Alex Coke and Carl Michel Sextet

The Emissary (PLAY ON Records)

Leading an ensemble whose members individually excel in several musical genres and, collectively, create a unique and memorable soundprint, saxophonist-flutist Coke and guitarist Michel bring together a group that includes Austin Symphony principal harpist Elaine Barber, pedal steel player Bob Hoffnar (Liminal Sound Series), double bassist James Suter, and percussionist Carolyn Trowbridge on vibes. Playing compelling music with origins in jazz, classical, folk, extended technique, and improvisation, this unique ensemble is an outgrowth of Coke and Barber’s popular weekly Driveway Concert Series.

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Alex Coke-Flute, Bass Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Carl Michel-Guitar
Elaine Barber- Concert Harp
Bob Hoffnar-Pedal Steel
James Suter-Double Bass
Carolyn Trowbridge-Vibes

Track Listing

  1. Arabesque (Paul Motian)
  2. O Pastor Animarum (Saint Hildegard of Bingen)
  3. The Emissary (Alex Coke)
  4. Sol Y Luna(Carl Michel)
  5. Alterations (Alex Coke)
  6. Go Down, Old Hannah (Huddie Ledbetter)

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