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Multi-Instrumentalist
Willie Oteri
and Dark Matter Horns
Release "Evolution"

 

 

 

One never knows what the multifaceted original Willie Oteri is going to do next, like switching his focus from guitar to saxophone and flute for a series of upcoming releases. Oteri has produced several well received guitar based albums featuring some of the worlds finest musicians including, Scott Amendola, Giko Pavan, Tony Levin, J.A. Deane and others, starting with the 1999 live in studio improvisation Jazz Gunn Concepts of MateMaToot which featured A-Team Austin jazz players Brannen Temple, Michael Malone, Chris Maresh, and second guitarist Chris Tondre. After Concepts of MateMaToot, Oteri was driven to record more improvised releases like the uniquely original 2003 release Spiral Out produced by Ronan Chris Murphy which featured prog rockers Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Mike Keneally in a free improvised jazz setting with trumpet master Ephraim Owens, two critically acclaimed Avant Garde based WD-41 albums followed with electric trumpet player Dave Laczko, the second incorporating the talents of Dino J.A. Deane and drummer Scott Amendola followed by Shrunken Head Shop a series of live recordings from a tour with Laczko and top German and Italian jazz musicians.
 
Oteri has always been a multi-instrumentalist, as he says, “Isn't every musician, really?”  Having a musical mother helped with violins and a piano always available in the home. After a stint performing with a ukulele on a local pier in his early teens, later incorporating a flute borrowed from his sister, he then focused on bass to work with a local high school band soon after switching to guitar and pedal steel while doubling on sax and flute. Oteri put sax and flute on the back burner in the late '80s partially due to an unforeseen tragedy which took nearly 10 years out of his career. Oteri decided to pick up both sax and flute again just over a year ago. (see the full story at www.willieoteri.com)
 
Oteri brings us his unique styling on sax and flute with a series of recordings, joining longtime friend Dave Laczko on electrified trumpet and veteran drummer Steve Mankenberg along with various guest artists on his own label OteriTunes. The series will be featured as an ever evolving album of of live and studio recordings titled Evolution available at bandcamp.com and a series of EP albums titled Narratives in both digital and a limited number of CD formats through CDbaby.
 
The Bandcamp release Evolution is online now and available for streaming and download at:

https://wd-41.bandcamp.com/
 
The EP releases will start in May of 2018 through various outlets connected to Cdbaby.com
 
For more information on Willie Oteri please visit http://www.willieoteri.com

 

     

 

 

 

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Gapplegate Reviews Shrunken Head Shop!

December 9th, 2013

Thanks to Grego Applegate Edwards for the review of Shrunken Head Shop in the Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog!

Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog

"Oteri's guitar has presence; he is in full control of his sound and builds atmospheric sculptures that Laczko complements with sympathetic and aurally keen counter-envelopes of sound. This is one of those CDs that entirely deserves to be heard by anyone who likes to live inside exotically compelling musical environments. It's rather beautiful too."
-Grego Applegate Edwards
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A Successful Austin Super Session!

November 14. 2013
We had a very successful Super Session - non-stop super long jam, in Austin November 3, setting the record for the longest non-stop improvisation in Austin and beyond. Hoping to someday break the world record we set in Italy of 45 hours.

On the tour dates front, working again with Chris Boulet on booking for duos in Italy with him on spoken word. We also will do some shows with Dave Laczko as WD-41 and special guests. All of these shows will be in Italy in April. Hoping also to do some April shows with the Open Ear Consortium again in Italy and May shows with Shrunken Head Shop in Germany. I will post the confirmed dates in the Tour section soon.

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The Open Ear Consortium!

August 11, 2013
I'm excited to be part of a new quartet, the Open Ear Consortium, we will be doing shows in Italy and other places in March and April of 2014. http://www.openearconsortium.com/
Other than that there will be the Shrunken Head Shop support shows in Germany and possibly Switzerland in the Spring as well and we continue in Austin every other Thursday with the Jazz OUTside series. Hope to see you at a show soon.

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The Shrunken Head Shop is Here!

July 16, 2013
New release Shrunken Head Shop - Live in Germany is finished. Official CD release date is August 27, 2013. For downloads, one track available now, see our Music Sample page (button on home page).
Shows to promote the new record will be in Germany in the Spring of 2014. I'm also available for solo, duo, or full band bookings in the EU at that time. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 18, 2013

Lots of good news kids! The Live in Germany release for Shrunken Head Shop is finished with an official hard copy release date near the end of August. Prior to that we will be leaking out long live tracks at bandcamp.com so keep an eye out.

The Jazz OUTside Jazz series of outdoor gigs at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin TX exploring the more adventurous side of the genre started May 23rd and is running every other Thursday through the summer with some killer lineups. Be sure to drop in on one if you are in the Austin TX area. Other shows in Austin as well so keep an eye out. I will be in the EU in early 2013 for gigs as well TBA.

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