Robert Anbian and the UFQ: The Unidentified Flying Quartet

by E. Doctor Smith

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From the San Francisco poetry underground comes the voice of Robert Anbian, backed by electronic percussionist E. “Doc” Smith and Bay Area sax legend Charles Unger, plus keyboardist Sam Peoples and bassist Mike Shea. UFQ makes its own magic inspired by the music of Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and Bobby Hutcherson, with infusions of Brian Eno, the Grateful Dead, and something else. Notes Anbian: “I call the post-fusion, world beat jazz these guys play ‘acid-bop’ – it’s got more possibilities for poetry than the typical verse-chorus cadences of popular music.”
Known for his lyrical-epic “WE” series, and such topical effronteries as “Haikus for the White House,” Anbian has been described by fellow poet Richard Hack as “a passionate virtuoso steeped in these times and deep with tradition” [whose] “poetry crackles with currency – hiply linguistic turns of natural originality, rhythmically brimming with a tempestuous taste of ecstasy, reason, and love.” Dusty Dog Reviews declared him “a genius or a Venusian.”

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released January 1, 2007

Robert Anbian - voice, poetry
E. Doctor Smith - The Drummstick, samples
Charles Unger - tenor & soprano saxophones
Sam Peoples -acoustic & electric piano, samples
Mike Shea - acoustic & electric bass

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E. Doctor Smith San Francisco, California

E. "Doc" Smith is a musician, producer and recording artist with Edgetone Records, who has worked with the likes of Brian Eno, Madonna, Warren Zevon and John Scofield among others. He is also the inventor of the musical instrument, the Drummstick, and now plays the MIDI percussion controller, the Zendrum EXP. ... more

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