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Live At Tonic


Download links and information about Live At Tonic by Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, Wally Shoup. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 3 tracks with total duration of 01:13:02 minutes.

Artist: Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, Wally Shoup
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 3
Duration: 01:13:02
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No. Title Length
1. Tonic One (Live) 34:59
2. Tonic Two (Live) 23:19
3. Tonic Three (Live) 14:44



This is a dream date, and unlike most dream dates this one works. Saxophonists Wally Shoup and Paul Flaherty have so much in common. They share a raw delivery of emotion, a passion that sets their free improvising on fire, and a history of dwelling in the shadows of American improv for way too long. Prior to this live date, they were both engaged in a revitalization of their careers — or was it simply that their music was finally falling into the right ears? Flaherty had released important albums on Boxholder, Ecstatic Yod, and his own brand-new label, Wet Paint. Shoup was about to have a fresh session released on the influential label Leo. And here they are sharing the stage at Tonic in New York City, pushing each other into a blowout contest of epic proportions. Between their towering presence, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore throws his mean guitar playing, matching their intense wails and feverish spurts. His presence occasionally becomes overwhelming, but in general he contributes an essential part to the exciting music, his relevance hitting peaks in "Tonic Two" — is this a free jazz quartet or Borbetomagus? Chris Corsano makes the perfect drummer for this group. His playing is extremely busy, saturated, but he stays in the back, leaving the three already loud voices of the saxophones and guitar to tear up the front of the stage. Live at Tonic contains two or three episodes of confusion, especially in "Tonic Three," but in general it makes a compelling, exhausting, hell-raising session of fire music from the post-fire music era. ~ François Couture, Rovi