Gerald Bailey's Migration Climate

Migration Climate is a call to action, an attempt to slow a flood of hardship, positively protesting accepted norms that aim to divide. There are great challenges ahead and this is no time to step aside.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Gerald set out to make a record in isolation, reorganizing established sounds and beats into bedroom jazz. Conceptually following the themes of migration, social evolution, upheaval, and positive change, he sculpted layers of overdubbed trumpet, flugabone, drums, and keyboards, utilizing a simple recording setup.

"The final product is one of layered depths, weaving recycled thoughts, and emotions, wrapping the listener in enjoyment and beauty, like their favorite recycled t-shirt. Finding new inside the old, comfort over dismay, and color in black & white, proving everything is anew when we choose to look at it differently."


Trumpeter, composer, and educator Bailey has been a staple in both the academic and performance world, having honed his craft as a member of JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Black Bear Combo, and Lowdown Brass Band, in addition to appearances with  Father John Misty, Belle and Sebastian, Kevin Morby and Ty Segal...A man of many talents, able to simultaneously build tension with songs on stage, and dissolve tension in a classroom. Bailey's approach to songwriting and performance comes from a wealth of experience and a reach that few artists possess. 

The release is from NYC's Potions Music, run by Andrew Brearley. DMC & Andrew first collaborated back in 2013, with his previous record label, Cherries Records, for our first cassette & digital mixtape & coffee collaboration, Cherry Bomb! Listen to this and ten years of music projects on our Mixcloud.

This dynamic blend reflects the work of this talented multi-instrumentalist, Gerald Bailey. Using a honey-processed Pacas from Vista Hermosa as the base, with a sweet, clean cup that has a touch more acidity as the coffee cools. Paired with one of our fudgy staples from Finca San Jeronimo in Guatemala, a washed Catuai.

Country: El Salvador
Farm: Vista Hermosa
Cultivar: Pacas
Process: Honey
Country: Guatemala
Farm: San Jeronimo Miramar
Cultivar: Catuai
Process: Washed 
Notes: Chocolate Chips, Red Apples, Almond
Net Wt: 12 oz 
April 13, 2023 — Kyle Hodges

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