A relatively short but great list of new & rare titles from:
4 from Emanem & PSI: Evan Parker/Mark Nauseef/Toma Gouband! Veryan Weston Solo Organ! Jimmu Giuffre 3 Rare Reissue! Spontaneous Music Orchestra 2 CD Set! John Zorn’s Classic Guide to Strategy Vol 4 delayed! Stick Men (Tony Levin/Markus Reuter/Pat Mastelotto)!
Jack O’ the Clock + Fred Frith Return! Chris Cundy/Hannah Marshall/Dominic Lash/Mark Sanders! Two from Leo: Rotoazaza: Rudi Mahall/Christian Lillinger & Tim O’Dwyer/Carl Hubsch! Large LP Only Section and Big 482-Music CD & LP sale!
The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:
Sunday, November 6th:
6pm: LISA MEZZACAPPA & KEN FILIANO Bass Duo
7pm: JACK WRIGHT - Solo Saxophone
Sunday, November 13th:
6pm: DAVID AARON / DAVE GOULD - Sax & Drums Duo
Sunday, November 20th:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN / HENRY FRASER - Cello & Acoustic Bass Duo!
Sunday, December 4th:
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN & ADAM CAINE
7pm: LOUISE DE JENSEN SAX TRIO With CHRIS PITSIOKOS & NICK LYONS
Sunday, December 18th Double-Header:
6pm: VIV CORRINGHAM / MIA ZABELKA - Vocals / Violin
7pm: JEFF PLATZ / DMITRY ISHENKO / DALIUS NAUJOKAITIS - Guitar / Bass / Drums
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Cosy
New & Rare Reissues from The EMANEM and PSI Labels:
EVAN PARKER / MARK NAUSEEF / TOMA GOUBAND - As the Wind (PSI 16.01; UK) “A 2012 set of trio improvisations by Evan Parker playing soprano saxophone, Mark Nauseef playing metallophonic based percussion and Toma Gouband playing lithophone based percussion. Recorded by genius engineer Adam Skeaping in the warm, natural acoustics of St Peters, Whitstable. Mr. Parker feels strongly that this is one of the best records he has ever made.”
A number of us here in New York, as well as no doubt elsewhere, are Evan Parker freaks, checking out every live appearance and collecting his numerous releases. This is certainly a unique trio since it features two percussionists, each concentrating on a specific instrument, sound and approach. I am a longtime fan of Swiss percussionist Mark Nauseef, having some ten discs out on the now defunkt CMP label, working with players like: Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier and Joachim Kuhn. Nauseef concentrates on metal percussion. At first I couldn’t recall where I heard the name Toma Gouband, but it turns out that he has worked with Kim Myhr from Mural and Benoit Delbecq. And just what is a lithophone? It is an instrument which consists of pieces of rocks. Evan Parker plays soprano sax only, a rare treat.
The results are extraordinary. There are similar textural sounds produced by the soprano sax, metal and stone percussion. The sound here is very organic, almost ritualistic in the way the stones are so cautiously played. The music is often minimal with no one member soloing or leading. Things take time to unfold and advance at their own pace. Is that a sax or rubbed stones or both or neither?!?
When I played this disc at a softer volume, the sounds and balance fit well with the soft hum of my refrigerator and the wind & birds sounds from outside my window. When I turned it up midway, it sounded even better, slowly reaching into the depths within and exposing the inside of the treasure chest of gems. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
VERYAN WESTON Discoveries on Tracker Action Organs (2014)(Emanem 5044; UK) After superb solo CDs on piano (5001) and luthéal piano(4095), Veryan Weston makes an equally fine solo organ album. Touring England in search of tracker-action organs, Weston tried about 40 to see if both the instrument and the space were suitable for the planned trio Tuning Out Tour (Emanem 5207). In several cases there wasn't the opportunity to try them extensively, but in others it was possible to get beyond the discoveries of the particular instrument, and make some magnificent music. This collection consists of seven such instances in seven locations, with the resulting pieces lasting from two to twenty-four minutes. 63 minutes.
