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EMANCIPATION SUITE

Equality - Compassion - Liberation


Franklin Kiermyer - drums
Davis Whitfield - piano
Emilio Modeste - tenor saxophone

Otto Gardner - bass


According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the act of emancipation is "to free from restraint, control, or the power of another, especially : to free from bondage or to free from any controlling influence (such as traditional mores or beliefs)."

According to Wikipedia, "Emancipation is any effort to procure economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group, or more generally, in discussion of such matters”

These definitions speak to the bondage imposed by others, vivid proof of our need of compassion. Emancipation can also mean to free our spirit, soul or true nature. To free ourselves from the concepts and habits that hold us back is to be fully emancipated. That freeing-of-the-soul is music’s greatest purpose. 

EMANCIPATION SUITE ~ Scatter The Atoms That Remain

"Scatter The Atoms That Remain Calls For Universal Freedoms Such As It Enacts." ~ downbeat magazine

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SCATTER THE ATOMS THAT REMAIN opens the inaugural
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ~ UNITY FESTIVAL on January 12, 2024
Special Guests RANDY BRECKER & BILLY HARPER
with Isaiah Collier & Nat Reeves

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A Match Made In Heaven of Cosmic Souls Riding The SunShip Together As One

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SCATTER THE ATOMS THAT REMAIN will appear at
the 2024 Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia
with Special Guest RANDY BRECKER

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EMANCIPATION SUITE

Equality - Compassion - Liberation

Franklin Kiermyer - drums
Emilio Modeste - tenor saxophone
Davis Whitfield - piano
Otto Gardner - bass


According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the act of emancipation is "to free from restraint, control, or the power of another, especially : to free from bondage or to free from any controlling influence (such as traditional mores or beliefs)."

According to Wikipedia, "Emancipation is any effort to procure economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group, or more generally, in discussion of such matters”

These definitions speak to the bondage imposed by others, vivid proof of our inhumanity. Emancipation can also mean to free our spirit, soul or true nature. To free ourselves from the concepts and habits that hold us back is to be fully emancipated. That freeing-of-the-soul is music’s greatest purpose.

EMANCIPATION SUITE ~ Scatter The Atoms That Remain
Limited-edition 180 gram audiophile 12" vinyl coming soon ...

EMANCIPATION SUITE

Equality - Compassion - Liberation

Franklin Kiermyer - drums
Emilio Modeste - tenor saxophone
Davis Whitfield - piano
Otto Gardner - bass


According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the act of emancipation is "to free from restraint, control, or the power of another, especially : to free from bondage or to free from any controlling influence (such as traditional mores or beliefs)."

According to Wikipedia, "Emancipation is any effort to procure economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group, or more generally, in discussion of such matters” These definitions speak to the bondage imposed by others, vivid proof of our inhumanity.

Emancipation can also mean to free our spirit, soul or true nature. To free ourselves from the concepts and habits that hold us back is to be fully emancipated. That freeing-of-the-soul is music’s greatest purpose.

EMANCIPATION SUITE ~ Scatter The Atoms That Remain
Limited-edition 180 gram audiophile 12" vinyl coming soon ...

scatter the atoms that remain ~ live!


 

Friday, January 12, 2024

The Unity Festival ~ the Appel Room
Jazz At Lincoln Center - NYC

Randy Brecker - trumpet
Billy Harper - saxophone
Isaiah Collier - saxophone
Nat Reeves - bass
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Sounds Jazz Club - Brussels

Julius Gawlick - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass

Rue de la Tulipe 28, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Örebro Jazz & Beyond - Sweden

Julius Gawlick - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass

Fabriksgatan 21 Örebro, 700 08 Sweden

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Friday, February 9, 2024

the Bird's Eye Jazz Club - Basel

Lawrence Clark - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Im Lohnhof 8 CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

the Bird's Eye Jazz Club - Basel

Lawrence Clark - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Im Lohnhof 8 CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

D.T.O Jazz Fest - Orlando, Florida

Randy Brecker - trumpet
TBA - saxophone
TBA - bass
The Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park
195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Java Jazz Festival - Jakarta, Indonesia

Randy Brecker - trumpet
Lawrence Clsrk -  saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Simprug Gallery Blok A1 - Jl. Teuku Nyak Arief No.10
Jakarta Selatan 12220 Indonesia

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Java Jazz Festival - Jakarta, Indonesia

Randy Brecker - trumpet
Lawrence Clsrk -  saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Simprug Gallery Blok A1 - Jl. Teuku Nyak Arief No.10
Jakarta Selatan 12220 Indonesia

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Monday, May 27, 2024

D’Jazz Workshop - Jakarta, Indonesia

Randy Brecker - trumpet
Lawrence Clsrk -  saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
D’Jazz Music Jl. Kencana Utama III M8 no.32 D.
Rukan Puri Kencana - Jakarta Barat

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Sunday, September 15, 2024

Saint Peter's Church Jazz Vespers - NYC

Mark Lewandowski - bass
619 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

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PREVIOUSLY ...

