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Dunmall, Paul & Chris Corsano: Identical Sunsets (ESP)

Drummer Chris Corsano meets UK improvisor Paul Dunmall on tenor sax and bagpipes for these 4 impulsive and lyrical improvisation, alternatingly sparse and impossibly textured.
 

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UPC: 825481040587

Label: ESP
Catalog ID: ESP 4058
Squidco Product Code: 13096

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on April 23, 2008 at Slak in Cheltenham, England by Shaun Crook and Darren Clark.


Personnel:

Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone, border pipes

Chris Corsano-drums

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1. Identical Sunsets

2. Living Proof

3. Better Get Another Lighthouse

4. Out of Sight
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"Best known for his collaborations with people like Paul Flaherty, Michael Flower and Thurston Moore as well as a year-and-a-half stint as the drummer for Björk's Volta tour, Chris Corsano is widely considered to be one of the best and most adaptive drummers of his generation. Equally adaptive is UK saxophone giant, Paul Dunmall, who has worked disparately with jazz greats like Alice Coltrane and Evan Parker as well as funk and folk acts like Johnny Guitar Watson and Dando Shaft.

After a chance meeting in a taxi line at the Lisbon Airport, a surreal intertwining of tours emanated. In between the lasers, confetti and face-painted fans at Plymouth Pavillions and Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Chris left the Björk mega-tour to get down to business alongside the prolific and imaginative Dunmall for some vital improvisation at Slak Bar in Cheltenham, England.

This wonderfully recorded live set begins with Dunmall swirling away on the border pipes (he may be the preeminent improvisor using bagpipes). What follows is an impulsive and lyrical improvisation, alternatingly sparse and impossibly textured. Corsano's skittering marries perfectly with Dunmall's rapid-fire lines. The melodies are expertly uncoiled so that they remain charged whether the tempo is at full speed or crawling. The set ends furiously and with the impression that this duo was fated to work together."-ESP


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Artist Biographies:

"Paul Dunmall was born 1953, Welling, Kent; saxophones, clarinets, bagpipes, miscellaneous wind instruments.

As told to Watson (1989), Paul Dunmall was a working class lad from Welling who left school at 15 and spent two years repairing instruments at Bill Lewington's shop in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. He turned professional at 17 and, following two years touring Europe with a progressive rock band (Marsupilami), joined the Divine Light Mission, a spiritual movement led by Guru Maharaj Ji and moved from London to an ashram in America. He told Isham (1997), 'I moved to an ashram full of musicians - a music ashram - but it was still spiritual practice. That gave me a spiritual understanding through meditation, Coltrane's music, and all the rest of it, led me to that, and that's been a fundament in my life ever since - that I can actually sit down and meditate and forget my body. I realise how important meditation is in my life... but I don't do it so much these days.' During the three years he lived in America, Dunmall played with Alice Coltrane (in a big band with the Divine Light Mission) and toured for twelve months with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.

Back in England, he played with Danny Thompson and John Stevens as well as folk musicians Kevin Dempsey, Martin Jenkins and Polly Bolton and then, in 1979 he became a founder member of Spirit Level (Tim Richards, piano; Paul Anstey, bass; Tony Orrell, drums), staying with the group until 1989. During his time with Spirit Level, Dunmall joined the two-tenor front line group Tenor Tonic with Alan Skidmore (1985), played and broadcast with Dave Alexander and Tony Moore in the DAM trio (1986) and formed the Paul Dunmall Quartet with Alex Maguire, Tony Moore and Steve Noble (1986).

In 1987 Paul Dunmall joined the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, being a constant member and appearing on all their recorded output from that date onward. The following year the improvising collective quartet Mujician was formed by Keith Tippett, Dunmall, Paul Rogers and Tony Levin and has continued to be a regular performing, touring and recording group, sometimes augmented by other musicians. Dunmall has also played in a trio with Keith and Julie Tippetts and in Keith Tippett's big band Tapestry. Two other duos have also sprung out of Mujician: Dunmall with Tony Levin (two CD releases) and Dunmall in folk-influenced outings with Paul Rogers. Another regular playing partner throughout this period and up until the present includes Elton Dean.

