Matt Lavelle & The 12 Houses

Trumpeter Matt Lavelle & The 12 Houses perform their composition ‘Knee Braces’ live in Brooklyn. In the tradition of composers like Duke Ellington & Don Cherry, Lavelle steers the ship onward and outward yet allows his musicians complete freedom to be themselves and for their sound to flourish within the composition. In this clip, violinist Laura Ortman tells her own story about both the futility and triumph of the human experience. As Lavelle states, ‘the moment literally walks the line between life and death.’ Boom.