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International Hoohah

by Ches Smith and These Arches

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Ches Smith - drums
Time Berne – alto saxophone
Mary Halvorson – electric guitar
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Andrea Parkins - accordion

When For Tune asked to record These Arches’ Warsaw Jazz Summer Days 2012 set for a live release, I saw an opportunity to write new music for the band - nothing like a paying gig to justify rehearsals to learn new music! I wrote the extended piece International Hoohah in a couple of weeks, rehearsed it with Mary and Andrea who happened to be in NYC, then the three of us I met Tony and Tim in Warsaw to work on the music. I was pleased with the way it turned out: a high-quality recording of music which is by turns fragile, assertive, and bizarre. The vibe on the new pieces complimented the self-assured way we played the music we were already familiar with.
(Ches Smith)


released September 1, 2014

All tunes composed by Ches Smith

Recorded live July 13th, 2012 during the Warsaw Summer Jazz Days Festival at Soho Factory in Warsaw (Poland)

Recording engineer: Paweł Jakubowski
Mix & master: Michał Kupicz
Design: For Tune®
Cover photo: Piotr Gruchała
Other photos: Jan Bebel
Translations: Małgorzata Pawlikowska

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1st edition. Previously unissued.


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