JIMMY GIUFFRE 3 With PAUL BLEY / STEVE SWALLOW - Bremen & Stuttgart 1961 (Emanem 5208; UK) The Jimmy Giuffre 3 with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow only lasted about a year, but their work, which ranged from blues to tempo-less group improvisation, became a major influence on a wide variety of subsequent music from 'soft jazz' to 'hard-core' free improvisation. This double CD reissues their only known well-recorded concerts, originally released in 1992/3 on hat ART 6071/2. In addition, there are six previously unissued performances from the Bremen concert, three trios and three piano/bass duets. Also included are the two tracks from their FUSION album which were not included in the ECM double-album reissue.
“Once bebop had wiped the slate clean of the influence most older jazz forms in the late forties, the fifties became a time of great exploration in modern jazz. Starting with the 'birth of cool' and Lennie Tristano's freer pieces in 1949, pioneers like Miles, Trane, Mingus, Sun Ra, George Russell in the fifties and then Ornette and Eric Dolphy in the early sixties pushed the envelope even further out. Jimmy Giuffre found fame earlier as one of the "Four Brothers" sax section from Woody Herman's big band, but concentrated on clarinet in the fifties and put together "The Three" with Shorty Rogers on trumpet and Shelly Manne on drums, (that's right, no bassist!), which late included Jim Hall and different bassists. In the early sixties he organized a new trio with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on acoustic bass. This incredible trio recorded two records for Verve ('Thesis' & 'Fusion') and one for Columbia ('Freefall'), all three have been only been reissued in the past decade, hence their influence is difficult to measure, as one could rarely find these original records without paying a high price. This superb drummerless trio sound different from any other trio, as they each exchange the roles of who is centering the rhythmic propulsion, while another plays the tune or solos. Some refer to this music as "third stream", which means it blends the jazz and modern classic currents into one stream and in many ways, this is a unique blend. Jimmy composed most of the pieces here and they are certainly odd and hard to pin down, stylistically. We also find two quirky tunes from Carla Bley, which seem to fit just right as well. They do one standard, Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye", made famous by Benny Goodman and done cautiously with delicate restraint and turned slightly inside-out. The one long track on both discs is called "Stretching Out" (Suite for Germany) and it is a quietly adventurous work which moves through a variety of charted sections as it unfolds. I got to admit that this a certainly a long lost gem that was once available as a bootleg only and this is an excellent double cd, superb from the beginning to the end. "It would be wrong to say that this trio was ahead of its time, though their methods have proven invaluable to the musicians who have followed, since they were so much of their time, a time when a breath of fresh air blew through all the arts and created an enthusiasm of energy, an acceptance of new modes of expression. Swallow, Bley, and Giuffre's remarkable musicianship, intellect, invention, and empathy created timeless music of significance and deep feeling." - Art Lange
2 CD Set $22
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ORCHESTRA With JOHN STEVENS/TREVOR WATTS/EVAN PARKER/ROGER SMITH/MARCIO MATTOS/ et al - Search & Reflect (Emanem 5209; UK) ”Contemporaneous examples of some of the pieces described in the classic ‘Search & Reflect‘, by John Stevens. Outrageous sounds produced by a workshop orchestra directed by him in 1973 - an SME-type improvisation; instrumental & vocal drones; a mechanically rhythmic yet unpredictable piece; and an all-out improvisation featuring non-vocal mouth sounds, vocal sounds & instruments. This is followed by what is perhaps the pinnacle of Stevens' attempts to make music with a large (21 strong) group made up of both experienced improvisers (including Evan Parker & Trevor Watts) and workshop musicians. This 40 minute performance from 1975 starts off with just the 11 workshop musicians for a few minutes, and then everyone joins in for a long mainly sustained section, before ending with an all-out improvisation. The 1981 London concert features two more of Stevens' didactic pieces, performed by nine or ten musicians.141 minutes. This double-CD is a reissue of Emanem 4039, and A LP 003 (later on Emanem 4062), and SFA LP 092 (later on Emanem 4150). One lesser orchestral piece has been omitted from 4062, as have the trio performances from 4150.” - Emanem
