Glenn Kotche

Chicago, Illinois, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Experimental / Jam Band / Indie
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A graduate of the University of Kentuckys highly regarded percussion program, Kotches various stints with groups and ensembles have resulted in participation on more than 70 recordings to date. In 2001, he joined the rock band Wilco. Since Kotche joined as drummer/percussionist, Wilcos accomplishments include the gold-selling album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the Grammy-winning A ghost is born, and the recently released double-disc live album, Kicking Television.

Glenn Kotches solo Nonesuch debut, Mobile, comprises eight new compositions by Kotche, with inspirations ranging from mobile sculpture, composer (and label-mate) Steve Reich, the Ramayana, Wilco drumbeats, the Nonesuch Explorer series, and percussionists Tony Allen and Ed Blackwell. The album features a wide range of instruments, including vibraphone, kalimba, mbira, and drum kit. Kotche recently opened for Wilcos Jeff Tweedy in a series of West Coast dates.

Beyond Wilco, Kotche is one-third of experimental rock trio, Loose Fur, along with Jeff Tweedy and post-classical composer/producer Jim ORourke; that groups self-titled album was released in 2003, with a new record slated for 2006. Kotche also is half of the jazz experimental duo On Fillmore with bassist Darin Gray. Their latest recording, Sleeps with Fishes, landed them at the prestigious 2005 Percussion Pan Festival in Brazil. Kotche has released two previous solo works, Introducing and Next.

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