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Svobodni (Bennington / Hunger / Priest / Seyler): Mercenary Blues (ThatSwan!)

Thematic improvisations pairing synthetic sounds and effects with acoustic bass, sax and drums, recorded in the studio by the Chicago quartet of Jimmy Bennington on drums & percussion, Phil Hunger on synth, guitar & effects, Dvi Priest on acoustic bass & effects, Brian Seyler on tenor saxophone, augmented by field recording from a Syrian marketplace, Jackals and Hyenas.
 

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UPC: 195269078614

Label: ThatSwan!
Catalog ID: ThatSwan! 1011
Squidco Product Code: 31267

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Phil Hunger studios, in Chicago, Illinois, on Octber 25th, 2020-, by Phil Hunger.


Personnel:

Jimmy Bennington-drums, percussion

Phil Hunger-synth, guitar, effects

Dvi Priest-acoustic bass, effects

Brian Seyler-tenor saxophone

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Artist Biographies:

"James Arnold Bennington (born May 22, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American jazz drummer and avant-garde musician based in Chicago, Illinois.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, 1970 James Bennington lived in Detroit, Michigan until 1978 when he relocated to Houston, Texas. He began music studies on clarinet while attending Elementary School, switching to drums at age thirteen, Bennington's experience has come from private study, marching and concert bands both middle and high school, work as a sideman, and as a band leader with his group, Colour and Sound.

Early musical experiences include participation in several jazz and blues sessions in Texas (late 1980s and early 1990s). Bennington studied with Elvin Jones ten years beginning in 1994 and served as band manager / drum tech, from 2000–2002 (tours U.S. and Europe).

Residence on West Coast from 1998-2006. Residence in Chicago 2006–present. Bennington has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America. He has played and recorded in the jazz and improvised music communities for over a quarter of a century. In Chicago he has been an active contributor to the music scene playing extensively with Ed Schuller (Bassist), Brian Smith (Bassist), Fredrick Jackson Jr. (Saxophonist), Samuel Hasting (guitarist), Jim Baker (piano), Mike W Harmon (bassist), Davi Priest (bassist), Steve Cohn (Pianist), Dustin Laurenzi (Saxophonist), Ben Schmidt-Swartz (Saxophonist), and Artie Black (Saxophonist) among many others.

Most notably, Bennington was a featured performer at the 30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, Fred Anderson's Velvet Lounge, and the Tampon-Galerie in Paris (France, 2008). Bennington is proudly endorsed by Dream Cymbals and Gongs, Inc.."

-Jimmy Bennington Website (https://www.jbcolourandsound.com/page4)
1/19/2022

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track listing:


1. Cicada's Song Forum 11:40

2. Ruins Of Mari 6:36

3. Ganges 6:37

4. Blues In The Key Of Ur 4:07

5. The Whore From Larsa 17:04

6. Mercenary Blues 8:11

7. Wooden Ship 7:59

8. Other Shores 15:37

9. The Hills Of Nineveh 1:40
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Moody and dark, thematic improvisations pairing synthetic sounds and effects with acoustic bass, sax and drums, recorded in the studio by the Chicago quartet of Jimmy Bennington on drums & percussion, Phil Hunger on synth, guitar & effects, Dvi Priest on acoustic bass & effects, Brian Seyler on tenor saxophone, augmented by field recording from a Syrian marketplace, Jackals and Hyenas.

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