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part II of our old school experiment to use upright bass and a minimal jazz kit recorded in the same room with lots of bleed through between the channels using a handful of mics, getting that live feel because we were playing live next to each other.


from Rhythm tracks for an Ornette tribute we never finished, released November 11, 2021
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Fred Chalenor - Upright Bass
Henry Franzoni - Drums
Neil Karras - Engineer


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Henry Franzoni Portland, Oregon

I got to play drums with Fred Chalenor, the greatest bass player i ever knew, since 1976, making 42 years of musical progress until he died (RIP) in 2018.

I have a signature sound that developed from two conceptual choices: 1) I play in the wrong time signature, and 2) I love poly-rhythms with two prime number time signatures.

A unique aspect of my playing is that I make poly-rhythms swing.
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