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The Meicht Group

 

The Meicht Group is the oldest of the ensembles represented on Scrapple Records. The members joined together in 1997 in Philadelphia to present new music. Early albums exhibited a great deal of composed material combined with expansive improvisations. Loud Like Hemlocks, however, saw the Group move into a purly free method of improvisation in order to realize the music. All the music was engineered by George Whittam and his ears can certainly be said to have assisted in the shaping of the sound. The first two albums also featured guitarist Jameison Ledonio, a co-founder of the Group.
The Meicht Group
LOUD LIKE HEMLOCKS
Brendan Dougherty - drums
Aaron Meicht - trumpet
Seth Meicht - saxophones

recorded & mixed by George Whittam of ElDorado Recording Services at Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 10 Mar 2001

8 tracks - 47:21

SCR 53405 (2001)

 



1. three:one 5:59
2. three:two 4:19
3. three:three 9:14
4. three:four 5:40
5. three:five 6:05
6. three:six 4:19
7. three:seven 4:58
8. three:eight 6:47

The album packaging features an original poem by Jack Dewitt.

The Meicht Group
DIG THE SOUND LIVE
Brendan Dougherty - drums
Jameison Ledonio - guitar
Aaron Meicht - trumpet
Seth Meicht - saxophones, clarinets

track 1 recorded by George Whittam of ElDorado Recording Services live at Laurie Wagman Hall, Philadelphia, PA 13 May 1999; track 2 & 3 recorded by Kalin Mintchev live at the Knitting Factory, New York, NY 31 Mar 1999; all tracks mixed by George Whittam of ElDorado Recording Services in West Chester, PA 18/19 June 1999

3 tracks - 63:53

SCR 53402 (2000)


1. Wagman 26:01
2. Breathturn 15:36
3. Drinking Vinegar 22:16

Live comprovisations which swerve between delicate melodies and raging grooves. The album package contains liner notes by Dickson Musslewhite and original art by Bill Sonta.

The Meicht Group
THE MEICHT GROUP
Brendan Dougherty - drums
Jameison Ledonio - guitar
Aaron Meicht - trumpet
Seth Meicht - saxophones, clarinets

recorded & mixed by George Whittam of ElDorado Recording Services 29/30 Aug 1998 in West Chester, PA

6 tracks - 44:34

SCR 53401 (1998)


1. Ninth Form 7:45
2. Scrapple 5:55
3. Develop the Finding 7:09
4. Unvoiceable 12:09
5. Discovery of Death 7:15
6. Fragile Point 4:21

This was the first recording of The Meicht Group and first release of Scrapple Records.

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