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Recorded in front of a sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater, FREAK WHARF finds Tompkins exploring the outer limits of his imagination – and his own material ­– as he alternates between fan favorites like “The Sink and The Mirror,” “Cake v. Pie” and “Go Ask Alice” and impromptu flights of fancy like “The Enchanted Bottle.” In a marked departure from the Swiss watch precision of his first release, Paul opens this album with fifteen minutes of stream-of-consciousness riffing, a prelude as loose and sublimely silly as you will ever hear. This sets the tone for a uniquely entertaining show that crackles with the infectious energy of a master performer who is completely in the moment and just plain having fun. We cordially invite all of you to join in that fun by purchasing this recording.

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AST013 / 1-Dec-2009