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Bridging the UK and US, Black Music Disaster features Spiritualized's legendary J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack's multi-instrumentalist John Coxon, acclaimed jazz artist Matthew Shipp, and drummer Steve Noble.

Black Music Disaster

Black Music Disaster (Thirsty Ear)
Label: Thirsty Ear    
Released in: USA    

"Hailing from both the UK and US, Black Music Disaster is a super indie group featuring Spiritualized's legendary J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack's multi-instrumental genius John Coxon, acclaimed jazz icon Matthew Shipp and drummer Steve Noble. The pace is set with the pulsating Farfisa organ, compli- mented by dueling psychedelic guitars and punctuated with explosive drums. At times hypnotic, yet rapidly moving with wide dynamic sweeps, this highly unique sonic experience is unmatched in its ultimate musical journey.

Given these great musicians span such diverse musical backgrounds the brilliance of this music is how the genre differences just melt away. As to the name, Matthew Shipp provides the keys to its origin:

"William Parker had mentioned to me about a negative review of a concert William had done with Cecil Taylor and Anthony Braxton in Italy in which the reviewer referred to the concert as a ''black arts disaster''. Everyone thought that was funny and by the time the story got around through Chinese whispers it had changed to black music disaster--at which time we all looked at each other and said that is a great name for a CD."

So sit back and be prepared to be transported to another world."-Thirsty Ear

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Product Information:

UPC: 700435720329

Label: Thirsty Ear
Catalog ID: THI 57203.2
Squidco Product Code: 16233

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on February 13th, 2010 at Cafe Oto, London.


Matthew Shipp-Farfisa organ

J Spaceman-electric guitar

Steve Noble-drums

John Coxon-electric guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Black Music Disaster 38:18