Anthony Shadduck Quartet- Debut (SAA1144)

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Debut is the first solo release from Anthony Shadduck who has performed with Joe Biaza, Emily Hay, ellul, I Heart Lung, Create (!) and many others.

Shadduck’s singular introduction to the world as a bandleader is an intimate and explosive quartet recording featuring Nels Cline (Wilco), Lynn Johnston (Red Krayola) and Ches Smith (John Zorn, Marc Ribot). Creative corkscrews, harmonic u-turns and rhythmic regurgitation inside!

Nels Cline- Electric Guitar, Electronics
Lynn Johnston- Clarinet
Anthony Shadduck- Acoustic Bass
Ches Smith- Acoustic Drums, Percussion

Produced and Engineered by Chris Schlarb

Recorded on June 11th, 2006
at the Johnson Family Conservatory of Music (El Segundo, CA.)

Artwork by Tom Steck
Layout by Jonathan Dueck

Track Listing
01. The Stars of Stage, Screen, and Radiology
02. Half & Half & Half [mp3]
03. The Girl with the Sky Blue Tears
04. Mr. Limb’s Sad News
05. Styrofoam Audience

“Anthony Shadduck’s quartet successfully maintains the tension and excitement of traversing the high wire without ever falling into the abyss of over-exuberance and excess which often mars the best intentions of improvised-music makers. This is fearless experimental music, brash and unapologetic improvisation.”- Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

“Amplification and strong rock elements figure prominently into the music and the album has a proggish feel similar to some of Cline’s projects for Crytpogramphone. Dynamic fluctuations from stentorian to soft, so common to this style of improv, also factor in, but Shadduck varies the framework with some fresh facades and close attention to the spatial relationships of the instruments… Shadduck’s well-structured effort successfully primes the ears for more.”- Derek Taylor, Bagatellen


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