Casebere & Joyner is an instrumental avant-garde bass and electric guitar group whose music is free-form and experimental, with virtuosic playing and lots of pedal effects. The group’s trademark is their expressive brevity, with most of their tracks being short and rarely over 3 minutes long. They say their music doesn’t need to be long because if you take out all the repetition found in other types of music, a few minutes can be a long time when actively listening. C&J has hundreds of tracks and uses a numbering system to organize them.
All of their music is recorded live in studio or concert; the group will improvise and record an entire jam session as one track, and then later break up the good parts to make tracks. The decision on what material to use or not to use is a major source of conflict between Casebere and Joyner. This “creative control” power struggle results in a lot of tension between the two and is ongoing.
Partly because of this, they personally do not like each other that much; they refuse to travel together for shows or even hang out when not playing music. But they maintain a professional respect for each other as musicians.
Casebere & Joyner currently have 6 albums on iTunes, but give away all of their music for free on their website. In addition, they each have their own solo projects to ease some of the tension (Case on Bass / Bass Tones) and (Dr. Joyner - Voyage).