Thurston Moore - Wally Shoup - Toshi Makihara: Hurricane Floyd
On the pieces titled, “Trio 1 & 2”, Moore soars skyward with scalding chord progressions and blistering harmonics alongside Shoup’s gritty phrasing and intuitive call and response interaction with the guitarist and percussionist Makihara. Throughout episodes of varying intensities, the trio pursues twisted themes and loose rhythms via a deterministic improvisational constitution, which of course, paralleled the viscous storm that was hovering above. Hence, the musicians proceeded to plot their own intrepid course within the confines of the Old Cambridge Baptist Church!
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Thurston Moore; Guitars: Wally Shoup; Alto Saxophone: Toshi Makihara; Percussion.
Track listing: 1 (Trio), 2 (Trio), Altar Boy, Church Basement, Retribution of Sorts (Trio)
Record Label: Sublingual Records
Style: Modern Jazz