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New Releases From Dunn, Kooshian, Andersen, Klossek And More

Read "New Releases From Dunn, Kooshian, Andersen, Klossek And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this week's show new music from Trevor Dunn, Ted Kooshian, Amjad Ali Khan & Wu Man, Arild Andersen, Marcus Klossek, Sara Gazarek, Saku Mantere and Dave Douglas. Also tracks from new documentary about the legendary bassist Ron Carter plus Frank Carlberg revisits Thelonious Monk's 1952 recordings for the Prestige labelPlaylist Show Intro 00:00 Trevor Dunn's trio-convulsant “1733_V1" from Séances (Pyroclastic) 00:41 Ted Kooshian “Hubub" from Hubub (Summit Records) 09:39 Amjad Ali Khan and Wu Man “Maya" from ...


Album Review

Trevor Dunn: Séances

Read "Séances" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Holy bank shot Batman! Is Seances, (bassist Trevor Dunn's dissertation on the how humans tend to forget and repeat, ever a radical and electrifying take on things. Anything and everything goes the distance for Dunn and the combined mad genius of his Trio-Covulsant cronies, wickedly cool guitarist Mary Halvorson and the chaotic meter of drummer Ches Smith. It has been eighteen turbulent years since this threesome last convened for the opaquely conversant Sister Phantom Owl Fish (Ipecac, 2004) ...


Album Review

Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant avec Folie À Quatre: Séances

Read "Séances" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you thought the Hang Mike Pence and Three Percenters crowd are just a phenomenon of the 21st century, let me introduce you to the Convulsionnaires of Saint-Médard, an 18th century Christian sect with the hysterical practices of coprophagia (yes, eating feces), spontaneous milk-vomiting and levitation. After the established religious authorities cracked down on the Convulsionnaires, many were sent to mental asylums, but others continued with less public séances or 'sessions.' Composer and bassist Trevor Dunn unearths this ...


Album Review

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 ...


Album Review

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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