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David Aaron (tenor and soprano saxes)
Will McEvoy (bass)
Dave Gould (drums)

A hard-steamin', obtuse jazz unit. Lots of confusion and disregard for instruction, but with clear intention.

Review of Mimico

David Aaron on tenor & soprano saxes, Will McEvoy on bass and Dave Gould on drums. All three members of this trio have played here on occasion: saxist David Aaron with Dee Pop, bassist Will McEvoy with Patrick Breiner and drummer David Gould with TomChess & Hanuman Sextet (with Andy Haas & Don Fiorino). None of those gigs were very recent although Mr. Aaron does send us an occasional disc to check out.

The first piece, "Upfront Sometime" features Mr. Aaron on soprano with the rest of the trio simmering quietly underneath. "Mamihlapinatapai" is tightly written and played with well crafted lines for the tenor sax and bowed bass. Bassist McEvoy is featured on "Coachman" and sounds good at the center of the trio. Mr. Gould plays a wooden box on "Your Response" with tight lines from the rest of the trio all connected. The six songs on this 25 minute disc are not that free but more about creating a mood of contemplative reverence. No screaming goes on. Cleanly and warmly recorded and just right for a more mellow day. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

FLIP CITY - The 1st Album.

David Aaron-tenor saxophone
Will McEvoy-bass
Kate Jamison Gentile-drums



david aaron-tenor saxophone
rob ritchie-guitar, vocals
greg ritchie-drums, vocals
matt wigton-bass, vocals


Flip City Mimico

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Why Music Recording
Is Going Stronger Than Ever

By Brent Butterworth | December 2, 2014

You may be thinking, "Sure, those guys can put this together because they're already successful musicians. What about the musicians who are on their way up?" But the music that saxophonist David Aaron sent me proves a great recording can be made by any musician with the drive to make one.

While Aaron does play gigs with pop and rock bands, his own music has a free-jazz, avant-garde bent that he's never compromised for the sake of a buck. Yet for the last 15 years or so, he's managed to make and release high-quality recordings. The one he recently sent me, recorded by engineer Hugo Dwyer in Aaron's living room, with his jazz trio Flip City, captivated me not only with the performance (honed by playing innumerable gigs in small New York City jazz clubs), but by the recording, which has an intimacy I love and all the audiophile twists I crave, including rock-sold imaging, accurate tonality and an enveloping soundstage. Be forewarned: This ain't Kind of Blue. But the fact that such challenging, non-commercial music can be recorded and distributed just helps prove my point.



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