I have the original vinyl for some of this album, an album called ’SME = SMO‘ and it has been a long favorite of mine since it is a rich example of the way the late John Stevens worked his distinctive improv direction or magic. If you haven’t already read it, you should check out the Primer (or focus) on the Spontaneous Music Ensemble in the October, 2016 Wire magazine. Drummer/director/author John Stevens (and his early partner Trevor Watts) worked hard at leading, inspiring and directing several related ensembles under the SME umbrella. This vast 2 disc set is comprised of five versions of the SMO mostly from 1973 and one long set from 1975. There are often a number subgroups or layers moving simultaneously. It takes some getting used to since certain sections emerge and submerge (below the waves of currents), eerie reeds, strings and/or percussion weave their way around one another. On “Sustained Piece”, it sounds like several drones, expanding and contracting. Even the short vocal version of this piece has a unique disorienting yet transcendent quality. John Stevens created his own sound world with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble for nearly thirty years (1965-1994 when Stevens passed). There are/were upwards of twenty plus albums led by Mr. Stevens, most released on Emanem. All worth checking for another part of the puzzle to be revealed. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
2 CD Set $22
The following new Tzadik October title has been delayed again but should arrive early next week. We will take pre-orders for it now and list it again next week when it is hopefully in stock.
JOHN ZORN The Classic Guide To Strategy - Vol. 4 (Tzadik 8349; USA) Of all the projects Zorn has created, the longest running and most personal are his solo saxophone improvisations, which began back in 1973 and were first documented a decade later on Lumina. After over 40 years there is still no one who plays the sax quite like John Zorn. Using the instrument as sound maker, he commands a saxophone language of unmatched versatility. Collected under the enigmatic title of The Classic Guide to Strategy, five volumes were planned—Volume 1 (1983), Volume 2 (1986), Volume 3 (2003), and now the penultimate Volume 4 is finally made available on Tzadik. Filled with wit, drama, playfulness and intensity, the composer’s legendary virtuosity and powerful improvisational logic is on full display in this astonishing release recorded at EMPAC in early 2013. You have to hear it to believe it!
STICK MEN With TONY LEVIN/MARKUS REUTER/PAT MASTALOTTO - Prog Noir (7D Media 4260139121311; USA) “With riveting performances by the modern prog-rock legends Stick Men - Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Pat Mastelotto - "Prog Noir" is ambitious and essential. From the overpowering to the sublime; from an organic, instinctive avant-garde, to intricate, Crimson-esque tapestries, this album embodies the go-for-it, pioneering spirit that fans of Stick Men have long savored. A modern prog epic! Long-time fans of Stick Men and King Crimson will revel in ecstasy, as the three sonic adventurers gleefully waltz to the outer fringes. The chemistry of Levin and Mastelotto has never been more evident, keeping a solid, propulsive undercurrent flowing beneath the soaring presence of the ingenious 'mad scientist' antics of Reuter.”
King Crimson freaks know that there is nothing quite like the brutal power of hearing their favorite band play live. In between those big and expensive Crimson tours, we need something to help us get through the day, some powerful medicine. The Stick Men capture that awesome spirit with just a trio, two of whom are longtime and current members of Crimson (Mr. Levin & Mr. Mastelotto). We got this promo last month so I have played it many times. It makes me smile, feeling that great prog rocking power. Philly guitarist, Markus Reuter, is the secret weapon here with that great, sustained tone, adding his unique sound to this tight trio. Besides being a great drummer, Mastelotto adds sly electronic spice (via samples or synth). Until King Crimson return to our fair shores, you best check out the Stick Men, they rule! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
JACK O' THE CLOCK [With DAMON WAITKUS/JASON HOOPES/JORDAN GLENN] + FRED FRITH/DARREN JOHNSTON - Repetitions of the Old City - I (JOTC 05; USA) This is the long-awaited fifth disc from the Bay Area-based progressive band Jack O’the Clock, the first of two discs from the same sessions. Since their last disc, the rhythm team (Hoopes & Glenn) have toured with Fred Frith in his ‘Gravity’ project band as well as recording a swell Fred Frith Trio CD for the Intakt label earlier this year (2016). Hence, Mr. Frith is a guest on this disc as well as Bay Area/Chicago trumpeter Darren Johnston, who has several discs under his own name.
