Monday, November 12, 2018

Daniel Carter / Patrick Holmes / Matthew Putman / Hilliard Greene / Federico Ughi - Telepatia Liquida (577 RECORDS December 7, 2018)

This project is the exciting, unusual and at times unexpected result of five musicians from different backgrounds getting together and making music. This unlikely group that features a scientist on piano and an array of musicians from different places around the world is able to communicate on a level that is not only beyond planning and speech but also rational thought. The resulting music goes from moments that are exquisitely soft to deep juicy grooves. When studied attentively, it’s as if you are entering into the musicians’ collective subconscious. The chemistry of this group is so particular and unique, it is as if the music is being driven by a telepathic understanding, hence the title of their debut album Telepathic Alliances (577 Records, 2017) and this second work, Telepatia Liquida, recorded live at the Forward Festival 2017. 

Daniel Carter, Matthew Putman, and Federico Ughi have been collaborating closely for the last ten years. Their first album, The Gowanus Recordings, was released in 2009. 

Daniel Carter was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Massachusetts. His musical background includes recording and performances with legendary artists such as Sun Ra, Yoko Ono, Cecil Taylor, Living Colour, TEST, Other Dimensions In Music, MMW (Medeski Martin and Wood), Jaco Pastorius, Sonic Youth and many many others. Pianist Matthew Putman grew up in Ohio where he studied classical music and theatre. He is a renowned scientist and educator, best known for his work in nanotechnology, the science of working in extremely small dimensions. Drummer Federico Ughi grew up in Rome, Italy. He has developed his own style through the years, studying with master Ornette Coleman and playing and touring the world with celebrated bands like The Cinematic Orchestra and Blue Foundation. 

The other members of the group are Texas-born clarinet player Patrick Holmes (a brilliant up-and-coming member of the New York downtown scene) and veteran bassist Hilliard Greene, a mainstay of the avant-garde for the last 20 years. He has played with Cecil Taylor, Don Pullen, and Charles Gayle among many others. 

Daniel Carter’s poetry is featured on the inner sleeve of these exclusive limited edition vinyl LPs. 

1. Deluxe Light
2. Shine-a-town
3. Throne


01 Deluxe Light 13:23


01 Shine-a-town 7:44
02 Throne 13:23

Introduction by James Keepnews

Recorded live at the Forward Festival 2017
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, New York
December 8th, 2017

Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound, New York City

Original recording produced by 577 Records

Front cover photo: Marine fauna, Roman mosaic, National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy

Sleeve photo: Fresco painting, Tomb of the Diver, Paestum, Italy

Graphic design by Sergio Vezzali

All music by Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene (Mountainmoradomusic, BMI) and Federico Ughi (Five Seven Seven Records Music, ASCAP)

577 Records is an independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York operating since 2001