released March 20, 2016
Brian Groder, trumpet & flugelhorn
Michael Bisio, double-bass
Jay Rosen, drums
Where a downspout would hang, a stoic chain
landing three stories straight from bank house eaves,
netting wind's docile drops and channeling
miniature rivers crossing shingles
a soggy distance from foundation's edge
You are the chain perhaps, and I the rain.
Catching hold, tempering from wild places
a duet created running your links,
hear our song through your negative spaces.
Or do I wear you down, down; red rust rub
of salty spray, mildew years, achy days
till strength I break, falling heavy to mud,
wind-water music turned sole lonesome thud.
all compositions by Brian Groder, Glyphs Music BMI
recorded November 10th 2014 at Parkwest Studios, Brooklyn, NY
recorded, mixed & mastered by Jim Clouse
art by Robert Ryan ~ Robert Ryan Art on Facebook
(cover art: R Train on the D Line / inside art: Retooled Logic)
Holding Rain poem by Rhonda Arnold www.rondaarnold.wordpress.com/poems
graphic design by Audrey Yeow
produced by Brian Groder
special thanks to The Louise Grayson Foundation
c 2016 Latham Records Limited Edition
all rights reserved for both artwork & sound recording.