Damon Waitkus is the main composer here as well as the lead vocalist. He plays a variety of instruments which include guitars, hammered dulcimer, flute, guzheng, pianet and mandolin. Commencing with “I am So Glad to Meet You”, there is haunting chorus of enchanted voices floating above. Mr. Waitkus plays some hypnotic hammered dulcimer on “The Old Man and the Table Saw”, which always includes bassoon and strings swirling together. This song would fit perfectly on XTC’s ‘English Settlement’ album, another immensely charming effort. I can hear some Gentle Giant like vocals, as well as arranging and composing which are progressive in more subtle ways, never overly complex yet still unpredictable. Mr. Waitkus has a unique way of odd bits of echo effects so that the music seems to involve several layers which swirl around one another or turn inside out when you least expect them to. This is the third or fourth time I’ve listened to this disc this past week and each time some other nifty idea or odd twist is revealed. In the late 1960’s, there were a number of bands who worked at length in the studio and crafted music that combined a wealth of diverse influences and genres. Bands like Traffic, Family, Procol Harum,the Beatles and the Stones and many more, each in their own unique way created a certain magic or new world. A similar, creative spirit is found here so take some time to absorb this hidden treasure. If this is just Part One, we must prepare for the next part to arrive. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CHRIS CUNDY With HANNAH MARSHALL/MAT MARTIN/FYFE DANGERFIELD/DOMINIC LASH/MARK SANDERS - Gustov Lost (FMR 423; UK) Featuring Chris Cundy on bass clarinet & compositions, Fyfe Dangerfield on piano, Mat Martin on guitar, Hannah Marshall on cello, Dominic Lash on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums. This is a most impressive debut disc by bass UK clarinetist Chris Cundy, with whom I hadn’t heard of previously, as well as not knowing of his frontline bandmates, Mr. Dangerfield and Mr. Martin. I’ve seen cellist Hannah Marshall’s name on several disc over the past few years with Veryan Weston, Alexander Hawkins and a trio called Shoreditch. Bassist Dominic Lash also has been getting around and working with he Convergence Quartet, Alex Ward and for lower-case projects on the Wanderweiser and Another Timbre labels. I can’t say enough good things about drummer Mark Sanders who remains one of the most in-demand players on the UK scene (for Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker & Jah Wobble).
I played this disc three times in a row last Sunday (10/30/16) while working alone and marveling at how great it is. The first thing that stands about this sextet is the combination of instruments: bass clarinet, cello, piano and guitar, warm, wooden-toned and most enchanting. Often the bass clarinet and cello either shadow or complement each other, playing thoughtful, rich harmonies together, gracefully at times, creating lush autumnal colors. There is one piece dedicated to the late British saxist Lol Coxhill, who always had an odd sense of humor. The piece is called, “Hello Pigeon” and it captures Coxhill’s quaint spirit just right. This song had me whistling along and even snapping my fingers, smiling throughout. I like the Mr. Cundy combines a blend of playfulness with more unpredictable arrangements. Thus making this disc most charming and uplifting. A pleasant departure from the more complex or darker side of music we usually review. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
A couple of months ago I asked a distributor to send us a handful of Leo label promos since there is a growing number of musicians little known or obscure (to me), that Leo continues to release. Aside from legends/great elders like Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor and Ivo Perelman, Leo turns us on the new music pioneers from different places, especially in Russia, Italy and the UK. I was surprised when that promo box arrived and it had some 20+ (!) Leo discs. It has taken a while to check out every one but well worth it. I picked a few of my faves to offer you so read on… - BLG
Two New Ones from the Leo Label:
ROTOZAZA With RUDI MAHALL/NICOLA L. HEIN/ADAM PULTZ MELBYE/CHRISTIAN LILLINGER - Zero (Leo 763; UK) “As to tactics modern football (for Americans: I’m talking about soccer) has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. The teams of master coaches like Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti are able to change their strategies within seconds, just as required by the situation. A strong unit and positional play are perhaps the most important factors in the success and beautiful football of these teams, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are trained to be positionally intelligent and would consistently occupy the correct spaces on the pitch at all times, in turn allowing them to move the ball quickly and emphasize the abilities of players.
