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Charles Chace

Charles Chace is a artist/musician. He produces multi-instrumental improvised works with the use of multi-track recording under the pseudo group "The Paul Swest". These recordings have earned critical accolades—his debut release Wizard Talk was described as a "sonic adventure full of texture."

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Charles Chace likes to make a racket. When he’s recording on his own as The Paul Swest, he bounces between instruments, constructing layered improvisations that range from free-form splatter to surf-jazz, from Derek Bailey to post-rock. The live version of the band should keep the same loose feel. Chace is on guitar, joined by bassist Casey Toll (Mount Moriah) and drummer Tony Stiglitz (Chris Stamey, Free Electric State). It should make for a challenging but intriguing set. —Dan Ruccia • Indy Week, Durham

"Free jazz is easily one of my favorite styles of the massive jazz genre. There is something about the element of expression within it–rhythmically and melodically– that makes it so special.

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Wizard Talk

Self Produced
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Wanna Dance

From: Sports Car Illusions
By Charles Chace

The Guy's Respectable

From: Wizard Talk
By Charles Chace

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