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Universal Indians + Joe McPhee (Dikeman / Strom / Ostvang): Skullduggery (Clean Feed)

The free improvising trio of John Dikeman on sax, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums, invites Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and alto sax for a release of rugged free improv using unorthodox approaches and amazing dexterity in their playing.
 

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UPC: 5609063003284

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 328
Squidco Product Code: 20838

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Zuiderperhuis in Antwerp, Belgium, on June 15th, 2014 by Michael W. Huon.


Personnel:

John Dikeman-saxophones

Jon Rune Strom-doublebass

Tollef Ostvang-drums

Joe McPhee-pocket trumpet, alto saxophone

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track listing:


1. Yeah, and? 19:05

2. Dewey's Do 5:21

3. Skullduggery 17:29

4. Wanted 11:20
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"When Universal Indians invited Joe McPhee to be part of upcoming tours and recording they wanted the original spirit of american free jazz. Joe brought his knowledge and great spirit uplifting the music in his melodic and profound way. Results are beautiful as Dikeman's fury is complemented by McPhee's poetry and lyrical approach and rythm section is a powerhouse sometimes to turn into delicacy when the music asks for it.

In "Skullduggery" they have the partnership of another one of the "new thing" mavericks, Joe McPhee. Now, you may ask: is this a nostalgic celebration of the past, with the same kind of revisionist perspectives we find in present recuperations of the bebop formats? No. That wouldn't be possible with the involvement of someone like McPhee, even if the American relocated in Amsterdam and the two Norwegian improvisers wanted it, and they don't. Their guest is widely known for his achievements in renewing the free subgenre, and in his path he made important contributions to other music practices, namely Pauline Olivero's deep listening electro-acoustic concepts, Nihilist Spasm Band's radical brand of noise and the jam rock of The Thing with Cato Salsa Experience.

This CD reflects that openness and what you have here is the free jazz after free jazz. Intrigued enough?"-Clean Feed

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Artist Biographies:

"John Dikeman was born in Nebraska in 1983 and grew up in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Thanks to the extreme isolation of his hometown, he spent most of his free time practicing and studying music. He quickly discovered the music of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, John Zorn, and Albert Ayler and instantly connected to the unmatched expressive power of free jazz. John was very fortunate to meet and collaborate with many excellent improvisers at a rather early age. Dikeman started performing professionally at the age of 16 after meeting New Mexican guitarist Stefan Dill who became a mentor for John. Stefan also introduced Dikeman to Jack Wright who was living in Boulder, Colorado at the time. Jack would prove to be one of John's biggest influences and a long time collaborator (as well as short term landlord). John also spent a summer in Arkansas where he was able to woodshed and perform with saxophonist Keefe Jackson and bassist Jon Barrios.

Dikeman left Wyoming in 1999 to study saxophone and composition at the Interlochen Arts Academy and then briefly at Bennington College where he attended courses with drumming legend Milford Graves and was also able to collaborate regularly with drummer Ben Hall. John also studied privately with Joe Maneri during this period.

John then moved to New York City for one year where he worked as a satellite dish technician while performing as much as possible. After NYC, John moved to Philadelphia. Frequent collaborators of this time included Daniel Carter, Lukas Ligeti, and Ty Cumbie in The Color Now Band, Nate Wooley, Mike Pride, Jonathan Vincent, Jack Wright, Toshi Makihara, Jon Barrios, Kurt Heyl, Zack Fuller, Reuben Radding, Ava Mendoza, Raed Yassin, Daniel Carter, Jonathan Fretheim, Mike Barker and many others.

In 2004, Dikeman moved to Cairo, Egypt. In the three years he was there, he worked regularly as a performer, studio musician, and teacher. He performed as a soloist with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, played and traveled throughout North Africa with Nubian pop star Mohamed Mounir, led his own jazz bands which performed weekly in downtown Cairo, performed and recorded with DJ Haze, played countless weddings and party's with The Riff Band, and served as the saxophonist in most Egyptian bands that needed one. He also performed at the Lebanese improvised music festival, Irtijal, in 2005 and 2006.

John moved to Amsterdam in December of 2007, after a brief stay in Budapest, Hungary. Since arriving in Amsterdam, John has jumped at the chance to re-enter the world of improvised music. John performs regularly in the Netherlands in venues including the Bimhuis, Paard van Troje, Café Wilhelmina, Paradox, Lindenberg, OT301, etc... John is also a curator for the OT301 New Music and Dance Program as well as the Tabula Rasa series at the Maarten Luther Kerk. Since moving to Amsterdam John has performed with Joe McPhee, Han Bennink, Andy Moor, Terrie Ex, Roy Campbell, Hilliard Greene, Mike Reed, Jeb Bishop, Ab Baars, Nate McBride, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Vatcher, Jason Roebke, Wilbert De Joode, Dirk Bruinsma, Jasper Stadhouders, Onno Govaert, Andrea Taeggi, Frank Rosaly, Klaus Kugel, Yedo Gibson, Renato Ferreira, Raoul van der Weide, Eric Boeren, Viljam Nybacka, Wim Jenssen, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Ivo Bol, Alfredo Genovesi, Meinrad Kneer, Gerri Jager, Stevko Busch, and numerous other musicians from the Dutch and international improvisation scene."