Rotozaza, named after a device to destroy bottles by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, is a quartet consisting of German bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall (of Alexander von Schlippenbach’s Monk’s Casino fame, among others) and three members of the new German/Danish guard: Nicola L. Hein on guitar, Adam Pultz Melbye on bass and Hyperactive Kid’s Christian Lillinger. Zero is their first album and contains a bundle of seven freely improvised pieces.
That modern football and free jazz are sometimes very much alike can be seen on their debut, especially on two tracks. “Anwendung herzstärkender Mittel“ (German for “application of medicine which consolidates the heart“) builds a structure with scintillating guitar and bass tremolos and rolling drums over which the bass clarinet can soar with a squeaking voice. Mahall’s sound is pleasantly different to what one might expect. Notwithstanding, Hein is the man who leads the band in a different direction with a lot of guitar distortion. A bowed bass, reluctant drums, and a lyrical bass clarinet close the track. “Engel in Schutzanzügen“ (German for “angels in protective gear“) is the longest and best piece of the album and the best example of how they shift their improvisations. It begins like an angular ballad, bass and bass clarinet contribute long and extensive notes, Lillinger’s brushes support the tension created. When Hein creeps into the piece with shy feedbacks, they build a wall of sound which is both airy and transparent. The change occurs slightly after six minutes when Hein lets dotted single notes ring, reminiscent of Derek Bailey. Lillinger responds with gongs and Mahall produces angry runs. Here the piece is at the verge of complete disintegration. However, this happens very organically. Often one instrument holds the piece together (and it’s not necessarily one of the rhythm section), sometimes it’s only a certain recurring element like a guitar feedback or a bowed bass line.
In the short liner notes the musicians mention that sound experimentation is a very important element in their music, it’s used as a central improvising aspect, for example in “Körper aus Vakuum Masse“ (which means “body of a mass of vacuum“), where Mahall jumps from very low to extremely high registers, competing with the guitar noise.
The purpose of a clever football strategy is to beat the other team, one purpose in free jazz is to surprise the listener. Zero succeeds in doing this, it’s a very tight album. Like good football teams Rotozaza are a great unit with very good individual players. A promising debut.” - Martin Schray
TIM O’DWYER - The Fold / Kohn Project (Leo 721; UK) The Fold Project is a study in counterpoint between the allegory of the book, the personalities of the musicians, the method of music making and of course the relationships between sound on sound — each providing points and counterpoints of accord and dis-chord. The Fold does not begin with a pre-established harmony or a set of aesthetics or formula; it is an unfolding process contingent on the offerings of the players who are Tim O'Dwyer - saxes & music director, Carl Ludwig Hübsch - tuba (from Germany), Bassem Hawar - djoze (small fiddle from Iraq), Carl Rosman - clarinets (British-born, lives in Koln) and Saad Thamir - percussion (from Iraq).
