Posts Tagged ‘PINKtank’

LIVE: PINKtank @ Justin’s, 7/30/11

Friday, August 5th, 2011
Russ Johnson

Russ Johnson

Like mad alchemists Dean Sharp, David Torn and Russ Johnson mixed flowing, improvised tonal and atonal chords into a golden, shimmering soundscape last Saturday night in Justin’s intimate Savoy Room in Albany.

Spread across two glorious sets, the music by this triumvirate of master musicians transported the audience into new and exciting alternate musical worlds, combining jazz, electronic experimentation, rock textures and something just short of progressive new-age blues.

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Five Firsts: Dean Sharp of PINKtank, etc.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Dean Sharp

Dean Sharp

NAME: Dean Sharp….(d#)
BAND AFFILIATION: Many and varied….I have a bunch of projects close to my heart: PINKtank w/ ‘tronic chef David Torn and trumpeter Russ Johnson; WORD WAS w/ bassist Mario Pavone and Russ; Bob Gluck’s trios; a few VERY cool projects w/ Chris Kelsey…HAPPY HOUSE (playing the music of ornette coleman) and I HO the BOXER (playing music inspired by miles davis during the post-quintet ‘early’ electric years)….not to mention a beautiful trio w/ pianist Pete Drungel and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter
INSTRUMENT: drums, I guess….although I’m VERY taken w/ what playing guitar has enabled in my composing and producing

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … the ART ENSEMBLE of CHICAGO’s “A Jackson in Your House.” My brother is seven years older, and my dad was a jazz freak, so music was plentiful in our house…at least until our tastes became too disparate!

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