FEW MORE DAYS /// LIVE AT THE MOTHLIGHT
2.28.17 | MARMARA RECORDS 22
Few More Days is the duo of longtime musical collaborators Shane Parish & Michael Libramento. The pair have been playing music together for more than a decade in various working jazz combos & improvised new music settings.
This recording is their first official release together, a long overdue document of their shared chemistry and sensitivity. While Parish has been releasing recordings and performing in the avant-garde for the past 15 years, working with such labels as Tzadik & Cuneiform Records, touring with his avant-rock band Ahleuchatistas & collaborating with improvisors such as Tatsuya Nakatani, Frank Rosaly, Jacob Wick, & Tashi Dorji, Libramento, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and in- demand session player, has been performing as a bassist or keyboardist or guitarist on network television programs & touring with the likes of Natalie Prass and Grace Potter, performing for President Obama, backing up Willie Nelson at Farm Aid, playing guitar in his Congolese rumba band Coconut Cake & doing Nashville recording sessions.
Both living in Asheville, North Carolina, they have remained close friends over the course of their seemingly divergent musical paths, doing gigs together when possible & sharing a deep kinship in their love for a wide range of eclectic music. This live recording was captured while Parish was in the process of preparing for his 2016 Tzadik Records solo acoustic album, “Undertaker Please Drive Slow”, a collection of fresh arrangements of folk & Appalachian music, so the repertoire comes from that selection & the band name, “Few More Days”, is after the Dock Boggs tune, “I Hope I Live a Few More Days”.
The result is an organic electric conversation between two musicians who know each other deeply & love creating in the moment. Its Sonny Sharrock meets Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Ornette meets Jean Ritchie, Jim Hall meets John Jacob Nile.
Released in an limited edition of 50 red, Type I cassettes tapes with labels, housed inside a clear norelco case. Full color, doubled sided j-card encased in a 48# vellum O-card featuring photography by Dave Harris of the performance(s) at The Mothlight venue in Asheville, North Carolina.
20 editions were made available directly from Shane with a limited 'Ain't No Grave' 1" button at the FMD cassette release show on April 7th, 2017.
All physical & digital purchases will include a digital set of 7 high resolution photographs of the duo performing live courtesy of Dave Harris (mrscientificterms), physical purchases will also include a digital download of the album.
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released February 28, 2017
Recorded Live at the Mothlight in Asheville, North Carolina
June 14th, 2016
Photography by Dave Harris (mrscientificterms)
Design & layout by Matthew Nieto-Miller
Recorded live at The Mothlight
In real time cassette duplication by Coryell Cassette MFG.