-John Dikeman Website (http://www.johndikeman.com/PR.htm)
12/13/2017

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"Strøm grew up on an island in the north-west of Norway. Influenced u. A. By Gary Peacock and Frode Gjerstad , with the first shots were (East of the West, 2011), he plays in the Norwegian free jazz scene with Paal Nilssen-Loves Group Large Unit, Petter Wettre and Mats Gustafsson Nu Ensemble, also with musicians like Mats Äleklint , John Dikeman , Martin Kitchen , Thomas Johansson and Tollef Østvang in formations such as SAKA Trio, Universal Indians, All Included and Friends & Neighbors. 2013, it issued a solo album Jøa.

-Wikipedia (translated Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Rune_Str¿m)
12/13/2017

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"Tollef Østvang (b. 1985 in Røros), is a norwegian drummer/improviser currently living in Trondheim. He´s mostly dedicated to free jazz and other forms of improvised music. Except from playing with his main projects, he have also performed with notable improvisers such as Joe McPhee, Ab Baars, Ig Hennemann, Tobias Delius, Wolter Wierbos, Eric Boeren, Michael Moore, Wilbert de Joode, Dave Rempis, Lasse Marhaug, Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson and Jaap Blonk."

-Tollef Ostvang Website (http://www.tollefostvang.com/www.tollefostvang.com/Bio.html)
12/13/2017

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"Joe McPhee, born November 3,1939 in Miami, Florida, USA, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, conceptualist and theoretician. He began playing the trumpet at age eight, taught by his father, himself a trumpet player. He continued on that instrument through his formative school years and later in a U.S. Army band stationed in Germany, at which time he was introduced to performing traditional jazz. Clifford Thornton's Freedom and Unity, released in 1969 on the Third World label, is the first recording on which he appears as a side man. In 1968, inspired by the music of Albert Ayler, he took up the saxophone and began an active involvement in both acoustic and electronic music.

His first recordings as leader appeared on the CJ Records label, founded in 1969 by painter Craig Johnson. These include Underground Railroad by the Joe McPhee Quartet (1969), Nation Time (1970), Trinity (1971) and Pieces of Light (1974). In 1975, Swiss entrepreneur Werner X. Uehlinger release Black Magic Man by McPhee, on what was to become Hat Hut Records.

In 1981, he met composer, accordionist, performer, and educator Pauline Oliveros, whose theories of "deep listening" strengthened his interests in extended instrumental and electronic techniques. he also discovered Edward de Bono's book Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity, which presents concepts for solving problems by "disrupting an apparent sequence and arriving at the solution from another angle." de Bono's theories inspired McPhee to apply this "sideways thinking" to his own work in creative improvisation, resulting in the concept of "Po Music." McPhee describes "Po Music" as a "process of provocation" (Po is a language indicator to show that provocation is being used) to "move from one fixed set of ideas in an attempt to discover new ones." He concludes, "It is a Positive, Possible, Poetic Hypothesis." The results of this application of Po principles to creative improvisation can be heard on several Hat Art recordings, including Topology, Linear B, and Oleo & a Future Retrospective.

In 1997, McPhee discovered two like-minded improvisers in bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jay Rosen. The trio premiered at the Vision Jazz Festival in 1998 but the concert went unnoticed by the press. McPhee, Duval, and Rosen therefore decided that an apt title for the group would be Trio X. In 2004 he created Survival Unit III with Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang to expand his musical horizons and with a career spanning nearly 50 years and over 100 recordings, he continues to tour internationally, forge new connections while reaching for music's outer limits."

