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Intense acoustic guitar interactions from frequent collaborators Joe Morris (NY) and Chris Cretella (New Haven, CT) in a remarkable display of free fingerstyle guitar improvisations presented in a limited hand-assembled package.

Morris, Joe / Chris Cretella

Morris, Joe / Chris Cretella: Storms (Glacial Erratic)

Label: Glacial Erratic    
Released in: USA    

Intense acoustic guitar interactions from frequent collaborators Joe Morris (NY) and Chris Cretella (New Haven, CT) a remarkable display of free fingerstyle guitar improvisations.

Storms ships in a hand assembled, 100% recycled, black 18pt stock pack. Each pack is labeled with an embossed silver foil sticker on the front and a white ink stamp on the back. The disc is printed with the recording information including song titles and credits. Each package ships in a resealable poly bag.

"JOE MORRIS is an American jazz guitarist, bassist, improvisor and composer. Morris is perhaps the most significant guitarist to play free jazz since Sonny Sharrock. Morris has stated that his flowing single-note technique was inspired more by traditional African musics, and by saxophone players like Eric Dolphy and Jimmy Lyons, than by other guitarists. He considers Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Leroy Jenkins, Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, and West African string music as major influences.[3] He does not use distortion or effects, preferring a "clean" sound, but has made occasional use of a serrated pick to "bow" the strings of his guitar, creating an otherworldly, harmonic-rich sound. He also plays banjo and banjo-uke, and since 2000 has increasingly focused on playing bass."-Wikipedia

"CHRIS CRETELLA is a guitarist, composer and improvisor working out of New Haven, CT. He holds a BA in music from Southern Connecticut State University and an MM in contemporary improvisation from The New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman. Chris has performed in the United States and Europe with Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, Mary Halvorson, Gary Lucas and Rhys Chatham. Chris has released several albums over the past few years as a leader or collaborator."-Chris Cretella website

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Product Information:

Label: Glacial Erratic
Catalog ID: 001
Squidco Product Code: 19675

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard box with foldover tab
Recorded April 24 and May 15, 2014 by Chris Cretella.


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Track Listing:

1. Cyclone 3:14

2. Blizzard 9:30

3. Thunder 4:49

4. Tempest 5:28

5. Typhoon 6:04

6. Squall 4:37

7. Dust 7:45

8. Ice 7:30

9. Fire 6:09

10. Gale 2:22