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Seattle alto saxophonist Wally Shoup's Trio + 1 with Neil Welch and Jacob Zimmerman on tenor and Carmen Rothwell on double bass in an amazing album of interactive improvisation in a diverse set of approaches from highly interactive to beautifully lyrical work.

Shoup, Wally Sax Trio + One
Copaesthetics [CASSETTE with download code]

Shoup, Wally Sax Trio + One: Copaesthetics [CASSETTE with download code] (Astral Spirits)

Label: Astral Spirits    
Released in: USA    

"A new recording from the one and only Wally Shoup. Longtime stalwart of the Seattle creative music scene Wally has played with a who's who of folks in the worlds of jazz, improv, rock, noise & more...from his time with Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith in Birmingham, to his group Project W touring with Sonic Youth, and subsequent recordings with Thurston Moore. Also that doesn't even get us to collaborations with Nels Cline, Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Jeph Jarman and more. Shoup has built an incredible history, and this tape finds him

Wally Shoup Sax Trio + One finds Shoup in a slightly unconventional configuration exploring uncharted territory. Throughout Shoup & company use the language of free improv to reference Rova Sax Quartet or Art Ensemble of Chicago zones but expand and build upon these influences into exciting new territories...a truly unique sound. Shoup enlists some amazing new players on the Seattle free improv scene: Neil Welch (tenor sax, also a member of Bad Luck & King Tears Bat Trip), Jacob Zimmerman (tenor sax) & Carmen Rothwell (double bass).

The four pieces on Copaesthetics cover a wide stylistic range, from the opening Ayler-esque crys in "Isoptopic Vestiges" they move into full blown Ascension style fire music, eventually flowing into beautifully melodic passages and further into the dark sounds of "Dark Luminescence." An enlightening experience where the group shows their collective experience fully and honestly."-Astral Spirits

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Product Information:

Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: MF098/AS016
Squidco Product Code: 20893

Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded at Jack Straw Productions for a Sonarchy Radio Broadcast by Doug Hare.


Wally Shoup-alto saxophone

Neil Welch-tenor saxophone

Jacob Zimmerman-tenor saxophone

Carmen Rothwell-double bass

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Track Listing:


1. Isotopic Vestiges 11:34

2. The Limits of Rigor 12:14


1. Dark Luminescence 6:28

2. The Secret Life of Plants 15:06