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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 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

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 ...

UPCOMING EVENTS ...


 

Friday, May 26, 2023

Moers Festival - Germany

Guest Artists TBA
Festivalhalle ENNI Eventhalle 
Filder Str. 142, 47447 Moers, Germany

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy's - NYC

Gary Bartz - saxophone
Billy Harper - saxophone
Other Guest Artists
TBA
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Sounds Jazz Club Brussels - Belgium

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Eastmoor Road,
Wakefield, England

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Saturday, March 10, 2023

Wakefield Jazz Club - England

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Eastmoor Road,
Wakefield, England

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Jazz at the Blue Lamp - Scotland

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
121 Gallowgate Aberdeen, Scotland

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Cascais Jazz Club - Portugal

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

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

Hot Club Jazz Lyon - France

Boris Blanchet - saxophone

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

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Bilbaina Jazz Club - Spain

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

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Bilbaina Jazz Club - Spain

Boris Blanchet - saxophone
Geraud Portal - bass
Urazurrutia Kalea, 5, 48003 Bilbo, 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

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Assejazz Sevilla  - Spain

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

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

The Royal Room - Seattle

Ben Solomon - saxophone

TBA - bass
5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Biamp PDX Portland Jazz Festival

Ben Solomon - saxophone

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

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Wednesday, February 15 , 2023

Black Cat - San Francisco

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

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Tuesday, February 14 , 2023

Black Cat - San Francisco

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

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Friday, January 27 , 2023

Jazzfestival Saalfelden - Germany

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

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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

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Thirsday, September 29, 2022

Milano Jazz Club Barcelona - Spain

Ronda de la Universitat, 35, 08007 Barcelona  Spain

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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

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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

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Bar Bayeaux - Brooklyn

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

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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

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Smalls Jazz Club - NYC

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

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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

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Tueaday, August 2, 2022

Ornithology Jazz Club - Brooklyn

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

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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.


"... 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


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, is our musical director. His individual voice on the piano and strong spirit is an essential part of Scatter's sound.  Still in his twenties, 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 extensively, performing and recording with many musicians of note. 


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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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Ben Solomon


Saxophonist Ben Solomon, born in 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, began his musical journey at the age of ten. In 2012 Ben left school to go on tour with trumpeter Wallace Roney.

Roney was a great mentor and positive influence and the five years Ben spent with the band performing, traveling and recording had a profound effect on his growth as a person and as a musician.

Solomon has also had the great opportunity to play alongside other master musicians such as Buster Williams, Lenny White, Patrice Rushen, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd and many others.

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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.

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Otto Gardner


Bassist Otto Gardner came up in the heady creativity of the loft jazz scene of 1970’s New York.

He cut his teeth with the legendary Arthur Rhames, with whom he had a close musical association for most of Rhames’ all too short career. Arthur held Otto in such high regard that he refused to use a bass player when Otto was not available.

With his unique and daring approach, Otto has the uncanny ability to make the music feel deeply rooted and swinging at the same time as very free and open. His sound is strong, warm and heartfelt.