Gig Info

Vito's (9th and Madison)
WS Quartet
WS - alto sax
Gust Burns - piano
John Seman - bass
Mark Ostrowski- drums
Free Admission


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Mixed Media on Paper
by Wally Shoup


Feature Articles

Seattle Weekly 2007

WESTWORD (Denver) 2003
 The Stranger  Seattle 2001
 The Wire  2005
 David Keenan Interview



Blues, Beats, Film Noir

Free Jazz as Punk
Re-listening to Touch
Reflections on nostalgia
and psychedelia


Aurora Distillations

Wally Shoup & Paul Kikuchi
Limited LP Edition and CD

Lunar Roulette

Wally Shoup-alto/ C. Spencer Yeh -violin, vocals,
Chris Corsano - percussion & Bill Horist - Electric Guitar

Suite: Bittersweet-LP

Trio w/ Nels Cline
& Greg Campbell

The Levitation Shuffle

Greg Campbell, Gust Burns
& Rueben Radding


Trio w/Nels Cline
& Chris Corsano

Blue Purge

The Wally Shoup Trio
w/Reuben Radding (B) and Bob Rees (D)


Trio w/Toshi Makihara
& Brent Arnold
Tom Djll's Liner Notes
David Keenan's 5-Star Review

Live at Tonic NYC

Quartet w/ Paul Flaherty
Thurston Moore
Chris Corsano

Fulsillades & Lamentations
The Wally Shoup Trio
w/ Reuben Radding & Bob Rees

Read Byron Coley's liner notes
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Other CDs

Hurricane Floyd

w/Thurston Moore&
Toshi Makihara

Read Reviews Liner Notes

Rescue Mission

The Wally Shoup / Jeph Jerman Duo
Review in Cadence Magazine
Byron Coley's review in BBGun

Project W

  Seattle based improvising group with
Brent Arnold & Greg Campbell whose debut single madeCadence Magazine's 1996 top ten release list. Read Reviews


Wally Shoup is a compelling and passionate saxophonist and veteran free improvisor,having been involved in playing and organizing since 1974. He is among a handful of Americans who have devoted themselves exclusively to the practice of free improvisation.

During the course of his involvement with music, he has (among other activities):

Appeared with Project W as opening act for Sonic Youth on their Thousand Leaves Tour, Moore Theatre, Seattle.

Appeared at 2001 Vancouver Jazz Festival with Nels Cline

Played with a wide range of American improvisers: Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Jack Wright, Toshi Makihara, John Oswald, Nels Cline, Dylan Van der Schyff, Jeffrey Morgan and many others.

Played with European improvisers: John Russell, Alan Wilkinson, John Jasnoch, Paul  Hession, Mick Beck.

Toured Europe with dancer Mary Horn 1985.

Made a solo tour of England1993.

Participated in many festivals, including Du Maurier, Bumbershoot and Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Organized numerous improvised music performances, including the Seattle Improvised Music Festival and the Other Sounds Series.

Read more about Wally on:Wickipedia

Wally Shoup / Paul Kikuchi

Featuring:Wally Shoup-Alto
Paul Kikuchi
Recorded live in the Cascade Tunnel

At The Josephine

Featuring:Dave Abranson /Simon Henneman / Wally Shoup
Recorded live at the Josephine Hotel 12/9/10

Interact 2008

Featuring:Evan Parker, Shoup, Flaherty
Corsano, Sehnaoui, Olson, etc
Recorded live at KC Belgie in Belgium

Davey Williams Band

Featuring:Wally Shoup w/Davey Williams (Gtr)
Cliff McPeek (Trpt), John Burns (CB)
Recorded live at Virginia Samford
Theater in Birmingham 1996