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Label: Haldern Pop Recordings
Man vs. Machine; Not I; Pussy Cat’s Gone Wild; Man No Longer Me; He Skarbnik He; Cupid’s Packing Heat; I Am Your Pineapple; Eat My Makeup; Queen of Kings; Lost in Guenter’s Wald; Bia.
Sean Noonan producer, drummer, composer, vocals; Johnny Richards keyboards; Michael Bardon bass; Norbert Buerger guitar; Mandhira De Saram violin (track 3,6,7,8); Patrick Dawkins violin (track 3,6,7,8); Richard Jones viola (track 3,6,7,8); Valerie Welbanks cello (track 3,6,7,8); Manuel Cossu baritone (track 3,6,7,8); Matteo Siddi tenor (track 3,6,7,8). Marta Melis alto (track 3,6,7,8) Alice Madeddu soprano (track 3,6,7,8) Adam Roszkowski violin (track 4,5,9) Jan Roszkowski cello (track 4,5,9) Maciej Afanasjew violin (track 4,5,9) Adam Debski viola (track 4,5,9) Harry Saltzman sax Robert Alonso trumpet Roman Sladek trombone Sean Hargreaves co-producer Samuele Dessi vocal tracking Rikky Damian string tracking Michal Kupicz mixing Graemme Brown mastering Dirk Eusterbrock photography April Townes special effects makeup
Haldern Pop Label Album Release September 29, 2017 Artist: Sean Noonan Album Title: Man No Longer Me Genre: Jazz-Rock Drummer, Rhythmic Storytelling, Rock Opera, Avant-garde Chamber Music "Independence might be the ruling concept of this drummer/leader’s career. It defines a common relationship not only among his hands, feet, and voice, but between his art and almost everything else in drumland". Modern Drummer Magazine "The drummer and composer Sean Noonan approaches postmodern jazz and world music from the same angle of self-discovery ....he manages to make his pieces speak coherently, and in a unified voice." The New York Times New York Rhythmic Storyteller Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic modern jazz-rock avant-garde chamber music. He sees himself as a modern-day sonic griot (storyteller), wandering the globe gathering stories, legends, and folklore like a punk-jazz Alan Lomax. The treasures that he finds along the way are filtered through his distinctive vision to become the unpredictable. The far-ranging sounds of Noonan’s wide-spectrum music combines the loquacity of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Beckett, and the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer. Memorable Sticks Electric Trio will perform selections from their September 30th debut Haldern Pop Label release “Man No Longer Me”, which is about the transformation of a man who get tickled by a sunbeam one morning on a mountain top, and who, as the story progresses, wanders and gets lost in a desert and transforms into a coyote. The album is a collection of songs that captures the elusiveness of ever-evolving world music traditions and reorients them through Noonan’s own distinctive lens, fusing his discoveries with influences from harmolodic jazz, bleeding-edge rock, and avant-garde classical music. In September 2016 at the Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Noonan premiered his Rock Opera “Zappanation”, a 13 piece ensemble inspired by the music of Frank Zappa and Edgard Varèse. Tracks 3,6,7 and 8 on “Man No Longer Me” are from the “Zappanation” Rock Opera and also features a stylistically diverse lineup of musicians like the London based Ligeti String Quartet, Norbert Buerger, a Bavarian cabaret rock guitarist, and Corocum, a 4 piece mixed Sardinia Choir, to name just a few. Tracks 2,4,5 and 10 could be described as if Captain Beefheart, John Zorn, Lou Reed, Bela Bartok and Frank Zappa were out on a night of romance in quest of a good street fight. Noonan settled in New York City in 1999, quickly integrating himself into the fruitful underground scene emerging from the famed Knitting Factory. He formed the notable jazz-punk trio THE HUB with bassist Tim Dahl where Noonan’s path was diverted four years later when a near-fatal car wreck in Italy led to a long period of recovery and a dedication to combining his two musical loves: jazz and African rhythms. That nomadic muse has led Noonan in a wealth of unexpected directions, resulting in producing over 20 dynamic albums featuring an incredible array of artists from across the musical map, including original singer Malcolm Mooney of CAN, (legendary krautrock band), Abdoulaye Diabaté (West African Griot), Marc Ribot (Tom Waits/John Zorn), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman/Carlos Santana), Susan McKeown (Joan Baez) The ensuing sonic wanderlust fueled a 2008 trek to Bamako, Mali, to gain a firsthand experience of West African griot traditions alongside Malian singer/guitarist Abdoulaye Diabaté. That trip culminated in the multi-cultural album Boxing Dreams, one manifestation of Noonan’s amorphous Afro-Celtic punk-jazz project Brewed By Noon. His approach can be heard at its most distilled on 2014’s “Bruised By Noon”, a solo drum and spoken word album that was just one part of a trilogy of head-spinningly diverse but interconnected albums released that year, along with “In the Ring”, a song cycle drawing inspiration from American experimentalists Henry Cowell and Conlon Nancarrow that treated New York’s Momenta String Quartet as an extension of the drum set; and “Pavees Dance: There’s Always the Night”, a free-funk trio with legendary bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, a veteran of Ornette Coleman’s electric Prime Time band, and Lou Reed’s last guitarist, Aram Bajakian, performing songs by Noonan with lyrics by CAN original singer Malcolm Mooney. On the 2016 album release "Memorable Sticks”, Noonan adopts a magical scepter to dig the depths of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland revealing "Hidden Treasures", guarded by a ghost, Skarbnik, the treasurer of the Salt Mine. 1. Man vs. Machine 6:50 2. Not I 4:16 3. Pussy Cat’s Gone Wild 5:37 4. Man No Longer Me 4:47 5. He Skarbnik He 4:48 6. Cupid’s Packing Heat 6:23 7. I am Your Pineapple 6:50 8. Eat My Makeup 6:52 9. Queen of Kings 5:27 10. Lost in Guenter’s Wald 9:27 11. Bia 4:46 Sean Noonan producer, drummer, composer, vocals Johnny Richards keyboards Michael Bardon bass Norbert Buerger guitar Mandhira De Saram violin (track 3,6,7,8) Patrick Dawkins violin (track 3,6,7,8) Richard Jones viola (track 3,6,7,8) Valerie Welbanks cello (track 3,6,7,8) Manuel Cossu baritone (track 3,6,7,8) Matteo Siddi tenor (track 3,6,7,8) Marta Melis alto (track 3,6,7,8) Alice Madeddu soprano (track 3,6,7,8) Adam Roszkowski violin (track 4,5,9) Jan Roszkowski cello (track 4,5,9) Maciej Afanasjew violin (track 4,5,9) Adam Debski viola (track 4,5,9) Harry Saltzman sax For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit seannoonanmusic.com