A must for every blues & guitar aficionado, featuring special guest Hubert Sumlin, legendary guitar innovator and sideman to Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters!
Elliott Sharp s TERRAPLANE synthesizes the intersection of country and urban blues with Mississippi fife & drum bands, post-Mingus/Ayler jazz, and the rhythmic force of the groove, from the shuffle to contemporary dance music. Features guest artist Hubert Sumlin, legendary guitar innovator and sideman to Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters, as well as singer/poets Eric Mingus and Tracie Morris.
Sharp has an encyclopedic understanding of the blues guitar, including its voice-like phrasing, its elastic intonation, its tension and release, and the all important cry. He approaches improvisation from a jazz perspective without making the exercise the least bit academic. --Pop Matters