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III

by Curha

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“Another Clever, Psychedelic, Ridiculously Amusing New Album From the Versatile Curtis Hasselbring. Dare you to make it all the way through this album without smiling.”
- New York Music Daily

“Every song is a potential hit; one can imagine a physical release of half a dozen 45s, with a bonus track on the last record.”
- A Closer Listen

“Curha III” is the third Chant Records release from New York-based trombonist, guitarist and composer Curtis Hasselbring (aka Curha). His most ambitious work yet, the album bristles with imaginative pieces that evoke images of places that don’t exist and events that probably didn’t happen. The music is inspired by both the utopian promise of the exotica/space age pop music of the 1950s and 60s and the jagged dystopian musical explorations of the post-punk era (think Esquivel meets XTC). Curha’s pastiche of catchy melodies, obscured harmony and primal grooves are funneled through his usual assortment of electronics, multi-instrumentalist skills and keen ear for unusual samples. Through it all, more than on previous releases, Hasselbring’s trombone plays a frequently subtle but ever-present role in almost every song. He’s joined by several guests including Eblis Alvarez (guitar and bee noise) of the Meridian Brothers), Doug Wieselman (saxophonist with the Lounge Lizards, Millennial Territory Orchestra), Jeremy Brown (violinist with Golem) and Peter Hess (clarinetist with Philip Glass, Slavic Soul Party).

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released September 2, 2022

All music composed, recorded and performed by Curtis Hasselbring.
Zen Schlubbo Music (BMI)

Special guests: Jeremy Brown (violin) on #2 and #9, Eblis Alvarez (guitar, bee noise) on #3, Peter Hess (bass clarinet) on #4 and Doug Wieselman (baritone saxophone) on #6.

Mastered by Leo3 at B.L.I.M.

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Curtis Hasselbring New York, New York

Curtis Hasselbring is a trombonist, guitarist and general all-around music creator. He has been active in the NYC jazz, world, experimental and rock scenes since the 90's. He leads his riotous jazz quartet, the New Mellow Edwards, composes lots of works for various instrumentations and creates electronic music under the name Curha. ... more

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