Greg Kelley's improvised trumpet noise of Trumpet (june 2000 - Meniscus, 2000)
could have the impact and the significance that
Anthony Braxton's Saxophone Improvisations had in the 1970s.
Not only is the instrument reinvented, but the very idea of music is turned
Field Recordings (july 1998 - INtransitive, 2000) is a fusion of concrete music
and free-jazz, a collaboration with Tatsuya Nakatani and Curt Newton.
Forlorn Green (march 2001 - Erstwhile, 2002) is a collaboration with digital/electronic musician Jason Lescalleet.
If I Never Meet You In This Life (october 2001 - Rossbin, 2002), Kelley's second solo,
expands on the first album's revolutionary ideas and achieves an almost
spiritual nirvana of noise.
Empty Gesture (Freedom From, 2001) is a cassette that predates Kelley's
Nmperign (Twisted Village, 1998) is the duo of Greg Kelley on trumpet and Bhob Rainey on saxophone, both based in Boston.
This Is Nmperign's Second CD (Twisted Village, 1999),
In Which The Silent Partner-Director (Intransitive, 2000), that was
basically a collaboration with electronic musician
electronic musician Jason Lescalleet,
Nmperign (Selektion, 2001) continued the same program of absurd,
cacophonous, irrational duets.
More Gloom More Light (august 2002) was a collaboration with
We Devote Every Effort To Offer You The Best That You Deserve To Have For Your Enjoyment (Siwa, 2003) is Nmperign's ultimate statement: two lengthy
tracks that cover a gigantic spectrum of possibilities.
Love Me Two Times (2006), recorded between 1999 and 2004, was another collaboration between Nmperign and
Rainey has also released the solo album The Withered Grasses
and I Don't Think I Can See You Tonight (2007), a collaboration with
Graveside Doles (Ultra Eczema, 2006) is a (heavily cacophonous) collaboration with Alex Nielson.
Sannyasi (may 2001 - Wet Paint 3001, 2002) was a trio with saxophonist
Paul Flaherty and drummer Chris Corsano.
Cold Bleak Heat is a supergroup of the Boston avantgarde formed by saxophonist Paul Flaherty, Nmperign's trumpeter Greg Kelley, No Neck Blues Band's bassist Matt Heyner, Six Organs Of Admittance's drummer Chris Corsano. They released the exuberant improvisations of It's Magnificent, But It Isn't War (august 2003) and especially Simitu (august 2003), with the 21-minute Mugged by a Glacier, that straddle the border among soundsculpting, minimalism, free jazz, punk-rock and funk (both were recorded at the same session in 2003).
Nmperign's Ommatidia (2009) did not feature any collaborators.
The one-sided LP
Selected Occasions Of Handsome Deceit (2009) collects
the very first recording by Nmperign, on which the duo played with drummer Jake Meginski.
Resolution (august 2010) documents
a collaboration between Greg Kelley and Olivia Block.
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