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Drummer Deric Dickens wrote the melodies and concepts for these duos in an Ornette/Cherry mode, recording with fellow New York musicians including Kirk Knuffke, Ben Cohen, Jon Crowley, Jef Lederer, Matt Wilson, and Jeremy Udden.

Dickens, Deric
Speed Date

Dickens, Deric: Speed Date (Deric Dickens)
Label: Deric Dickens    
Released in: USA    

"After a year and a half in NY, I wanted to record an album with some of my friends that lived in the city. At this point I had started writing short melodies like the Ornette and Cherry tunes I had been listening to. I thought it would be nice to include some of these along with some tunes from my fellow musicians on the album.

I wanted this album to have composed and free tunes but also with "some" limitations. NO tunes over 10 minutes. And very short melodies. The short tunes became a collection based on a conversation with Matt Wilson, where the use of a stop watch was used for a benefit concert (thanks Adam Schatz!). Numbers 4, 21, 14, 17, 18 and 19 is this collection. Idea: Each duo started playing and stopped when the timer zeroed (1:14min total). You can hear the computer alarm used on track 12, an accident, followed with a great laugh from Jeff Lederer."-Deric Dickens, from the liner notes

Limited edition of 500 hand numbered copies.

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Product Information:

Limited edition of 500 hand numbered copies.

UPC: 616892180562

Label: Deric Dickens
Catalog ID: dickens
Squidco Product Code: 15193

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Over-sized cardstock foldover inside a Mylar plastic bag
Recorded at The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY on April 7th and 8th, 2011 by John Davis.


Ben Cohen-tenor saxophone

Jon Crowley-trumpet

Deric Dickens-drums, percussion

Kirk Knuffke-coronet

Jeff Lederer-tenor saxophone

Jeremy Udden-alto saxophone, C melody saxophone

Matt Wilson-drums, wooden flute, Makers Mark Bottle

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Track Listing:

1. Roy At The Store 3:51

2. Termites 1:42

3. Original Self 4:32

4. OH Snap! 1:26

5. Is That So 3:19

6. Knowing The Unknown 4:03

7. Duck Dance 2:52

8. Biznatch 3:27

9. Swing It Sista 7:32

10. Hold On Barney 1:28

11. Hum 3:35

12. Speed Date 1:25

13. My Beard Only Grows Red 4:11

14. Carrying The Past 1:25

15. Operating 2:10

16. 4 On The Floor 3:39

17. Just Saying 1:23

18. I Don't Speak Caveman 1:24

19. Inside Story 1:24

20. Search For The Cobra 4:02

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