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Gustafsson / Newman / Gennaro: Port Huron Picnic (Spool)

Free and open-ended improvisation and amplified sound work from Mats Gustaffson with the duo of Gennaro and Newman AKA Wrist Error.
 

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UPC: 778224116127

Label: Spool
Catalog ID: SPL110
Squidco Product Code: 11289

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1999
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Airwave Studio, in Chicago, Illinois, on May 17th, 1999.


Personnel:

Mats Gustafsson-soprano & baritone sax, flute, flutephone

Kurt Newman-electric guitar

Mike Gennaro-drums, percussion

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Artist Biographies:
"Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o. Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts). Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra,FIRE! Orchestra and the NU - ensemble.over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.Discaholic - running the discaholic corner website.Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records."-Mats Gustafsson Website (http://matsgus.com/archives/category/bio)
7/8/2019

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"Born in 1976, Mike Gennaro has collaborated with several highly regarded musicians including European free jazz saxophonists John Butcher and Mats Gustafsson, American avant-country guitarist Eugene Chadbourne and Toronto indie soul act Mantler and award winning blues artists Raoul and the Big Time among others. He has performed at the International Pop Overthrow, Beaches Jazz Festival and has made two appearances at the Toronto International Jazz Festival. He has also performed throughout Europe and has been playing Toronto clubs since the mid 90′s. Mike has also studied with former Rheostatics drummer and veteran drum teacher Dave Clark and ace session drummer Rick Gratton.

He has also released several recordings on labels such as Spool, Bug Incision and Arachnadiscs, the most recent of which are featured on his bandcamp page: https://mikegennaro.bandcamp.com.Mike has performed throughout North America and Europe and has received support form the Canada Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council both for study and touring projects.

Mike's drumming and production work can be heard on singer/songwriter Ray Pearen's stellar 2009 debut Everything Is Spinning. Lush three part harmonies, jangly guitars and ghostly keyboards provide the perfect backdrop for Pearen's fresh take on the classic pop sound. Gennaro is also featured on Mantler's celebrated 2010 CD Monody, providing funky soul jazz drumming on the tracks Fortune Smiled Again, Childman and In Stride. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monody_(album)

His current band, The Soundtastics play 60′s, 70′s and 80′s pop hits, with an affinity for obscure AM rock and soul. Mike is also in the midst of recording a solo album, which will feature songs he wrote for the Shrimp Magnet Theatre Company's original production The Really Real Adventures of Scott Free and Will Do.www.soundcloud.com/soundtastics

The experience of working with the Toronto District School Board and the Government of Ontario has given Mike a strong sense of diplomacy, as his ability to adapt to multicultural and multilingual work environments has enabled him to thrive in such diverse settings. Being a father of two young children has also proven that patience is indeed a virtue, while reminding him of the magic of childhood."

-Mike Gennaro Website (http://mikegennaromusic.com/about/)
7/8/2019

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track listing:


1. Port Huron 7:55

2. La Peer 4:53

3. Flint 4:25

4. Lansing 6:05

5. Battle Creek 4:10

6. Kalamazoo 7:48

7. Niles 7:11

8. Chicago 12:40
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"A flickering evanescent set featuring Swedish reed maestro Mats Gustaffson with the promising young Canadian duo of Gennaro and Newman also known as Wrist Error. The latter give credence to the reality of a new improvisation scene in Toronto. There is an appreciation of space and listening that belies the relative youth of this trio. Despite it being the meeting of a veteran improviser and two newcomers, the music is realized as though the three were already a long standing group."-Spool

"This is music existing in a relatively steady state of density. It is leaning forward music. Its energy level somehow resists translation into volume of textual surliness. ... This isn't a narrative or telling. It's a sequence of events you can narrate if you so desire."-David Grubbs, from the liner notes

"For those who favor Derek Bailey, the amplified sound of insects rustling through leaves, and other events sped up or manipulated, there is Mats Gustafsson, Kurt Newman, Mike Gennaro. Their Port Huron Picnic has them grabbing a sound, shaking it around for what it's worth, and moving on to more of the same. P.H.P. makes sound, not music -- this is the nature of their sound explorations. Kurt Newman's guitar, for instance, becomes a percussion instrument and a tonal one only in that it produces harmonics, overtones and the occasional, tempered, scalar utterance. This is well executed with great attention to detail and will appeal to a certain contingent which champions small group, spontaneous sound events."-Charles Winokoor, Cadence

