When Chadbourne lived in New York City in the 1970's he went to jazz shows at Warren Smith's Tribeca loft. One evening the older Smith gave the younger Chadbourne an instructional book by Louis Bellson called Odd Time Reading Text. 30+ years later and completely coincidentally, Eugene and Warren recorded this record together with the gift of that book hovering over the session. Hence the title of the record with the added kicker that we live in odd times.
Here is music that catches the wave that rocks the pulse of a disenchanted generation, with concrete poetic imagery acutely melded in with angular and obtuse music. -- Raul D'Gama Rose, All About Jazz
released October 11, 2011
Recorded March 25, 2011 at Westbeth Artists Housing, New York, NY
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