Sons of Daughters
Patrick Breiner - tenor sax, clarinet, voice (Easton, CT)
Aaron Darrell - bass, voice (Boston, MA)
Devin Drobka - drums (New York, NY)
Sons Of Daughters are on the hustle. Not even two years as a band and they’re about to embark on their 6th DIY tour in support of their 4th DIY recording, “Beyond Animals.” The new CD is by far their most reckless, joyous, and genuine recording to date and their first to feature all original music.
This trio of decorated Berklee and New School grads met in Milwaukee (don’t ask) in April of 2010. But don’t let their stunning pedigree fool you. This ain’t no Downbeat reading, elbow rubbing, Blue Note wannabe college trio. These guys are bona fide road warriors with an agenda: to climb the highest hill, yell the loudest, and to make damn sure that what they’re saying means something.
Patrick Breiner, Aaron Darrell, and Devin Drobka all contribute compositions ranging from wistful rubato ballades to devil may care free jazz avalanches. Breiner’s tenor saxophone and clarinet are augmented by vocals (his own and those of bassist Darrell). Drobka is the wild card, as likely to play with any object within reach as he is to play his drum kit. In short, a helter-skelter new twist on the classic chordless jazz trio.
“…a remarkably sharp collective mind set for improvisation.”
- Jon M. Gilbertson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“On Beyond Animals, Sons of Daughters display their mastery of the art of compositional improvisation. …it is clear that they are playing tunes, but they convey them with the freedom and comfort that comes only from the telepathic connection that all great bands develop. This musical connection is something SoDs, as true road warriors, have earned.”
- Dustin Carlson,
“The sonic shenanigans of Sons of Daughters is pure sunshine.”
- Thomas Mulready, CoolCleveland.com
“They looked like they used words like ‘dig’ and ‘hep’ unironically. They played like their hands were on fire.”
- David Fitzgerald, Athens Flagpole (Athens, GA)