• Formats: Cassette Tape, Digital
  • Price: $5.00
  • Artist: Andrew Scott Young
  • Release Date: 2/22/2014
  • Catalog ID: PAR035

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Live in Chicago / Cassette Tape, Digital / PAR035

Andrew Scott Young

Andrew Scott Young, or ASY as we will refer to him here, has the creativity and the chops to perform diverse, engaging solo sets. He pinches just about every inch of magic out of the double bass, as he leaps and bounds from each segment of the neck and body, at times rattling off kinetic beats on the wood of the instrument. He bows mixing harmonic experimentation with folk weirdness, and it is real and raw as a lost Sun Ra record. Dynamic range is explored from one side of the spectrum to the other, at times sinking into deep trance-inducing ambient interludes. ASY has played in a wide variety of settings in the past & present (Tiger Hatchery, Mines, Lechugillas), and while these experiences certainly inform his improvisations, he is a confident, disciplined, and open-minded musician, capable of just about anything when it comes to his instrument.

These live recordings albeit not the highest in fidelity, still manage to capture the lows and highs of the performances. On the B side, ASY shows his skills as an accompanist, with Ryley Walker laying out a raga drone. The side finishes with a deep drone, thickly layered using a loop pedal to achieve rich overtone interactions. Listen…