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Hard Machine

by Caterpillar Quartet


Hard machine is a tune from the same session that spawned the full length Threads record, and is not on the album. This release is digital only.

"I’m listening to Caterpillar Quartet & it is blowing my mind. Four seasoned improvisors with the taste & command to patiently coax a musical notion to its fullest flower. Their new disc Threads embraces a spectrum of moods & tones, applying both muscle & finesse as needed. Recorded live at Ibeam in Brooklyn, it’s an elegant piece of work, a journey I look forward to repeating many times."
-Chris Rael, Church of Betty


released July 17, 2020

Ken Kobayashi: drums
Henry Raker: alto sax
Steve Holtje: Piano, synthesizer
Jochem van Dijk: bass guitar, effects

Recorded at Ibeam in Brooklyn, NY on January 6, 2019 by Jochem van Dijk

Mixed by Jochem van Dijk

Co-produced by van Dijk and Holtje

Cover art by Kenichi Nakajima

©2020 Greene Avenue Music



Caterpillar Quartet Brooklyn, New York

Formed in January 2018, this group purveys genre-busting free improvisations that mix free jazz, Krautrock, and classical, sometimes brooding, sometimes grooving, often drifting through the cosmos.  NYC native Holtje founded Theoretical Mustache, out of which Caterpillar Quartet grew, put together by Kobayashi, ending up with a potent mixture to which each member brings a distinct flavor. ... more

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