HIGH NOON JAZZ- weekly Sunday music series at Zeitgiest Gallery

Come down to Zeitgeist Gallery in Downtown Lowell every Sunday from noon to 3pm to catch Lowell’s best offering of live jazz. Four bands rotate the schedule to keep it fresh. Jon Bousquet from Feed The Bird, Cam Wharram Trio, Evidence (Seth Bailin, Neil Murphy, Sean Fitzpatrick, Danny Dugan), and Gumbo In Congress (members of the Party Band) will take the stage every Sunday and fill the gallery with standards and original music.

New album: GUMBO

Recorded at the Great Northern, Framingham, MA and Mt. Washington, Lowell, MA October 2012 – January 2013 by Seth Bailin and the band.
Mixed and mastered with Brian Redmond at the Space, Lowell, MA February 2013.

Seth Bailin- saxes, bass, vocals
Matt DiMuccio- keys, vocals
Curran Kelleher- bass, guitar, vocals, coffee mug
Matt Crothers- drums, vocals

Special guests on Conversations:
Jake Cacciatore- vocals
Max Larson- vocals
Mike Kaskiewitz- trombone


Album art by Seth Bailin

One time, at Bandcamp…

Check out the new platform for Nice Bass tunes over at nicebass.bandcamp.com! You will find full-length albums, compilations (including both volumes of Lowell & Behold for FREE), EPs, and bootlegs (sets from jazz giants and local heroes).

WILD IMPRESSIONS at unchARTed gallery


New Album: The Guardian Soundtrack

A new original play produced by The Internet Players opened this weekend, and runs May 20 at the Village Theater of East Davenport. The Guardian takes place in a small town in Omaha County, where the emotions, stories, and longings of the residents come to life. It was my great pleasure to work with producer Nathan Porteshawver and musician Tony Hartman in composing, arranging, and recording, the sounds for the play. From farm noises to evil jazz, from flamenco guitar to orchestral overtures, the Guardian is packed with a massive range of styles, all the while referencing common musical themes.

In a typical week during the preparation for the play, Nathan (in Iowa), Tony (in Tennessee), and I (in Massachusetts), would have a conference call to discuss our progress and projected goals for the next week. Nathan would talk about the feelings he wanted to evoke with each song, Tony would scat a beat into the phone, and I’d write it all down, eager to get started on my next assignment. Tony and I shared ideas through e-mail, then took each others melodies and song snippets, arranged them into bigger tunes, recorded them. It was a great feeling to hear small ideas evolve into what they are now.

Two days before the play opened, I finished mastering and arranging the files into a playlist for the sound operator, and in total there were 36 cues, meaning the PLAY button would be hit 36 times throughout the play. For the soundtrack release, we boiled that down to 18 of our favorite tracks, including some songs that didn’t make it into the play. CDs are being sold at the next four dates in Davenport, or you can head over to the Nice Bass Bandcamp page and download a digital copy.

The What Cheer? Brigade: life’s soundtrack

Marching down Mass Ave at 2011 Honk! Fest with Endangered Species with Lipstick and What Cheer? Brigade.

Swagadelic Fertilizer Castle!!!


I am so happy to have been a part of this project. It was recorded by mastermind Dan Fox at Hi-N-Dry studio in Somerville, MA, which is owned and operated by friends of Mark Sandman and the band Morphine. Sandman’s old modified guitars hang all over the walls, and relics like pictures, posters, tour diaries, lyric sheets, and old instruments can be found in just about every corner. It was pretty special to play the bari sax in a space dedicated to Morphine. And if you don’t know why, please do yourself a favor and listen to them. More important to this session being amazing was the sheer amount of time and energy the 9 of us put into making it sound the way it does. That 4-day marathon session can only confirm- birds of a feather flock together.

released 08 July 2011

Additional Recording by Mike Cantor and Bob Greel
at The House That Funk Built
Mixed & Mastered by Brian Redmond at The Space
Cover Illustration by Michael Mussman
Cover Design by Mike Cantor
All Songs © Goosepimp LLC All Rights Reserved

NEW ALBUM from Hidden Criminals!



Nick Colella- Vocals, Guitar
Abram Taber- Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Seth Bailin- Drums, Beats, Keyboard, Alto Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Mixing, Album Art

Spontaneous, loud, and charged with energy, Noise Pollution is download-able for FREE. You will laugh. You will cry. Your ears will bleed.


Folk Music

A 10-song compilation of music made between the summer of 2009 and the summer of 2010. It is a snapshot of the stuff I was involved with during my senior year at UML.


The past year has been an exciting time for me musically. I had the opportunity to tour and record with the most devoted and talented musicians that I have ever met. The Goosepimp Orchestra is a group of 8 guys, but we would have no reason to make our music without our beautiful, passionate, helpful, and funky extended family. Thanks for your infinite support yall! Enjoy “Strap On,” from our latest Fallout Shelter performance on WUML, and “Take The Wheel,” from our self-recorded and self-released full length album The Biggest Bang. I also had the pleasure to help Nick get The Sinbusters off the ground, by drumming for a year and a half, and recording and mixing Prime Blowout, our 8 song EP. The songs here come from that album, recorded at Friendly Square in Medford and a few spots in Lowell. Late in 2009 I began recording spoken word poems written by Nate the Poet and adding music to them later. “The River Bank Bend” was recorded by a river in Colorado, and the music was added once back in Lowell. Underneath “Beauty,” the UML String Project can be heard warming up and tuning. I am also grateful to Brett Apitz for helping me record “Cherrapunji” and “Country Music” in the UML facilities, and to all the musicians who helped create this makeshift band that I call Folkin’ A. You will also hear two songs from a brand new project called President Soup. We did a version of “It Dont Mean A Thing” at Centro in May 2010, and an original tune called “Propaganda,” recorded later that month at the 119 Gallery in Lowell. Thanks to all the musicians that have shared their passion, and to you for listening.

Musicians: Seth Bailin (saxophone, vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboard, drums, percussion), Derek Hayden (drums, percussion), Mark “Big Daddy” Brack (vocals), Mike Dettore (percussion), Jeremy Wegerzyn (bass), Theresa Cleary (viola, violin), Elisabeth Hodge (bass), Ray Santana (trumpet), Mike Kaskiewitz (trombone), Whit Love (banjo), Nick Collela (guitar, vocals), Jen Brunelle (tambourine, vocals), Patrick Shaughnessy (casio keyboard), Joe MacFadzen (bass), Bob Greel (vocals, keyboard, percussion), Jon Albertelly (trumpet), Mike Cantor (guitar), Adam Pelletier (guitar), Dave Pelletier (bass), Josh Filgate (trombone), Joe Calabrese (drums), Jake Cacciatore (vocals, percussion), Curran Kelleher (guitar), Erik Jordan (bass), Nate Porteshawver (vocals), and the young kids of the UMass Lowell string project.
Recording Engineers: Seth Bailin, Brian Redmond, Chris Gilroy, Sean Cahalin, Brett Apitz, Matt Studivan.
Mastered by Brian Redmond at The Space (inthespace.net)

From the Archives…

In Walked Biscuit 114 by Nice Bass

This is the group Puritan Slang in the UMass Lowell senior studio for Mat Gansenberg’s Live to Multitrack project. The tune was composed by Mark “Big Daddy” Brack, and features Mark Brack on guitar, Tyler Kingsland on Bass, Seth Bailin on saxophone, and Evan Gillis on drumset. This tune is a few years old, and after a long time having not heard it, I dug it up and was pleasantly surprised at the quality. Listen to Evan’s fills in between the choruses.