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NY saxophonist/guitarist, composer and conceptualist Elliot Sharps Trio with bassist Brad Jones and drummer Ches Smith using written scores to guide rhythmic and melodic jazz into unlikely and fascinating structures.

Sharp Trio, Elliott

Sharp Trio, Elliott: Aggregat (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"No! With its reinterpretations of the music composed by Thelonious Monk, Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! wasn't the most "jazzy" recording that multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp could conceive. In Aggregat we find him (in a way similar to his soundtrack to the film "Spectropia") using this musical language as if he always did it in such an integral and authentic way.

Choosing the tenor and soprano saxophones as principal vehicles of expression (only sometimes do we hear his trademark electric guitar), what we have here is rhythmic and melodic jazz with a twist, in which improvisation expands from both written scores and conceptual approaches. The set includes Sharp's rollicking tribute to Sonny Rollins, "Nucular" and eleven other tracks with varied feels and textures. Grooving, swinging, and twisting with Sharp are double bassist Brad Jones, member of the Jazz Passengers and several bands lead by Marc Ribot, and chameleon-drummer Ches Smith, from Secret Chiefs 3 and Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant. This is most definitely NOT smooth jazz but it shows yet another surprising aspect to this composer and multi-instrumentalist."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063002508

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 250
Squidco Product Code: 15892

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at The Gallery, Brooklyn, NY on July 12th, 2011 by Keith Parker.


Brad Jones-bass

Ches Smith-drums

Elliott Sharp-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, electric guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Nucular 6:57

2. Hard Landing 4:00

3. Mal Du Droit 1:56

4. The Grip 3:44

5. Allelia 6:52

6. Gegenschein 7:35

7. Refractory 2:22

8. Global Swarming 3:44

9. Positronics 5:58

10. Estuary 7:29

11. Figure Of Speed 7:18

12. Satan Sandwich 2:30