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Attitude! (Tang / Ishito / Wu): Pause & Effect [VINYL] (ESP-Disk)

Combining free jazz and post-punk rock forms with pointed commentary about issues of race, gender, the pandemic, and political autonomy, through provocative vocal works expressing modern angst, from three Asian-American female performers living in NYC: tenor saxophonist Ayumi Ishito, drummer Wen-Ting Wu, and activist and Tiananmen Square survivor Rose Tang on voice, guitar & piano.
 

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Rose Tang-vocals, guitar, piano, percussion

Ayumi Ishito-tenor saxophone

Wen-Ting Wu-drummer


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UPC: 825481504812

Label: ESP-Disk
Catalog ID: ESPDISK 5048LP
Squidco Product Code: 31088

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded at West Park Studios, in Brooklyn, New York, on December 16th, 2020, by Jim Clouse.

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"This extraordinary NYC trio combines free jazz and post-punk with pointed commentary about issues of race, gender, the pandemic, and political autonomy. The group came together to play one song at an event. ESP-Disk', already familiar with the separate work on the NYC scene of all three members, immediately invited them to make an album. After intensive rehearsals, the members recorded the album in a one-day session, then reunited during the pandemic to add words about its effect to an existing instrumental on "8 Steps/7 O'Clock." This album is simultaneously part of ESP-Disk's Drive To Revive Weird Rock and an extension of the label's famed free-jazz legacy.

Rose Tang, a Mongol from Sichuan in mainland China, singsecites and plays guitar, piano, and percussion. Her album with Roses and Roaches, And Yet We Ain't Alone, was released by 577 earlier in 2021. Mentored by free jazz legend Daniel Carter, Tang plays in about 30 bands and ensembles in New York and Seattle. Her music, which she hates to be labeled, may be called punk rock, post-punk, free jazz, spoken word, experimental improv, avant garde, or Chinese rock and folk. Tang calls her music genre "weird shit". She is also a journalist and was a protestor at Tiananmen Square.

Tenor saxophonist Ayumi Ishito, from Japan, plays in a plethora of bands along the jazzock spectrum. She spent three years studying performance and composition at Berklee, where her instructors included George Garzone, Hal Crook, and Frank Tiberi. In 2017, Ayumi joined Marc Edwards and Slipstream Time Travel, led by Marc Edwards, former drummer of Cecil Taylor's band. Currently, Ayumi is a regular member of The Jazz Thieves, GADADU, Eighty-pound Pug, Platypus Revenge, and Big Squid. Ayumi has released two albums of her original compositions, View from a Little Cave (2016) and Midnite Cinema (2019).

Drummer, composer, and educator Wen-Ting Wu Wen-Ting Wu, from Taiwan, combines jazz drive and classical rigor. She was a member of Golden Melody Award-winning band Chang and Lee and Hello Nico in Taiwan before she moved to New York in 2016 and earned her Master of Jazz Performance Degree in Queens College. Besides being a member in Frank Lacy's Concert Jazz Ensemble currently, she leads her own band. The group came together to play one song at an event."-ESP-Disk


Artist Biographies

Rose Tang: Musician/Activist #Tiananmen survivor. Taught @Princeton; Ex @CNNi. A Mongol from Sichuan, plays in about 30 bands and ensembles in New York and Seattle.

-Rose Tang Twitter (https://twitter.com/rosetangy)
6/19/2024

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"Ayumi Ishito was born and raised in Ishikawa, Japan. At the age of 19, she began playing tenor saxophone in a college big band at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.

In 2007, Ayumi received a scholarship to attend Berkee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She spent three years there studying performance and composition. At Berklee, she studied with George Garzone, Hal Crook, and Frank Tiberi.

After graduating from Berklee, Ayumi moved to New York in 2010. Currently, Ayumi is a regular member of The Jazz Thieves, GADADU, The Eighty-pound Pug, Platypus Revenge and Big Squid performing and recording for numerous projects. As a member of the Jazz Thieves, she performed at renowned music festivals around east coast such as Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (VT '18), River Jazz Festival (PA '17, '19), and Sowebo Arts and Music Festival (MD '17).

In 2017, Ayumi joined Marc Edwards & Slipstream Time Travel led by Marc Edwards, former drummer of the Cecil Taylor's band. She has also worked with several renowned musicians and artists in New York's creative music scene such as Daniel Carter, Dave Sewelson, Elliott Levin and Steve Dalachinsky.

Ayumi has been leading her own group since 2011. She released two albums, "View From A Little Cave" (2016) and "Midnite Cinema" (2019), that consist of all her original compositions. The albums are receiving a lot of attention from home and abroad and have been featured on national and international music blogs including Jazz Trail, Bandcamp Daily, Divide and Conquer, The Family Review, Left Bank Magazine, Odd Creative, and Disk Union, just to name a few. In December 2019, Ayumi was invited to WFMU-FM's radio program "Give the Drummer Radio" as a guest musician and talked about her music and performed live with the host saxophonist Dave Sewelson."

-Ayumi Ishito Website (https://www.ayumiishito.com/about)
6/19/2024

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"NY-based drummer, composer, and educator Wen-Ting Wu is a diverse artist from Taiwan with a background ranging from jazz to contemporary music. She moved to New York in 2016 and earned her Master of Jazz Performance Degree in Queens College. Most recently, she has appeared at venues and concert halls including Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Minton's Playhouse, Fat Cat, National Sawdust, Rockwood Music Hall, LeFrak Concert Hall, and Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Wen-Ting has performed at festivals both nationally and internationally including the Washington Square Music Festival, CUNY Jazz Festival, the NTCH Summer Jazz Festival (National Theater Concert Hall), Taichung Jazz Festival, Golden Melody Festival, GonGliao Rock Festival, the Wake-Up Music Festival, and the NTU Art Festival in Taiwan.

Besides being a member in Frank Lacy's Concert Jazz Ensemble currently, she has also shared the stage with artists such as Joel Frahm, Bertha Hope, Lonnie Plaxico, Todd Coolman, Antoine Drye, Anthony Wonsey and Akua Dixon. She was also a member of Golden Melody Award-winning band Chang & Lee and Hello Nico in Taiwan before she moved to New York.

In addition to the collaboration with many artists as a drummer, she also leads her own band presenting original music at prestigious venues in NY such as Kupferberg Center for the Arts and Minton's playhouse.

As an advocate for music education, Wen-Ting currently teaches drums at the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School after school program and is an assistant teacher at the National Theater and Concert Hall Jazz camp in Taiwan under the direction of Michael Philip Mossman and Antonio Hart. She also teaches private lessons through out New York City. She has received awards including Discimus ut Serviamus Award and Scholarship and Third Prize in the Taichung Jazz Contest.

She received her B.A at National ChengChi University in Business Administration and M.A. at Queens College, The Aaron Copland School of Music in Jazz performance under Dennis Mackrel."

-Wen-Ting Wu Website (https://wentingwumusic.com/new-index)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Gimme a Mic 2:58

2. Who Flung Dung 7:22

3. Flames With No Names 7:49

4. 8 Steps/7 O'Clock 3:54

SIDE B



1. Conversation 24:57

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