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In Full Bloom

Kase, Season Two, In Full Bloom - Pre order
8 new spontaneously composed soundscapes for your listening pleasure on CD/digital/streaming. We recorded these pieces over the last year at various locations around town and hand picked some of the best to share with you - including an incredible capture with spoken word artist Tiffany Miller on the title track, "Full Bloom".
It will be available as a limited edition eye catching 4-panel digipack compact disc, as well as on all of your favorite streaming services.

Preorder the limited edition CD now, to be released on 9/2/22. For folks in the Milwaukee area, we will be celebrating the release with a live show at our home base, Saint Kate Arts Hotel on Saturday September 3rd at 7pm.

Preview and/or preorder "Full Bloom" here:
>>https://bsiderecordings.bandcamp.com/album/season-two-full-bloom​

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upcoming B Side Recordings releases
Ordinary Poems, Jamie Breiwick (tr) & Andrew Trim (acoustic guitar) - BSR 0014 - Fall 2022
All new original compositions with a nod to Bill Frisell, Thelonious Monk, Neil Young, Charles Ives
Awake, The Music of Don Cherry, Vol. 2 Jamie Breiwick, featuring Lenard Simpson (as), Chris Weller (ts), Tim Ipsen, (b), & Devin Drobka (d) - BSR0015 - Winter 2023
Second volume of the series - digging deep in to the Don Cherry song book focussing on some lesser known 70s/80s compositions


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The Shape of Rock's Favorite Albums of 2021

Thanks to WMSE 91.7, The Shape of Rock for selecting KASE, Seasons as a favorite of 2021!

It is the time of year again where every self respecting music nerd compiles their list of favorite music from the last 12 months. And here at the Shape of Rock we are no different. In preparation for Tuesday's Shape of Rock, where we will showcase these albums and more; here is a list of my 20 favorite albums from 2021. 

https://theshapeofrock.blogspot.com/

Check out The Shape of Rock with Craig Mertes on your FM dial, 91.7 in the Greater Milwaukee area or online at https://www.wmse.org/

What shape is your rock? Is it a soft indie radio dial like circle or a complex math rock dodecahedron? Perhaps your audio geometry angles towards hip-hop rap-azoids or sharp, metal-edged punk rock triangles. Expect the Shape of Rock to deliver a heavy dose of Milwaukee beer-can blues, Wisconsin sharp cheddar-shaped jazz, and Northwoods pine tree-shaped country. Whatever your preference, don’t be a square – tune in from 6 – 9 a.m. every Tuesday morning.


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Kase + Klassik Live at The Opera House

releases February 25, 2022

preorder now
https://bsiderecordings.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-opera-house

Jamie Breiwick, trumpet, electronics
Klassik, keyboards, vocals, electronics
John Christensen, upright bass
Jordan Lee, turntables, electronics

Recorded Live at the Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI
on Sunday, June 6, 2021

Engineered by Andrew LaValley and Greg White
Mixed and Mastered by Jordan Lee
Photography by Jamie Breiwick
Design by Jamie Breiwick


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Solve For X

Now available for pre-order!
https://bsiderecordings.bandcamp.com/album/solve-for-x

High-bias "kool-aid purple" cassette tape with original j-card designed by B Side Graphics. "Solve for X" lino-cut cover art designed by Jay Arpin (IG @jarpin_printmaker)

Includes digital pre-order of Solve for X. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

 

original improvised works for trumpet and electronics

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releases January 7, 2022

Jamie Breiwick, trumpet and flugelhorn
Jay Mollerskov, electronics
Nolan Breiwick, trumpet (8)

All compositions by Jamie Breiwick and Jay Mollerskov
All trumpets recorded by Jamie Breiwick at home
Edited, mixed, and mastered by Jay Mollerskov
Cover art "Solve for X" by Jay Arpin
Inside photo by Jamie Breiwick
Design by Jamie Breiwick, B Side Graphics

license

all rights reserved

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"Seasons" Season 1, Episodes 1-7

SEASON 1 E: 1-7
Pre-order: https://bsiderecordings.bandcamp.com/album/seasons

EPISODE 1
ALMOST 40 14:45
Trouble ensues when youngest son Jordan walks into a sudden surprise for his 40th birthday celebration.

EPISODE 2
LIKE WE ALWAYS DO 10:23
(guest starring KLASSIK)
An accidental and impromptu encounter exposes old relationships, complicating the already sticky situation.