Jazz In The Valley - Poughkeepsie, NY  . . .  Clarence Jazz Club - Torremolinos, Spain    . . .    Clasijazz - Almería, Spain    . . .    Porgy & Bess - Vienna, Austria    . . .    Fasching - Stockholm, Sweden    . . .    Moers Festival - Moers, Germany    . . .    Jazz At Lincoln Center Dizzy's - NYC    . . .    Cascais Jazz Club - Portugal    . . .    Hot Club Jazz Lyon - France    . . .    Bilbaina Jazz Club - Bilbao, Spain    . . .    Jimmy Glass - Valencia, Spain    . . .    Assejazz - Sevilla, Spain    . . .    The Royal Room - Seattle WA•    . . .    Jazzfestival Saalfelden - Germany    . . .    Jazzclub Unterfahrt - Munich, Germany    . . .    Jazzazza - Algezares, Spain    . . .    Milano Jazz Club - Barcelona, Spain    . . .    Aubervillers Sessions - Paris, France    . . .    Sunset-Sunside - Paris, France    . . .    Badenscher Hof - Berlin, Germany    . . .    Bar Bayeaux - Brooklyn, NY    . . .    Salon On Kingston - Crown Heights, NY    . . .    Smalls Jazz Club - NYC, NY    . . .    Great Jones Distillery - NYC, NY    . . .    The Jazz Gallery - NYC, NY    . . .    Ornithology Jazz Club - Brooklyn, NY    . . .        . . .    


 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Jazz in the Valley - Poughkeepsie, NY

Guest Artists TBA
Waryas Park - Main St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Clarence Jazz Club - Torremolinos

EMANCIPATION SUITE
Gary Bartz - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
C. Danza Invisible, 8, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Clasijazz - Almería

EMANCIPATION SUITE
Gary Bartz - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
C. Maestro Serrano, 9, 04004 Almería, Spain

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Porgy & Bess - Vienna

EMANCIPATION SUITE
Gary Bartz - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Riemergasse 11 A-1010 Wien, Austria

MORE INFO
 
 

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Fasching - Stockholm

EMANCIPATION SUITE

Gary Bartz - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Fungsgatan 63, 111 22 Stockholm, Sweden

MORE INFO
 
 

Friday, May 26, 2023

Moers Festival - Germany

EMANCIPATION SUITE
Gary Bartz - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Festivalhalle ENNI Eventhalle 
Filder Str. 142, 47447 Moers, Germany

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy's - NYC

Billy Harper - saxophone
Randy Brecker - trumpet
Yasushi Nakamura - bass
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY

MORE INFO
 
 

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Cascais Jazz Club - Portugal

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Largo Cidade de Vitória Nº36 Cascais, Portugal

MORE INFO
 
 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Hot Club Jazz Lyon - France

Boris Blanchet - saxophone

Geraud Portal - bass
26 rue Lanterne, Lyon 1er France

MORE INFO
 
 

Friday, March 3, 2023

Bilbaina Jazz Club - Spain

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Urazurrutia Kalea, 5, 48003 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Bilbaina Jazz Club - Spain

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Urazurrutia Kalea, 5, 48003 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

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Friday, February 28, 2023

Jimmy Glass Valencia - Spain

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
C. de Baix, 28, 46003 València, Spain

MORE INFO
 
 

Friday, February 24, 2023

Assejazz Sevilla  - Spain

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
C/Escarpia 2, 41008 Sevilla, Spain

MORE INFO
 
 

Sunday, February 19, 2023

The Royal Room - Seattle

Ben Solomon - saxophone

TBA - bass
5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA

MORE INFO
 
 

Friday, February 17, 2023

Biamp PDX Portland Jazz Festival

Ben Solomon - saxophone

TBA - bass
Jack London Revue 529 SW 4th Portland, OR 97204

MORE INFO
 
 

