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West Hill Blast Quartet – “Live At Cafe Oto” – [Foolproof Projects]

Hemroid The Leader   10/21/2015   A Library, CD

Old school pianoless free quartet. Collective wailing delivered in bleats, trills, and high speed arpeggios. Then, a more lyrical horn statement. Drums are skittishly verbose. Trumpet player overblows. Group freakout, then solo focus, then back. Earnest. Drummer and bassist push hard. Recorded live at a cafe in NE London between a vintage clothing store and a bicycle shop, May 2015.
Track 3 features an extended drum solo with bicycle bells, whistles, and harmonica, before a reedy sax solo.
Track 4 features autoharp and harmonica drum workout.
Track 5 has bowed bass, live delays and members called out by name at the end of the track.

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