In the Sea Henry Crabapple Disappear

In the Sea
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Jerman • Barnes Birchall / Smal / Webster More Eaze / A.F. Jones & Steve Flato Monas Sound American

We at Astral Spirits are incredibly proud of this amazing release from the new group In The Sea and their debut tape release “Henry Crabapple Disappear”! Not only does In The Sea feature some of Montreal’s finest talents in Nicolas Caloia (double bass, leader of Ratchet Orchestra), Joshua Zubot (violin, has played with Matana Roberts, Land of Kush, Ratchet Orchestra, etc) & Isaiah Ceccarella (drums) but also features the legendary Tristan Honsinger (cello, voice, of ICP Orchestra)!!!

The american born Honsigner started his illustrious improv career 40+ years ago in Montreal (after moving from Boston to avoid the draft and eventually settling in Europe), this release finds him returning to his Montreal roots with some of the best improv players on the current Montreal scene. In The Sea finds the quartet diving into 50+ minutes of world-altering improv that stretch the boundaries of free improvisation: fluttering strings, wrangled double bass bowing, clattering percussion and stream-of-consciousness meets gibberish spoken vocals intertwine to create a seamless album. There is an elegance & playful lyricism to their vibrant collective sounds but not without a sense of purpose and power in their execution that can only come from the years of experience represented in this group. This is free jazz that comes straight from the heart, and the gut! Powerful and enthralling.

In The Sea’s “Henry Crabapple Disappear” is out September 25th in an edition of 150 tapes with digital download.

9/18/15 Montreal, La Passe, 1214 de la Montagne
9/20/15 Halifax, The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen
9/23/15 Peterborough, The Spill Cafe, 414 George St. N
9/24/15 Guelph, Silence, 46 Essex St.
9/25/15 Toronto, Music Gallery, 197 John St.
9/26/15 Hamilton, Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne St.
9/27/15 Ottawa, Raw Sugar Cafe, 692 Somerset W.
10/02/15 Baltimore, The Carriage House, 1008 Hollins S.
10/03/15 Washington, Union Arts DC, 411 New York Ave NE.
10/04/15 Philadelphia, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Review by Joe McKay for GUIDE ME LITTLE TAPE.