Rallidae

“Rallidae… combines improvisation with strong melodies and narratives… a genuinely distinctive, and entertaining, combination of sounds and words. Paper Birds is an exceptional debut from an exciting and innovative new band.” – Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz 6/29/2014

Angela Morris – saxophone, voice, compositions

Alex Samaras – voice
Dustin Carlson – guitar, voice

Scott Colberg – bass, voice
Nico Dann – drums, voice

Turned, and Was – release date Nov 18, 2016

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preorder now! limited edition CD & download from bandcamp
Date Band Venue City Link
December 8, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour Spying Series @ Halyards Brooklyn, NY
December 6, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour Silence Guelph, ON
December 5, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour Burdock Toronto, ON
December 4, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour Improvising Musicians of Ottawa Ottawa, ON
December 3, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour Résonance Café Montreal, QC
December 2, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour Is This Jazz @ AS220 Providence, RI
December 1, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour Gallery 263 Cambridge, MA
November 30, 2016 Rallidae – album release tour AE Randolph Presents @ Bar Below Rye Brooklyn, NY

Press

“One of the most exciting vocal ensembles to come along in years. Mad potential and a sound uniquely their own should have improvisational vocal enthusiasts drawn to this group in short order … a sound and style that is not exactly new, but it is rarely performed at this level… The improvisational vocal community has now been put on notice as the bar has just been raised… Angela Morris has a pristine voice and a command of the tenor saxophone that is most impressive by any critical standards.”

Brent Black – criticaljazz.com 6/15/2014

“Music and words are by Ms Morris… shimmering sax of many tones, then scales, and the lyric of a love song… in contrast to a solo-centric jazz aesthetic, [the pieces] are largely ensemble constructions whose individual facets emerge into focus amid the shimmering group textures.”

Ann Alex – Bebop Spoken Here 6/16/2014

Ottawa Citizen Best Bet:
“young, adventurous DIY musicians from out of town… Definitely worth hearing is the arresting vocalist Alex Samaras”

Peter Hum – Ottawa Citizen “Best Bet” 4/9/2014

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Paper Birds EP – released April 2014

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limited edition CD & download from bandcamp / download from iTunes

Press Contact

Dave Ruder – manager, Gold Bolus Recordings
goldbolus () gmail () com

Booking Contact

rallidaemusic () gmail () com

Rallidae - Nico Dann, Angela Morris, Alex Samaras, Scott Colberg, Dustin Carlson

Rallidae – Nico Dann, Angela Morris, Alex Samaras, Scott Colberg, Dustin Carlson