by carl wilson

However Wildly They Dream:
Chenaux and Perri Ride their Ranges

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Eric Chenaux and Sandro Perri (aka Polmo Polpo).

Annoyingly, I'll be out of town on Saturday night when two of the best albums out of Toronto or anywhere else this year will be launched. Sandro Perri's Sandro Perri Plays Polmo Polpo and Eric Chenaux's Dull Lights, both on Constellation, are luminous (and not at all dull!) collections of songs played in the improvisational spirit, in the genre that I like to call "Elliott Carter Family," part country-folk and part "new music." (I stole the joke from the Tin Hat Trio.) I'll have more to say about both albums in the coming weeks, but the launch is on Sat., Oct. 7, 9 pm, Clinton's Tavern in Toronto, $5. Sandro is playing with Ryan Driver, John Jowett and Marcus Quin. Eric is playing with Nick Fraser and Aimee Dawn Robinson. The two songwriters, who've often collaborated in the past, are likely to tour together sometime in the next few months.

Meanwhile you could read the piece I wrote about Eric for Said the Gramophone last year.

| Posted by zoilus on Monday, October 02 at 11:20 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (2)

 

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I'll be back on Sunday, in fact.

Posted by zoilus on October 4, 2006 1:01 AM

 

 

But you'll be back by the 24th? Because both Nassau and Uncut have music dropping that day.

-G.

Posted by juepucta on October 3, 2006 6:01 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson