“Outro Waltz” is an experimental roots double-album* featuring a folk-jazz sextet under the direction of guitarist, composer, and environmentalist Tom Csatari (pronounced CHUH-TAR-EE). “Side A” (studio tracks) features original instrumental songs that are concise and explorative. “Side B” features covers of songs from a wide-ranging group of American songwriters (Elliot Smith, Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, and others), recorded the day after the studio tracks at the Manhattan Inn’s backroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The ensemble on this work (Csatari’s second full-length release, following up the large ensemble long-player “Uncivilized”) features a smaller group of musicians with a unique instrumentation. It’s something like crossing America by foot and by sail, experiencing the gradient through sound along the way, with arborous strings; electronic stardust effects; husky woodwinds; lilting rhythm; and Csatari’s Gabor Szabo-like vagabond guitar at the helm. In short, an album to compliment the motion of the everyday, or invite the color of movement into more meditative moments.
— Tiny Montgomery Records
released August 4, 2015
R.J. Miller (drum set, bells), Cam Kapoor (guitar, slide, effects), Tom Csatari (guitar, effects, arrangements, songs), Levon Henry (tenor saxophone, clarinets), Adriel Williams (violin), Ross Gallagher (double bass).
Julian Cubillos (synth guitar A05, vocals A07), Kyle Wilson (tenor saxophone B03, B04), Tristan Cooley (flute B03), Ben Katz (bass clarinet B04).
PROCESS / ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Side 1 recorded on February 25th, 2015 by Zach Phillips at Manual FX in Brooklyn, NY, on a Tascam reel-to-reel.
Side 2 recorded on February 26th, 2015 live at the Manhattan Inn by Julian Cubillos in Greenpoint Brooklyn (www.themanhattaninn.com
Side 1 mixed by Zach Phillips using patented thin mint techniques on the Tascam.
Side 2 mixed by Julian Cubillos at 77 Linden.
Mastered by Julian Cubillos at 77 Linden.
Produced by Julian Cubillos & Tom Csatari.
Photos by Ivy Meissner (www.ivymeissner.com
Design by T. Burrows.
More information here: www.tomcsatari.com/outrowaltz/
All songs composed, arranged, and orchestrated by Tom Csatari © 2015, except for:
"Search for the New Land" (B01) composed by Lee Morgan (BMI) © 1965.
"Light Blue" (B03) composed by Thelonious Monk (BMI) © 1958.
"Speed Trials" (B04) composed by Eilliot Smith (BMI) © 1997.
"The Winning Blues" composed by Chris Weisman (ASCAP).