Bloodworth Combo is a Raleigh, NC based jazz band who play original and “standard” modern bebop compositions. With roots in 60’s bebop jazz, indie rock, current/classical, and world music, Bloodworth Combo is full of energy and excitement, appealing to an inter-generational audience of music lovers.
Members of the Bloodworth Combo play in some of the most noted and influential bands based in the area. With wide range, Bloodworth Combo’s list of associated acts is a who’s who of cutting edge popular music that informs the combo’s thrilling sound.
The core of Bloodworth Combo’s personnel is: Mike Isenberg, Steve Cowles, Joe Westerlund, Christopher Thurston and Robert ‘Crowmeat’ Pence.
Associated bands (short list)
Savage Knights, Megafaun, Odd International, Grandma Sparrow, Defenestrator, Califone, Donovan and Posse Reggae. empty sound, D-town Brass, and numerous improv and sessions with local and international artists.
Influences: Art Ensemble of Chicago, Don Cherry, Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Gold Sparkle, DKV trio, Milford Graves, Whit Dickey, William Parker, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman,”