Percy Jones and PAKT Release Live Album
Back in June, fretless bass hero Percy Jones announced his new supergroup, PAKT, which includes guitarist Alex Skolnick, drummer Kenny Grohowski, and guitarist Tim Motzer. The band had a handful of performances, and now the first show has been released as their debut live recording.
Live In Pawling, July 22, 2021 was captured at their first gig at Daryl’s House in New York. The instrumental quartet dove into uncharted territory with expansive improvised soundscapes.
“Here we were about to make our debut to a live audience at Daryl’s House in Pawling, once again playing completely and spontaneously improvised music,” Skolnick writes. To be honest, we weren’t 100% sure how it would turn out. Would a comparatively normal situation – a room full of music lovers enjoying beverages and bites while listening intently – inspire us to go on similar spontaneous journeys? If so, would our audience go there with us? As soon as the lights went down, the traveling began. Throughout the evening, there were cheers and responses from our first crowd. It was as though we’d planned our arrangements as meticulously as a tune by Hall & Oates. By the time it was over, the answer to those questions had been a clear and resounding ‘yes.’”
The band will be returning to New York to perform at a TBA location on September 10th followed by Epic in Syracuse and the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls on the 11th and 12th. More dates in December will be announced.
Live In Pawling, July 22, 2021 is avaialble now via Bandcamp. All four shows they have performed will be released this fall.
Live In Pawling, July 22, 2021 Track List:
- Variant P – 1 & 2
- Paisley Sphere
- Fonk Junket
- Harlem Valley Medication
- Restore Order in the Gallery
- Gateways and Goodbyes