Thursday, September 15, 2011

Glimpse Trio

Glimpse Trio are an awesome band from San Leandro, California that fuse numerous genres together with a steady stream of fantastic guitar work and instrumentation. Here are a few live videos from the band to get a feel for their sound and ethos, as well as some background information and linkage.

Glimpse Trio spontaneously creates engaging music that approaches the unknown and borders on the psychedelic. Downbeat Magazine Editor Frank Alkyer described the trio as "a furious blend of rock, jazz, blues, punk and metal fused with infectious folksiness." Alkyer continues to describe the new release by stating, "For those who grew up on the great fusion explorers, Glimpse Trio offers up a next generation. For those who like improvisation with a slice of punk, slacker and metal attitude, it's got to be 'Glimpse Trio.'"
Cleveland native Mike Sopko, known to have the "fastest hands west of the Mississippi," is, according to renowned guitarist Marc Ribot, "conceptually, one of a very few people who can really play." In 2006, Sopko's band, MCR, toured with celebrated frontman Mike Watt and legendary drummer G. Calvin Weston, as well recording with Weston. Most recently, Sopko was featured on Dosh's latest single, "Subtractions," on Anticon Records. 

After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Bay Area native Hamir Atwal became one of the most sought-after jazz drummers on the scene. After extensive touring with bandleaders such as Greg Osby and becoming a staple at places like the Village Vanguard (New York) and the Green Mill (Chicago), Atwal joined Sopko in 2010 to create Glimpse Trio

Jym Murry studied classical guitar, voice, and music theory at Chabot College, Hayward, and sang in chamber, jazz, and acapella choirs both at Chabot and UCSC. Murry co-founded bay area rock/funk band Stereo Freakout and in 2007 met Sopko, inviting him to play lead for SFO. Together they played 50+ shows at venues such as SF's Great American Music Hall, The DNA Lounge, and the San Leandro Sausage and Suds Festival. Murry joined Sopko and Atwal in 2011 to complete the GT line-up. 

GT is looking to redefine the rock/jam-band scene through staggering live performances and recordings. With the release of "1985," their first full-length, studio release, they are now seeking labels for distribution and touring opportunities.

The trio also post free downloads of their live sets on their website. You can like & talk to the guys on their Facebook page here.
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