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Chadbourne, Eugene: DOCHADEMONIC

One of 2 "love"/"hate" releases collecting creative improvisations, narrative & songs with guests including Charles Tyler, Waren Smith, Rogier Smal, Earl Poole Ball, Redd Volkaert, and Ernie Durawa, recorded in studio and live in Greensboro, New York City, Amsterdam & Austin.
 

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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: CHAD
Squidco Product Code: 21161

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardboard sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging
Recorded in studios and on stages in Greensboro, New York City, Amsterdam and Austin.


Personnel:

Eugene Chadbourne-vocals, guitars, banjos, baclamel, quatro, djumbus, turntable, percussion

Charles Tyler-clarinet

Warren Smith-marimba, vibraphone

Rogier Smal-drums

Walter Daniels-harmonica

Earl Poole Ball-piano

Redd Volkaert-guitar

Ernie Durawa-drums

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track listing:


1. Eventually 13:15

2. Folks Song 13:32

3. The Red Telephone 9:47

4. The Same Old South 4:51

5. Compared To What 6:27

6. How Can you Re-Up? 5:13

7. BOTTOM 3:06

8. Sooner Or Later 3:35

9. The Mountain Men 4:25

10. Wishin' All These Old Things Were New 4:29

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One of 2 "love"/"hate" releases collecting creative improvisations, narrative & songs with guests including Charles Tyler, Waren Smith, Rogier Smal, Earl Poole Ball, Redd Volkaert, and Ernie Durawa, recorded in studio and live in Greensboro, New York City, Amsterdam & Austin.See also DOCHADEMONIC "love"


Artist Biographies:

"A seemingly endless -- and endlessly eclectic -- series of releases made the innovative guitarist Eugene Chadbourne one of the underground community's most well-known and well-regarded eccentrics. Born January 4, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY, Chadbourne was raised in Boulder, CO, by his mother, a refugee of the Nazi death camps. At the age of 11, the Beatles inspired him to learn guitar; later exposure to Jimi Hendrix prompted him to begin experimenting with distortion pedals and fuzzboxes. Ultimately, however, he became dissatisfied with the conventions of rock and pop, and traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic one, on which he began to learn to play bottleneck blues.

Perhaps Chadbourne's most significant formative discovery was jazz; initially drawn to John Coltrane and Roland Kirk, he later became an acolyte of the avant excursions of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton. Despite the huge influence music exerted over his life, however, Chadbourne first studied to become a journalist, but his career was derailed when he fled to Canada rather than fight in Vietnam; only President Jimmy Carter's declaration of amnesty for conscientious objectors allowed the vociferously left-wing Chadbourne to return to the U.S. in 1976, at which time he plunged headlong into the New York downtown music scene. After releasing his 1976 debut, Solo Acoustic Guitar, he began collaborating on purely improvisational music with the visionary saxophonist John Zorn and the acclaimed guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Quickly, Chadbourne carved out a singular style, comprised of equal parts protest music, free improvisation, and avant-garde jazz, topped off with his absurd, squeaky vocals. A complete list of Chadbourne's countless subsequent collaborations and genre workouts is far too lengthy and detailed to exhaustively document, although in the early '80s he garnered some of his first significant attention as the frontman of Shockabilly, a demented rockabilly revisionist outfit which also featured the well-known producer Kramer. Following the group's breakup, Chadbourne turned to his own idiosyncratic brand of country and folk, accurately dubbed LSD C&W on a 1987 release, the same year he joined the members of Camper Van Beethoven for a one-off covers project. In addition, he recorded with artists ranging from Fred Frith and Elliott Sharp to Evan Johns and Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer in the Mothers of Invention; in between, he continued exploring unique styles inspired by music from the four corners of the globe, all the while issuing a seemingly innumerable string of records, most of them on his own Parachute label."

-All Music (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eugene-chadbourne-mn0000172925/biography)
12/8/2017

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"Charles Lacy Tyler (July 20, 1941 - June 27, 1992) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist. He also played alto saxophone and clarinet.

Tyler was born in Cadiz, Kentucky, and spent his childhood years in Indianapolis. He played piano as a child and clarinet at 7, before switching to alto in his early teens, and finally baritone saxophone. During the summers, he visited Chicago, New York City and Cleveland, Ohio, where he met the young tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler at age 14. After sering in the army from 1957-1959, Tyler relocated to Cleveland in 1960 and began playing with Ayler, conmuting between New York and Cleveland. During that period played with Ornette Coleman and Sunny Murray.

