Elliott Sharp/ bands and solo projects / OCTAL

ELLIOTT SHARP : bands & solo projects : octal

OCTAL is a collection of pieces performed by Sharp on the Koll 8-string guitarbass built exclusively for him. These compositions function somewhere between etudes and jumping-off points for improvised explorations. Not at all academic, these performances are filled with freejazz energy and burning bluesy extemporizations, using Sharp's signature extended techniques.  Each piece delves into a different sonic realm for a staggering cumulative effect.

Octal: Book Three has just been released by the Clean Feed label from Lisbon, Portugal.