Cold Bleak Heat
Cold Bleak Heat is the East Coast's maximalist tour de force of spontaneous sound construction. Made up of the heaviest cats in the underworld of Hated Arts, CBH is spearheaded by Connecticut's prevailing operator of the alto/ tenor saxophones, Paul Flaherty. Alongside is his regular spaing partner, the seemingly ten-handed/ footed drummer Chris Corsano (Sunburned Hand of the Man, Six Organs of Admittance), definitely today's leading light in pure spectrum propulsion; sound sculpting trumpeter Greg Kelley (nmperign, Heathen Shame), who opens into full-force gales during this session; and Earth-boom grounding acoustic bassist Matt Heyner (No Neck Blues Band, Test). Cold Bleak Heat is a wake up call to the evolving life of the avant garde.
"Here, in the company of a drummer and bassist who came up through the liberated fringes of avant rock and hardcore, [Flaherty and Kelley] sound perfectly at home, working organic, omni-directional rhythms, long-held tones and huge smears pf cross-register roar into transient architectures well beyond the articulation of traditional jazz alphabets." -- Volcanic Tongue