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Secret Life [Elliott Sharp's Terraplane]


  • 1. Highway Null
    2. Clandestiny
    3. Take My Leave
    4. Nobody Know
    5. Blue State
    6. U.S.A. Out of NYC!
    7. Prime Crime
    8. Crackertown Two-Step
    9. They Say We Is
    10. Edifice Wrecked
    11. On Down
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): INT-33852

  • Credits
    ProducerElliott Sharp
    EngineerTom Gloady; Jason Chandler; Cy Fore

    Composer: Elliott Sharp.
    Elliott Sharp's Terraplane: E# (guitars); Alex Harding (baritone saxophone); Curtis Fowlkes (trombone); Dave Hofstra (bass instrument); Lance Carter (drums).
    Personnel: Eric Mingus, Tracie Morris (vocals).
    Additional personnel: Hubert Sumlin (guitar).
    Few others besides avant-garde composer/instrumentalist Elliott Sharp could record a collection of blues songs and make them sound like a new genre altogether, a sort of blues/folk/jazz/new age sound with droning keyboards, slinky reverbed vocals, sinuous guitar parts, and angstful horns. The album is by turns haunting, sexy, volatile, and soothing.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.61) - "Bold assertiveness and a palpable sense of adventure are the essential elements of New York guitarist Sharp's electric blues."
    JazzTimes (p.108) - "Elliott Sharp's guitar can rip flesh, thanks to his astounding fretwork skills and an inventive musical vocabulary....This is the real blues of the 21st century."
    Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.47) - "[With] a more open-ended kind of jazz processional, which leaves enormous empty space for Sharp to roam, blasting out his dense, knotted lines."
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