-Joe McPhee Website (http://joemcphee.com/bio.html)
12/13/2017

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Imaginary Numbers (McPhee / Niggenkemper / Solberg)
Imaginary Numbers
(Clean Feed)
McPhee, Joe
The Willisau Concert
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Large Unit
Fluku
(PNL)
Large Unit
Selected Tracks 2013-2017
(PNL)
Roligheten (Roligheten / Loseth / Strom / Nylander)
Homegrown
(Clean Feed)
McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks
My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL]
(Penultimate Press)
McPhee, Joe / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder
Six Situations
(Not Two)
Ellis, Lisle
Elevations
(Les Disques Victo)
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Sylvain Guerineau / Joe McPhee
Quod
(Fou Records)
Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang)
What's Wrong [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Parker, Evan / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee
Seven Pieces. Live At Willisau 1995
(Clean Feed)
Dikeman, John / Luis Vicente / Hugo Antunes / Gabriel Ferrandini
Salao Brasil [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
McPhee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
Bricktop
(Trost Records)
McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni
Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)
(Trost Records)
McPhee, Joe / Andre Jaume
Nuclear Family
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang)
What's Wrong?
(Clean Feed)
Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee
Skullduggery [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Clean Feed)
Large Unit
Ana
(PNL)
Large Unit
2015 [BOOK + 2 CDS]
(PNL)
Gjerstad, Frode / Jon Rune Strom / Paal Nilssen-Love
Steam In the Casa
(PNL)
Twenty One Quartet (Vicente / De Joode / Govaer)
Live at Zaal 100
(Clean Feed)
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres
Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set]
(Improvising Beings)
McPhee, Joe
Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Dikeman Noble Serries Trio
Obscure Fluctuations
(Trost Records)
Kuchen, Martin / Jon Rune Strom / Tollef Ostvang
Melted Snow [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
McPhee / Saft / Morris / Downs
Ticonderoga
(Clean Feed)
All Included
Satan in Plain Clothes [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Cactus Truck
Are You FREE?
(BeCoq)
All Included (Kuchen / Johansson / Aleklint / Strom / Ostvang)
Satan in Plain Clothes
(Clean Feed)
Gjerstad, Frode Trio (w/ Paal Nilssen-Love / Jon Rune Strom)
Miyazaki
(FMR)
Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang
Tales Out Of Time
(Hatology)
Friends and Neighbors
Hymn For A Hungry Nation
(Clean Feed)
McPhee, Joe
As Serious As Your Life [reissue]
(Hatology)
Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit
Erta Ale [4 LP BOX SET]
(PNL)
Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit
Erta Ale [3 CD BOX SET]
(PNL)
Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit
First Blow [VINYL EP]
(PNL)
McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love
Red Sky
(PNL)
McPhee, Joe
Nation Time: The Complete Recordings [4 CD BOX]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Parker, Evan & Joe Mcphee
What / If / They Both Could Fly [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)
Parker, Evan & Joe Mcphee
What / If / They Both Could Fly
(Rune Grammofon)
Margots, The (Vandermark / Daisy / McPhee / Reid / &c)
Pescado
(Okka)
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
McPhee, Joe
Sonic Elements
(Clean Feed)
Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee
Human Encore
(Clean Feed)
Lacy, Steve & Joe McPhee
The Rest [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)
McPhee, Joe
The Loneliest Woman [CD EP]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
McPhee, Joe
Variations on a Blue Line / 'Round Midnight
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris)
Now Is
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Mcphee, Joe & Chris Corsano
Scraps and Shadows [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)
Gjerstad Trio, Frode
Hide Out
(PNL)
Mcphee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
Brooklyn DNA
(Clean Feed)
Gjerstad, Frode
East Of West
(Circulasione)
McPhee, Joe and Michael Zerang
Creole Gardens (A New Orleans Suite)
(NoBusiness)
SAKA
Posh?!
(FMR)
McPhee, Joe & Chris Corsano
Under A Double Moon [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)
Fasteau, Kali
Vivid
(Flying Note)
Decoy & Joe McPhee
Oto
(Bo Weavil Recordings)
McPhee, Joe / Lisle, Ellis / Plimley, Paul
Sweet Freedom - Now What?
(Hatology)
Giardullo Open Ensemble, Joe
Red Morocco
(RogueArt)
McPhee, Joe / Survival Unit II / Thorton, Clifford
N.Y., N.Y., 1971
(Hatology)
Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, Peter
Signs
(Okka)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Imaginary Numbers (McPhee / Niggenkemper / Solberg)
Imaginary Numbers
(Clean Feed)
McPhee, Joe
The Willisau Concert
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Large Unit
Fluku
(PNL)
Large Unit
Selected Tracks 2013-2017
(PNL)
McPhee, Joe / Bryan Eubanks
My Undocumented Alien Clarinet [VINYL]
(Penultimate Press)
Ellis, Lisle
Elevations
(Les Disques Victo)
Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang)
What's Wrong [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
McPhee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
Bricktop
(Trost Records)
McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni
Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)
(Trost Records)
Large Unit
Ana
(PNL)
Large Unit
2015 [BOOK + 2 CDS]
(PNL)
Gjerstad, Frode / Jon Rune Strom / Paal Nilssen-Love
Steam In the Casa
(PNL)
Foussat, Jean-Marc / Les Autres
Alternative Oblique [4 CD Box Set]
(Improvising Beings)
McPhee, Joe
Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Brotzmann / McPhee / Kessler / Zerang
Tales Out Of Time
(Hatology)
McPhee, Joe
As Serious As Your Life [reissue]
(Hatology)
Nilssen-Love, Paal Large Unit
First Blow [VINYL EP]
(PNL)
McPhee, Joe / Paal Nilssen-Love
Red Sky
(PNL)
McPhee, Joe
Nation Time: The Complete Recordings [4 CD BOX]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Parker, Evan & Joe Mcphee
What / If / They Both Could Fly [VINYL]
(Rune Grammofon)
Parker, Evan & Joe Mcphee
What / If / They Both Could Fly
(Rune Grammofon)
Margots, The (Vandermark / Daisy / McPhee / Reid / &c)
Pescado
(Okka)
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Lacy, Steve & Joe McPhee
The Rest [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)
McPhee, Joe
The Loneliest Woman [CD EP]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
McPhee, Joe
Variations on a Blue Line / 'Round Midnight
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)

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