75 Dollar Bill
75 Dollar Bill
|Origin||New York City|
|Labels||Other Music, Thin Wrist|
|Members||Che Chen, Rick Brown|
75 Dollar Bill is a musical duo formed in New York City in 2012. Its members are Che Chen (guitar), formerly of True Primes, and Rick Brown (drums), formerly of V-Effect and Curlew. Sasha Frere-Jones described their music as displaying "a certain kind of formal fullness and technical freedom," which he said has helped introduce jazz to a new generation. Other critics have noted that their music shows signs of Mauritanian influences, because Chen studied Moorish music in that country with Jheich Ould Chighaly in 2013. Their first full-length album, Wooden Bag, was released in 2015 by Other Music Recording Company. Their second album, Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock, was released in 2016 on the Los Angeles-based label Thin Wrist.
- Wooden Bag (Other Music, 2015)
- Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock (Thin Wrist, 2016)
- I Was Real (Thin Wrist, 2019)
- Frere-Jones, Sasha (22 September 2016). "The Irresistible Chaos of 75 Dollar Bill". Village Voice. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Ratliff, Ben (11 February 2014). "Blending Moorish Tradition With a Do-It-Yourself Credo". New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- "Wooden Bag". Other Music Recording Company. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Scott, Tim (5 August 2016). "75 Dollar Bill Are the Masters of 15-Minute Jams Featuring A Plywood Box Getting Battered With a Mallet". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- Beta, Andy (July 2, 2019). "75 Dollar Bill: I Was Real Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
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