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Mcphee, Joe & Chris Corsano: Scraps and Shadows [VINYL] (Roaratorio)

The second release from the duo of Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano, seven pieces from ballads to combustible free playing in an album dedicated to Fred Anderson, Paul Flaherty, Han Bennink, Kidd Jordan, &c.
 

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UPC: B008YE6WS8

Label: Roaratorio
Catalog ID: ROAR 026LP
Squidco Product Code: 16682

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl LP
Recorde May 29, 2011 at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee, WI by Ross Oldenburg.


Personnel:

Joe McPhee-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, pocket trumpet

Chris Corsano-drums

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track listing:


Side One: Scraps



1. For Fred Anderson

2. ForAdrienne P.

3. For Jim Pepper

4. For Muhammad Ali



Side Two: Shadows



1. For Paul Flaherty

2. For Kidd Jordan

3. For Han Bennink




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"Scraps And Shadows is the second album by the dream pairing of Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano. A followup to Under A Double Moon, which featured McPhee's alto saxophone, Scraps And Shadows finds him largely on tenor. Recorded live in Milwaukee in 2011, the album consists of seven dedicatory pieces, from the delicate balladry of "For Adrienne P" to the appropriately combustible "For Han Bennink." Corsano's stupendously detailed drumming and McPhee's free-soul love cries weave a master latticework together. Cover art by Judith Lindbloom."-Roaratorio


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Artist Biographies:

"Joe McPhee, born November 3,1939 in Miami, Florida, USA, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, conceptualist and theoretician. He began playing the trumpet at age eight, taught by his father, himself a trumpet player. He continued on that instrument through his formative school years and later in a U.S. Army band stationed in Germany, at which time he was introduced to performing traditional jazz. Clifford Thornton's Freedom and Unity, released in 1969 on the Third World label, is the first recording on which he appears as a side man. In 1968, inspired by the music of Albert Ayler, he took up the saxophone and began an active involvement in both acoustic and electronic music.

His first recordings as leader appeared on the CJ Records label, founded in 1969 by painter Craig Johnson. These include Underground Railroad by the Joe McPhee Quartet (1969), Nation Time (1970), Trinity (1971) and Pieces of Light (1974). In 1975, Swiss entrepreneur Werner X. Uehlinger release Black Magic Man by McPhee, on what was to become Hat Hut Records.

In 1981, he met composer, accordionist, performer, and educator Pauline Oliveros, whose theories of "deep listening" strengthened his interests in extended instrumental and electronic techniques. he also discovered Edward de Bono's book Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity, which presents concepts for solving problems by "disrupting an apparent sequence and arriving at the solution from another angle." de Bono's theories inspired McPhee to apply this "sideways thinking" to his own work in creative improvisation, resulting in the concept of "Po Music." McPhee describes "Po Music" as a "process of provocation" (Po is a language indicator to show that provocation is being used) to "move from one fixed set of ideas in an attempt to discover new ones." He concludes, "It is a Positive, Possible, Poetic Hypothesis." The results of this application of Po principles to creative improvisation can be heard on several Hat Art recordings, including Topology, Linear B, and Oleo & a Future Retrospective.

In 1997, McPhee discovered two like-minded improvisers in bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jay Rosen. The trio premiered at the Vision Jazz Festival in 1998 but the concert went unnoticed by the press. McPhee, Duval, and Rosen therefore decided that an apt title for the group would be Trio X. In 2004 he created Survival Unit III with Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang to expand his musical horizons and with a career spanning nearly 50 years and over 100 recordings, he continues to tour internationally, forge new connections while reaching for music's outer limits."

-Joe McPhee Website (http://joemcphee.com/bio.html)
4/25/2017

"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)
4/25/2017

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(Clean Feed)
McPhee, Joe and Michael Zerang
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Recommended & Related Releases:
Other Recommended Releases:
McPhee, Joe / Raymond Boni
Live From The Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama)
(Trost Records)
McPhee, Joe
The Loneliest Woman [CD EP]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Haker-Flaten New York Quartet, Ingebrigt (McPhee / Wooley / Morris)
Now Is
(Clean Feed)
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Mcphee, Joe / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten
Brooklyn DNA
(Clean Feed)
McPhee, Joe and Michael Zerang
Creole Gardens (A New Orleans Suite)
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Wooley / Corsano / Yeh
The Seven Storey Mountain II
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Under A Double Moon [VINYL]
(Roaratorio)
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