The first vinyl solo release from Chicago/NY/Mexico City avant trumpeter Jacob Wick, whose work includes exploring the physical form of the trumpet itself as he uses extended techniques and circular breathing while he deconstructs the instrument during performance, creating unusual textures and timbres, here in two side-long profoudnly contemplative improvisations.
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Label: Thin Wrist
Catalog ID: TW L-LP
Squidco Product Code: 27235
Recorded at Experimental Sound Studio, in Chicago, Illinois, in September, 2016, by Alex Inglizian.
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Jacob Wick is a free improvising trumpeter, born in Glencoe, Illinois and currently living in Mexico City, MX. He was educated at State University of New York at Purchase and California College of the Arts. He lived in NYC for a number of years, working with Prom Night Records and performing. He has been a member of Hungry Cowboy, Kenosha Kid, Kimmel, Moré, Wick Trio, The HighLife, Tres Hongos, Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer, Ajemian & the HighLife, Jason, and his own solo work. He has albums on Creative Sources, Prom Night, Lengua De Lava, Palliative, Astral Spirits, Hard Angle, Marginal Frequency, Impakt, and Thin Wrist. Much of his solo work is in the lowercase or minimal approaches to the trumpet, in performance deconstructing the trumpet and using extended techniques to draw unusual textures and tones from the instrument.-Squidco 5/15/2019
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"The debut LP by Jacob Wick. A trumpeter and improviser living in Mexico City, over the last 10 years Wick has become known for deconstructing the instrument itself and any expectations of how it 'should' be played. These explorations focus on sound as it relates to specific spaces and in turn the subtle but profound connections they have to emotions and the body. The result is a highly personal music that is both unique and immediate, abstract yet undeniably visceral.
On feel Wick creates two intense side-long improvisations. On the surface they appear to be works of rigorous minimalism; on closer listen they reveal sounds that slowly but constantly shift and evolve. Texture and plosives replace melody and rhythm. Body and breath become indistinguishable from the instrument, the moment is stretched and expanded. Each sound is so closely linked that the player and listener are drawn completely into the present. feel is an uncompromising and entirely original album- an intimate sound experience that rewards anyone that chooses to enter."-Thin Wrist
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