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Ghost of Electricity Ghost of Electricity CD (1999)
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Junk Genius music CDs It's interesting that while many of N.Y.C.'s downtown jazz players are aggressively assimilating diverse international musics into their languages and repertoires that the Bay Area-based Junk Genius should again turn their attention towards a distinctly American musical tradition. While their self-titled debut album documented the group's fierce deconstructions of the bebop standards of Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, and many others, the sublime Ghost of Electricity finds them drawing inspirational fuel from the immense and varied fabric of American folk music. The band performs all original music by its two ringleaders, clarinetist Ben Goldberg and guitarist John Schott, compositions that could conceivably fit comfortably in between the Carter Family and Dock Boggs in the Harry Smith Folkways Anthology. Stunningly recorded, the album is soaked with a brooding, troubled energy that one suspects tormented many a forgotten bluesman. Predictably, most of the tracks are based around simple and inviting themes, and when the band moves from the composed material into improvised terrain, they do so tentatively. One of the happy exceptions to this rule is "Hollersdale," a breakneck romp which conjures images of a knee-slapping hoe-down breaking out at a late-'60s free jazz performance and allows the delightfully unslick rhythm section of bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Kenny Wollesen to flex their muscles without turning the tune into an odd-meter jazz workout. Of ...
Junk Genius Junk Genius CD (1994)
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Junk Genius discography Jazz standards, torn apart to see what makes them tick. ~ Jason Ankeny Recorded at Annie's Hall, Berkeley, California on February 9, 11 and March 16, 1994. Personnel: John Schott (guitar); Ben Goldberg (clarinet, bass clarinet); Kenny Wollesen (toy piano, drums). Recording information: Annie's Hall, Berkeley, CA (02/09/1994-03/16/1994). Junk Genius: Ben Goldberg (clarinet, bass clarinet); John Schott (guitar); Trevor Dunn (bass); Kenny Wollesen (drums, toy piano).

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Popular or famous Junk Genius music songs: Strung, When, Cheryl, Tempus Fugit, BeBop, Confirmation, Hot House, Donna Lee, Itta Bena, Gone Away, Hollersdale. More music songs Indication, Angle, Hallucinations, Long Way, 40 Years, Poco Loco, Un, Hollerside, Koko, Wail. See All Songs

Junk Genius CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Kenny WollesenJohn Zorn, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Dreamers, Jenny Scheinman, Rob Burger, Steve Cardenas, Frank Carlberg, Electric Masada, New Klezmer Trio
Trevor DunnJohn Zorn, Fantomas, Electric Masada, Melvins, Mr. Bungle, Dreamers, Jozef Dumoulin, Marty Ehrlich, Erik Friedlander
Ben GoldbergBeth Custer, New Klezmer Trio, Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg Quartet, Steven Bernstein, Graham Connah, Gail Dobson, Marty Ehrlich, Hasidic New Wave
John SchottSteven Bernstein, Ben Goldberg, Miles Kurosky, Baguette Quartette, John Zorn, T.J. Kirk

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