Wednesday, February 15 , 2023

Black Cat - San Francisco

Ben Solomon - saxophone
TBA - bass
400 Eddy St. San Francisco, CA 94109

MORE INFO
 
 

Tuesday, February 14 , 2023

Black Cat - San Francisco

Ben Solomon - saxophone
TBA - bass
400 Eddy St. San Francisco, CA 94109

MORE INFO
 
 

Friday, January 27 , 2023

Jazzfestival Saalfelden - Germany

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
TBA - bass
Mittergasse 21a | 5760 Saalfelden, Germany

MORE INFO
 
 

Wednesday, January 25 , 2023

Jazzclub Unterfahrt Munich - Germany

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
TBA - bass
Einsteinstraße 42, 81675 München, Germany

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Jazzazza Algezares - Spain

 C. Ramón y Cajal, 4, 30157 Algezares Murcia  Spain

MORE INFO
 
 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Milano Jazz Club Barcelona - Spain

Ronda de la Universitat, 35, 08007 Barcelona  Spain

MORE INFO
 
 

Saturday, September 24-27, 2022

Aubervillers Sessions - France

Aubervillers Paris, France

 
 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Sunset-Sunside Paris - France

60 Rue des Lombards Paris, France

MORE INFO
 
 

Saturday, September 17-22, 2022

Aubervillers Sessions - France

Aubervillers Paris, France

 
 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Badenscher Hof Berlin - Germany

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Géraud Portal - bass
Badensche Str. 29, 10715 Berlin, Germany

MORE INFO
 
 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Bar Bayeaux - Brooklyn

George Garzone - saxophone
Nick Jozwiak - bass
1066 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY

MORE INFO
 
 

Wedneaday, August 24, 2022

Inside the Music - Brooklyn

Franklin & Davis in duo
Salon on Kingston 105 Kingston Ave Crown Heights, NY

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Hermana East Village - NYC

Nick Jozwiak - bass
349 E 13th Street, New York, NY

MORE INFO
 
 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Smalls Jazz Club - NYC

Ojiik - sxophone
Yashushi Nakamura - bass
183 West 10th Street, New York City

MORE INFO
 
 

Wedneaday, August 17, 2022

Inside the Music - Brooklyn

Franklin & Davis in duo
Salon on Kingston 105 Kingston Ave Crown Heights, NY

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Inside the Music - Brooklyn

Franklin & Davis in duo
Salon on Kingston 105 Kingston Ave Crown Heights, NY

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Inside the Music - Brooklyn

Franklin & Davis in duo
Salon on Kingston 105 Kingston Ave Crown Heights, NY

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Inside the Music - Brooklyn

Franklin & Davis in duo
Salon on Kingston 105 Kingston Ave Crown Heights, NY

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Great Jones Distillery - NYC

George Garzone - saxophone
Nick Jozwiak - bass
686 Broadway, New York, NY

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Jazz Gallery - NYC

Abraham Burton - saxophone
Yashushi Nakamura - bass

1158 Broadway, 5th floor
(entrance on 27th st)
New York NY

MORE INFO
 
 

Tueaday, August 2, 2022

Ornithology Jazz Club - Brooklyn

Ben Solomon - saxophone
Giveton Gelin - trumpet
Yashishi Nakamura - bass
6 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY

MORE INFO
 
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Spirit and magic - what lies beyond mere intellect. The soul - the heart - the qualities that set us free ... this transformative power of music is what SCATTER THE ATOMS THAT REMAIN is all about. Music can open our hearts. That’s the purpose of this band. Our goal is to rest in that openness and let go. The more we practice this, the more our natural faith develops.  The music finds its strength in that. 
That’s what we want to share.

You can hear for yourselves and feel it too - this music is new - not like anything else. What it does is palpable. That’s the point - what it DOES - how it makes you feel. It causes an opening to occur. Like faithful prayer, seance and ritual, but not religious. Spiritual. Those in the know see where it’s coming from, those that are brave see where it’s going. The spirited are moved beyond thought. That’s its purpose. Fearless and uncompromising, this music is deeply rooted in our shared ancestry.

The legacy that all but went South after the 60’s went underground, but never disappeared. The bar was raised so high, no one could get there. Young musicians that were so deeply compelled by Supreme Love and the Sun Ship had to follow another stream to take the edge off, or they turned away from tonality and pulse, hoping to ascend by speaking in tongues. As many have said, neither succeeded.
Scatter The Atoms That Remain does.