The only musician who I know is tuba-man Carl Ludwig Hübsch who I’ve heard live (at Local 269) a few times and dig his nearly dozen discs on assorted labels. Each member of this quintet seems to be from a different place. In a way, this ensemble reminds me of the ethnic/improv once created by Oregon. The combination of sax, clarinet, tuba, jdoze (odd small stringed instrument) and percussion is certainly an odd blend it is does work in its own way. What stands out here is the sound of that stringed instrument, the djoze, slightly bent and often hypnotic, similar to the way Mat Maneri bends those strings on a viola. There is one duo for tuba and clarinet which is incredible, both spinning out quick lines around one another is a most exciting fashion! One of the best gems to escape from the Leo catalogue in recent memory. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Two Great Discs from Nuscope back in stock:
THOMAS HEBERER/ACHIM KAUFMANN/KEN FILIANO - Interstices (Nuscope 1029; USA) Featuring Thomas Heberer on cornet, trumpet & 1/4-tone trumpet, Achim Kaufmann on Steinway D & prepared piano and Ken Filiano on double-bass. Since moving to New York in 2008, Mr. Heberer has kept pretty busy playing with and leading several projects (i.e the Nu Band, MOPDTK & Yoni Kretzmer Quintet). Currently based in Berlin, pianist Achim Kaufmann, also keeps busy working with Frank Gratkowski, Michael Moore and other members of ICP Orchestra. Former West Coast bassist, Ken Filiano, also moved here in the past decade and seems to work with dozens of Downtown’s best players. Both presentation and production is important to everything that the Nuscope label does. Hence, look of this disc and sound are both fascinating. The first piece deals with slow moving, carefully created layers of droning lines. Mr. Heberer appears to be using some sort of mute while Mr. Kaufmann mutes notes inside the piano and Mr. Filiano plays soft, eerie arco bass. It sounds as if there are three planets spinning around one another in interconnected orbits: the trumpet playing a ballad while the piano speeds up dancing quickly astonishing lines flowing while the bass balances between the two pulses just right. There are times when it sounds as if the trio are playing or closing in on a standard, but then change directions and move into a less predictable space. Each member of the trio get a chance stretch out and push or pull the direction in their own way. Over the past few years, Mr. Heberer has been composing graphic scores called the “Cookbook”, hence we get a couple of these here giving the trio some partially scored direction to deal with. The tapping inside the piano and trumpet echoes on the last piece adds a sublime, mysterious quality that seems to emerge from a distant dream. There seems to be some sort of magical thread holding this trio together, something which is not easy to see yet it is there to hear if you listen closely. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
SAMUEL BLASER/BENOIT DELBECQ/GERRY HEMINGWAY - Fourth Landscape (Nusope 1027; USA) Since his 2007 debut as a leader, 7th Heaven (Between the Lines), Samuel Blaser has grown at an almost incomprehensible rate, from straight-ahead hard bopper in his mid-twenties to innovative free player and ever-searching composer and bandleader in his early thirties, one whose improvisational strength has received praise from sources like Audiophile Audition, citing Blaser's music as occupying "ambient/free jazz terrain that has a depth of vision and clarity revealing musical maturity beyond Blaser's nearly three decades of life." A dreamer and an adventurer in music, pianist/composer/producer Benoit Delbecq is a truly original pianist who merges such seemingly disparate influences as Gyorgy Ligeti, John Cage, Steve Lacy, and even electronica into a new and refreshing style. His music and projects include works for theater, dance, literature, visual arts, and motion pictures. He has released about 35 records as a leader or co-leader among a discography of more than a hundred discs. Gerry Hemingway, now resident in Luzern, Switzerland, is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has had a long and admirable career, as he has been composing and performing solo, ensemble, and orchestral music since 1974. As bandleader, Hemingway has led various quartets and quintets since the mid-1980's. He has also performed with the great Anthony Braxton, Ray Anderson, and many others. For nuscope, Hemingway previously recorded the challenging Subsymbolism (CD 1010) with Georg Graewe and Ernst Reijseger. According to Marc Chenard, "..this music provides us with a fine example of the quiet intensity that Jimmy Giuffre heralded a little over a half a century ago as leader of that legendary trio with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow; this unit follows in their predecessor's footsteps, not by imitation, but by reminding us that the best way to pay homage to the tradition is to create one's own. And if genius is to be viewed as the sustained application of intelligence, this then is a most intelligent recording." This recording, which was recorded and mixed in the 24 bit domain, features an 6-panel wallet with liner notes from Montreal-based journalist Marc Chenard, and cover photography by Mark Mushet, who provided the cover photography for Delbecq's fine trio CD on the psi label with Evan Parker and Francois Houle.
