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Pitsiokos, Chris: Carny Cant [VINYL] (Eleatic Records)

In the spirit of Downtown NY by merging forms of jazz, rock and experimental music, Chris Pitsiokos bookends his album with two solo pieces, joining forces with NY electric guitarist Rick Eye for 4 tracks and drummer Jason Nazary joining for 3 tracks, as Pitsiokis performs on alto & baritone sax, harmonica, electric bass, guitar & drums, electronic instruments & voice.
 

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Chris Pitsiokos-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, harmonica, electric bass, electronic drums, voice, electronic instruments, midi instruments, electric guitar

Rick Eye-electric guitar (tracks 2-5)

Jason Nazary-drums (tracks 2, 3, 5)


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Label: Eleatic Records
Catalog ID: ELEA005
Squidco Product Code: 30804

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded by Chris Pitsiokos, Rick Eye and Jason Nazary.

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In the spirit of the Downtown NY legacy, saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos' LP merges forms of jazz, rock and experimental music in a demanding but compelling album that refuses to acknowledge boundaries. Developed with NY guitarist Rick Eye, who performs on four of the tracks, the album is often darkly electric with spoken word sections guiding the music. Pitsiokis performs on alto & baritone sax, harmonica, electric bass, guitar & drums, electronic instruments & voice, showing the breadth of his interests and abilities. Drummer Jason Nazary performs on drums for three tracks, two of which Pitsiokis titles as "Journals" one the "Burden of Solidity" and the other "The Burden of Memory". Bookending the album are solo works by Pitsiokis, the first an invocation in the style of his extreme sax solo work, performed as a virtual duo; the final piece a wordless song over strumming guitar work performed by Pitsiokis. A fascinating and unique release from an artist presenting a wide range of interests.


Artist Biographies

"Chris Pitsiokos (b. 1990) is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of extreme rock forms and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis and Helmut Lachenmann. Chris has had the opportunity to perform/collaborate with Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Brian Chase, Henry Kaiser, Mick Barr, Marc Edwards, Brandon Seabrook, Paul Lytton, Tim Dahl, Philip White, Guerilla Toss, C. Spencer Yeh, Ikue Mori, Nate Wooley and Weasel Walter. Chris has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the US. His records can be found on Clean Feed, New Atlantis, One Hand Records, Carrier Records, Ug Explode, and his own imprint, Eleatic Records. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris was a long time DJ at WKCR-FM and has been producing concerts in Brooklyn and Manhattan for four years."

-Chris Pitsiokos Website (http://www.chrispitsiokos.com/bio.html)
5/23/2024

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"Jason Nazary is a drummer/producer from Atlanta, GA. Moving to New York in 2005, Jason has already begun to make an impact on the improvised music scene. His raw approach to improvisation blends a variety of influences from Tony Williams to J Dilla to Morton Feldman to Lightning Bolt. Jason plays in a variety of different projects, most notably free jazz/punk/soul band Little Women, who have toured North America and Europe extensively and released three records, the latest of which being Lung, on AUM Fidelity. He also is featured on recordings with Joe Morris, Darius Jones, Dave Crowell, Olga Bell, Travis Reuter, to name a few."

-Jason Nazary Website (https://jasonnazary.wordpress.com/about/)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Invocation 01:14

2. Journal: The Burden of Solidity 03:52

3. Go Ahead Rick 09:30

SIDE B



1. Lapsarian 06:20

2. Journal: The Burden of Memory 07:12

3. Question Mark 02:46

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Jazz
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Electro-Acoustic
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NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
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