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Dark Alleys

by Blaise Siwula & Jesse Dulman

This duet recording emerged after 20 years of friendship and the c.o.m.a. series at ABC No-rio in NYC. The songs reflect the varied life’s stories in some Dark Alleys that we have found ourselves from time to time.Personally I have found them uplifting
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1. Watcha Got for Country
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2. Randevous 3
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3. What's Your Twenty
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4. Cats in the Corner
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5. Turn It Up
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6. Noir
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7. Ready to Go
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8. Chill in the Cafe
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9. Grace's Garden
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10. 10-4
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11. Dark Alley
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12. Silence Is Not Fear
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This dialog of musical stories tuba and saxophones/clarinets was a long time coming. Blaise Siwula and Jesse Dulman first met at ABC No-Rio in NYC during one of the open session C.O.M.A. performances in 1998/99 curated by Blaise. Over the years there were intersections at ABC between tours and shows and a language developed, Improvisational/Spontaneous Compositions which is what this recording is about. This was recorded at Spencer St Studios in Brooklyn which is visually documented on the digipaks interior Dec 7, 2017. More information about the recording can be found at blaisesiwula.com and nofrillsmusic.com

JESSE DULMAN / BLAISE SIWULA - Dark Alleys (No Frills NFM 016; USA) Featuring Blaise Siwula on alto, soprano & tenor saxes, alto & bass clarinets and Jesse Dulman on tuba. Tuba player Jesse Dulman quit playing music for a number of years due the difficulties of surviving as a working creative musician in NYC. Last year, bassist/composer/community activist, William Parker, persuaded Mr. Dulman to pick up his tuba and come back to the Downtown Scene. Since then, Mr. Dulman organized his own quartet, played here at DMG a couple of times and have a wonderful LP out from one of those DMG sets. One of the oldest members of the longtime Downtown network is reeds wiz, Blaise Siwula, organizer of the weekly C.O.M.A. improv series at ABC-RIO for a couple of decades. Mr. Dulman and Mr. Siwula have been playing together for some twenty years now and this disc is a recent studio recording. The opening track, “Watcha Got for Country” features haunting bass (alto?) clarinet and a tuba drone. The balance between these two musicians is just right with Dulman’s deep bass resonance along with Siwula’s careful sax or clarinet interweaving on the higher tonal side. The sub-title for this disc is “12 Stories” by… and it does sound like each piece is story-like. While Mr. Dulman creates an thoughtful mood on his tuba, Mr. Siwula adds playful, swirling lines, colors and shades on top. At times, Dulman creates, deep, whale-like tones, like a cushion of molasses while Siwula dances gracefully on top. Siwula sounds as if he is playing an old fashioned standard on tenor sax on “Grace’s Garden”, an ancient melody at the center which is enhanced by Siwula’s warm, dreamy tone. There is something warm,and occasionally going lovely going on here. Like a rich conversation between tow old friends. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG    

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