The Smudges: Song and Call

The Smudges: Song and Call

Jeff Gauthier | Maggie Parkins

Label: Cryptogramophone
Format: CD
Barcode: 0671860014928
Catalog number: CG 149
Releasedate: 04-03-22
The Smudges: Song and Call is a collaborative experiment 15 years in the making
- Avantgarde jazz recording
Genre defying compositions, daring improvisations and electronically manipulated sounds; The Smudges are 'cellist Maggie Parkins and violinist Jeff Gauthier. Gauthier is known for his work with Wilco-guitarist Nels Cline and his twin brother drummer Alex Cline, as well as projects with Yusef Lateef, Mark Dresser, Adam Rudolph, Todd Sickafoose and many others. Maggie has performed and recorded extensively with her sister; Bjork harpist Zeena Parkins, accordionist Guy Klucevsek, and is ‘cellist with the Eclipse Quartet. Together since 2008, the Smudges blur the lines between acoustic chamber jazz and classical new music. The track “Song and Call” is based on slowed-down bird song.