Blues for Agnes

by New Bop Brigade

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Blues for Agnes is a jazz EP containing three tracks recorded during the making of the New Bop Brigade's eponymous album, New Bop Brigade. The title track, "Blues for Agnes," is a modified blues that was intended to be part of New Bop Brigade, but it was cut from the album due to space constraints on the disc. "On the Road With Agnes" is a simplified version of the melody from "Blues for Agnes," and parts one and two of "On the Road With Agnes" were intended to be used in an indie movie soundtrack. All three tracks were recorded in one take. Agnes, pictured in the EP's cover art, was found on the roadside somewhere in King County, WA.


released March 7, 2013

Released through Opus Funkus Music

Chris Stover - trombone
Travis Ranney - tenor saxophone
David Franklin - piano
Steve Messick - double bass
Ken French - drums

Produced by Steve Messick

Recorded by Donn DeVore at Ironwood Studios in Seattle, WA on November 8, 2004 and at Avast Recording Co. in Seattle, WA on January 24, 2005 and January 31, 2005

Mixed by Donn DeVore at Avast Recording Co. in Seattle, WA on April 25, June 24, and June 25, 2005

Mastered by Rick Fisher at RFI/CD Mastering in Seattle, WA on September 16, 2005

Photography by Katie Messick
Graphic Design by Mark Forrer
New Bop Brigade logo by Tim Jensen


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New Bop Brigade Seattle, Washington

The New Bop Brigade, founded by Steve Messick and David Franklin, performed in Seattle between 2002 and 2008 with Chris Stover on trombone, Travis Ranney on tenor sax, David Franklin on piano, Steve Messick on double bass, and Ken French on drums. The New Bop Brigade's music, composed by Messick and Franklin, was inspired by the works of Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock from the mid 60s. ... more

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