Trombonist/composer Mark McGrain, saxophonist Tim Green, and bassist James Singleton are three of the Crescent City’s preeminent modern jazz improvisers.  

 

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NEW RECORD

LISTEN FOR IT BEGINNING 4.20.15

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IN for the OUT

FEATURING:

Robert Walter organ

Kirk Joseph sousaphone

James Singleton double bass

Simon Lott drums & electronic percussion

Tim Green saxello & baritone sax

Tom Fitzpatrick tenor sax & flute

Mark McGrain trombone & alphorn

 

A 15 track song cycle and a return to Plunge's original instrumentation of two-basses with drums but this time adding B3 organ and saxes. 

Provocative story, monstrous grooves, expansive improvisation . . . the most adventurous and muscular Plunge outing yet!

 

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"Soulful, vivacious.  Plunge delivers grooves as wide as a house."

--DownBeat Magazine 

 

"Plunge is among the best post-Katrina jazz developments in New Orleans music." -- Doug Ramsey, Rifftides

 

"powerful melodic lines . . . expansive collective improvisations . . . the kind of powerful hook that pops insistently into your head for weeks."

--OffBeat Magazine

 

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2011 RELEASE

 

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featuring

Mark McGrain - trombone

James Singleton - bass

Tim Green - saxophones

plus

Kirk Joseph - sousaphone

Tom Fitzpatrick - saxophones

 

 

"Tin Fish Tango" is Plunge's critically acclaimed 3rd album release ranking in the CMJ-Jazz Radio Top-10.

 

Read critic Ben Sandmel's review of Tin Fish Tango in the NEH funded publication Louisiana Cultural Vistas

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"powerful melodic lines . . . expansive collective improvisations . . . the kind of powerful hook that pops insistently into your head for weeks. Tin Fish Tango is a novel creation that manages to remain undeniably New Orleans."

- Zachary Young, OffBeat Magazine

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NPR music blogger Patrick Jarenwattananon (“A Blog Supreme”) discusses “Tin Fish Tango” with Guy Raz on All Things Considered,  read more . . .

 

"Plunge's music has a funky, let-the-good-times-roll atmosphere, calling to mind the French Quarter and the street musicians in action there. Killer sounds from down 'Nawlin's way."

- Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz.com

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Also available on Immersion Records & Media:

 

 

Plunge's critically acclaimed 2nd. album

"Dancing on Thin Ice"

- 16 weeks on the CMJ Jazz Top 20 reaching #8!

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As reviewed in: Cadence &

4-stars in the DownBeat Magazine   read more . . .

 

 

"It takes a great deal of poise and confidence to make music this deft and new.  What a pleasure to have an innovative album one also wants to rush out and play for friends.” – Paul de Barros DownBeat Magazine (4 stars!)

 

"Plunge is among the best post-Katrina jazz developments in New Orleans music."

--Doug Ramsey, ArtsJournal

 

“the sound of the real New Orleans."

--Tim Madison, MuzikReviews  ( ***** five stars )

 

“exhilarating, post-bop fare suffuse with tight, interlocking melodies and cool, nimble grooves -- It doesn’t get any cooler – exquisite."

--Aaron Lafont, OffBeat Magazine

 

"Dancing on Thin Ice is brilliant in its completeness."

 --Geraldine Wyckoff, The Louisiana Weekly

 

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PREVIOUS RELEASES by PLUNGE:

 

Available as a digital download:

Re-release of Plunge's debut release: "Falling with Grace"

(now in 24-bit!)

 

 

featuring

 Bob Moses - drums

Avishai Cohen - bass

Marcus Rojas - tuba

Mark McGrain - trombone & alphorn

 

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