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Various Artists (curated by Nick Vander): Walk My Way, Volume Two (Orbit577)

The second of a five-volume compilation series curated by Nick Vander, a testament to the incredible musical range of the guitar and the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world, with tracks from David Stackenas, Jessica Ackerley, Jorge Espinal, Usui Yasuhiro, Scott Fields, Sebastian Sequoiah.Grayson, Sam Shalabi, Shinobu Nemoto and Nyctalllz.
 

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David Stackenas

Jessica Ackerley

Jorge Espinal

Usui Yasuhiro

Scott Fields

Sebastian Sequoiah.Grayson

Sam Shalabi

Shinobu Nemoto

Nyctalllz


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UPC: 755491187012

Label: Orbit577
Catalog ID: CD-ORB5-OR5012
Squidco Product Code: 29944

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
1- Electric guitar, electronics and recording by David StackenŠs on August 23, 20202- Guitar (no fxs) and recording by Jessica Ackerley on October 14, 20203- Guitar, metal sheet across the strings and recording by Jorge Espinal on August 14, 20204- Electric guitar, digital fxs and recording by Usui Yasuhiro on June 25, 20205- Quarter tone tuned steel string acoustic guitar and recording by Scott Fields on July 13, 20206- Electric guitar, electronics and recording by Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson on July 9, 20207- Prepared electric guitar and recording by Marco Oppedisano on August 31, 20208- Guitar, organ, drum machine, electronics and recording by Sam Shalabi on July 30, 20209- Electric guitar and analogue recording by Shinobu Nemoto on June 7, 202010- Bass, guitar, electronics and recording by Nyctalllz on August 7, 2020

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Walk My Way, a five-volume compilation album, is a fervently collective project in a time of individuation, testament to both the incredible musical range of the guitar, as well as the imaginative possibility of guitarists around the world. The pandemic upended the way that musicians create and perform, turning a previously collective artistic practice into an unavoidably solitary one as artists were forced into their homes for lockdowns. This compilation is born directly from the conditions of our current historical moment, emphasizing music's potential for connectivity, arranged through remote recordings, without a prescribed structure, and capturing their most current work.

The project was defined by collectivity and connectivity, bringing together artists from different backgrounds, taking advantage of a remote gathering that may not have been possible without these circumstances. The series features 49 guitar players, with 32 different nationalities, from 6 continents, and representing every musical background, offering an impressive display of the guitar's possibilities and the artists' deeply imaginative instincts. They represent diverse regional styles and creative preferences, playing both traditional compositions and hugely experimental work. Tracks feature careening guitar solos and classically structured bridges, on harmonious major chord structures and textural, discordant riffs, exploring the full possibility of the guitar's range.

Focusing the series around a single instrument was a natural way to bring together guitarists, tying together diverse sounds with a thematically uniform concept, bridging geographical and musical distances. Produced by 577 Records, the five-volume compilation series will be available online and in a limited-edition CD, bringing the guitar home. Nick Vander, the lead organizer for the project, dedicates the album to "the people lost in this crisis" as well as "the people, aware of global injustice, imagining new futures and working for a better world." "-577 Records


Artist Biographies

"Has toured as soloist and with many different groups in Europe, the USA, Japan and the Middle East. In 2000 David released critics´ acclaimed CD the guitar on swedish label Häpna and has since then released bow on Kning-Disk (2006) and Separator on Found You Recordings (2009). Also plays with LabField (w/ Ingar Zach), SEVAL, Les Sons Du Nuage, Lina Nyberg Band and the New Songs (w/ Sofia Jernberg a.o) and has participated as musician and made music for many different theatre- and dance pieces. Through the years he has played with, among many others: Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Lina Nyberg, Sofia Jernberg, Rhodri Davies, Paul Lovens, Axel Dörner, Sten Sandell, Thurston Moore, Mazen Kerbaj, Christine Abdelnour, Ken Vandermark, Paal Nilssen-Love, Cecilia Persson, Jim O' Rourke, Tatsuya Nakatani."

-Ballrogg Website (http://www.ballrogg.no/bio.html)
6/19/2024

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"During the past decade, Jessica Ackerley has established herself on the Canadian and American music scenes as a unique and versatile guitarist, composer and bandleader. Born in Alberta, Canada, Jessica now resides in New York City, where she has worked alongside notable musicians such as Tyshawn Sorey, Daniel Carter, Marc Edwards, Luke Stewart, Patrick Shiroishi, and Jason Nazary, to name a few. She has performed at established venues like John Zorn's The Stone, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Blue Note, and has toured both as a bandleader and side musician throughout Canada and the United States. Her musical palette is diverse, split between highly refined compositional structure, free improvisation, and Black American Music, as well as noise soundscapes derived from experimental rock, as explored in her collaborative band, ESSi.

