In the late 1960s, Todd Capp began playing drums in South Side Chicago basements, where free jazz met psychedelia, and the avant-garde learned the blues. His collaborators have included William Parker, Douglas Ewart, Roy Campbell, and Jason Kao Hwang. He continues to explore the shapes of swing, the sonic textures and tangents of the space-time continuum and the human heart.
Todd Capp's Mystery Train is an inter-generational eletcro-acoustic improvising ensemble, combining musicians whose influences range from free jazz to minimal drone to indie pop, and whose ages range from their 20's to 70's.
"It is not so easy to take a successful snapshot of ghosts in flight but this is what we have here. ...[Paris Frère] is one of the best examples of cosmic music I've heard in recent memory." -- Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG Review
released August 25, 2015
Kurt Ralske: cornet
Watson Jennison: soprano sax & flutes, drums on track 3
Andrew Lafkas: bass
Todd Capp: drums
Gao Jiafeng: electronics, vox (tracks 1 & 3)
Michael A. Holmes: electronics (tracks 2 & 4)