MINOR POETS, STRANGE ATTRACTOR


Another century ago (1989), David made this record with Minor Poets, a ferociously talented band that toiled in obscurity for a couple of years on the Lower East Side. A vibraphone/guitar quartet, the band featured Stomu Takeishi on bass who has since earned a measure of recognition with Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band. Minor Poet's sound featured quasi-funk polyrhythmic back beats, contrapuntal basses, (mildly) distorted guitar, an odd synth here or there, and characteristically strange tunes (penned by vibist/bassist/keyboardist Keesup Choe and David). A fixture on college radio, somehow this CD made it onto the jazz charts as an independent release. Perhaps the listening public momentarily forgot its proclivities for the safe and narrow.
  1. Intro
  2. A Walk Down South Portland Street
  3. Malcolm’s Choice
  4. Strange Attractor
  5. Alone Together
  6. Bad Boy
  7. Laos Louse
  8. This Old Man
KEESUP CHOE - vibes
DAVID WHITE
- guitar
STOMU TAKEISHI - bass
BILL McCLELLAN - drums