"Newman and Gennaro may not be breaking new ground with each improvisation, but they give facility a good name, and they pose some real challenges to Gustafsson. Deprived for the most part of his power tools in this relatively low volume context, Gustafsson responds well, deftly deploying his baritone saxophone, flute and fluteophone (a flute fitted with a saxophone mouthpiece), particularly in mid-programme, to vary the timbral palette. Restraint is not always Gustafsson's strong suit, but here he is acutely deliberate in his interactions with Newman and Gennaro, who often have the scene well established by the time he makes his entrance."-Bill Shoemaker, The Wire

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Electro-Acoustic
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Mats Gustafsson
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings


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(Smalltown Superjazzz / Actions for Free Jazz)
Fire! Orchestra
Arrival [VINYL 2 LPs + CD]
(Rune Grammofon)
Fire! Orchestra
Arrival
(Rune Grammofon)
Gustafsson / Sandstrom / Werlin
This is From the Mouth [VINYL 1-SIDED PICTURE DISC]
(Utech Records)
Gennaro, Mike / Alex Ward
Running for Trains
(Confront)
McPhee, Joe / Mats Gustafsson
Brace For Impact
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Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee)
Again [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The (Gustafsson / Haker Flaten / Nilssen-Love + McPhee)
Again
(The Thing Records)
Gustafsson, Mats / Jason Adasiewicz
Timeless
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Zu / Mats Gustafsson
How To Raise An Ox [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Fire!
The Hands
(Rune Grammofon)
Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn
Ljubljana [VINYL]
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Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson
Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson
Falling And Five Other Failings
(Trost Records)
Gustafsson, Mats And Friends
MG 50 - Peace & Fire [4 CD BOX SET]
(Trost Records)
Slobber Pup
Pole Axe [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)
Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo
Melt
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Thing, The
Shake
(The Thing Records)
Kurzmann, Christof
Then & Now [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Thing, The With Thurston Moore
Live [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The With Thurston Moore
Live
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The
Garage [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The
Boot! [VINYL 7-INCH]
(The Thing Records)
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson
Sin Gas [Vinyl]
(Bocian)
Gustafsson, Mats
Torturing the Saxophone
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Thing, The
Boot! [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The
Boot!
(The Thing Records)
DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
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(Trost Records)
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Shift [VINYL]
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Fire! Orchestra
Exit!
(Rune Grammofon)
Sonore
OTO
(Trost Records)
Fire! With Jim O'Rourke
Unreleased?
(Rune Grammofon)
Articles, The (Thomas / Gustafsson / Turner)
Goodbye Silence
(FMR)
Grdina, Gord Trio with Mats Gustafsson
Barrel Fire
(Drip Audio)
Fond of Tigers
Continent & Western
(Drip Audio)
Yoshihide / Ozeki / Gustafsson
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(Doubtmusic)
Fire!
You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago [CD]
(Rune Grammofon)
Gustafsson, Mats
Catapult (baritone sax solo)
(Doubtmusic)
ONJO: Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra
ONJO
(Doubtmusic)
Gregorio, Guillermo / Mats Gustafsson / Kjell Nordeson
Background Music
(Hatology)
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Fire! Orchestra
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Again [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
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(The Thing Records)
Gustafsson, Mats / Jason Adasiewicz
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Zu / Mats Gustafsson
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(Trost Records)
Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn
Ljubljana [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson
Falling And Five Other Failings [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Kurzmann, Christof / Mats Gustafsson
Falling And Five Other Failings
(Trost Records)
Gustafsson, Mats And Friends
MG 50 - Peace & Fire [4 CD BOX SET]
(Trost Records)
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Pole Axe [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)
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Melt
(Trost Records)
Thing, The
Shake
(The Thing Records)
Kurzmann, Christof
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(Trost Records)
Thing, The With Thurston Moore
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(The Thing Records)
Thing, The With Thurston Moore
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(The Thing Records)
Thing, The
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(The Thing Records)
Thing, The
Boot! [VINYL 7-INCH]
(The Thing Records)
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson
Sin Gas [Vinyl]
(Bocian)
Gustafsson, Mats
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(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Thing, The
Boot! [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Thing, The
Boot!
(The Thing Records)
DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
Schl8hof [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
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