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Improvised Music and Tentacles

by Chan/Smith/Walter

Tentacles 04:04
For 1510 03:59


This trio combines the formidable abilities of Montreal-based pianist Charity Chan (Bill Nace, Pauline Oliveros, and Jean Derome are counted among her past performing partners) with the Bay Area stalwarts Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers, Behold...The Arctopus, XBXRX) and Damon Smith (who's logged time with John Tchicai, Jaap Blonk, Fred Frith, and Jim O'Rourke, to name a few). The playing contained on this 2007-recorded album is less aggressive than one might assume from the personnel. The music exists at a medium-high energy level, dispensing offerings and interchanges smartly, never dwelling on area given area of activity for extended periods. Ideas are unloaded, bounced about, and departed from at tangential angles. Very upfront, live, "real" recording sound, just like bein' there. Happy to have this group on the label.

originally released as:
edition of 114 copies, cdr, color covers in plastic sleeves
sold out


released January 1, 2013

Charity Chan piano, objects
Damon Smith double bass
Weasel Walter drums

Recorded at 1510 8th street, Oakland, CA, 2007
Mixed and mastered by Caribou Sonore, 2012


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