Talibam!

This Week Is in Two Weeks

PRE-ORDER!! Release date is September 4. Order now to ensure getting this LP as it is a limited edition of 500.

Recorded direct to lathe cut, this pair of spontaneous creations teams two Berlin-based horn players with two New Yorkers of broad-ranging vision. Talibam! (Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea) is a 14-year working unit based in New York City that can be described in various ways -- as a classic keyboards/drums expanded-jazz duo, as Dadaist provocateurs with an innate love for the history of music, as a Fluxus-informed theater troupe, as an electronic ensemble inspired by Stockhausen, or as a rhythm section at the cross hair of agility, speed, punctuation, and intention. Since their inception in 2003, Talibam!’s ultimate goal has been to wed disparate ideologies through proficiency, controversy, inquiry, and compassion. This is their fifth release on ESP-Disk’. Silke Eberhard is the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Jazzprize Berlin. Twice she has been awarded a spot in the 'Rising Star Alto Saxophone' category in the Downbeat Critics poll. Leader of the Silke Eberhard Trio and the Dectett Potsa Lotsa XL, she has also played with Maggie Nicols, Aki Takase, Gerry Hemingway, Ulrich Gumpert, Dave Burrell, Wayne Horvitz, and more and is a member of the collective trio I Am Three. Nikolaus Neuser, also in I Am Three, has played with Gebhard Ullmann, Matthias Schubert, Maggie Nicols, Matana Roberts, Matthew Herbert, Tyshawn Sorey, Nate Wooley, Satoko Fujii, Benny Bailey, Herb Geller, etc. His main interest lies in the border areas between jazz, free improvisation, and transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore he has composed music for several plays, was a guest professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, and appears on more than 50 CDs.

Personnel: Silke Eberhard, alto saxophone

Nikolaus Neuser, trumpet

Matt Mottel, piano, synthesizer, three-string guitar

Kevin Shea, drums


Track Listing:

A1. Float away on the next train out…

B1. When the conductor looks you in the eye…


Press Quotes:

"Drive, expression, stunning experiments, research of strange tunes, expansion of technical abilities bring huge range of colors to his improvisations." – avant scena re: Nikolaus Neuser

"Her mastery of both
instruments is impressive, but so is her take on music: it is fun, it 
is light-footed, rhythmically and structurally complex, emotional and
 technically superb.” – Freejazz Stef re: Silke Eberhard

"Talibam! manage to cast themselves as a powerful rhythm section... It's pretty cool to hear the Manhattan abstracters create such a cool free jazz/free rock hybrid" - Byron Coley

"Co-conspirators Matthew Mottel and Kevin Shea have something in common with John Coxon and Ashley Wales of Spring Heel Jack in their application of multiple instruments, electronics and collaborators to create an eclectic musical milieu." - Derek Taylor

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Long Playing Limited edition of 500 with cover art by the late Steve Dalachinsky.
  • Product Code: ESP5049
  • Availability: In Stock
  • LP $22.98
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