SCATTER THE ATOMS THAT REMAIN Redefines Transformative Spiritual Music

"... a sense of shared catharsis through music that is at once majestic, ferocious, and relatable ... the words “ecstasy” and “ecstatic” appear almost predictably, but sometimes a word is just right. Scatter The Atoms That Remain channel the kind of beautiful, disciplined intensity exemplified by the late John Coltrane. This type of universal, non-denominational spirituality
simply feels good."
~ Jazz At Lincoln Center

Music can open our hearts. That’s what we want the music to do. Our goal is to rest in that openness and let go. The more we practice this, the more our natural faith develops. The music finds its strength in that. That’s what we want to share.

"... a sense of shared catharsis through music that is at once majestic, ferocious, and relatable ... the words “ecstasy” and “ecstatic” appear almost predictably, but sometimes a word is just right. Scatter The Atoms That Remain channel the kind of beautiful, disciplined intensity exemplified by the late John Coltrane. This type of universal, non-denominational spirituality simply feels good." ~ Jazz At Lincoln Center

Music can open our hearts. That’s what we want the music to do. Our goal is to rest in that openness and let go. The more we practice this, the more our natural faith develops. The music finds its strength in that. That’s what we want to share.

"... a sense of shared catharsis through music that is at once majestic, ferocious, and relatable ... the words “ecstasy” and “ecstatic” appear almost predictably, but sometimes a word is just right. Scatter The Atoms That Remain channel the kind of beautiful, disciplined intensity exemplified by the late John Coltrane. This type of universal, non-denominational spirituality simply feels good." ~ Jazz At Lincoln Center

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FRANKLIN KIERMYER - drums & leader


Since recording the iconic album Solomon’s Daughter with Pharaoh Sanders in 1994, drummer, composer and bandleader Franklin Kiermyer has been known mostly for his expansive style of drumming, distinct sound and the spiritual focus of his music.

“The function of our music - its true purpose - is fulfilled when everyone feels strong, free and unafraid to jump into the unknown, leaving behind what holds us back. That experience is what Scatter The Atoms That Remain is all about. Our music changes people.” Franklin Kiermyer

“Kiermyer plays and composes with an almost evangelical belief in jazz as a form of pure inspiration.” Entertainment Weekly

“Drummer Franklin Kiermyer is that rare jazzman – blessed with the ecstatic quality of his free-bop attack.” Rolling Stone Magazine

“Kiermyer supercharges spiritual modality … he plays with volcanic authority.” Down Beat

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DAVIS WHITFIELD - piano & musical director


Pianist, composer and musical director Davis Whitfield was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1993 and grew up in Jersey City, just across the Hudson river from Greenwich Village, NYC. Davis has performed at many leading venues worldwide with Pharaoh Sanders, George Coleman, Jeff Tain Watts, Fatoumata Diawara and Robert Glasper, to name just a few.

Davis was on piano in Pharoah Sanders’ last performance Just weeks before his passing in September of 2022 at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here festival in Cambridge, UK.

Working very closely with Franklin Kiermyer since 2016, he has already developed a profoundly distinctive voice of his own characterized by a depth and reach that belies his age.

“Think of how you felt the first time you heard Jimi Hendrix play Purple Haze, or the first time you heard Sun Ship, Transition or First Meditations. That’s what people feel when they hear Scatter The Atoms.” Davis Whitfield


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Franklin Kiermyer


Drummer, composer and bandleader Franklin Kiermyer is known mostly for his expansive style of drumming, distinct sound and the spiritual focus of his music.

“Kiermyer plays and composes with an almost evangelical belief in jazz as a form of pure inspiration.” Entertainment Weekly

“Drummer Franklin Kiermyer is that rare jazzman – blessed with the ecstatic quality of his free-bop attack.” Rolling Stone Magazine

“Kiermyer supercharges spiritual modality … he plays with volcanic authority.” Down Beat

 
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Davis Whitfield


Pianist Davis Whitfield, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1993, grew up immersed in the music. Coming from a lauded musical family, he has accomplished a lot at a young age.

While still in high school, Davis was appointed Assistant Director of the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra in New York City. Continuing his studies at Berklee, he was the recipient of their top honor, the Presidential Scholarship.

Davis has toured in the United States, France, Spain, Japan and Scandinavia. Still in his early 20’s, he already has a voice of his own on the piano.