Avant-Dance-Jazz trio lowercase p was formed in 2005 when Phil Reese, Brandon Downs, and Gabriel Cruser were asked to play on Friday evenings at a small restaurant in Lowell, MA called the Mambo Grill. Having lived and played together for over six years with various bands spanning genres from rock to hip-hop, the trio thought this gig would be a chance to experiment with new sounds.
lowercase p emerged. Using songs as vehicles for experimentation and focusing on improvising, lowercase p spent a lot of time listening and reacting to each other. When it became clear that the trio had something special, they started composing songs that further developed their sound.
2 years later they have played on the other side of the world (the Spring Scream Festival in Taiwan) and all over greater New England while maintaining their original bi-weekly residency at the Mambo Grill. They just released their first album on Timetone Records and are already working on their second.