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The Fretless Brothers

Alice Coltrane
Alice Coltrane (photo: Jeff Dunas)
Alice Coltrane
Alice Coltrane (photo: Jeff Dunas)
Alice Coltrane
Alice Coltrane (photo: Jeff Dunas)
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Charlie Haden, Alice Coltrane
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Charlie Haden, Alice Coltrane (photo: Jeff Dunas)
Alice Coltrane
Alice Coltrane (photo: Jeff Dunas)
Ravi Coltrane

The Fretless Brothers are Jon Catler (La Monte Young, Willie McBlind) and Dane Johnson (Beninghove’s Hangmen, Prelapse) on 12-Tone Ultra Plus guitars, Hansford Rowe(Gong) on 12-Tone Ultra Plus bass, and Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) on tuned drums.

The music both swings and rocks over a fresh Harmonic palette that provides new sounds and incredibly challenging chord changes for the soloists to play over. Using microtonal guitars and basses with 36 different pitches per octave, the Fretless Brothers are the first Harmonic Series jazz group.