Chadbourne/Dresser/Ibarra/Morris: Pain Pen (2002)
Together for the first time the quartet sets aside the obvious noise avenue for interaction. Chadbourne plays banjo on several tracks to Morris’ guitar. Free-banjo, a new concept to these ears, adds simplicity to the double-string attack. In all the flurries, the layers and layers of sound, Dresser bowing, Chadbourne picking and Morris spinning, the drumwork of Ibarra comes to the front. Focusing your attention over and over during the tracks. The band breaks into duo and trio formats never lapsing into familiarity. Freedom means never having to play a common chord.
Track List:Pullpipanpipaino; Painlipensiberos; Poolialoofair; Aposuniufibers; Upslinelibberos; Lobeilairliberos; Leinileansberos; Oanseeabiears; Pallipaleipunop; Ourlilesiallana.
Personnel: Eugene Chadbourne
Record Label: Avant
Style: Modern Jazz