Luc Houtkamp – tenor saxophone | Kent Kessler – double bass | Michael Zerang – drums
Tracklist: 1. Pershing Ballroom Jump 2. Jug (Without Dodo) 3. Flow Chart 4. New Wabash 5. Who is Claude McLin? 6. Richard Davis at DuSable 7. State Street Blues
Recorded by John McCortney in Chicago, April 17, 1997. Mixed by John McCortney and Michael Zerang. Edited by Luc Houtkamp. Art by Mike Johnston. Layout and Design by Ben Bracken. Executive Producer: Mike Khoury
This disc represents the first American release for Dutch saxophonist Luc Houtkamp. Here, he appears with Chicago stalwarts Kent Kessler (double bass) and Michael Zerang (drums) in a 1997 studio date. Liner notes by Ken Vandermark, and artwork by Northwoods’ Mike Johnston.
“Houtkamp often showcases an aural dictionary of multiphonics complete with echoing tongue slaps, colored hissing and speedy key pops, adding the coagulated vibrato of every bar-walking saxophonist’s nightmare. Imagine Archie Shepp’s slurred buzz playing a version of “Yakity Sax” and you’ll come up with how he sounds on some tracks. Other times Houtkamp produces heavy, unaccompanied split tones for several unrelieved minutes. Still elsewhere his dense note-sounding will be so steady that it reminds you of the electronic pulses he manipulates on other sessions or of a musical vacuum cleaner sucking every sound out of the air.” — Ken Waxman, JazzWeekly
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