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Chadbourne, Eugene / Vertek Ensemble: Dimsum, Dodgers, And Dangerous Nights (Volatile Records)

Documenting the meeting of guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, also singing on "If I Were a Bell", with the Edmonton, CA-based Vertrek Ensemble of Ron de Jong on percussion and Vadim Budman on guitars and trumpet, in a city Chadbourne lived in 25 years prior, as he returns for a serious and well recorded album of informed free improv, plus one solo Chad track from a concert during his visit.
 

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Label: Volatile Records
Catalog ID: VCD 003
Squidco Product Code: 26775

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2000
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at the Yardbird Suite, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on March 11th & 12th, 2000, by Jasiek Poznanski.


Personnel:

Vadim Budman-cornet, guitar, 12 string guitar, reeds, trumpet

Eugene Chadbourne-banjo, composer, guitar, primary artist, vocals

Ron de Jong-cymbals, drums, percussion

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Artist Biographies:

Vadim Budman is a trumpeter and cornetist, a member of the Canadian improvising band Vertrek Ensemble. He has recorded with Valeri Dimchev , Eugene Chadbourn, Vertrek Ensemble.

-Squidco 12/5/2018

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"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)
12/5/2018

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"Ron de Jong is a Canadian percussionist, a member of Vertrek Ensemble."

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track listing:


1. If I Were A Bell / Variations On A Theme By Holst 32:50

2. I Challenge You To An Epiphone Duo 13:56

3. Death Lives Down In That Bayou 18:59

4. My Mother's Eyes 6:10
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"The most suitable collaborator for the Vertrek Ensemble (Ron de Jong on percussion, Vadim Budman on guitars and trumpet) is Eugene Chadbourne. Of course, there is the fact that Chadbourne lived in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Vertrek's hometown, for a few years in the '70s, but that has nothing to do with the music. What does is this duo's strongly Chadbourne-influenced conception of free improvisation, always standing on the thin line between genuine art and anything goes.So the doctor came back to Edmonton, 25 years after moving back to the U.S.A., for a concert and a recording session with these two young improvisors who already had two albums out, one of them, Departures, recorded in London with Derek Bailey.

But the first difference between these two collaborative projects is that Dimsum, Dodgers and Dangerous Nights is billed to Chadbourne and the Vertrek Ensemble. Chardbourne's name is not first just for fun -- while Departures sounded like the Vertrek Ensemble playing with Bailey, this one feels like a Chadbourne-driven record right from the start. That is not to say that Budman and de Jong are buried under the man's talent; both of them shine throughout, but from the opening rendition of "If I Were a Bell" (de Jong makes very good use of his array of bells on this one), the atmosphere is set and it becomes clear that both parties are on the same wavelength.

The overstretched improvs found on "Another Idea of North" are replaced by an inspired meeting -- improvs are still long, but they don't feel like it. Budman's shyness in front of Bailey is gone and this time he challenges Chadbourne to a guitar duo ("I Challenge You to an Epiphone Duo"). The album ends with a solo Chadbourne tune taken from the live performance and rounds up what must have been a very enjoyable meeting."-Francois Couture, All Music

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