|The pianist and composer Carl Maguire was born and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. Following studies are various colleges with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Hersch and Marilyn Crispell, he joined Brett Sroka’s band “Ergo“, whose sound he influenced strongly with his almost unlimited and improvising range. He played Rhodes and accordion in Laura Andel’s “Electric Percussive Orchestra“ and was a pianist in Butch Morris’ “Skyscraper“. He thus played his way to become a regular in the New York scene and was able to found his own quartet “Floriculture“ two years ago, with whom he performs regularly. His debut CD with this band is characterized by the power of the compositions and the great deal of imagination, with which the improvisations touch all levels of expression in music like a kaleidoscope.
His quartet is composed of musicians, who contribute extensive experience from the avant-garde scene in New York. Chris Mannigan (as) plays regularly in grounds with Yoon Sun Choi and in duets with Ed Owens. Danny Weiss (d) has already performed with a great number of musicians such as Kenny Werner, Uri Caine and Dave Liebman and been involved in recordings, which have been released by Omnitone and Act (with Joel Harrison), among others. Trevor Dunn (b) has been the bassist alongside of John Zorn, member of “Electric Masada“ and bassist on numerous “Filmworks“ on Tzadik.