UWEC music students form jazz group, release debut EP
The energy put off by the musical output of the new jazz group Coriolis Effect is palpable. They just formed in July, and already are releasing a five-song EP in which, over 40 minutes, the sounds of jazz standards meet modern harmonies and expansive structures. The group is comprised of UWEC music students Tyler Anderson (tenor sax), Mike Malone (drums), Cody Peterson (piano), and Jordan Jenkins (bass). Between them, they've come from such previous acts as Tyler Anderson Quintet, UWEC Jazz I, John Raymond and the Jason Harms Quintet (Mpls), Josh Gallagher Trio, and The Dakota Combo. But this new act has a "group chemistry that was evident from the first tune we ever played, and since then we have all been contributing original compositions and arrangements, rehearsing, recording, and performing as much as possible," says Anderson. They've played the Acoustic, Shanghai Bisto, The Cabin, and Twin Cities (Oct. 6 they'll be part of Twin Cities Jazz Society's Young Artists Series). But this upcoming show will highlight the EP ($3 at the show, $5 after), with four original compositions and one track with guests including new UWEC sax professor, Doug O'Connor. Get ready for the funky bass line and saxophone hook of Trapped, the mellow Radiohead-esque piano drone of Hastings Way, and the rockin' drumbeat that backdrops the saxophone chops of All the Things You Are.