NCM East Records is pleased to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Justice on a Budget (NCM 40123), a core trio of musicians from the Philadelphia area who craft bold compositions through the language of improvisation. The group explores genres and themes that are linked by simple structures, resulting in expressions from standard jazz to post-rock to breakbeat and beyond. For this recording, the addition of guest musicians ranges from Brazilian and Afro-Cuban percussionists to four part horn chorales, augmenting the scope of sounds offered by this thoughtful and dynamic trio. With this unique debut, Justice on a Budget will deny and maybe even confirm your wildest categorizations.
The band will celebrate the album release with a performance at Philadelphia's Highwire Gallery on Saturday, November 20th at 8:30pm. A national tour is being planned for late Spring 2005.
The photography contained within the CD package was taken at Summit Camp, Greenland; one of Earth's last great frontiers.
To receive additional press information, or review copies, please contact: Matt Glassmeyer
About Justice on a Budget: Featuring Eric Hastings (drums, percussion, loops, electronics), John Conahan (pianos, keyboards, synths), and Cory Neale (double bass, electric bass, turntables), Justice on a Budget began as an informal collection of musicians who gathered to improvise over very loose structures and soundscapes, with all preconceptions left behind. Over a three-year period, these players developed a relationship that allows them to collectively express a shared sonic vision, with a wide-open approach to the creation of new music.
About NCM East: NCM EAST is a record company, information center, retailer and music collective whose main goals are to provide an outlet for new, original music and to establish the NCM East name as a synonym for honest, well-crafted, forward-thinking sounds.