EPISODE 3
MYSTERY AMIT/BEATRICE 14:08
A mysterious and potentially benevolent figure emerges as a main player. John and Jamie take the bait. Jordan does not. A West-Coast tour is discussed. The band's mutual love of Apple products is exposed.

EPISODE 4
REACTIONS TO CULTURAL POSITIONS 14:45
Deep and powerful discussions emerge surrounding the band's purpose, lineage, and future.

EPISODE 5
SOUNDBOY 12:56
John receives a tip in the investigation into the potential mysterious benefactor. Promises made, but not kept. Ultimately, a dead end.

EPISODE 6
SKYLARK 5:51
The DA gets involved, the benefactor is thrown out and overstays his welcome.

EPISODE 7
YOU NEVER TOLD ME YOUR DREAM 5:56
A scheme is hatched as a champagne fueled evening devolves into a blurry dream-state. The plot thickens.

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releases October 30, 2021

JAMIE BREIWICK, trumpet, electronics, piano
JOHN CHRISTENSEN, bass
JORDAN LEE, turntables, electronics
KLASSIK, piano on LIKE WE ALWAYS DO

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jordan Lee.
All compositions by KASE, except "Beatrice" (Sam Rivers/Rivebea Music Co.), "Skylark" (Hoagy Carmichael/Frank Music Corp.), and "You Never Told Me Your Dream" (Jamie Breiwick/Jamie Breiwick Music)


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Hollywood

...no gigs, no recording sessions, and everyone I knew was trying to figure out how to stay creative and musically active in this strange new world.

I am excited to announce the release of a new piece of music. It is a single song called "Hollywood" that was composed and arranged by myself and my longtime friend and musical cohort, Matthew Meixner. I've been making music with Matt since the late 90's when we played together in a wonderful and genre-defying band called Hudson. Matt is a bit of a whiz when it comes to vintage and analog synthesizers. It always fascinated me, venturing into Matt's musical world (literally and figuratively), actual stacks of keyboards, devices, wires, parts, doo-dads & whatzits galore. Anyways, this piece started off about 7 years ago when Matt and I were meeting weekly to improvise and record. For what became "Hollywood", I had a sketch of a chord progression but no melody. We recorded a Korg Rhythm 55 drum machine with Matt playing the chord sketches, and with myself improvising over the top. At the time, I was working in Milwaukee and living in Racine, so when I began teaching in Racine in 2015, the project was all but abandoned. Fast forward to 2020 during the height of the pandemic... no gigs, no recording sessions, and everyone I knew was trying to figure out how to stay creative and musically active in this strange new world. I remember calling and facetiming friends and trying to play music with them just to be able to play together despite the challenges of time and distance. One of those friends I connected with was Matt, and he unearthed this 7 year old sketch-of-a-tune we had started but forgotten about. He sent me the original rough recording of the improvisation and we decided to try to make something out of it. I transcribed the original one-take improvisation and sent it to Jason (flute), Tommy (guitar), and Devin (drums) for that extra little seasoning. Every part (hint, there are 29 tracks on this song) was recorded remotely by each individual and masterfully woven together into a lush soundscape by Matt (and expertly mastered by another longtime friend Todd Richards.) I think this piece captures the dire, unknown, and yet hopeful time we are currently living in & I hope it brings a little light to you, wherever and however you are. I hope you enjoy "Hollywood".

Bandcamp
Spotify
Apple Music

released August 19, 2021
JAMIE BREIWICK, trumpet & flugelhorn
MATT MEIXNER, Nord, Vox Continental (bass), MicroKorg (bass synth)
Behringer DeepMind 12/Modular Moog (synth pad), Behringer DM (lead synth), MicroMoog (solo), Korg Rhythm 55, wicker maraca
JASON FABUS, flute/flute fx
TOMAS ANTONIC, guitar
DEVIN DROBKA, drums

Recorded remotely during the pandemic of 2020
Produced & Mixed by MATT MEIXNER
Mastered by TODD RICHARDS
Composed and arranged by JAMIE BREIWICK (BMI) and MATT MEIXNER (ASCAP)

B Side Recordings / BSR0009


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LOCAL/LIVE INTERVIEWS EPISODE 5: JAMIE BREIWICK

Radio interview / Tuesday, December 15th 6PM91.7FM or stream at
https://www.wmse.org/dec-15-local-live-interviews-episode-5-jamie-breiwick/

During these strange times, WMSE aims to keep you connected to your local music community by getting up close and personal in conversation while taking a listen to new local projects, albums and songs. We discuss the new release on B Side Recordings by KASE, "Alive".

