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The Weather Up There

by Jeremy Cunningham

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1.
03:45
2.
05:42
3.
All I Know
4.
It's Nothing
5.
The Breaks
6.
Hike
7.
Elegy
8.
Return These Tides
9.
The Weather Up There
10.
He Pushes Up

about

Chicago drummer and composer Jeremy Cunningham wrote The Weather Up There in response to the loss of his brother Andrew, who died in a home invasion robbery in 2008. Co-produced by Jeff Parker and Paul Bryan, and engineered by Paul Bryan and John McEntire, this new work confronts the tragedy of violence and examines the acute ripple effect on several people's lives through the lens of memory, response, and collage. Further deepening the textural and emotive impact, Cunningham formed a “drum choir” for these recordings, comprised of close mentors and colleagues Mike Reed, Makaya McCraven, and Mikel Patrick Avery. Cunningham also taps regular collaborators Ben LaMar Gay, Jaimie Branch, Tomeka Reid, Dustin Laurenzi, Matt Ulery, and Josh Johnson.

“Jeremy is a rare drummer who possesses both insane skills and immaculate taste.
His tunes have that same sensibility— they are layered and sophisticated while
remaining visceral and hummable.” -Yoni Wolf (Why?)

“Jeremy Cunningham’s upcoming record is a testament to his commitment to sound,
feel and creativity that sets him apart from other drummers. I am inspired by his
vulnerable and honest approach to music both as a drummer and composer.” -Makaya McCraven

"I've had the pleasure of watching Jeremy grow into one of the most visionary
composer/bandleaders on the scene today. It was truly an honor for me to work with
him on 'The Weather Up There'." –Jeff Parker

credits

releases February 28, 2020

Produced by Paul Bryan and Jeff Parker

Jeremy Cunningham - drums, percussion, Wurlitzer (track 2)
Josh Johnson - alto saxophone, keys, bass clarinet
Jeff Parker - electric guitar
Paul Bryan - electric bass guitar (tracks 2,4,5,8) synthesizer
Matt Ulery - electric bass guitar (tracks 6,9,10)

With special guests
Jaimie Branch - trumpet
Ben LaMar Gay - vocals, electronics
Dustin Laurenzi - tenor saxophone, OP-1
Tomeka Reid - cello
Chicago Drum Choir - Mikel Patrick Avery, Jeremy Cunningham, Makaya McCraven, Mike Reed

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Jeremy Cunningham Chicago, Illinois

Jeremy Cunningham is a drummer, composer, and improviser living in Chicago, Illinois. He can be heard on Marquis Hill's albums, "New Gospel," and "Sounds of the City," and also on Caroline Davis's "Live, Work, Play."

Jeremy leads his own quartet featuring Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Josh Johnson (Holophonor), and Matt Ulery (Loom). He is also a part of the Meridian Trio led by Nick Mazzarella.
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