Chris Corsano Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Chris Corsano / Massimo Pupillo
Those in the know will immediately identify this as a premium slice of heavy-hitting improvisation: how could it fail to be with this personnel? Massimo Pupillo plays grinding noise-bass for Zu, and Chris Corsano has played impossibly-expressive drums alongside almost every notable member of the experimental music scene. Consequently, Via Combusta kicks ass.
Thurston Moore & John Moloney / Bishop - Orcutt - Corsano
Parallelogram A La Carte
Some serious talents of wild noisy improv are gathered together on this split album: on the A-side, the drums and feedback-guitar duo of Thurston Moore and John Moloney, and on the B-side, the power trio of Bill Orcutt, Alan Bishop and Chris Corsano! Ferocious performances from all sides. LP on Three Lobed Recordings.
Steve Baczkowski / Chris Corsano / Paul Flaherty
The Dull Blade
Phwoar, a big juicy slab of that good heavyweight free jazz, courtesy of lightning-speed super-drummer Chris Corsano and the twin saxophone attack of Paul Flaherty and Steve Baczkowski. The Dull Blade mixes power-skronk with a surprising amount of swing: nice! Edition of 400 LPs on Feeding Tube Records.
David Greenberger, Glenn Jones, Chris Corsano
An Idea in Everything
David Greenberger is known for his story-gathering: he travels America, talking to interesting people about their interesting lives and then spreading their words. In this interesting team-up, he free-associated different stories to the improvisations of super-drummer Chris Corsano and banjo / guitar player Glenn Jones. An Idea In Everything crams 28 tracks onto two 10” records.
Evan Parker / John Edwards / Chris Corsano
Last year’s Chris Corsano residency at Cafe Oto saw the wonderkid drummer playing with a wide range of amazing performers: The Hurrah documents him with John Edwards and Evan Parker on bass and saxophone respectively. If you know the players, you don’t need me to tell you how remarkable this music is. LP on Otoroku, 500 copies.
Infinitely inventive (and busy) drummer Chris Corsano has paired up his furious kit-exploring with Pak Yan Lau, who uses electronics and the like, but also toy pianos and a ‘typatune’ to squeeze a fresh sound into improvisations. Lots of lovely fiddly small-sound interplay going on here, and thus lots to enjoy. Asbestos & A Little Rain is out on Les Albums Claus.
Steve Baczkowski / Chris Corsano / Bill Nace
Exciting times for Golden Lab Records. 'Stolen Car' was recorded in January 2013 and performed by power trio Baczkowski, Corsano and Nace, featuring Flaherty napkin art on the front and back covers. The title track is a frenzied implosion of free jazz improvisation built upon layers of pensive, slightly unhinged sounds. Side B consists of three short, but equally wild compositions.
The album art says it all, really: sax and drums. Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano have been journeying in the free jazz world for a while now, and this collaboration, 'Low Cost Space Flights', captures them playing together at New Hampshire's Thing In The Spring Festival. The room the record was made in was picked for its echoing acoustics that allow Flaherty and Corsano's improvisations to bounce wildly off the walls. Both artists show off their musical athleticism and their innate knowledge of their instruments while creating a gloriously free-form mess.
Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh Trio / Oren Ambarchi & Matt Skitz Sanders
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Scraps & Shadows is the second recorded meeting of Chris Corsano and Joe McPhee. I find it hard to emphasise just how incredible both these musicians are: powerful and intelligent masters of their respective instruments. Excellent as a duo too, always paying a lot of attention to each other. Yes yes yes, very special.
Under A Double Moon is the first meeting on record of Chris Corsano and Joe McPhee. I find it hard to stress to you just how amazingly special both these musicians are: I mean have you see Corsano let loose on a drum kit? Both can go hard, both can go soft, and most importantly, they both listen to each other. A profoundly thoughtful and exciting set of recordings.
Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, Hugo Antunes, Giovanni Di Domenico & Daniele Martini