In 1965 Tyler recorded Bells and Spirits Rejoice with Alyer's group. He recorded his first album as leader the following year for ESP-Disk. He returned to Indianapolis to study with David Baker at Indiana University between 1967 and 1968, recording a second album for ESP, Eastern Man Alone. In 1968, he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley to study and teach. In Los Angeles, he worked with Arthur Blythe, Bobby Bradford, and David Murray.

He moved back to New York in 1974, leading his own groups with Blythe, trumpeter Earl Cross, drummer Steve Reid and others, recording the album Voyage from Jericho on Tyler's own Akba label. In 1975, Tyler enrolled at Columbia University and made an extensive tour of Scandinavia, releasing his second Akba album Live in Europe. In 1976, he performed the piece "Saga of the Outlaws" at Sam Rivers's Studio Rivbea, released two years later on Nessa Records. During that period he played as a sideman or co-leader with Steve Reid, Cecil Taylor and Billy Bang.

In 1982, during a European tour with Sun Ra's Orchestra, he relocated to Denmark, and in 1985 he moved to France, recording with other expatriates like Khan Jamal in Copenhagen and Steve Lacy in Paris.

Tyler died in Toulon, France of heart failure in June 1992."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Tyler_(musician))
12/8/2017

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"Warren Smith (born May 14, 1934) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, known as a contributor to Max Roach's M'boom ensemble and leader of the Composer's Workshop Ensemble (Strata-East).

Smith was born May 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to a musical family. His father played saxophone and clarinet with Noble Sissle and Jimmie Noone, and his mother was a harpist and pianist. At the age of four he studied studied clarinet with his father. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1957, then received a master's degree in percussion from the Manhattan School of Music in 1958.

One of his earliest major recording dates was with Miles Davis as a vibraphonist in 1957. He found work in Broadway pit bands in 1958, and also played with Gil Evans that year. In 1961 he co-founded the Composers Workshop Ensemble. In the 1960s Smith accompanied Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Lloyd Price, and Nat King Cole; he worked with Sam Rivers from 196476 and with Gil Evans again from 1968 to 1976. In 1969 he played with Janis Joplin and in 1971 with King Curtis and Tony Williams. He was also a founding member of Max Roach's percussion ensemble, M'Boom, in 1970.

In the 1970s and 1980s Smith had a loft called Studio Wis which acted as a performing and recording space for many young New York jazz musicians, such as Wadada Leo Smith and Oliver Lake. Through the 1970s Smith played with Andrew White, Julius Hemphill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Count Basie, and Carmen McRae. Other credits include extensive work with rock and pop musicians and time spent with Anthony Braxton, Charles Mingus, Henry Threadgill, Van Morrison, and Joe Zawinul. He continued to work on Broadway into the 1990s, and has performed with a number of classical ensembles.

Smith taught in the New York City public school system from 1958 to 1968, at Third Street Settlement from 1960 to 1967, at Adelphi University in 19701, and at SUNY-Old Westbury from 1971."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Smith_(jazz_percussionist))
12/8/2017

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"Rogier Smal is a drumming man from Amsterdam. Imagine the long lost son of Han Bennink raised on a steady diet of dutch marching band music and anarcho-punk going renegade by venturing to the free jazz fold. His performances can be intense, inspiring, proper funny and totally awkward. All at the same time. If I try to think of him playing it's all like super fast paradiddles bouncing harmonics off the walls doubleforming pyscho-acoustics inside your own head, then a drumstick sculpture asking for "a nice cup of tea", then wearing a bin bag to play drums, then playing more amazing drums, then staring the audience out for a really long time and telling them weird Netherlandish farmers jokes. A true gent of jazzpunk quality (there is no sign of any spang-a-lang here) he holds down the drum stool on occasions besides: Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Asuna Arashi, Colin Webster, Mik Quantius, Cathy Heyden, Ryoko Ono, Royal Improvisers Orchestra, Nora Mulder, Lori Goldston, Schimmbad Jazz Pool, Johannes Lunds, Maria Bertel, Don McGreevy and many more.."-David Birchall

-Rogier Smal Website (http://rogiersmal.blogspot.com/)
12/8/2017

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