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Dunmall, Paul & Chris Corsano: Identical Sunsets (ESP-Disk)

Drummer Chris Corsano meets UK improvisor Paul Dunmall on tenor sax and bagpipes for these 4 impulsive and lyrical improvisation, alternatingly sparse and impossibly textured.
 

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Includes a free mp3 download

UPC: 825481040587

Label: ESP-Disk
Catalog ID: ESPDISK 4058CD
Squidco Product Code: 13096

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on April 23, 2008 at Slak in Cheltenham, England by Shaun Crook and Darren Clark.


Personnel:

Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone, border pipes

Chris Corsano-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Paul Dunmall was born 1953, Welling, Kent; saxophones, clarinets, bagpipes, miscellaneous wind instruments.

As told to Watson (1989), Paul Dunmall was a working class lad from Welling who left school at 15 and spent two years repairing instruments at Bill Lewington's shop in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. He turned professional at 17 and, following two years touring Europe with a progressive rock band (Marsupilami), joined the Divine Light Mission, a spiritual movement led by Guru Maharaj Ji and moved from London to an ashram in America. He told Isham (1997), 'I moved to an ashram full of musicians - a music ashram - but it was still spiritual practice. That gave me a spiritual understanding through meditation, Coltrane's music, and all the rest of it, led me to that, and that's been a fundament in my life ever since - that I can actually sit down and meditate and forget my body. I realise how important meditation is in my life... but I don't do it so much these days.' During the three years he lived in America, Dunmall played with Alice Coltrane (in a big band with the Divine Light Mission) and toured for twelve months with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.

Back in England, he played with Danny Thompson and John Stevens as well as folk musicians Kevin Dempsey, Martin Jenkins and Polly Bolton and then, in 1979 he became a founder member of Spirit Level (Tim Richards, piano; Paul Anstey, bass; Tony Orrell, drums), staying with the group until 1989. During his time with Spirit Level, Dunmall joined the two-tenor front line group Tenor Tonic with Alan Skidmore (1985), played and broadcast with Dave Alexander and Tony Moore in the DAM trio (1986) and formed the Paul Dunmall Quartet with Alex Maguire, Tony Moore and Steve Noble (1986).

In 1987 Paul Dunmall joined the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, being a constant member and appearing on all their recorded output from that date onward. The following year the improvising collective quartet Mujician was formed by Keith Tippett, Dunmall, Paul Rogers and Tony Levin and has continued to be a regular performing, touring and recording group, sometimes augmented by other musicians. Dunmall has also played in a trio with Keith and Julie Tippetts and in Keith Tippett's big band Tapestry. Two other duos have also sprung out of Mujician: Dunmall with Tony Levin (two CD releases) and Dunmall in folk-influenced outings with Paul Rogers. Another regular playing partner throughout this period and up until the present includes Elton Dean.

In 1995, two trios were formed, the first with Oren Marshall, tuba and Steve Noble, percussion, the second with John Adams, guitar and Mark Sanders, percussion, these sometimes coming together as a quintet. More recently, Dunmall has played in another reeds/guitar/drums trio with Philip Gibbs and Tony Marsh and there appears to be regular crossover between all these players. The Paul Dunmall Octet was founded in 1997."

Dunmall also has released a large number of albums and a box set on the UK FMR label, in various configurations and instrumentation.

-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mdunmall.html)
7/21/2021

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"First spellbound by freely improvised music in the mid-1990s after witnessing performances by TEST, William Parker, Cecil Taylor, and others, Chris Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts to the UK in 2005 led Corsano to develop an expanded solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, and other everyday household items into his drum kit. In February 2006 he released his first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, and Japan. He spent 2007 and '08 as the drummer on Björk's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Virginia Genta, and C. Spencer Yeh. Moving back to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano returned focus to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers and contact microphones in addition to his drum set and home-made acoustic instruments.

In addition to the those mentioned above, he's also worked with, among others: John Edwards (released by: Clean Feed/Dancing Wayang), Jim O'Rourke & Akira Sakata (Drag City/Family Vineyard), Paul Dunmall (ESP-Disk), Nels Cline (Strange Attractors), Jessica Rylan (Load Records), Jandek (Corwood), Sunburned Hand Of Man (Manhand), MV&EE (Eclipse/Time-Lag), Vampire Belt (Open Mouth), Joe McPhee (Roaratorio), and Wally Shoup (Leo/Columbia Japan)."

-Chris Corsano Website (http://www.cor-sano.com/bio.html)
7/21/2021

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track listing:


1. Identical Sunsets

2. Living Proof

3. Better Get Another Lighthouse

4. Out of Sight
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Best known for his collaborations with people like Paul Flaherty, Michael Flower and Thurston Moore as well as a year-and-a-half stint as the drummer for Björk's Volta tour, Chris Corsano is widely considered to be one of the best and most adaptive drummers of his generation. Equally adaptive is UK saxophone giant, Paul Dunmall, who has worked disparately with jazz greats like Alice Coltrane and Evan Parker as well as funk and folk acts like Johnny Guitar Watson and Dando Shaft.

After a chance meeting in a taxi line at the Lisbon Airport, a surreal intertwining of tours emanated. In between the lasers, confetti and face-painted fans at Plymouth Pavillions and Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Chris left the Björk mega-tour to get down to business alongside the prolific and imaginative Dunmall for some vital improvisation at Slak Bar in Cheltenham, England.

