Mountain V album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seven Storey Mountain V
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
NATE WOOLEY Polychoral album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Polychoral
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley / Daniele Martini / Joao Lobo  :  Legacy of Ashes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley / Daniele Martini / Joao Lobo : Legacy of Ashes
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
NATE WOOLEY Battle Pieces 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Battle Pieces 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley / Torben Snekkestad : Of Echoing Bronze album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nate Wooley / Torben Snekkestad : Of Echoing Bronze
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018

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NATE WOOLEY Argonautica

Album · 2016 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Oregon-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter Nate Wooley is one (together with cornetist Kirk Knuffke) on the forefront of today's New York adventurous jazz scene. Prolifically documented, Wooley is known by series of very experimental recordings,where he plays using different parts of his disassembled horn,adds vocalization,noise,drones,amplification,etc. At the same time, he released some really accessible music, as "(Dance To) The Early Music",where he plays compositions of Wynton Marsalis.

Nate's new release "Argonautica" is of that category which modern jazz market really needed. For younger generation's numerous jazz fans, who's main listening is different forms of jazz fusion, and who is bored by predictability and limitations of that genre,"Argonautica" builds a bridge to more adventurous but still accessible areas of modern jazz.

The album contains one long composition, but there is no reason to afraid of continued noodling or free form abstract constructions. On "Argonautica" Wooley starts where early Miles Davis'(or very first Weather Report albums') creative fusion has been finished and carefully moves towards freer improvisation and more modern sound never loosing fusion ground under his legs.

Wooley's band is actually a double-trio here: two trumpeters, two pianists and two drummers.One trio is led by Wooley himself and the other - by veteran cornetist Ron Miles. Other band's members are Tyshawn Sorey trio's pianist Cory Smythe with Bureau Of Atomic Tourism's keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin on Rhodes plus drummers Devin Grey and Rudy Royston.

Differently from Miles early fusion, reeds don't fly over the band's sound, instead one can hear lot of fragmented snippets,short solos and variable sounds/noises, sometimes spiced with Dumoulin electronics. Drums and piano generate busy environment and Rhodes goes even funky.

"Argonautica", one almost forty-three minute long composition, is actually a kaleidoscope of all the time changing movements inside of the selected formula's frame. Balancing precisely between fusion and free, it represents fresh and never-boring accessible side of modern avant-garde jazz (or creative adventurous fusion - depending on listener's starting point).

NATE WOOLEY Nate Wooley / C. Spencer Yeh / Audrey Chen / Todd Carter : NCAT

Album · 2013 · Jazz Related Improv/Composition
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New York-based trumpeter Nate Wooley is one of the fastest rising new name in advanced jazz scene not only in US, but around the world as well. During last few years he built a strong reputation as extremely innovative artist in avant-garde jazz and even successfully stepped on mainstream ground with his last year's "(Dance To) The Early Music" (where "early music" is obviously a bop-based mainstream jazz).

Not many fans of Wooley's jazz side know that he has a long lasting experience experimenting with pure improvisation, sound textures,noise,etc,etc. "NCAT" (for (N)ate + (C). + (A)udrey + (T)odd) are one of Wooley collaborative work,demonstrating his interest in electro-acoustic music.

Recorded in Amsterdam's STEIM during Nate Wooley, violinist / vocalist C.Spenser and cellist/vocalist Audrey Chen residence, partially composed and mostly improvised material has been sent to fourth NCAT member Todd Carter (who is credited as pianist as well so possibly he added some own music in the mix as well)for mixing. In real life "the mixing" became serious deconstruction and reconstruction and final mix is as much a product of studio processing as initial live recording.

Sound of all instruments participated is difficult to recognize even if in moments there are obvious strings and processed trumpet traces. Added noises, analog modulators loops and clouds of electronic sounds are very organic, voices (from meditative to screaming) are almost unprocessed what gives to the music an unique balance between synthetic and organic.Some electronic noises even imitates birds voices (not those sleepy ones from esoteric ambient but scratchy crows screams over the city park in winter early evenings),police sirens somewhere on the background make music very realistic and urban. Human voices varies from wordless whispers to shaman moaning and all this changes fast never repeating.

In no way true jazz recording,NCAT is an interesting alternative listening for fans of electro-acoustic experimentation, noise improvs but can be recommended for brave searchers of new horizons, only symbolically related with jazz tradition.

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