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An explosive mix of rock, jazz, noise and free improv when the guitarists from The Ex (Terrie Ex, Andy Moor) come together with Ken Vandermark (saxophone, clarinet) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) for their 3rd inspired release.

Lean Left (The Ex guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo)
Live at Cafe Oto

Lean Left (The Ex guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo): Live at Cafe Oto (Unsounds)
Label: Unsounds    
Released in: Netherlands    

"Lean Left throws together two explosive duos - the sax/drums collision course of Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilsson-Love with the piledriving guitarists from The Ex - to make up a positively apocalyptic quartet: an elemental musical force featuring Grade A international players zoning in and scrambling together rock, jazz, noise and blistering free improv into a highly-charged onstage assault, each member taking their sounds and bodies to the edge and often snapping out of the wilds and into glorious passages of regular rhythm.

The foursome crashes along sometimes creating a cacophonous racket but always musical and always ready to change direction or turn a new corner. The music of Lean Left is extrovert, energetic, powerful and inclu- sive but also confrontational and provocative: where rhythm, noise, melody and harmony melt together in perfect union. In two tracks 'Live at Cafe Oto' captures one moment of high powered, highly varied improvisation. Pretty much the dream ticket for those who like their live music raw, hard and violently soulful."-Unsounds

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Product Information:

UPC: 700261801544

Label: Unsounds
Catalog ID: 32u
Squidco Product Code: 16905

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Netherlands
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live in concert on September 11th and 12th, 2011 at Cafe Oto, London by John Chantler and Jonathan McHugh.


Terrie Ex-left guitar

Paal Nilssen-Love-drums

Andy Moor-right guitar

Ken Vandermark-tenor saxophone, B clarinet

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Track Listing:

1. Koevoet 30:41

2. Drevel 37:07