saxophone, clarinet & electronics improvisor from Atlanta
Jeff Crompton http://www.jeffcrompton.com/
with special guests Weidenhof Quartet featuring:
Eric Weidenhof - cello Samir Gangwani - trumpet
Andrew Hook - cornet Brian Riordan - live processing/electronics
and an opening set by Ben Opie - saxes & reeds
Come for the drinks, stay for the tremendous sounds!
Jeff Crompton bio:
Jeff Crompton was born in Atlanta in 1958. For 30 years, beginning in 1982, he taught public school bandi n the Atlanta area. During that period, he played with a variety of bands and musicians, including pianist/composer Michael J. Smith, Darryl Rhoades, and The Bazooka Ants, a free jazz/funk trio.
Since retiring from teaching, Jeff has focused on composition and performing his off-center, jazz-based music around the Southeast. More recent musical associates include guitarists Davey Williams and Eugene Chadbourne, Roger Ruzow, and The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra.
He currently leads a trio with Bob Stagner (of Shaking Ray Levis) and Evan Lipson, and is a founding member of the Edgewood Saxophone Trio; their "Snake Nation" album made several “best of the year” lists in Atlanta. Jeff also leads Three Way Mirror, with an unusual instrumentation of saxophone,tuba, and congas.
Jeff Crompton discography:
Jeff Cromption - Duets
With three master instrumentalists and improvisers: Stuart Gerber (percussion), Peter Sloan (trombone), and Chris Case (piano). Version of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" and the only issued version of Steve Lacy’s saxophone /trombone duet “Dues.”
Jeff Crompton Trio - Magic Word
Jeff teams up with bassist Evan Lipson and drummer Bob Stagner (Shaking Ray Levis) for a set of adventurous free jazz.
Tutwiler Depot EP
Jeff evokes two moments in the history of Southern music via overdubbed soprano, alto, tenor,and baritone saxes as well as clarinet. 7” 45 RPM vinyl.
Edgewood Saxophone Trio - Snake Nation
Edgy, original music combining composition and improvisation with Ben Davis (tenor) and Bill Nittler (baritone).
Three Way Mirror - New Normal
Saxophone/ tuba/congas band, with Bill Pritchard and John Arthur Brown. 3WM plays jazz which does not bow to conventions.
Jeff Crompton / Peter Sloan - Incantations
Saxophone / trombone (and percussion) duets with the talented player and composer Peter Sloan.
RoboCromp - Good and Bad Angels
Jeff’s long-running, long-distance duo with guitarist Rob Rushin. 7” vinyl record represents our music 13 years in.
RoboCromp - But Does It Swing?
The duo early on from 2005, featuring originals and music by Steve Lacy and Cecil Taylor.
Jeff Crompton - Uncommon Goals
Early work - this 1992 CD has the only tracks by Atlanta’s legendary Bazooka Ants, two tracks with pianist Michael J. Smith, and overdubbed version of Lennie Tristano’s “Turkish Mambo.”
Also featuring Jeff Crompton:
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - East Atlanta Passover Stomp
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - Abdul the Rabbi
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel - 10
Scott Hooker & Janna Nelson - Standard Deviation
Darryl Rhoades - Better Dead Than Mellow
Darryl Rhoades - No Glove No Love
Darryl Rhoades - Raparations
Darryl Rhoades - Weapons of Mass Deception
Darryl Rhoades - Teenagers in Heat
Darryl Rhoades - The Last Goodbye
Noot d’ Noot - Goofer Dust
Diamond Lil - Verve, Vigor and Vim
Ten Fat Years - Live at Fat Matt’s (with the Chilly Willy Blues Band)
Added by Geoffrey Maddock
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