In 2017 and 2019, Ackerley released her debut and sophomore albums as a bandleader - Coalesce and A New Kind of Water - to much acclaim, making critics' year-end lists on Jazz Right Now, Avant Music News, Free Jazz Blog and Jazz Times Magazine. In 2019, she founded The Brink Guitar Festival, a four-day event featuring some of the most innovative players on the instrument such as Miles Okazaki, Elliott Sharp, Wendy Eisenberg, and Dan Lippel, among others. She has been commissioned by Adult Swim to compose and record a track for their 15-song Jazz compilation entitled New Jazz Century alongside other tracks by notable artists Matana Roberts, Anna Webber, and Jaimie Branch. As a recording artist, she has performed and released 11 albums as a side musician and bandleader to date. As an educator and mentor, she has lectured at Grant MacEwan University and University of Toronto, as well as guided many aspiring musicians in private study throughout the years. Jessica continuously expands her musical horizons with various projects, never setting boundaries or compromising her limits as a guitarist and artist."

-Jessica Ackerley Website (https://jessicaackerleyguitar.tumblr.com/bio)
6/19/2024

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"Peruvian guitarist/improviser, active in the Buenos Aires free improvisation and experimental music scene. He has a deep interest in sound and believes in error as a creative source. He usually works with prepared guitar.

He has had the opportunity to tour across Peru, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, USA and Europe."

-Jorge Espinal Website (https://jorgeespinal.com.ar/home)
6/19/2024

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"Scott Fields (born September 30, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a guitarist, composer, and bandleader. He is best known for his attempts to blend music that is composed and music that is written and for his modular pieces (see 48 Motives, 96 Gestures and "OZZO"). He works primarily in avant-garde jazz, experimental music, and contemporary classical music.

Fields was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He started as a self-taught rock musician but soon was influenced by the musicians of the Association for the Advancement for Creative Musicians (AACM), which was active in the Hyde Park neighborhood in which he grew up. Later he studied classical guitar, jazz guitar, music composition, and music theory. In 1973 Fields co-founded the avant-garde jazz trio Life Rhythms. When the group disbanded two years later, he played sporadically but soon was institutionalized for an extended period. He almost quit music until 1989.

Since then he has performed and composed actively. His ensembles and partnerships have included such musicians as Marilyn Crispell, Hamid Drake, John Hollenbeck, Joseph Jarman, Myra Melford, Jeff Parker, and Elliott Sharp."

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

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"Sam Shalabi is a central node in Montréal's free improv scene. One cannot count the many projects he is a part of. He is best known as a founding member of Shalabi Effect, who have recorded 2 albums on Alien8 Recordings which have earned the band extremely good response from critics and music enthusiasts alike. Apart from Shalabi Effect, he is also part of a number of bands, among which Detention, Molasses, Balai Mécanique, Po, 'Gypt Gore, and a trio with David Kristian and Alexandre St-Onge. He is also known for three solo albums, Luteness (Squint Fucker Press, deleted), On Haschisch (Alien8), and of course Osama, his investigation of arabophobia in a "post-9-11 world". His style ranges from freeform psychedelic rock to the most oddball abstract performance. Although mostly known as a guitarist, the highly versatile Shalabi also performs on oud and a variety of other instruments."

-ElectroCD.com (http://www.electrocd.com/en/bio/shalabi_sa/)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



1. David Stackenäs (Sweden) - Events Below Stairs 03:51

2.Jessica Ackerley (Usa) - Coaxial 03:08

3. Jorge Espinal (Peru) -Zangano 01:58

4. Usui Yasuhiro (Japan) - Pontos 09:02

5.Scott Fields (Usa/Germany) - Again 06:12

6. SebastianSequoiah-Grayson (Australia) - Letna 05:59

7. Marco Oppedisano(Usa) - Klang 05:27

8. Sam Shalabi (Egypt/Canada) - Charlemagne11:20

9. Cherbourg by Shinobu Nemoto (Japan) - Les Parapluies deCherbourg 05:13

10. Nyctalllz (Iran) - Chaotic Flow 06:59

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Improvised Music
Compositional Forms
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Various Artists & Compilations
New in Rock Forms
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