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Label: Yellowbird Records

Genre: Blues

Subgenre: Contemporary Blues

Artist: Elliott Sharp & Terraplane

Composer: Elliott Sharp, Joe Mardin

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  • 1Outward01:30
  • 2Endless Path03:22
  • 3Down On the Block04:25
  • 4Dangerous Lands04:18
  • 5Banking Blues03:07
  • 6This House Is for Sale04:59
  • 7Fade to Noir04:22
  • 8Off the Hook03:13
  • 9Off My Mind02:48
  • 10I Blame You04:18
  • 11The Common Extreme06:09
  • 12Sky Road Song05:09
  • 13Inward01:00
  • 14(Still Got The) Banking Blues03:13
  • Total Runtime51:53

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A must for every blues & guitar aficionado, featuring special guest Hubert Sumlin, legendary guitar innovator and sideman to Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters!

Elliott Sharp s TERRAPLANE synthesizes the intersection of country and urban blues with Mississippi fife & drum bands, post-Mingus/Ayler jazz, and the rhythmic force of the groove, from the shuffle to contemporary dance music. Features guest artist Hubert Sumlin, legendary guitar innovator and sideman to Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters, as well as singer/poets Eric Mingus and Tracie Morris.

'Sharp has an encyclopedic understanding of the blues guitar, including its voice-like phrasing, its elastic intonation, its tension and release, and the all important cry. He approaches improvisation from a jazz perspective without making the exercise the least bit academic.' (Pop Matters)

Elliott Sharp, guitars, saxophones, bass clarinet, mandocello, mandolin
Hubert Sumlin, guitar
Tracie Morris, vocals
Eric Mingus, vocals
Alex Harding, horns
Curtis Fowlkes, horns
Dave Hofstra, bass
Don McKenzie, drums

Produced by Joe Mardin

Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp is the subject of a new documentary 'Doing The Don't' by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.

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