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Morris, Joe / Nate Wooley: Tooth and Nail (Clean Feed)

Guitarist Joe Morris continues his duet parternships on Clean Feed, here with the innovative and amazing trumpeter Nate Wooley in an album of brilliant spontaneous improv.
 

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UPC: 5609063001907

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 190
Squidco Product Code: 13228

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded by Matt Mehlan at Roulette Intermedia, August 13th, 2008.


Personnel:

Joe Morris-acoustic guitar

Nate Wooley-trumpet

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track listing:


1. Metronorth 7:16

2. Gigantica 8:22

3. Steelhead 4:35

4. Noble Reasoning 5:23

5. Forrest Grove 7:32

6. Barberchaired 6:31

7. Hook in Cheek 8:04

8. A Terriffic Snag 6:34
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"After previous partnerships with Anthony Braxton and Barre Phillips in the Clean Feed catalogue, here we find the guitarist in another duet, this time with Nate Wooley. We could expect such a natural gathering between the two innovators of their respective instruments, both devoted to the "expansion of technique and aesthetics", as Joe Morris puts it on his liner notes - one redefining the use of the electric guitar in jazz, going back to a fingerpicking approach to open a new path, and the other taking the trumpet beyond its lexical and even physical limits, exploring the most basic of all performative factors, like breath, use of spit, and tongue positioning. This kind of association indicates us, from the start, that we're going to testify something very special, a journey of puzzling discoveries, mutual challenges, brilliant spontaneous solutions, dynamic interchange, and close interaction. If the free-form, avant jazz tendencies had only one guitar hero in its golden years, Sonny Sharrock, Morris is the most representative player of the instrument in these present days, renewing the language and the procedures but staying faithful to what Braxton calls the "African-American continuum". Like Axel Dorner in Europe, Wooley can be one of the most radical and revolutionary of the new generation of trumpeters, but his roots are in the jazz tradition coming from Louis Armstrong. Tooth and Nail is not to be missed - this is, indeed, a glimpse of the future."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies:

"Joe Morris was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 13, 1955. At the age of 12 he took lessons on the trumpet for one year. He started on guitar in 1969 at the age of 14. He played his first professional gig later that year. With the exception of a few lessons he is self-taught. The influence of Jimi Hendrix and other guitarists of that period led him to concentrate on learning to play the blues. Soon thereafter his sister gave him a copy of John Coltrane's OM, which inspired him to learn about Jazz and New Music. From age 15 to 17 he attended The Unschool, a student-run alternative high school near the campus of Yale University in downtown New Haven. Taking advantage of the open learning style of the school he spent most of his time day and night playing music with other students, listening to ethnic folk, blues, jazz, and classical music on record at the public library and attending the various concerts and recitals on the Yale campus. He worked to establish his own voice on guitar in a free jazz context from the age of 17. Drawing on the influence of Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cecil Taylor,Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman as well as the AACM, BAG, and the many European improvisers of the '70s. Later he would draw influence from traditional West African string music, Messian, Ives, Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Lyons, Steve McCall and Fred Hopkins. After high school he performed in rock bands, rehearsed in jazz bands and played totally improvised music with friends until 1975 when he moved to Boston.

Between 1975 and 1978 he was active on the Boston creative music scene as a soloist as well as in various groups from duos to large ensembles. He composed music for his first trio in 1977. In 1980 he traveled to Europe where he performed in Belgium and Holland. When he returned to Boston he helped to organize the Boston Improvisers Group (BIG) with other musicians. Over the next few years through various configurations BIG produced two festivals and many concerts. In 1981 he formed his own record company, Riti, and recorded his first LpWraparound with a trio featuring Sebastian Steinberg on bass and Laurence Cook on drums. Riti records released four more LPs and CDs before 1991. Also in 1981 he began what would be a six year collaboration with the multi-instrumentalist Lowell Davidson, performing with him in a trio and a duo. During the next few years in Boston he performed in groups which featured among others; Billy Bang, Andrew Cyrille, Peter Kowald, Joe McPhee, Malcolm Goldstein, Samm Bennett, Lawrence "Butch" Morris and Thurman Barker. Between 1987 and 1989 he lived in New York City where he performed at the Shuttle Theater, Club Chandelier, Visiones, Inroads, Greenwich House, etc. as well as performing with his trio at the first festival Tea and Comprovisation held at the Knitting Factory.

In 1989 he returned to Boston. Between 1989 and 1993 he performed and recorded with his electric trio Sweatshop and electric quartet Racket Club. In 1994 he became the first guitarist to lead his own session in the twenty year history of Black Saint/Soulnote Records with the trio recording Symbolic Gesture. Since 1994 he has recorded for the labels ECM, Hat Hut, Leo, Incus, Okka Disc, Homestead, About Time, Knitting Factory Works, No More Records, AUM Fidelity and OmniTone and Avant. He has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe as a solo and as a leader of a trio and a quartet. Since 1993 he has recorded and/or performed with among others; Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe and Mat Maneri, Rob Brown, Raphe Malik, Ivo Pearlman, Borah Bergman, Andrea Parkins, Whit Dickey, Ken Vandermark, DKV Trio, Karen Borca, Eugene Chadborne, Susie Ibarra, Hession/Wilkinson/Fell, Roy Campbell Jr., John Butcher, Aaly Trio, Hamid Drake, Fully Celebrated Orchestra and others.

