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Gunnelpumpers Listen in External Player
Gunnelpumpers Saturday, January 02, 2010
A completely improvised performance from this unique Chicago-based ensemble. Consisting of, in this instance, 2 upright bassists (though 3 is the original number) plus angular, well-placed guitar, and some beautiful hand percussion, the sound of Gunnelpumpers is rooted more in complimentary textural layers than any kind of jazz or creative improv groove. The multiple basses are melodic and hardly the thumping/booming monstrosity you might expect; instead they combine with the world percussion to give this set a rare and great quality: non-traditional yet immediately accessible. Michael Hovnanian - contrabass Doug Brush - tabla, dried frog-liver shaker, tambourine, percussion, cajon, "rectoid (wooden)" Dave Miller - guitar Randy Farr - congas, percussion, doumbek Douglas Johnson - electric upright bass
Recorded by: Mike Corsa