these are the rules of martian jazz

by musique de mars

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MUSIQUE DE MARS is: George Demarest (trumpet, flugelhorn and wind synth), Carl Stanley (electric bass), Ron Kukan (guitar), Steven Menasche (drums) and Jai Young Kim (keyboards). We don’t have nice haircuts (hell, a couple of us don’t even have hair!), fancy clothes or contrived songs—just improvised music that is then augmented with all sorts of manipulations, contortions and sometimes, skulduggery.

The album THESE ARE THE RULES OF MARTIAN JAZZ is a complimentary collection of 11 compositions that owe as much to space-rock as it is does jazz. (Imagine if Sun Ra played with Miles in the early 70’s backed by Pink Floyd and produced by ECM’s Manfred Eicher—that kind of gets close, but not really.) It was created using state-of-the-art tools which gives it super high-fidelity sound. It is great album to listen to with headphones, stoned (there I said it!).

The album was produced by MUSIQUE DE MARS and engineered, edited, mixed and mastered by Ron & Steve. It was recorded at Radical Sound in San Francisco.

We don’t make a living from our releases, they barely pay for themselves, so please… support music produced by musical artists that do it out of the need to create something special and positive.

Recorded at Radical Sound in San Francisco during 2015-16.
Produced by MUSIQUE DE MARS.
Engineered & mastered by Ron Kukan.
Mixed by Ron Kukan & Steven Menasche
Edited by Steven Menasche.
Executive Production: San Francisco Free Jazz Collective.


released May 27, 2016

Carl Stanley = electric bass
Steven Menasche = drumset
Ron Kukan = guitar
Jai Young Kim = fender rhodes, mini-moog
George Demarest = trumpet, flugelhorn, wind synth



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