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Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg

Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

Wick, Jacob / Phil Sudderberg: Combinatory Pleasures [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Astral Spirits)

Finding free improvising trumpeter Jacob Wick, a master of lowercase approaches using unorthodox techniques, in a more active setting with Chicago drummer Phil Sudderberg (Marker with Vanderkmark, Dave Rempis); together they challenge each other in a give and take of skill and solid discussion, leaving room for unusual and sometimes aberrant technique; joyful!

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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS085
Squidco Product Code: 27380

Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, in December, 2017, by bill Harris.


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Phil Sudderberg-drums

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Jacob Wick is a free improvising trumpeter, born in Glencoe, Illinois and currently living in Mexico City, MX. He was educated at State University of New York at Purchase and California College of the Arts. He lived in NYC for a number of years, working with Prom Night Records and performing. He has been a member of Hungry Cowboy, Kenosha Kid, Kimmel, Moré, Wick Trio, The HighLife, Tres Hongos, Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer, Ajemian & the HighLife, Jason, and his own solo work. He has albums on Creative Sources, Prom Night, Lengua De Lava, Palliative, Astral Spirits, Hard Angle, Marginal Frequency, Impakt, and Thin Wrist. Much of his solo work is in the lowercase or minimal approaches to the trumpet, in performance deconstructing the trumpet and using extended techniques to draw unusual textures and tones from the instrument.

-Squidco 10/15/2019

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Phil Sudderberg is a Chicago drummer, know for the band Marker with Ken Vandermark, Vibrating Skull Trio, Wei Zhongle, Grandkids, Dave Rempis / Peter Maunu / Aaron Zarzutzki / Phil Sudderberg, Barn Duet, &c.

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track listing:


1. Four Hundred 5:32

2. Five Hundred 4:07

3. Six Hundred 2:00

4. Beetles 2:09

5. All Rolling Down The Hill 2:19


1. To Meet You In Your Finery 2:45

2. To Meet You In Your Little Corner 3:34

3. At Your Big Table 4:17

4. With Bottle Service 2:09
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"Wick (trumpet) and Sudderberg (drums) provide the two components in Combinatory Pleasures, and, like the fable of the chocolate truck smashing into the peanut butter truck at a dangerous speed, thereby creating the idea for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups out of the delusional suffering of the two severely hurt drivers, a new and specific treat is formed, but for our ears, not our tongues. Still, to linger on the clichéd metaphor, Wick and Sudderberg roll their concoctions around in their mouths for a while, allowing the palette to fully reveal the secrets of the ingredients till they bloom in outrageous flavor. The duo does not dive directly in to their partnership, skirting the edges of each other's playing, feeling out the other's skills; then, when they're fully satisfied, they swirl together in rhythmic symbiosis, each allowing the other to break out at points to shower their audience with virtuosic performance. Drums and trumpets! Who would've thought."-Ryan Masteller, Tabs Out

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