Gentry Densley of Eagle Twin interviewed

Guitarist Gentry Densley of Salt Lake City sludge dwellers Eagle Twin is featured in a massive article at Heavy Metal Be-Bop. Interviewer Hank Shteamer conducts an insightful session with much focus on Densley’s and Eagle Twin’s incorporation of the jazz aesthetic into their music. Here, Densley addresses the influence of pioneering free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor on his guitar playing:

Cecil would always use these symmetrical… these chords that would collapse into each other, and it became more of a textural thing. And I was working with ways that I could do that same sort of thing. It was actually more of a two-handed technique—rather frenetic. I would just sit there and try to channel him, using a lot of contrary motion with the chords and seconds and a lot of dissonances and stuff.

Read much, much more from this article and tons of other great pieces at Heavy Metal Be-Bop.

Right here.


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