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Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs]

Digital Primitives: Lipsomuch & Soul Searchin' [2 CDs] (Hopscotch Records)

The trio of saxophonist Assif Tsahar, drummer Chad Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore in the 3rd Digital Primitives release, rhythmic and soulful improvisation with an inventive New York attitude.
 

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Assif Tsahar-tenor sax, bass clarinet, m'bira

Chad Taylor-drums

Cooper-Moore-Diddly Bo, Twinger, Mouth Bow, Fretless Banjo


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UPC: 15568230745

Label: Hopscotch Records
Catalog ID: HOP 51
Squidco Product Code: 17565

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover eco wallet
Recorded in April 2011. Mix mastered by Assif Tsahar.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"2 years in the cooking a new release by the unfathomable Digital Primitves keeping with their motto of distilled rhythmic & melodic essences. They research groove in the free domain like no one else as they keep on pushing. Cooper-Moore is in top form extending his hand crafted instruments, the diddley bo, the twinger, the mouth bow and the fretless banjo to new territories. Assif Tsahar tenor sax and bass clarinet are on an on going wild soulful excursions while Chad Taylor keeps it all tight and grooving with endless new beats."-Hopscotch


Artist Biographies

"Assif Tsahar (born Israel, June 11, 1969) is an Israeli tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist. He lived in New York City from 1990 to the early 2000s, returning to Israel.

He has performed with Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, William Parker, Mat Maneri, Hamid Drake, Peter Kowald, Susie Ibarra, Rashied Ali, Warren Smith, Wilbur Morris, Le Quan Ninh, John Tchicai, Fred Anderson, Rob Brown, Roy Campbell, Gerald Cleaver, Agusti Fernandez, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler, Joe Daley, Herb Robertson, Cuong Vu, Chris Jonas, Ori Kaplan, Oscar Noriega, Roman Stolyar, Alex Harding, Steve Swell, Cooper-Moore, and Tom Abbs

He founded the label Hopscotch Records in 1999. In 2006 he opens the music club Levontin7 with Daniel Sarid in Tel Aviv. "

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assif_Tsahar)
6/19/2024

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"Chad Taylor (b. 1973) is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder of the Chicago Underground ensembles. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago where he started performing professionally at the age of 16. Chad has performed with Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, Cooper-Moore, Pharoah Sanders, Marc Ribot, Peter Brotzmann, Malachi Favors and many others. Chad leads his own band Circle down which debut recording was given a 5 star review by All music:

"What is remarkable is that there is no wasted motion, no histrionics or grandstanding, as pure emotion is translated to superlative music making on this most highly recommended recording, one for the ages." Allmusic.com

Chad has a BFA from the New School in Jazz Performance and a MFA in Jazz Research and History from Rutgers University."

-Chad Taylor Website (http://www.chadtaylordrums.net/html/about.php)
6/19/2024

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"As a composer, performer, instrument builder/designer, storyteller, teacher, mentor, and organizer, Cooper-Moore [b. August 31, 1946] has been a major, if somewhat behind-the-scenes, catalyst in the world of creative music for over 40 years. As a child prodigy Cooper-Moore played piano in churches near his birthplace in the Piedmont region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His performance roots in the realm of avant jazz music date to the NYC Loft Jazz era in the early/mid-70s. His first fully committed jazz group was formed in 1970 - the collective trio Apogee with David S. Ware and drummer Marc Edwards. Sonny Rollins asked them to open for him at the Village Vanguard in 1973, and they did so with aplomb. A studio recording of this group was made in 1977, and issued as Birth of a Being on hatHut under Ware's name in 1979 (re-mixed and re-issued in expanded form on AUM Fidelity in 2015!). Following an evidently rather trying European tour with Ware, Beaver Harris, and Brian Smith in 1981, Cooper-Moore returned home and completely destroyed his piano, with sledgehammer and fire, in his backyard. He didn't play piano again until some years after, instead focusing his energies from 1981-1985 on developing and implementing curriculum to teach children through music via the Head Start program. Returning to New York in 1985, he spent a great part of his creative time working and performing with theatre and dance productions, largely utilizing his hand-crafted instruments. It was not until the early 90s, when William Parker asked him to join his group In Order To Survive, that Cooper-Moore's pianistic gifts were again regularly featured in the jazz context. In the early 'aughts the group Triptych Myth was his own first regular working jazz group in decades and together they blazed some trails and released two albums: one rich formative, and one exquisite. A destined creative re-union with David S. Ware in the Planetary Unknown quartet, the Digital Primitives trio with Assif Tsahar & Chad Taylor, and continued work with William Parker followed. Cooper-Moore's creative life continues well-strong and unabated into the present day. He will be/was the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 22nd iteration of Vision Festval, NYC on May 29, 2017."

-Aum Fidelity (http://www.aumfidelity.com/cooper-moore.html)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



CD 1

1. Beastit 3:33

2. India 3:55

3. Eye Perceives 6:19

4. Ballad for Butch 3:52

5. Lipsomuch 4:05

6. Spyzee 5:07

7. Flat Footing 3:38

8. Hardboil 4:43

9. Crumbles 7:17

10. Drunken Fools 2:28

CD 2

1. Grassblade 4:20

2. Ol'Blu 3:10

3. Soul Searchin' 8:26

4. Spider's Sap 5:21

5. Intertwiner 3:04

6. Wobbly Mind 4:23

7. Talking in Tongues 11:08

8. Sun Stones 2:54

9. Louminous Gnomes 6:00

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