He began playing acoustic bass in 2000 and has since performed with cellist Daniel Levin, Whit Dickey and recorded with pianist Steve Lantner.

He has lectured and conducted workshops trroughout the US and Europe. He is a former member of the faculty of Tufts University Extension College and is currently on the faculty at New England Conservatory in the jazz and improvisation department. He was nominated as Best Guitarist of the year 1998 and 2002 at the New York Jazz Awards."

-Joe Morris Website (http://www.joe-morris.com/biography.html)
5/25/2017

"Nate Wooley was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon, a town of 2,000 people in the timber country of the Pacific Northwestern corner of the U.S. He began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. His time in Oregon, a place of relative quiet and slow time reference, instilled in Nate a musical aesthetic that has informed all of his music making for the past 20 years, but in no situation more than his solo trumpet performances.

Nate moved to New York in 2001, and has since become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada, as well as being a collaborator with some of the brightest lights of his generation like Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Peter Evans, and Mary Halvorson.

Wooley's solo playing has often been cited as being a part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet. Along with Peter Evans and Greg Kelley, Wooley is considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn, as well as demolishing the way trumpet is perceived in a historical context still overshadowed by Louis Armstrong. A combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings "exquisitely hostile".

In the past three years, Wooley has been gathering international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language. Time Out New York has called him "an iconoclastic trumpeter", and Downbeat's Jazz Musician of the Year, Dave Douglas has said, "Nate Wooley is one of the most interesting and unusual trumpet players living today, and that is without hyperbole". His work has been featured at the SWR JazzNow stage at Donaueschingen, the WRO Media Arts Biennial in Poland, Kongsberg, North Sea, Music Unlimited, and Copenhagen Jazz Festivals, and the New York New Darmstadt Festivals. In 2011 he was an artist in residence at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY and Cafe Oto in London, England. In 2013 he performed at the Walker Art Center as a featured solo artist.

Nate is the curator of the Database of Recorded American Music (www.dramonline.org) and the editor-in-chief of their online quarterly journal Sound American (www.soundamerican.org) both of which are dedicated to broadening the definition of American music through their online presence and the physical distribution of music through Sound American Records. He also runs Pleasure of the Text which releases music by composers of experimental music at the beginnings of their careers in rough and ready mediums."

