'Wrong is right' - Thelonious Monk
The Captain Wilson Conspiracy
The Captain Wilson Conspiracy, born in 2010 is the brainchild of upright bassist Steve Kalling and keyboardist Keaton Wilson. The group has several incarnations, and often features DR Halsell on guitar, Ed Stalling on Drums. The group's focus is modern chamber jazz, playing original compositions, novel arrangements of jazz standards and pieces from the American songbook. The group plays regularly throughout Montana, and is centered in Missoula.
Our first album, Used Rocket Ship Salesman, featuring all-original material can be purchased on iTunes.
Marisa McTucker from The Lively Times writes: There's lots of elastic jive here, and I've barely scratched the surface. Jazz lovers, you best give this CD a spin. Heck, everyone should!
Listen to our recorded interview on MTPR's Musicians' Spotlight with John Floridis.
In addition, an electronic incarnation of the group featuring just extended upright bass, keyboards, computers and iPad recently recorded the debut album Electrickeries. Links to listen and purchase are below. Oh, and like us on Facebook.
The Whizpops, created by teachers Kevin Cashman and Casey Schaefer, aims to entertain and educate kids and parents alike with whimsical tunes about science, nature and the world around us. We recently released our third album, Sea Blue Sea, which is available through iTunes or on Amazon. Our second album, Science and Wonder is available locally in Missoula, through their website and also on iTunes. In addition to bandleaders Casey and Kevin, the band features Daniel Kiely on drums, Steve Kalling on Bass, Margi Cates on vocals and Keaton Wilson on keyboards.