Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano play at The Lab, San Francisco, August 26, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog #BillOrcutt

A collaboration of percussion improvisor Chris Corsano (Björk, Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Paul Flaherty, Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny) and guitarist Bill Orcutt, former guitarist and founder of the Harry Pussy. Chris Corsano is the rim-batterer of choice for some of the heaviest contemporary purveyors of both “jazz” (Evan Parker, Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Mette Rasmussen) and “rock” (Björk, Sir Richard Bishop, Jim O’Rourke).

He’s also a formidable solo performer in his own right, as heard on solo recordings like The Young Cricketer, Another Dull Dawn, and Cut. “Corsano, despite being arguably the most riotously energetic and creative drummer in contemporary free jazz, does far more than merely bash his kit into submission.

Playing loud does not mean abandoning subtlety, and Corsano’s sudden shifts of texture and dynamics are a wonder to behold” – The Wire Former guitarist and founder of the duo Harry Pussy (later a trio) Bill Orcutt’s sound is a stuttered reimagining of blues guitar. One can hear familiar Southern folk scales between Orcutt’s jagged solo acoustic phrases, pulling and pushing melodies into unresolved fragments that eventually come unmoored in vast and satisfying note-torrents.

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