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Trevor Dunn: Four Films

Read "Four Films" reviewed by Martin Longley


Trevor Dunn is chiefly known as a bassist, but this collection of soundtrack work displays his skills as composer and multi-instrumentalist, either working totally solo or by inviting out a small posse of guest players. Over the years, he's been involved with Mr. Bungle, Fantomas and John Zorn's Electric Masada, among many more, so it's gratifying to observe that Dunn's soundtracking tactics take full advantage of such a diverse background. Even within his own outfits there are ...

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Trevor Dunn: Four Films

Read "Four Films" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Bassist Trevor Dunn is a witness-to-history kind of guy. A survey of his recordings finds him showing up in everything that has happened since the mid-1980s in both New York and on the West Coast. His bass can be heard anchoring important recordings from Mr. Bungle, the various and many projects of John Zorn, Graham Connah, Junk Genius, Rob Price, Jenny Scheinman, and Beth Custer. This mostly solo project features many more facets of Trevor Dunn, in the ...

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Trevor Dunn and Shelley Burgon: Baltimore

Read "Baltimore" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell


In the pursuit of improvised music, any instrumentation, no matter how unorthodox, is valid, as long as the musicians have the appropriate experimental attitude and chops to back it up. Bassist Trevor Dunn and pedal harpist Shelley Burgon discovered that an expansive vocabulary and reservoir of ideas can make possible a taut, dynamic musical dialogue, even though harp is not normally considered an improvising instrument. In 2005 they went on a two-week DIY tour, performing concerts wherever possible; the final ...

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Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant: Debutantes & Centipedes

Read "Debutantes & Centipedes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


San Francisco Bay Area bassist Trevor Dunn gets around. Dunn has worked with a vast array of such diverse artists as the Kronos Quartet, Tom Waits, Ben Goldberg, Wayne Horvitz, Mike Patton and Buzz Osbourne of the the slash and burn rock band, The Melvins. Dunn is also a co-founder of the avant-rock band Mr. Bungle. As one might detect from his broad resume, Dunn is equally at home playing Rock, Free Jazz or disciplined Chamber-esque charts. Here, with his ...


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