Friday, December 14, 2007
Sunship joins former Stinkhorn members Brian Heaney (guitar) and Michael Monhart (sax) with David Revelli (drums), from the Grassy Knoll, and from the San Francisco music scene, Andrew Luthringer (bass). Stuart Dempster (trombone, didjeridu, conch, etc.) joined in 2005 and fills out this swinging "intergalectric" ensemble. Sunship derives its sound from jazz innovators such as Sun Ra and John Coltrane and from new modernists James Blood Ulmer and Nels Cline. Stuart brings his eclectic background of modern classical and improvisation to the mix.