Drag City Records releases in 2008 Jim O'Rourke related project, Mimidokodesuka, a reissue of a Japanese-released album by the trio Osorezan comprised of Jim O'Rourke, Darin Gray and Chris Corsano. Osorezan came about when Jim was given the opportunity to bring some players to Japan to basically do whatever he wanted, but after considering his options, what he chose to do was a deep roots project, a return to the kind of music he played before anything else. The very nature of free jazz/improvisation means that you are always joining up with other people and over the years, Jim had participated in plenty of sessions such as these, but had never initiated one of his own. Jim on electric guitar, Darin on contrabass bonded with Chris Corsano who's blown the free world with his unbridled power, intensely collaborative nature and smooth stickwork behind the kit. (Chris is Bjork's drummer!) Mimidokodesuka was recorded live at the Pit Inn in Tokyo during a 2005 residency that included sets with alto sax legend Akira Sakata (recordings of which have been released separately and elsewhere). The music appears here pretty much as played, all from the first set. The agreement between players is kinetic and immediate, with everybody playing alternately for each other and to the skies. There's lots of color and dynamic tension and lots of good awesomeness too!
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