Suite: Bittersweet LP
"Saxophonist Wally Shoup, inspired by his collaboration with avant guitarist extraordinaire Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers/Trio, Scarnella etc.) and Chris Corsano (today collaborating with Björk, among others), wrestled Cline up to the Emerald City for the Earshot Jazz fest in 2005, and brought in percussionist Glenn Campbell for the ride -- someone Cline admired very much. In the span of 24 hours, they managed to play the fest, an in-store at Tower Records (RIP), and a session for Sonarchy. The results are now immortalized in vinyl as Suite: Bittersweet, a breathtaking document of this fantastic trio in full flight. Like the previous meeting with Corsano (Immolation/Immersion, Strange Attractors, 2005), jaw-dropping interplay bursting with bombastic power flows into subtle, gentle passages, denoted unmistakably by Cline's guitar swirls and Shoup's bourbon-drenched sax, but Campbell's pure jazz drumming lends a sophisticated pulse to the affair. The blurring of jazz, 'fire music' and rock is exquisite, and Suite: Bittersweet shows why these folks are the most versatile musicians working in the field today. Recorded live with no overdubs in one continuous moment in the studio -- a real sugary jawbreaker of a session."
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