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Chadbourne, Eugene / Black, Jimmy Carl

The Jack & Jim Show: Live at the Stone, NYC 2007 [DVD]

Chadbourne, Eugene / Black, Jimmy Carl: The Jack & Jim Show: Live at the Stone, NYC 2007 [DVD] (Modern Alchemy)

Eugene Chadbourne with Jimmy Carl Black in their Jack and Jim Show performances with guests from Chadbourne's month of curating The Stone, NYC in August 2007.

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Label: Modern Alchemy
Catalog ID: Modern Alchemy 02
Squidco Product Code: 9467

Format: DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: DVD Digipack
Recorded live at the Stone, NYC 2007.


Eugene Chadbourne-guitar, banjo, vocals

Jimmy Carl Black-drums, vocal

Brian Jackson-piano, vocals

Tony Trishka-banjo

Thomas Heberer-trumpet

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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."

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"Thomas Heberer, born 1965 in Schleswig, Germany, started playing the trumpet at age 11. From 1984 to 1987, he studied under Manfred Schoof at the Cologne University of Music.

He has performed on 6 continents; was a lecturer at the the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (1993-97); and can be heard on approximately 100 recordings.

Honors include receiving the prestigious SWR Jazzpreis in 1990, and being awarded theDown Beat Critics TDWR Poll as a member of the ICP Orchestra in 2002.

Before moving to New York City in 2008, the trumpeter served as a member of the regularband supporting German talk show host and entertainer Harald Schmidt for 12 years.

Wim Wenders' feature-length dance movie Pina, winner of the 2011 European Film Award, includes music Thomas contributed to Ten Chi, a choreography by Pina Bausch.

Besides his ongoing work with the ICP Orchestra, Heberer maintains a busy performanceand recording schedule with numerous New York City based ensembles, among themYoni Kretzmer's Five, the Nu Band and the Angelica Sanchez nonet."

-Thomas Heberer Website (

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track listing:

1. it's 5 o'clock somewhere

2. canons of christianity

3. byob club

4. cortez the killer

5. hello caecescu

6. mom & dad

7. startdust

8. i'd come back to me

9. i'm a king bee

10. the dust blows forward & the dust blows back

11. willie the pimp

12. the old piano

13. groovin'

14. clear spot

15. one more road to cross

16. wait until tomorrow

17. sandy lynn's blues

18. waltz across texas

19. answer the phone

20. bo diddley is a communist

21. big boss man

22. red house

23. she's about a mover
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Eclectic rakist and all around guitarist Eugene Chadbourne with ex-Zappa drummer Jimmy Carl Black have play together since the 90's performing as The Jack and Jim Show. Eugene Chadbourne curated a month of performances at John Zorn's NYC club The Stone in August, 2007. These recordings are from three days of Jack and Jim shows near the end of the month, with the aid of Brian Jackson on piano & voice, Tony Trisha on banjo and Thomas Heberer on trumpet. Songs include pieces by Jimi Hendrix, Haogy Carmichael, Captain Beefheart, Ernest Tubb, Roger Miller, and Chadbourne originals. Amazing mayhem and great performances!

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