This wonderfully recorded live set begins with Dunmall swirling away on the border pipes (he may be the preeminent improvisor using bagpipes). What follows is an impulsive and lyrical improvisation, alternatingly sparse and impossibly textured. Corsano's skittering marries perfectly with Dunmall's rapid-fire lines. The melodies are expertly uncoiled so that they remain charged whether the tempo is at full speed or crawling. The set ends furiously and with the impression that this duo was fated to work together."-ESP


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Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
ESP
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings
Saxophone & Drummer / Percussionist Duos


Other Releases With These Artists:
Dunmall, Paul / Mark Sanders
Unity
(577 Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Keith Tippett / Philip Gibbs / Pete Fairclough
Onosante
(577 Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams
Palindromes
(West Hill Records)
Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt
Made Out of Sound
(Palilalia Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris
The Bright Awakening
(RogueArt)
Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford)
Cosmic Dream Projection
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul with Metcalfe / Owston / Jozwiak
Unmasked
(FMR)
Williams, Mars Presents
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records)
Williams, Mars Presents
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs]
(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records)
Tippett, Keith
The Monk Watches The Eagle
(Discus)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain VI
(Pyroclastic Records)
Dunmall, Paul
Awakening Expectations
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith
Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders
The Feeling Principle
(FMR)
Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano)
Hellraiser [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)
Dunmall / Sanchez / Sanders
A Songbirds Temple
(FMR)
Dunmall / Owston / Jozwiak / Iragabon
Awoto
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul Nonet The
Interpretations of Beauty
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford
Live At The Claptrap
(FMR)
Dunmall / Swell / Owston / Sanders
So Perhaps
(FMR)
Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano
No Place To Fall
(Astral Spirits)
Dunmall, Paul / John Adams / Mark Sanders
Ghostly Thoughts
(Hatology)
Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake
Soultime
(FMR)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long
Landscapes
(FMR)
Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano
Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc ?
(Relative Pitch)
Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano
Old Smoke
(Relative Pitch)
Dunmall / Siegel / Pursglove / Sanders
As One Does
(FMR)
Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano
A View Of The Moon (From The Sun)
(Clean Feed)
Dunmall, Paul / Jon Irabagon / Mark Sanders / Jim Bashford
The Rain Sessions
(FMR)
Flaherty, Paul / Chris Corsano
The Hated Music [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Feeding Tube Records)
Amado / Mcphee / Kessler / Corsano
A History Of Nothing
(Trost Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe / Ashley John Long
Seascapes
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Tony Orrell
Nothing in Stone
(FMR)
Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders
Live in London
(FMR)
Circuit (Dunmall / Long / Wachsmann / Taylor)
December
(FMR)
Dunmall / Edwards / Noble / Sanders
Go Straight Around The Square
(FMR)
Corsano / Courviosier / Wooley
Salt Task
(Relative Pitch)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs
Electrosonics
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Ashley John Young
Now Has No Dimension
(FMR)
Wooley / Antunes / Queijo / Costa / Corsano
Purple Patio [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Circuit (Dunmall / Taylor / Gibbs)
Electro Acoustic Ensemble
(FMR)
Rasmussen, Mette / Chris Corsano Duo
All The Ghosts At Once
(Relative Pitch)
Wooley / Rempis / Niggenkemper / Corsano
From Wolves To Whales
(Aerophonic)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Metcalfe / Rogers
Sun Inside
(FMR)
Dunmall / Sanders / Edwards
Mind Out
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul
Deep [DVD]
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul Sun Quartet
Ancient and Future Airs
(Clean Feed)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Dunmall, Paul / Mark Sanders
Unity
(577 Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Keith Tippett / Philip Gibbs / Pete Fairclough
Onosante
(577 Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams
Palindromes
(West Hill Records)
Corsano, Chris / Bill Orcutt
Made Out of Sound
(Palilalia Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris
The Bright Awakening
(RogueArt)
Dunmal, Paul Sextet (Dunmall / Pursglove / Foote / Saunders / Owston / Bashford)
Cosmic Dream Projection
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul with Metcalfe / Owston / Jozwiak
Unmasked
(FMR)
Williams, Mars Presents
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records)
Williams, Mars Presents
An Ayler Xmas Vol. 4: Chicago vs. NYC [2 CDs]
(Astral Spirits / Soul What Records)
Tippett, Keith
The Monk Watches The Eagle
(Discus)
Wooley, Nate
Seven Storey Mountain VI
(Pyroclastic Records)
Dunmall, Paul
Awakening Expectations
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith
Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders
The Feeling Principle
(FMR)
Icepick (Nate Wooley / Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten / Chris Corsano)
Hellraiser [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)
Dunmall / Sanchez / Sanders
A Songbirds Temple
(FMR)
Dunmall / Owston / Jozwiak / Iragabon
Awoto
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul Nonet The
Interpretations of Beauty
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford
Live At The Claptrap
(FMR)
Dunmall / Swell / Owston / Sanders
So Perhaps
(FMR)
Amado, Rodrigo / Chris Corsano
No Place To Fall
(Astral Spirits)
Dunmall, Paul / John Adams / Mark Sanders
Ghostly Thoughts
(Hatology)
Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake
Soultime
(FMR)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long
Landscapes
(FMR)
Abdelnour, Christine / Chris Corsano
Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc ?
(Relative Pitch)
Baczkowski / Lopez / Corsano
Old Smoke
(Relative Pitch)

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