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Noema 06:21
Noesis 06:36
Blue Room 07:03
Plugs OK 05:53
Loess 04:00
Part of 7 06:46


This is new Jazz from California on wax. In a similar vein as Henry Threadgill, Dave Douglas, Ornette Coleman's large ensembles, and Sun Ra, the Charles Sharp 6 braid together jazz tradition with experimentalist and popular music threads. Exitscaptures a spectrum of sounds held together by Sharp's direction, as the ensemble of six musicians blaze through compositional structures and freely improvised responses. The collection of musicians Sharp gathered for an evening have collaborated with artists as diverse as Mike Watt, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Burrell, Nels Cline, Tito Puente, Fat and Fucked Up and Vinny Golia, and includes two percussionists; two upright bassists, at odds–panned left and right; and a chamber-punk veteran on cello. Confident direction among the players creates an inspiring momentum as Sharp (saxophones) directs through sketches, gestures, and example, all of which fuels their conversation. This music is in dialogue with its times (as good free jazz is). It is music to stroll through crowded spaces, and to develop something outside the oppressive banality of the mainstream broadcast. Includes a high-quality digital download of the full album. Limited to 250 copies.


released June 5, 2012

C#6 is:
Charles Sharp – Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Sax, Bb Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Vuvuzuela
Michael Intriere – Cello
Jeff Schwartz – Bass (right side)
Anthony Shadduck – Bass (left side)
Rich West – percussion, French horn, accordion
Andrew Lessman – drums

Recorded and Mixed by Terry Carter at Carter's Coyote Pass Studios in Monterey Park, CA.
Album Art – Lead Pencil Studio
Witness: Dan McClure.
Mastering - Paul Oldham


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