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Alvin Fielder, David Dove, Jason Jackson, Damon Smith

The Very Cup of Trembling

Label: Astral Spirits

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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** First pressing glass mastered edition of 500 copies. Cinderblocks, safety glass, enfolded glass etched with text ** “Often, when finding titles for improvised music I go through poetry that I feel might have some relation to the way the music turned out. I look for two or three word phrases that capture something related. I think of this as “consulting a professional” when it comes to titles. When it came time for these titles, I found myself reaching for Fred Moten’s fantastic book “The Feel Trio”. The idea came to just ask Fred himself for titles and he graciously agreed, and these beautiful titles are the result. I met Fred after an incredible reading he did at the Eldorado BallRoom in Houston. A historic venue that Duke Ellington played at along with many other legends including a young Alvin Fielder who was in Houston for pharmacy school.” - Damon Smith

Album title and track titles by Fred Moten. Recorded on July 30, 2016 at Sanders Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, TX. Recorded by Ryan Edwards and Shannon Smith. Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Edwards. All music by Alvin Fielder (ASCAP), David Dove (El Cangrejito/ASCAP), Jason Jackson (BMI) and Damon Smith (BMI). Artwork by Charisse Pearlina Weston. Layout & Design by Dylan Marcus McConnell / Tiny Little Hammers.

Alvin Fielder – drums
David Dove – trombone
Jason Jackson – tenor and baritone saxophone
Damon Smith – double bass – double bass

Cat. number: -
Year: 2021