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Joshua Abrams - Natural Information flac album Performer: Joshua Abrams
Title: Natural Information
Style: Avant-garde Jazz
Released: 2010
Country: US
MP3 album: 1283 mb
FLAC album: 1616 mb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: AIFF WMA DTS MP3 MP4 ASF AC3
Genre: Jazz / Folk / World music

Guimbri, Bass, Bells, Small Harp – Joshua Abrams. Harmonium, Leslie, Percussion – Lisa Alvarado. Mixed By – Benjamin Balcom (tracks: A3), Ken Brown (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2). Piano, Wurlitzer, Chromatic Electric Autoharp – Ben Boye. Producer – Joshua Abrams, Michael Ehlers. Screenprinting – Alan Sherry. Tenor Saxophone – Ari Brown. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All. Cat.

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Bassist Joshua Abrams is best known as a consummate sideman on the local jazz scene, where he’s been a steady presence for the last two decades. But he’s a proven versatilist, as evidenced by stints with Bonnie Prince Billy and even the Roots, with whom he plucked upright years before they became a fixture of late-night television. Tenor saxophonist David Boykin guides the first half of the new LP toward two dynamic extremes, contrasting the free, spiraling San Anto with the hushed and nuanced Moon Hunger.

Lisa Alvarado and Joshua Abrams of Natural Information Society. The song Finite is a standout from the group’s new album, Mandatory Reality. Charlie Gross/Charlie Gross). Finite is nearly 40 minutes long, which makes its title both funny and true. Playing the guimbri, a three-stringed bass instrument, Abrams gently draws his seven comrades - including the ts Lisa Alvarado and Hamid Drake - into a groove that instantly feels like it’s spinning, but with enchanted slowness. The horns and winds politely swap single notes. A piano glints, then goes poof.

Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society has been played on NTS in shows including Happy Death w/ Ed Horrox, featured first on 17 April 2017. Songs played include St. Cloud, Sideways Fall and In Memory's Prism. Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society has been played on NTS in shows including Happy Death w/ Ed Horrox, featured first on 17 April 2017. Original source Last.

This 19th century German chapel features exemplary craftsmanship and a lush, resonant space flooded with natural light that is perfectly suited for a relaxing Sunday afternoon concert. Our inaugural show features a new concert length work by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society featuring Joshua Abrams, guimbri, composition; Jason Adasiewicz, vibes; Lisa Alvarado, harmonium; Mikel Avery, gongs, tacked toms, percussion; Nick Mazzarella, alto saxophone; and Jason Stein, bass clarinet.

RBody/Head, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society. Thu 3/7, 7:30 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, sold out, all-ages. Chicago jazz and improvised-music linchpin Joshua Abrams could continue to explore the outer reaches of minimalism with his Natural Information Society ensemble for decades and have no trouble maintaining a hypnotic atmosphere. The eight-piece band’s upcoming fifth album, Mandatory Reality (Eremite), opens with two sprawling tracks. Joshua Abrams and Lisa Alvarado help give this Chicago collective’s transcendent minimalism a family feeling.

An ever-shifting project helmed by the t Joshua Abrams, an early member of the Roots, the Natural Information Society revels in experimentation. In 2017, they released their fourth album, Simultonality, which was largely inspired by their extensive touring.


A1 Mysterious Delirious Fluke Of The Beyond
A2 Abide In Sunset
B1 Dolphin Cave Dazzling
B2 Cabin
B3 In Ex Or Able
B4 A Lucky Stone

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – West Side Cabin
  • Recorded At – Shape Shoppe
  • Recorded At – Shevitz's Attic
  • Recorded At – The Hideout, Chicago


  • Artwork [Screen Printing] – Alan Sherry
  • Bass, Bells – Joshua Abrams (tracks: B1, B3)
  • Drums – Frank Rosaly (tracks: A2, B4), Noritaka Tanaka (tracks: B1, B3)
  • Dulcimer – Joshua Abrams (tracks: A1)
  • Guimbri, Sampler [Mpc1000], Percussion, Harmonium – Joshua Abrams (tracks: A2, A4)
  • Guitar – Emmett Kelly (tracks: A2, B4)
  • Kora [Donso Ngoni], Bells, Synthesizer [Ms20] – Joshua Abrams (tracks: B2)
  • Layout – Eric Schou
  • Mastered By – Michael King
  • Painting, Design [Cover] – Lisa Alvarado
  • Producer – Michael Ehlers
  • Producer, Composed By – Joshua Abrams
  • Recorded By – Griffin Rodriguez (tracks: A2), Noritaka Tanaka (tracks: B1, B3)
  • Vibraphone – Jason Adasiewicz (tracks: B1, B3)


Information about the release is printed on a white 8 1/2" x 11" silver screen-printed that comes in the sleeve.

Recorded 2008/2009 Chicago
A1 & B2 recorded at the West Side Cabin
A2 recorded at Shape Shoppe
B1 & B3 recorded at Shevitz's Attic
B4 recorded live at the Hideout

Edition of 550 copies, pressed on premium HQ-180 gram vinyl & presented in a heavyweight stoughton "laserdisc" sleeve.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MTE-61 Joshua Abrams Natural Information ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eremite Records MTE-61 US 2014
Comments: (1)
Such a great LP. Sits near Brown Rice and Bitter Funeral Beer Band at my house. Whenever I put this on I end up spinning both sides several times, 'specially if the sun is setting.