February Saxtronica

by Greg Grant

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Even if it doesn't sound like it at times, this album uses only alto and tenor saxophones with effects to make all the sounds. At times I sang through the saxes as well. I used to make my living playing saxophone on the street in the 90's (it was a lot easier and more enjoyable to do in Europe) everyday. I was inspired by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno who were the only two people I knew of who used loopers. This album is kinda the one I wished I had recorded back then but never did. Better late than never!


I am super glad that I finished the RPM Challenge (record an album, from start to finish, in the month of February with no preconceived ideas). I wasn't sure I would as I got a super late start on my album. I basically did it the last week of February and finished on the last day of February. I wanted to keep it simple, just saxophones, in order to save time. It was a 15 hour album including mixing and mastering.

Usually I obsess over stuff a bit and like to listen and think about what I've done and revisit it later to make changes or improvements. Well, not this time! It was very liberating to have no plan and no ideas but to just make sounds and record them and develop the ideas that came out in my improvisations right then and there and BAM, that's it, move on to the next one. At 15 hours for an album I wasn't sure if I would like it enough to share it, but I do like it and I hope some other people do as well!

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released February 29, 2012

Greg Grant aka GreyEgg GrayAnt plays guitar, saxophone, drums, bass, keyboards, percussion and ???? whatever else he can get his hands on to make sounds.

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