Only the likes of Paul, Flaherty, Chris Corsano (associated with each other for decades) + Damon Smith + Jeb Bishop + Forbes Graham can produce…Sax, Drums, Trombone, Bass, Trumpet
“…Flaherty encapsulates the history of outlaw free improvising in New England…” -David Keenan (The Wire, The Scottish Sunday Herald). “Flaherty is an absolute monster… and a deep-rooted knowledge of jazz that can’t resist making its presence felt.” ” – Dan Warburton (Paris Transatlantic).
“Corsano’s resume stretches from free jazz legends as sax players Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty & Akira Sakata, noise masters as Bill Nace and C Spencer Yeh to avant-pop vocalist Björk. He represents the hyperactive, ecstatic pole…” Eyal Hareuveni The Free Jazz Collective
“A driving force in Out-Jazz, double bassist Damon Smith, a hardcore punk rock disciple turned free improvisational titan is fully in his element, helping unleash an impossible firestorm of loud noise…”
“Jeb Bishop is the most inspiring player to come out of the North Side (Chicago) improvising scene associated with Ken Vandermark. In recent years, the trombonist has blossomed into a major voice on his instrument, with a big, punchy tone, an instinctive sense of melody and the wisdom not to run on too long. A veteran of multiple international tours, he’s a frequent collaborator with like‑minded players…” – Chicago Sun Times.
“Graham’s jaw-dropping mastery of extended techniques, his repertoire of textures, his rich conception of sound-in-space….I was blown away, and the album was high on my best of the year list for 2010”. – Tatsuya Nakatani & Forbes Graham – “Essences” – Kendra Steiner Editions