Tom Carter, Chris Corsano, Carter Thornton: December 5, 2015 Trans-Pecos (Solo and Trio Sets)

December 9, 2015
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These are the moments that Trans-Pecos was meant for: daring performances by a crew of avant-garde artists, coming together at the night’s endpoint for a brave and spectacular jam. If you’re not familiar with these players, Tom Carter has appeared on this site several times. The experimental guitarist and co-founder of the band Charalambides continued his long tradition of exceptional work with this year’s Long Time Underground, released earlier this year by Three Lobed Recordings. Carter Thornton, who I hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing before, is a “guitarist” of a sort, but also a builder of instruments and master manipulator of electronic sounds. He’s appeared with a number of well-know underground acts, including fellow Three Lobed alums Enos Slaughter and Gnaw, a doom metal supergroup of sorts. And Chris Corsano — who we saw all over the place during the 2012 Hopscotch Music Festival as its “resident improviser” — is a drum innovator who turns most people’s conception of that instrument on its head.

This night featured each of the three players performing a solo set, with Thornton followed by Carter and then Corsano. Thornton played two new compositions, “Right Turn on Green” and “Who Shot JR” followed by Carter performing a new short improv and two Long Time Underground tracks. Corsano’s improvisation was, as expected, an otherworldly experience, but even that had to take a back seat to the first-time-ever trio performance that followed, when the group combined to create a dense composition featuring electronic sounds, guitars and Corsano’s drumming, which the group is calling “Twelve-Five.” This is something that’ll reward repeat listens, as the careful listener can pick out the roles each of the artists is filling at different times during the performance. We are thrilled to share all of these unique pieces of music.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones at the stage lip, mixed at certain times with the soundboard feed to bolster the electronic sound. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Download the complete sets (other than Tom Carter MP3s): [MP3/FLAC]

Download the Tom Carter MP3s (FLAC is at the link above): [MP3]

Stream the complete sets: 

Carter Thornton
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Right Turn On Green
02 Who Shot JR?

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Tom Carter
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 “Colors for Jack”
02 August Is All
03 Beauty Draws the Seed

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Chris Corsano
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 improvisation

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Tom Carter-Chris Corsano-Carter Thornton
2015-12-05
Trans-Pecos
Queens, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (stage lip)>KC5>CMC6+Soundboard>Zoom F8>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Twelve-Five

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5 Responses to Tom Carter, Chris Corsano, Carter Thornton: December 5, 2015 Trans-Pecos (Solo and Trio Sets)

  1. Jeremy
    December 9, 2015 at 11:45 am

    It appears that the Tom Carter MP3 folder is empty. Just a heads up. I did not check the FLAC folder.

    Thanks!

  2. acidjack
    December 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Not sure why that is — but in the meantime, you can DL the Carter MP3s from the Soundcloud links as well. It’s the same files.

  3. Jeremy
    December 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks for the quick response. And as always, thanks for taping and sharing . . . (I didn’t even think to download from Soundcloud.)

  4. Jeremy
    December 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Actually, it looks like the FLACs are linked from the Soundcloud page, not the MP3s. Not a huge deal; just fyi.

  5. Julián Orduña
    December 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks!

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