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"Throes Are The Only Trouble" features fleet, extroverted free improvisations by this multi-generational New York City based quartet featuring Michael Foster (saxophones), Steve Swell (trombone), Brandon Lopez (bass) and Weasel Walter (drums). Building on the free jazz tradition of muscular instrumental interplay and pushing beyond it with extended techniques and bouts of pure abstraction, this album powers along with deft articulation, space and communication.


released November 28, 2017

Michael Foster (tenor and soprano saxophones)
Steve Swell (trombone)
Brandon Lopez (bass)
Weasel Walter (drums)

recorded on June 18, 2017 by Andrew Barker
mixed by Weasel Walter


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Weasel Walter Chicago, Illinois

ugEXPLODE Records was founded in 1991 and dissolved in 2013, and revived in 2018 building on a raw aesthetic springing from extreme rock forms and free jazz.

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