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Talking Skull Records
All tracks realized by Chris Welcome and Shayna Dulberger.
Ache & Flutter
Yoni Kretzmer - Tenor Sax
All tracks written, arranged and composed by Shayna Dulberger
Recorded February 19, 2013 by Peter Karl’s Studios Brooklyn, NY
Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Goldberger
Design by Stephanie Lak & Shayna Dulberger
Photo by Peter Gannushkin
Liner notes by William Parker
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Darius Jones - Alto Sax
An album of bustling originals and improvisations. Composed of Dulberger on upright bass, Darius Jones on alto saxophone and Jason Nazary on drums, the album begins quickly with Improvisation, a billowing track with large plucks at the bass met by the quick snare and aching sax. This is a marker of the music to follow, broad tracks of forward jazz. The trio converges and diverges, touching territories from full free jazz groupthink to a calmer, more melodic post-bop, often on the same piece. Citing influences from Fugazi to William Parker, Dulberger and her trio siphon a broad pallet of musical tastes and backgrounds into a cohesive and evolving album.
The Basement Recordings
Shayna Dulberger Solo - Upright Bass/Loop Pedal
Dulberger’s most recent album, The Basement Recordings is a solo recording consisting of loops that are rhythmically cryptic. This album is a break from the style she is most well known for. It is repetitious and mellow, not aggressive and chaotic like her work with the downtown NYC free jazz scene. It is an untraditional solo upright bass recording. Although her main influences are Peter Kowald, William Parker, Kent Kessler, Joelle Leandre and other well known bassists, there is barely a hint of it here. Instead, she is influenced by the rhythmic elasticity and percussion of Southeast Asia, The Thai Elephant Orchestra for their sense of space and rhythm, and Throbbing Gristle for their experimentation with reverb and delay. On this album, Dulberger’s upright bass evokes the sound of other string and percussion instruments.“The Garden” sounds like a harp. “Yuko” (dedicated to poet Yuko Otomo) is reminiscent of the Japanese shamisen. You can hear wind float through glass vases on “The Swings”. The Basement Recordings contain no jazzy bass solos, no experimenting with licks and virtuosity. The focus is on space and meditation. For the New York City Jazz Record, Gordon Marshall wrote "No more than a patch of wilderness is The Basement Recordings uniformly beautiful and vibrant".
"Singular" with Daniel Carter
Daniel Carter - alto and tenor saxophones, Bb clarinet, flute, and trumpet
This recording represents the third meeting between veteran multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Carter, and the trio of Chris Welcome, Shayna Dulberger, and John McLellan. Carter is best known as a member of the collective groups Other Dimensions in Music and Test. He is a mainstay of the New York Avant-Garde scene, and has played at concerts and festivals around the world. Welcome, Dulberger, and McLellan released their first record as a trio, “Wound, Unwound, and Within” in early 2006. As a trio they have performed in New York and the Northeast, and have collaborated with musicians such as Jack Wright, Nate Wooley, Blaise Siwula, and many others.
William Parker "Double Sunrise Over Neptune"
The specially commissioned world premiere of Double Sunrise Over Neptune took place on June 19, 2007, the opening night of Vision Festival XII. It was a great performance, though there were technical difficulties in the live mix that affected the recording. The call was made (and fortuitously it was possible) for all of the musicians to reconvene at the Orensanz Art Center the following afternoon to perform and record the piece a second time. I was there as well; it was blissful. The entirety of that afternoon performance is presented here, followed by the second half (live mix glitches ironed out by then) of the premiere performance. Go deep into this on long drives my friends, whether it involves the road or not. - SJ
Ras Moshe "Transcendence"
Ras Moshe - alto, tenor, clarinet, flute
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Introducing The E.R.A.
This albums features compositions by Chris Welcome, Jonathan Moritz, John McLellan and Shayna Dulberger. The E.R.A. was formed in June 2007 and is based in Brooklyn, NY but the members have been collaberating since 2005 in different combinations. The album was recorded at Wombat Studios in Brooklyn, NY.