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.
Anthony Shadduck’s quartet successfully maintains the tension and excitement of traversing the high wire without ever falling into the abyss of over-exuberance and excess which often mars the best intentions of improvised-music makers. This is fearless experimental music, brash and unapologetic improvisation.- All About Jazz
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..
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced