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Yuganaut: This Musicship (ESP-Disk)

Steve Rush, Tom Abbs and Geoff Mann take the trio format to new heights in music inspired by Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as Miles Davis.

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product information:

UPC: 82548103040440

Label: ESP-Disk
Catalog ID: ESP 4044
Squidco Product Code: 9807

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Geoff Mann at DrummerMan Studio, Brooklyn, NY, June 2005.


Stephen Rush-Fender Rhodes, Micromoog, Toys, Euphonium

Tom Abbs-Bass, Violin, Tuba, Didjeridoo

Geoff Mann-Drums, Cornet, Mandolin, Vibes

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track listing:

1. Running - by Yuganaut 04:59

2. Stumblechuk - by Stephen Rush 06:12

3. Channelling - by Yuganaut 04:20

4. Drum Piece - by Geoff Mann 04:03

5. Time Cycle - by Stephen Rush 10:17

6. Internal External - by Geoff Mann 04:25

7. Texturing - by Tom Abbs 03:21

8. Stimulus - by Yuganaut 03:12

9. Gobble Gobble - by Geoff Mann 09:45

10. Statement - by Yuganaut 03:08

11. Perspective - by Yuganaut 09:01

12. Hymn For Roscoe - by Stephen Rush 10:09
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Improvised Music
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Trio Recordings
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"Yuganaut is a collective of improvising virtuosos. Playing pre-written and structured compositions, they explore sonic spaces by listening deeply to each others' articulation and interpretation of the score. The surprising dialogue that results from this process is like watching an extremely well-honed basketball team pass the ball. Well-oiled, communicating, intuitive, and almost ESP-like in it's performance. The group is comfortable in many styles/genres, so the music flows from funk to swing, open jazz, to avant-classical aesthetics. With training in diverse musics such as strict classical Western Music, jazz, rock, South Indian and electronica, Yuganaut pushes the notion of eclecticism swiftly out the window and proclaims loudly that the world is a place where all musics can find a happy home, together."-Block M

"Drawing from the traditions of Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as Miles Davis in his '60s and '70s electric period, multi-instrumentalists Steve Rush, Tom Abbs and Geoff Mann expand the trio format to new heights. From frenzied free-for-alls to delicate compositions, Yuganaut take the music out into outer space and back.

Stephen Rush, Tom Abbs, and Geoff Mann create genuinely unpredictable soundscapes throughout this highly diverse disc, but always with attention to organic development and flow... Yuganaut proves that their chosen style of musical expression can be the sound of something genuinely startling."-Dave Lynch, All Music Guide

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