Friday, April 5, 2013

TODD CAPP & THE IMPROVISING ORCHESTRA – Volume 1: Quintessence (1999)

Label: Lucky Tiger – LT 10013
(Discovery Series – Promo/1000; Collector’s Edition)
Format: CD, Album; Country: US - Released: 1999
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at the BragrTimes / Tanglewood Gallery Downtown, NYC, November 27, 1978 
Digital Mastering from original analog cassette by - Sascha von Oertzen
Cover Design by ’Island Graphics’, by - Augustus Goertz
Produced by - Tood Capp


Drummer Todd Capp was a mainstay of the Downtown music scene in NYC in the 1970s, then ran a downtown art gallery for many years, and is now back on the music scene in full force. His 1978 performance of his Improvising Orchestra at the Tanglewood Gallery Downtown, which was released on the Lucky Tiger label, is a classic today.

Todd Capp is a remarkable drummer of softness and subtlety within a tradition of great drummers who gradually build a circular temple of sound increasing in small increments over a long stretch.

Beautiful recording and definitely different sound.


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  1. TOOD CAPP & THE IMPROVISING ORCHESTRA – Volume 1 - Quintessence (1999)



  2. Todd is a gentleman.....