Two like-minded experimenters and improvisers meet in Berlin to extract a fascinating mixture of both unusual and traditional tones & textures on their trumpets, energetically disassembling their instruments in aberrant ways to create clicks, clacks, airy hisses and other inexplicable sounds, revealing a dialog of solid ideas that captivate and surprise their listeners.
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Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR1108
Squidco Product Code: 29675
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Berlin, Germany, by Marco Birkner.
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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 2/19/2021
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1. I Love Your Shirt 4:24
2. I Love Your Shoes 4:35
3. I Love Your Hat 3:41
4. I Love Your Cane 2:26
5. You Walk So Fast 3:23
6. You Are So Vain 6:55
7. If I Could Tell You What I Think 6:09
8. It Would Be A Pain 2:06
9. So I Won't 5:09
sample the album:
""I Love Your Shirt" opens the album with a quick-changing sequence of contrasting textural exchanges. A sound rather like a kitten's mew counters a fuzzy eruption, then a pipe-scouring squall counters an elongated burr, setting up a dynamic of call and response, which suggests that one either musician relies upon a jazz-rooted sound palette, their shared backgrounds in jazz still influence their understanding of musical interaction.
The duos exchanges are sufficiently spirited that you might even call them hot. And when they spend the set matching long hisses that bridge the gap between the modular synths and bleeding radiators, and then transition to what sounds like a tangled duel for amplified bassoon and alarm buzzer (presumably obtained by playing close to their microphones with metal mutes), the notion of hot music takes on other connotations. But what makes this music magnetic after the novelty wears off is the attunement between two instant composers whose organizing instincts are very much in sync."-Bill Meyer, The Wire
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