In 1995, two trios were formed, the first with Oren Marshall, tuba and Steve Noble, percussion, the second with John Adams, guitar and Mark Sanders, percussion, these sometimes coming together as a quintet. More recently, Dunmall has played in another reeds/guitar/drums trio with Philip Gibbs and Tony Marsh and there appears to be regular crossover between all these players. The Paul Dunmall Octet was founded in 1997."

Dunmall also has released a large number of albums and a box set on the UK FMR label, in various configurations and instrumentation.

-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mdunmall.html)
11/15/2017

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"First spellbound by freely improvised music in the mid-1990s after witnessing performances by TEST, William Parker, Cecil Taylor, and others, Chris Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts to the UK in 2005 led Corsano to develop an expanded solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, and other everyday household items into his drum kit. In February 2006 he released his first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, and Japan. He spent 2007 and '08 as the drummer on Björk's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Virginia Genta, and C. Spencer Yeh. Moving back to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano returned focus to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers and contact microphones in addition to his drum set and home-made acoustic instruments.

In addition to the those mentioned above, he's also worked with, among others: John Edwards (released by: Clean Feed/Dancing Wayang), Jim O'Rourke & Akira Sakata (Drag City/Family Vineyard), Paul Dunmall (ESP-Disk), Nels Cline (Strange Attractors), Jessica Rylan (Load Records), Jandek (Corwood), Sunburned Hand Of Man (Manhand), MV&EE (Eclipse/Time-Lag), Vampire Belt (Open Mouth), Joe McPhee (Roaratorio), and Wally Shoup (Leo/Columbia Japan)."

