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Schnug, David Trio: David Schnug Trio (577 Records)

Inspired by the work of Lennie Tristano, Brooklyn-based saxophonist and wind player David Schnug steps out as a leader in the first of three albums (along with Aella and Alan Bjorklund's Amygdala) in a trio with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Max Goldman, each of the 7 amusingly titled pieces employing a different compositional concept.

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Label: 577 Records
Catalog ID: 5781
Squidco Product Code: 31963

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded in Paramus, New Jersey.


David Schnug-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

Chris Tordini-bass

Max Goldman-drums

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"David Schnug was born in Wayne, NJ in 1985. Living and atttending school there until the age of 21, David moved to Brooklyn in 2006 to pursue his musical career.

Since his arrrival, he has played across the nation in various creative projects (see Performance section).David is a multi-instrumentalist, playing on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, as well as flute and clarinet. His music embraces the entire jazz spectrum- from the collective dixiland, to the individualistic small group, to collective free jazz.

A special place in his heart is saved for the legacy of Lennie Tristano, a prime inspiration and influence. The nuance and sophistication of Tristano's playing are at the forefront of David's musical ambitions.

David currently resides in Astoria, Queens, where he teaches, composes, and lives with his wife."

-David Schnug Website (!)

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"Christopher Tordini is an in-demand bassist on the New York City music scene, where he performs with established jazz icons as well as a diverse range of emerging musicians. He has toured and recorded with Andy Milne's Dapp Theory for over 5 years, and has also played in bands led by other renowned artists such as Greg Osby and Jeremy Pelt. Tordini plays often with drummer Ari Hoenig, with the Becca Stevens Band, and is a key collaborator in projects led by drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey and trombonist/composer Michael Dessen. A graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Tordini forged strong professional relationships with several faculty members there, including Rory Stuart and George Garzone, with whom he continues to collaborate. Recently, Tordini has performed and recorded with prominent bandleaders such as Steve Lehman, Okkyung Lee, Tigran Hamasyan, Jo-Yu Chen, Mike Pinto, Andrew D'Angelo, Jim Black, and Yaron Herman. He has played at New York City's most prestigious jazz venues, including the Blue Note, the Village Vanguard, the Iridium, the Jazz Standard, Smalls, the Jazz Gallery and the Stone, among many others."

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"Max Goldman was born in Rochester, New York. He quickly found his love for music and the drums in particular when In 3rd grade his band instructor gave a quick demonstration of each instrument, once the first snare roll was played there was absolutely no question as to which instrument he would play. Through his teen years Max studied with Jeff Lewis, Steve Curry and Eastman School of Music professor Rich Thompson and was awarded the top All County Drum Chair as well as his high school's Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz Performance.

In 2001 Max moved to New York where he attended New York University for 2 years and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music for the remaining 2 years, with a scholarship, where he was awarded his BFA. During that time Max studied with Tony Moreno, Gerald Cleaver and Kenny Washington.

Max has since made a living as a freelance musician, touring regularly around Europe, Russia and the United States in addition to appearing regularly in some of New York City's top venues in both the jazz and popular music worlds with projects such as, The Elan Mehler Group, The Danny Fox Trio, Old Time Musketry, Tim Berne, Midnight Magic and Aella and has recorded and shared the stage with many artists, including, Becca Stevens, Chris Tordini, Travis Reuter, Curtis Macdonald, Nomi Ruiz, Eleanor Friedberger, and for the new masters of Sesame Street composer, Joe Raposo's songs.

Teaching is a big part of Max's life in the city, in addition to many private students he is a teacher at the Long Island Drum Center, Big Wrench Music, and for CUNY's Harmony Program. In the past Max has taught at Montclair State College's Stokes Summer Camp, for the YMHA and has performed many clinics for high schools and colleges around the country."

-Max Goldman Website (

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track listing:

1. Force of Habit 5:00

2. Mowgli Buys an Ikea Couch 5:32

3. Shea? 5:03

4. Rahm Emmanuel / Looking Ahead! 3:15

5. Lord Rothschild Loses His Cool 6:01

6. So - What Is Your Phantasy? 8:39

7. Innate or Induced Schizophrenia? 5:51
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"This trio record is one of three in a series curated by myself and released by 577 Records. The other two releases are by Aella and Alan Bjorklund's Amygdala.

This is my first release as a leader and the compositions on it were created between 2005 and 2010. Each track on this record was created with a different compositional concept in mind, as well as a different approach to the act of improvisation.

As I listen back to these tracks, I can hear not only the musical ideas that I was interested in, but the things I was reading, the people I was meeting, and the type I person I was while writing them. Each record in this series is a testament to individual personality - while we may find ourselves in the same genre, each recording is in its own musical universe."-David Schnug

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