Saturday, March 26, 2022

Eugene Chadbourne & Quentin Rollet - Recorded Yesterday And On Sale Today [Reqords 009]

What a concept, this. Officially put out on the circuit via Reqords as the labels 009 on March 18th, 2k22 is "Recorded Yesterday And On Sale Today", a full on proper re-release of a more or less spontaneous recording session shared between Eugene Chadbourne and improviser Quentin Rollet one day prior to the 2002 Mo-Fo Antifolk Festival in Mains d'Ouevres, Saint-Ouen / France which resulted in five tracks, only available as a limited to 10 copies CD-r edition at the festival site on June 27th, 2002. With Chadbourne on 5-string banjo and Rollet on alto sax the roughly 27 minutes spanning recording has aged quite well in its quite unusual combination of instruments, going from buzzing, hectic episodes to almost intimately plucked strings accompanied by microtonal air flows, full on, yet playful FreeJazz-bordering improvisation, frolicking dynamic waves with a longing twist especially prevalent in "Stories About The Metro" whereas the twangy follow up "La MoOe Piquet" even presents a bit of a Country-reminiscing vibe at times just to pick two personal favorites here.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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