What is 1032K? It is the numerical representation for the “Planck temperature”, which is the temperature at the point where matter ceases being alive and conventional physics is destroyed. It can also be used to describe the combination of Frank Lacy’s cerebral flamboyance and Andrew Drury’s kaleidoscopicpercussion and the big, deep bass sound of Kevin Ray, who make up 1032K. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Boston, and Rutgers University, New Jersey, Frank Lacy was a trombonist who toured with many greats like Dizzy Gillespie and Abdullah Ibrahim. He was part of the Bobby Watson Horizon Band and served as the musical director for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers for a year. As a singer, arranger, trombonist and member of Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, Lacy was a key part of Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy. He is one of the longest-serving members of Mingus Big Band. Two albums are available on Enja: Tonal Weights and Measures and Settegast Step. Andrew Drury is a percussionist and composer. He also improvises, improvises, and teaches. His early years were spent in jazz. He studied with Dave Coleman at Wesleyan University and with Ed Blackwell at Wesleyan University. He also had the opportunity to play with a variety of artists, including Wayne Horvitz and Dickie Wells, a Basie-era trombonist, as well as playing with Brad Mehldau. He is a drummer who is well-known for his circular breathing, which is often associated with jazz saxophonists like David Murray. Drury has played with many musicians, including Jason Kao Hwang and TOTEM, Iron Dogs, Steve Swell, Jack Wright, among others. His four albums as a bandleader include Myra Melford and Mark Dresser, Briggan Kruss, Chris Speed, and others. He has recorded more than 40 albums with Christine Abdelnour and Michel Doneda as well as Peter Evans, Charles Gayle and Darius Jones. Kevin Ray has recorded or performed with many artists, including John Stubblefield and Oliver Lake, Greg Osby. Marty Ehrlich. Curtis Fowlkes. Elliott Sharp. Ray Anderson. Frank Lacy. John Hicks. The Kitchen Houseblend Band. The Flux Quartet. A wide variety of composers have had major works premiered by Ray, including Joe McPhee, Lee Hyla and Leroy Jenkins. It is great to see Tom Kohn, Bop Arts and Bop Shop making the move. They will continue to present the unique and original music he has been presenting for 25 years. Even better is the fact that he has found several homes in the metro Rochester area. … from http://www.jazzrochester.com

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