-Chris Corsano Website (http://www.cor-sano.com/bio.html)
11/15/2017

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Red Dhal Sextet (Jeffery / Schubert / Dunmall / Schlippenbach / Majkowski / Dimitriadis)
Red Dhal Sextet
(FMR)
Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders
Live in London
(FMR)
Borbetomagus
A Pollock of Sound [DVD]
(Taping Policies)
Baczkowski, Steve / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty
The Dull Blade [VINYL]
(FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)
Dunmall / Edwards / Noble / Sanders
Go Straight Around The Square
(FMR)
Levin, Daniel / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Chris Corsano
Spinning Jenny
(Trost Records)
Dunmall, Paul Quintet
The Dreamtime Suite
(FMR)
Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders
Chords Of Connections
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs
Electrosonics
(FMR)
Orcutt, Bill / Chris Corsano
Live At Various / Various Live [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Palilalia)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Ashley John Young
Now Has No Dimension
(FMR)
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
McGovern, Neil / Paul Dunmall
Intervention
(FMR)
Circuit (Dunmall / Taylor / Gibbs)
Electro Acoustic Ensemble
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
I Look At You
(FMR)
Di Domenico, Giovanni / Peter Jacquemyn / Chris Corsano
A Little Off The Top [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco
Autumn
(FMR)
Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo
All The Ghosts At Once
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Dunmall, Paul Sextet
Life in Four Parts
(FMR)
Kellers, Willi Quartet
Life In A Black Box
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe
The Ravens Look
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Paul Rogers / Philip Gibbs
The Clouds Turned Silver
(FMR)
Deep Whole Trio (Dunmall / Rogers / Sanders)
That Deep Calling
(FMR)
Red Dhal Sextet (Jeffery / Schubert / Dunmall / Schlippenbach / Majkowski / Dimitriadis)
Red Dhal Sextet
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Trevor Taylor
New Atmospheres
(FMR)
Bianco, Tony & Paul Dunmall
Hour Glass [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV [2 CDs]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Dean, Elton / Paul Dunmall / Paul Rogers / Tony Bianco
Remembrance [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Dunmall / Hanslip / Gibbs / Ricart
Weeping Idols
(FMR)
Dunmall / Sanders / Thomas
Descent III
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs
Dreamworld
(FMR)
Marsh, Tony / Paul Dunmall / Phill Gibbs
For The Last Time
(FMR)
Mcphee, Joe & Chris Corsano
Scraps and Shadows [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)
Dunmall / Wooster / Sanders / Mapp
The Iceberg Quartet
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Mark Sanders
Pipe & Drum
(FMR)
McGovern, Neil / Paul Dunmall
Intervention
(FMR)
Dunmall / Davis / Kane
Clown
(FMR)
Realisation Trio: Dunmall / Jurd / Bashford
Salt Dolly
(FMR)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Rogers
Tribute to Tony Levin
(FMR)
Irvine Ensemble, Brian With Paul Dunmall / BBC Concert Orchestra
Montana Strange: The Music Of Brian Irvine
(FMR)
Realisation Trio, The (Paul Dunmall / Nick Jurd / Jim Bashford)
The Realisation Trio
(FMR)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Rogers / Sanders
Kithara
(FMR)
Circuit
Genesis
(FMR)
Rogers / Dunmall / Bianco
Dig Deep Trio
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith Octet
From Granite To Wind
(Ogun)
Deep Joy Trio
Live in Austria
(FMR)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Metcalfe / Rogers
Sun Inside
(FMR)
Pedersen / Johannesen / Corsano
Door to Door
(FMR)
Atmospheres Without Oxygen (Dunmall / Gibbs / Stevens / Taylor)
4 Live In Oxford
(FMR)
McPhee, Joe & Chris Corsano
Under A Double Moon [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)
Rogers / Dunmall
Distant
(FMR)
Dunmall / Sanders / Edwards
Mind Out
(FMR)
Dunmall / Bianco / Kane
Ritual Beyond
(FMR)
Circuit: Electro Acoustic Ensemble
Epiphany
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul
Deep [DVD]
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul Sun Quartet
Ancient and Future Airs
(Clean Feed)
Taylor / Dunmall / Chang
Crossing
(FMR)
Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Chris Corsano
A Glancing Blow
(Clean Feed)
Dunmall, Paul Octet
Bridging
(Clean Feed)
Dunmall, Paul
In Your Shell Like
(Emanem)
Dunmall, Paul / Paul Rogers
Awareness Response
(Emanem)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Red Dhal Sextet (Jeffery / Schubert / Dunmall / Schlippenbach / Majkowski / Dimitriadis)
Red Dhal Sextet
(FMR)
Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders
Live in London
(FMR)
Borbetomagus
A Pollock of Sound [DVD]
(Taping Policies)
Levin, Daniel / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Chris Corsano
Spinning Jenny
(Trost Records)
Dunmall, Paul Quintet
The Dreamtime Suite
(FMR)
Dunmall / Noble / Edwards / Sanders
Chords Of Connections
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs
Electrosonics
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Ashley John Young
Now Has No Dimension
(FMR)
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
McGovern, Neil / Paul Dunmall
Intervention
(FMR)
Circuit (Dunmall / Taylor / Gibbs)
Electro Acoustic Ensemble
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
I Look At You
(FMR)
Di Domenico, Giovanni / Peter Jacquemyn / Chris Corsano
A Little Off The Top [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Dunmall, Paul / Tony Bianco
Autumn
(FMR)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Dunmall, Paul Sextet
Life in Four Parts
(FMR)
Kellers, Willi Quartet
Life In A Black Box
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe
The Ravens Look
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Paul Rogers / Philip Gibbs
The Clouds Turned Silver
(FMR)
Deep Whole Trio (Dunmall / Rogers / Sanders)
That Deep Calling
(FMR)
Red Dhal Sextet (Jeffery / Schubert / Dunmall / Schlippenbach / Majkowski / Dimitriadis)
Red Dhal Sextet
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Trevor Taylor
New Atmospheres
(FMR)
Bianco, Tony & Paul Dunmall
Hour Glass [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV [2 CDs]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Dean, Elton / Paul Dunmall / Paul Rogers / Tony Bianco
Remembrance [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Dunmall / Hanslip / Gibbs / Ricart
Weeping Idols
(FMR)

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