Leviathan Records is happy to reissue the debut Cd of THE CINCINNATI IMPROVISATIONAL GROUP and their release "FREEFORM
FREE FOR ALL". Instead of sitting here and telling you all of the
superlatives, we will just let David tell you in his own words about this
"As my career developed into a recording situation it became necessary to
make the songs much more structured. It has always been difficult for me to
play a "short solo" of 8 or 16 bars. I have always been much more excited to
play something unrehearsed and for the first time with no constraints or
restrictions. It's like love, nothing beats the first time for the magic and
excitement. As the CHASTAIN, CJSS and DAVID T. CHASTAIN releases became successful it
forced me to concentrate on the songs and less on improvising. However, even
as the above recordings were very enjoyable and something I am very proud I
still had the desire to keep up my improvising skills."
" On my "MOVEMENTS THRU TIME" Cd I decided to
release a portion of one of the tracks from my "jam" band, THE CINCINNATI
IMPROVISATIONAL GROUP. The track was "ZONED IN DANGER". I received numerous
letters from fans around the world wanting to know how to get more material
from the band. We generally received excellent response to the track. Some
of the fans were willing to pay a very high price for tapes of the material."
"When we originally were recording the material it was for our own personal
enjoyment with no plans to ever release the tracks to the public. I always
felt the material was more for the players than the listener. I must have
been wrong! While I admit, I believe that the material definitely contains
my best "soloing" to date, it is an honor to share the music with everyone."
"THE CINCINNATI IMPROVISATIONAL GROUP features myself on guitar, MIKE
SKIMMERHORN, the bassist from CHASTAIN and CJSS, and MIKE HAID, the drummer
that has played on many of my later releases. Not everyone can "Jam"
together. It is a special musical bond that sometimes works and sometimes
doesn't. You can have the best players in the world together, but if the
"magic" is not there the music will be noise. Myself and the 2 Mike's had
the special bond that usually worked out to create some outstanding pieces of
"The way a "jam" works is that I would come in and show the other guys the
main theme and we would take it from there to places we had no preconceptions
to go. If we got "too far out" we would always return to the theme and
explore a different path. Of course your have a few mistakes and crashes
along the way, but when it works there is no greater feeling."
"This music was recorded live with no overdubs in anyway. We usually did these jams before an audience of only a few friends in my own home studio in Cincinnati. I hope you enjoy listening to the recordings as much as we did making it."!!
This Cd was only commercially released in Japan on FEMS, the legendary metal label.
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