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Alex Weiss Fighter Planes & Praying Mantis

The music on this recording communicates the grit, importance and integrity of great rock and roll plus a substantial delivery of original composition and improvisation. A drawing from a personal well of music from my past and bridging it with my own music of now culminates a sound that describes where my musical machinations are at this point in time. Playing what honestly speaks to you at any given moment is important to listen to and this body of music represents that natural inclination. Working with distortion in guitars in the traditional sense and broadening those sonic qualities by joining that sound with other ideas and intentions is something I've been wanting to work with for a long time.

  • Alex Weiss - Tenor & Baritone Saxophones, Acoustic Guitar, Pocket Piano, Voice
  • Rick Parker - Trombone
  • Eyal Maoz - Guitar
  • Dmitry Ishenko - Electric & Doublebass
  • Ches Smith – Drums
  • Mark Hodos - Birimbau