Water & Tools

Jarius Sharif

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Format: LP

Cat No: LPTER093

PRE-ORDER: This item will be shipped with the aim to deliver on release day.

Release Date:  21 October 2024

Label:  Telephone Explosion Records

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  844667053463

Genres:  Jazz  Avant-garde  

  • Description

    The passionate and unclassifiable work of Calgary-based improviser Jairus Sharif embraces each of these definitions of freedom and others, albeit strictly on its own personal and idiosyncratic terms. Since early 2020, the 34-year-old autodidact has been generating a steady stream of homespun solo recordings that forge unprecedented connections between hip-hop abstraction, cosmic skronk, outsider jazz, and staunch post-punk DIY ethos.

    Water & Tools is a dense, contradictory statement with a blustery surface that shelters a soulful heart. It's generous music, exuding profound vulnerability--grappling with the loss of one his mothers, Lisa--all the while brimming with electric wide-eyed wonder. Almost every one of the nine pieces seems to carry some semblance of a groove, while remaining completely untethered from pulse. At points, there's a timelessness that's conveyed through the music's processional, ritualistic tenor, and yet there's an endless amount of wild, futuristic detail waiting to unspool at any given moment.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Humility
      • 2. Ra Comm 43
      • 3. Surfacing
      • 4. 9-5 Silver
      • 5. Ra Comm 8
      • 6. Earth III
      • 7. Ra Comm 10
      • 8. Water & Tools
      • 9. Dr. Teddy's Hi Test