HAMID DRAKE -- Drum Kit, Tablas, Frame Drum
PRZEMYSLAW KRYS DRAZEK -- Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Trumpet
BRENT FUSCALDO -- Vocals, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Thumb Piano, Bass, Harmonica, Gongs, Floor Tom
CHAETAN NEWELL -- Congas, Electric Piano, Grand Piano, Hi-Hat, Sleigh Bells, Teponaztli, Timpani, Cello, Upright Bass, Viola, Drum Kit, Native American Flute, Organ, Tambourine, Orchestral Bells
“Ronda” is a collaborative album between Chicago’s free/noise rockers Mako Sica and a drumming legend that is Hamid Drake. “Ronda” consists of five tracks recorded during sessions at Jamdek with Douglas Malone at the board and at Electrical Audio with Taylor Hales.
Brilliant, inspired and somewhat surprising collaboration between Chicago's premier free-rock trio and the truly legendary percussionist, Hamid Drake, who has played with everyone from Don Cherry to Peter Brotzmann to Lee Perry.
This collusion was precipitated by Matt Jackowiak, a mutual friend, who thought a merging of their sounds might make for an ecstatic explosion. This feeling became mutual after they played a show together at Constellation. The set mixed Mako Sica tunes with improvisations that took everyone to places they hadn't expected, and the trip was deemed an utter success.
Ronda was done at two sessions, schedule....... more