Wally Shoup - Alto Sax album
Copaesthetics by Wally Shoup Sax Trio +1, released 12 June 2015 1. Isotopic Vestiges 2. The Limits of Rigor 3. Dark Luminescence 4. The Secret Life of Plants Astral Spirits is incredibly honored to present a new recording from the one and only Wally Shoup. Longtime stalwart of the Seattle creative music scene Wally has played with a who’s who of folks in the worlds of jazz, improv, rock, noise & mor. rom his time with Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith in Birmingham, to his group Project W touring with Sonic Youth, and subsequent recordings with Thurston Moore. Also that doesn’t even get.
Wally Shoup (born 1944) is an American jazz alto saxophonist and painter. Based in Seattle, Washington since 1985, Shoup is a mainstay of that city's improvised music scene. Seattle Metropolitan named him one of the 50 most influential musicians in that city's history. Born in North Carolina, and raised in Charlotte, Initially working as a schoolteacher, Shoup moved Atlanta, Georgia in the late 1960s, then to Colorado in 1970. There, he first lived in Manitou Springs and later in Colorado Springs.
Shoup's alto sax, Reuben Radding's bass and Bob Rees's drums spontaneously combust to create intense music that revels in its hard-boiled elegance. Another original Shoup painting graces the cover. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).
After 22 years on air, the final Sonarchy brodcast features a freely improvised explosion of sound from Wally Shoup (alto sax), Dennis Rea and Bill Horist (electric guitars) and Greg Campbell (extended drum kit). More from KEXP Presents Sonarchy Radio.
Do you like your jazz free, powerful and ecstatic? Fusillades & Lamentations delivers the goods. Recorded in a studio in Seattle on a day of March 2002, this trio session may very well pull saxophonist Wally Shoup out of the near obscurity he has been kept since his professional debut back in the mid-'70s. Fire Music with a lot of soul is what this album's all about.
Confluxus is significantly different than the two Wally Shoup Trio recordings between which it is sandwiched. The music is less ecstatic, more nuanced, with moments of near-silent tension and a slightly more romantic form of lyricism than what Shoup has gotten us used to. Drummer Toshi Makihara was part of the album Hurricane Floyd (with Thurston Moore ), and cellist Brent Arnold is a regular member of the saxophonist's main outfit Project W. So, going into this live radio session (for Jack Straw 's Sonarchy Radio show in Seattle), all three of them were very much acquainted.
|A2||Zippity Doo Dad||2:33|
|A4||Mouth Lickin' Good||2:51|
|B1||Bell's Out For Al||4:01|
|B6||Murmers At Midnight||2:53|
- Recorded At – Jack Straw Studio, Seattle, WA
- Alto Saxophone – Wally Shoup
- Illustration [Cover Drawing] – Cyndia Pickering
- Recorded By – Doug Haire