Saturday, January 5, 2019

Recording: The Titillators

Artist: The Titillators

Songs: Jitterbug Waltz [composer: Fats Waller] + Pithecanthropus Erectus [composer: Charles Mingus]

Recorded at Wenona Lodge (Music Hosted by Karen Ng), November 20, 2018.

The Titillators - Jitterbug Waltz

The Titillators - Pithecanthropus Erectus

The historic fourth performance of Ryan Driver's "radical new assemblage of Toronto's hottest jazz curiosities" celebrated the release of the ensemble's first cassette. Their un-standard approach to standards includes street-sweeper bristle bass, strange synths, stranger synths and a picnic blanket of miscellaneous percussive elements. Take away a song's centre and what's left? And what happens when you decentre that? And then what happens when you add warbling whistles? A suggestive peek at what's going on here was provided by the first original work that Driver has provided to the band's book: "It's Not About The Music".

No comments:

Post a Comment