MEDESKI, SANSONE, KIRKSCEY AND GRANT

MELLOTRON VARIATIONS - COMING OUT FRIDAY 7/26

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A live concert album of original musical compositions for Mellotron -- written, arranged and performed by John Medeski, Pat Sansone, Jonathan Kirkscey and Robby Grant.

John Medeski is an American jazz keyboard player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New York’s 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is a member of Medeski Martin & Wood. His most recent project, Mad Skillet, released their debut album in November 2018.

Pat Sansone is a producer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboard, percussion, harpsichord) from the bands Wilco and The Autumn Defense.

Jonathan Kirkscey is a composer, cellist, and producer who performs with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Mouserocket, and is a co-founder of Blueshift Ensemble, a contemporary classical chamber ensemble. As a film composer, Jonathan has scored several award-winning documentaries, including Best of Enemies, directed by Morgan Neville, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2018.

Robby Grant is a songwriter, performer, and producer who has recorded and released records for the past 15 years under both his name and the moniker Vending Machine. In the 1990s, he co-fronted and toured the country with Big Ass Truck. He’s a past member of the experimental group >mancontrol< and currently plays with the garage-pop group Mouserocket.