-Nate Wooley Website (http://natewooley.com/about)
5/25/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Wooley, Nate
The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape
Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper)
On Parade in Parede
(Clean Feed)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Recent Developments
(Songlines)
Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 6
(Leo)
Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley
Salt Task
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley, Nate
Argonautica
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake)
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds
(RogueArt)
Morris, Joe
Shock Axis
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain V
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris
Blue
(Leo)
Slobber Pup
Pole Axe [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)
Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)
McPhee / Saft / Morris / Downs
Ticonderoga
(Clean Feed)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
Friction
(Clean Feed)
Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley
Ninth Square
(Clean Feed)
Gate, The
Chuck [CASSETTE with download code]
(Astral Spirits)
Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)
Battle Pieces
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley
Third [VINYL]
(Rekem Records)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Morris, Joe
Mess Hall
(Hatology)
Morris, Joe / Chris Cretella
Storms
(Glacial Erratic)
Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley)
Stench [VINYL]
(Smeraldina-Rima)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Live In Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe Quartet
Balance
(Clean Feed)
MusicWorks
#118 Spring 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(Musicworks)
Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
Nightshades
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate & Seymour Wright
About Trumpet and Saxophone
(Fataka)
Sharp, Elliott Aggregat
Quintet
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain III and IV [2 CDs]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Trumpets and Drums (Wooley / Evans / Black / Lytton)
Live in Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
Slobber Pup
Black Aces [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Rarenoise Records)
Shipp, Matthew
Greatest Hits
(Thirsty Ear)
Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver
Living Jelly
(Leo)
Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris)
Now Is
(Clean Feed)
Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont
Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles
(RogueArt)
Wooley, Nate & MIVOS Quartet
Atemwende
(Ignoring Gravity Music)
Morris / Fernandez / Wooley
From The Discrete To The Particular
(Relative Pitch)
Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark
The Nows [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Eisenstadt, Haris
Canada Day Octet
(482 Music)
Morris, Joe Quartet
Graffiti In Two Parts
(RogueArt)
RED Trio + Nate Wooley
Stem
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
(New Braxton House)
Kaplan Quartet, Noah with Joe Morris
Descendants
(Hatology)
SFE - Simon Fell Ensemble
Positions and Descriptions
(Clean Feed)
Spanish Donkey, The (Morris / Saft / Pride)
XYX
(Northern Spy)
Morris, Joe
Wildlife Traits
(Riti Records)
Morris, Joe & Agusti Fernandez
Ambrosia
(Riti Records)
Wooley / Corsano / Yeh
The Seven Storey Mountain II
(Important Records)
Shipp, Matthew
Duos with Mat Maneri & Joe Morris
(hatOLOGY)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Canada Day
(Clean Feed)
Dynamite Club
it's deeper than most people actually think
(Funhole Records)
Robbins, Pete Unnamed Quartet
Live in Brooklyn
(Not Two Records)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
Organic Modernism
(Clean Feed)
Bauder, Matt
Day in Pictures
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Camera
(ESP)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Ashcan Rantings [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Allen / Shipp / Morris
Night Logic
(RogueArt)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
Bacalhau
(Clean Feed)
Wooley / Lytton
Creak Above 33
(psi)
Gonzalez, Dennis
Songs Of Early Autumn
(NoBusiness)
Wooley / Lytton / Grubbs
Seven Storey Mountain
(Important Records)
Morris, Joe
Colorfield
(ESP)
Wooley / Lonberg-Holm / Roebke
Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing
(Porter Records)
Tsahar, Assif & The New York Underground Orchestra
the labyrinth
(Hopscotch Records)
Morris, Joe
Wildlife
(Aum Fidelity)
Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley)
Quadrologues
(Clean Feed)
Flow Trio (Belogenis / Morris / Downs)
Rejuvenation
(ESP)
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
(Hatology)
Lantner, Steve Quartet
Given - Live In Munster
(Hatology)
Morris, Joe / Barre Phillips
Elm City Duets 2006
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe Bass Quartet
High Definition
(Hatology)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Guewel
(Clean Feed)
Right Hemisphere (Shipp / Brown / Morris / Dickey)
Right Hemisphere
(RogueArt)
Braxton, Anthony / Morris, Joe
4 Improvisations (Duets) 2007
(Clean Feed)
Gauci's Basso Continuo, Stephen
Nididhyasana
(Clean Feed)
Levin Quartet, Daniel
Blurry
(Hatology)
Lantner Trio, Steve
What You Can Throw
(Hatology)
Morris, Joe / Vandermark, Ken / Gray, Luther
Rebus
(Clean Feed)
Forsyth, Chris / Wooley, Nate
The Duchess of Oysterville
(Creative Sources)
Dickey, Whit
Sacred Ground
(Clean Feed)
Gonzalez, Dennis
Boston Project
(Clean Feed)
Levin, Daniel Quartet
Some Trees
(Hatology)
Transit (Arnal / Misterka / Radding / Wooley)
Transit
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe Quartet
Beautiful Existence
(Clean Feed)
Brown, Rob Quartet
Radiant Pools
(RogueArt)
Dickey, Whit
In a Heartbeat
(Clean Feed)
New York Underground Orchestra, The
Fragments
(Hopscotch Records)
Blue Collar
Is an Apparition
(Rossbin)
Maneri / Morris / Maneri
Out Right Now
(Hatology)
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Wooley, Nate
The Complete Syllables Music [4 CD Box Set]
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Sound American: The Cassette Issue tape
Featuring Nate Wooley [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Eisenstadt, Harris Canada Day (w/ Wooley / Bauder / Niggenkemper)
On Parade in Parede
(Clean Feed)
Eisenstadt, Harris
Recent Developments
(Songlines)
Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 6
(Leo)
Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley
Salt Task
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley, Nate
Argonautica
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake)
Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds
(RogueArt)
Morris, Joe
Shock Axis
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain V
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris
Blue
(Leo)
Slobber Pup
Pole Axe [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)
Wooley, Nate Quintet (Wooley / Sinton / Moran / Opsvik / Eisenstadt)
(Dance to) The Early Music
(Clean Feed)
Gate, The
Chuck [CASSETTE with download code]
(Astral Spirits)
Wooley, Nate (w/ Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier & Matt Moran)
Battle Pieces
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Forsyth, Chris / Nate Wooley
Third [VINYL]
(Rekem Records)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Morris, Joe
Mess Hall
(Hatology)
Morris, Joe / Chris Cretella
Storms
(Glacial Erratic)
Gate, The (feat Tim Dahl / Nate Wooley)
Stench [VINYL]
(Smeraldina-Rima)
Lane, Adam Full Throttle Orchestra
Live In Ljubljana
(Clean Feed)
MusicWorks
#118 Spring 2014 [MAGAZINE + CD]
(Musicworks)
Bauder, Matt and Day in Pictures
Nightshades
(Clean Feed)
Wooley, Nate & Seymour Wright
About Trumpet and Saxophone
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