Bill Carrothers (p), Gordon Johnson (b), Dave King (d)
Bar code: 8427328422420
Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for over 20 years. He has played many venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including the Village Gate, Knitting Factory, Birdland, Blues Alley, New Morning (Paris), the Audi Jazz Festival in Brussels, the Nevers Jazz Festival (where he shared the bill with Abbey Lincoln), the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, and the Marciac Festival in France. In October of 2000, Mr. Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has been a leader on nine recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim. His sideman credits have included some of the greatest names in jazz. About Shine Ball he says:
There are no lead sheets for this music. It was completely spontaneously improvised on the spot. There wasn't a single scrap of paper between the three of us for the whole two days. The only things we talked about in the studio were our kids. My kind of recording! Just as well...I can't read music anyway.
01. Shine ball 3:02
02. Bourbon 6:22
03. One note slamba 2:32
04. E.T. phones home 5:25
05. Millipede 4:53
06. Data has feelings 1:47
07. Shoe-in 4:38
08. Playboy pinball machine 2:20
09. Maelstrom 4:12
10. Fnkzg 3:56
11. Creep show 6:34
12. Made in China 3:26
13. Watchman, tell us of the night 4:33
14. El cocodrilo 4:31
Total time 58:18
Bill Carrothers (prepared piano); Gordon Johnson (acoustic bass); Dave King (drums; waterphone).
Recorded in 2005
Produced by Bill Carrothers
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
All tunes are spontaneous improvisations by carrothers, johnson, king, except 13. recorded 12/27/03 & 12/27/04 by matthew zimmerman at wild sound, minneapolis, mn. produced by gordon johnson. recorded live with no overdubs, fixes, or discussion. front and back cover photos of shineballers ed walsh and eddie cicotte, circa 1913 by charles conlon, courtesy of the sporting news. graphic design by bill carrothers. dave king plays zildjian cymbals, ellis drums, and appears courtesy of columbia records.