KASE is Jamie Breiwick (trumpet), John Christensen on (acoustic bass), and knowsthetime (turntables and ableton). Alive features special guests Tony Barba (woodwinds), Scott Currier (keyboards) and the brilliant CRASHprez (raps).

Pre order Now! https://bsiderecordings.bandcamp.com/album/alive


WMSE ISTHE BIG SOUND DOWNTOWN.WE ARE THE ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT ESTABLISHMENT THAT HAS BUCKED TRENDS AND THE CORPORATE SOUND SINCE 1981.WE LOVE MUSIC. WE ARE THE LOVE OF MUSIC EMBOLDENED BY OUR LISTENERS... OUR SOUND CITIZENS. WE SALUTE YOU.


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KASE / "Alive" preorder

I hope everyone is hanging in there!

Hoping to offer a little light in the cold night.

Pre-order KASE – "Alive" >> HERE << Limited edition Cassette/digital download

I am excited announce the pre-order of my latest album with the group KASE. KASE is a really fun story that goes back quite a many years, actually. When I was teaching middle school at Maple Dale School I had a young student, Ian, (knowsthetime) in band and jazz band. Ian was a very solid middle school drummer, however, I soon witnessed his true passion was DJ'ing. In the 7th grade talent show, he performed an incredible DJ set in which he absolutely destroyed - literally smashing the record at the end of the set. I somewhat remember that he had a smoke machine or a laser machine?... or maybe my faded memory is adding to the legend. Everyone in the room was in awe. It was clear he was passionate, dedicated and skilled beyond his years. I took a mental note in that instant and made sure to keep in touch with him well after his middle school tenure.

Fast forward several years later... I started hiring Ian to do DJ sets for various shows around Milwaukee, opening for my various bands and spinning in between sets. During that time, he was blowing up the scene in Madison while in school at UW... PHD student in Psychology and moonlighting at night as the most in demand live DJ around town (also developing into one of the most creative producers I've heard anywhere). He had his hand in nearly every Hiphop show that came through Madison. Several more years passed by...  bassist John Christensen I were lamenting the lack of opportunities we had to play music together. We discussed possible projects to remedy that situation. The lightbulb clicked on. I had always wanted to try a trio/quartet - drummer-less - replaced by a DJ. A quick message to Joe Katz at The Highbury was all it took. The Highbury had been a personal musical laboratory since the early 2000's, carrying over from The Nomad on Brady Street as one of Milwaukee's creative music hotspots. One quick text later and we had a steady gig at The HB. KASE was born.

KASE performs completely improvised soundscapes. Every show we have ever performed has been 100% off the cuff, no preconceived compositions, melodies, or chords. We added Scott Currier (keys),Tony Barba (saxophone/bass clarinet), and frequent collaborator CRASHprez (raps) for this special live set. The music was captured one icy night at Company Brewing in Riverwest Milwaukee in February 2019, pre-covid. (seems like a generation ago already - live crowds, sans masks, sans worries).

It will be released on January 1st worldwide digitally, streaming (and on CASSETTE!!! that's right, you heard me on cassette - my 80's childhood self is giddy over this!) as the first new release on my new label B Side Recordings. You can peruse the B Side back catalogue here: bsiderecordings.com A preorder will get you an immediate download of the single "The Beholder". The rest will be blasted out into the universe on Jan 1 - cassettes shipping then as well.

We hope you enjoy the music.

Yours in Music,

Jamie

"KASE is Jamie Breiwick (trumpet), John Christensen on (acoustic bass), and knowsthetime (turntables and ableton). Alive features special guests Tony Barba (woodwinds), Scott Currier (keybords) and the brilliant CRASHprez (raps). KASE invents textural soundscapes – incorporating live beats, turntablism, electronic elements, free improvisation and extended forms into the music that is crafted and created spontaneously. References for this project run the gamut from the contemporary mainstream to the avant guard to the classic... mixing jazz & hiphop – different branches of the same tree. That said, KASE has created something new and unexpected with this band and with this recording. You are invited to join them on that journey."

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releases January 1, 2021

Recorded Live at Company BrewingMilwaukee, WI / February 2, 2019Engineered by Cheston VanhussMixed & Mastered by knowsthetimeDesign by Jamie Breiwick

Jamie Breiwick, trumpetTony Barba, tenor saxophone/bass clarinet, effectsScott Currier, keysJohn Christensen, acoustic bassknowsthetime, turntables/abletonCRASHprez, raps

B Side RecordingsBRS–0005