Blob Castle

by The Sextet

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be 07:38
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Beatrice 07:29
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La Mona 05:34
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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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TC 06:46
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about

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.

credits

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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