Born: October 8, 1979 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Anthony Shadduck is a contrabassist currently living in Long Beach. He has recently completed his Master of Music in Jazz Studies and Performance from California State University Long Beach. Active in the both standard jazz and the free improvised idiom, he has performed and recorded with such LA based musicians as bass clarinetist and composer Lynn Johnston; sound artist and guitarist Chris Schlarb and the Create! Collective; Joe Biaza and the Universal Congress Of; flutist, vocalist and pianist Emily Hay; trumpeter Ron Stout; drummer Ches Smith of Good for Cows; as well as guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco. His own trio and quartet performs original compositions and the early music of Ornette Coleman.
Debut is the first solo release from Anthony Shadduck who has performed with Joe Biaza, Emily Hay, I Heart Lung, Create (!) and many others.
Amplification and strong rock elements figure prominently into the music and the album has a proggish feel similar to some of Cline’s projects for Crytpogramphone. Dynamic fluctuations from stentorian to soft, so common to this style of improv, also factor in, but Shadduck varies the framework with some fresh facades and close attention to the spatial relationships of the instruments... Shadduck’s well-structured effort successfully primes the ears for more.- Derek Taylor, Bagatellen
Anthony Shadduck Quartet
Sounds Are Active
Nels Cline (guitar)
Lynn Johnston (clarinets)
Ches Smith (drums)
Anthony Shadduck (bass)
Alan Cook (drums/percussion)
Ken Kawamura (saxophone)
Anthony Shadduck (contrabass) .
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Long Beach,, CA
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students