Blob Castle

by The Sextet

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The Sextet is proud to present their sophomore album, Blob Castle. Shortly after the release of the first album, bassist and bandleader Robert Castillo moved from the Pacific Northwest back home to Kansas City. Castillo reconnected with high school friends and other musicians on the scene to reform the group and continue performing his compositions and arrangements.

Blob Castle showcases not only the talent of musicians bred in a jazz city, but also the diversity and growth of Castillo’s writing. From the Latin groove tune “La Mona,” written for Robert's mother to the somber ballad “Maggie” written in memory of a friend, this album goes beyond genre barriers to explore the paths of improvisational music.

The former album was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in which a reward for donating was a Castillo original composition. On this album you’ll hear these commissioned pieces which include “TC,” “be,” and “#notmypresident.”

The album flows from one mood/emotion to the next, taking the audience through a journey through Robert’s imagination. Facilitating the flow are band members Teddy Krulewich on trumpet, Max Levy on tenor sax, Trevor Turla on trombone, Peter Marten on guitar, and Fritz Hutchison on drums.


released October 7, 2017

album art by Lauren Schrader and Patricia Colley
album design by Patricia Colley
mixed and mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures in Kansas City, MO

Teddy Krulewich - trumpet
Max Levy - tenor sax
Trevor Turla - trombone
Peter Marten - guitar
Fritz Hutchison - drums
Robert Castillo - basses, compositions




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Track Name: Colors of the Wind (feat. Calvin Arsenia)
You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew, you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sun sweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they're worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow
If you cut it down, then you'll never know

And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains

You need to paint with all the colors of the wind
You can own the Earth and still
All you'll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

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