MCE Lubricity

NHIC Records
Electric NHIC -  Ground Waves home

The New York
New Haven Advocate
New Haven Register

Group Photo
Jeff Cedrone - Guitar,  Paul McGuire -  Saxophones, Steve Zieminski - Drums,
Pete Brunelli - Bass,  Nate Trier - Keyboards, Bob Gorry - Guitar, 
John Venter(seated) - Bass Clarinet,
Pete Riccio (not pictured), Drums

Electric NHIC
Ground Waves

Avant Progressive Electric Punk Jazz!

This exciting collection of tunes by an electric grouping of the New Haven Improviser Collective features heart stopping musical explorations with rhythm, melody and sonic splendor.

Electric NHIC evolved from the high energy avant-funk of Mayhem Circus Electric, a signature grouping of the New Haven Improvisers Collective. MCE's well-received CD, Lubricity, was praised by the New Haven Advocate for its tight post funk grooves and called fun and relentlessly heavy creative jazz by Cadence magazine. It was compared to Electric Miles Davis with the jagged angularity of classic Captain Beefheart and an obvious sense of fun.

In support of Lubricity, MCE took the music to rock clubs like Toads Place, and festivals around New England in addition to top Jazz and new music venues like Firehouse12 and the Buttonwood Tree.

The group's members come from various creative
backgrounds and the music's focus naturally expanded
beyond the initial high energy stomp. New tunes crept
in as the group took a broader view incorporating
electronica, progressive rock, moody modal melody and
laid back electric jazz. The Circus and the Mayhem
became only part of the story, so the band adopted the
name Electric NHIC.

The Music on Ground Waves is sometimes aggressive, sometimes delicate.  Precision and abandon are part of the ride. Buckle up. 

NHIC is a far-reaching collective of creative musicians forming into a particular group to play particular music in a particular moment.  NHIC is interaction, conflict, and harmony. 


A few notices about MCE and NHIC

Fun and Relentlessly heavy  creative Jazz.
  - Cadence Magazine

Tight Post-Funk Grooves.    The rewards are myriad and exciting.
  - New Haven Advocate

Lubricity has conceptual flair and group dynamic heft.  And they seem to be enjoying every moment of it.  I say bravo to all that!
  - Grego Applegate Edwards

Artsy modern-musical fun.
  - Craig Matsumoto, KZSU, Stanford California

Very, very nice music.
   - Gérard Viols Radiojazz 34, France
The New Haven Improvisers Collective is a catalytic force in New Haven's burgeoning music scene  
  - Owen McNally, The Hartford Courant

It's a wonder that these voices aren't usually heard outside of New Haven environs.
  -Signal to Noise Magazine