BIG 482-MUSIC SALE - CDs and LP’s - All New copies
The majority of in-print 482-Music CDs are now going down to $12 and some as low as $10. Most LPs are going down to $16
This Sale will run throughout November. We only have a handful in stock at present but we will be able to fulfill all or most orders in a week or two.
Here’s the deal:
3 - 5 CDs or LPs - take $1 off of each
6 or more CDs or LPs take $2 off of each
There are limited quantities of a few of these titles you should probably list some alternatives if you want to get that discount.
TOM ABBS & FREQUENCY RESPONSE With OSCAR NORIEGA/ALEX HARDING/JEAN COOK/OKKYUNG LEE/CHAD TAYLOR - The Animated Adventures Of Knox [CD+DVD](482 Music 1039/40)
2 CD+DVD Set $16
JASON ADASIEWICZ'S ROLLDOWN With JOSH BERMAN/ARAM SHELTON/JASON ROEBKE/FRANK ROSALY - Rolldown (Document Chicago #14) (482 Music 1054)
MATT BAUDER With FRED LONBERG-HOLM/JEB BISHOP/ROB MAZUREK et al - Weary Already of the Way (Document Chicago #4) (482 Music 1025)
ANTHONY BRAXTON/MATT BAUDER + ZACH WALLACE/AARON SIEGEL - 2 + 2 Compositions (482 Music 1034)
KYLE BRUCKMANN With KURT JOHNSON - Gasps And Fissures (Document Chicago #7) (482 Music 1027 ,USA)
KYLE BRUCKMANN'S WRACK With JASON STEIN/JEN CLARE PAULSON/ANTON HATWICH/TIM DAISY - Intents & Purposes (482 Music 1050)
GREG BURK TRIO With JONATHAN ROBINSON/GERALD CLEAVER - The Path Here (482 Music 1077)
GREG BURK TRIO With STEVE SWALLOW/BOB MOSES - Nothing, Knowing (482 Music 1037)
GREG BURK - The Way In (482 Music 1048)
GREG BURK - Ivy Trio (482 Music 1038)
GREG BURK With HENRY COOK/RON SEGUIN/MICHEL LAMBERT - Many Worlds (482 Music 1063)
JOHN BUTCHER/MIYA MASAOKA/GINO ROBAIR - Guerrilla Mosaics (482 Music 1013)
TAYLOR HO BYNUM & SPIDERMONKEY STRINGS With JASON KAO HWANG/JESSICA PAVONE/TOMAS ULRICH/OKKYUNG LEE - Other Stories (Three Suites) (482 Music 1041)
TAYLOR HO BYNUM & TOMAS FUJIWARA - True Events (482 Music 1052)
FRANCOIS CARRIER TRIO With PIERRE COTE/MICHEL LAMBERT - Play (482 Music 1033)
CASOLANDO With CARLOS ORTEGA/CHARLIE BARAN/DAVE HILTEBRAND/CHUCK SANSONE/ et al - La Sirena (482 Music 1004)
CASOLANDO With CARLOS ORTEGA/CHARLIE BARAN/DAVE HILTEBRAND / et al - Iliana (482 Music 1001)
COMFORT With ALESSANDRO BARIS/LEONARDO CHIRULLI/FABIO ELIA BEPPE SCARDINO - Proximity to Temporality (482 Music 1076)
CONFERENCE CALL [GEBHARD ULLMANN/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS/JOE FONDA/GERRY HEMINGWAY] - Live At The Outpost Performance Space (482 Music 1045)
CONFERENCE CALL [GEBHARD ULLMANN/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS/JOE FONDA/GEORGE SCHULLER] - Spirals: The Berlin Concert (482 Music 1028)
COURAGE [STEVE SWALLOW/JOHN MILLS/CHRIS MASSEY] With ROBERT CREELEY - The Way Out is Via the Door (482 Music 1011)
DOCUMENT CHICAGO [With JASON ADASIEWICZ/DAVE REMPIS/MATANA ROBERTS/JASON ROEBKE/JEFF PARKER/MIKE REED et al] - New Jazz And Improvisation (Document Chicago #1) (482 Music 1015)
HARRIS EISENSTADT CANADA DAY OCTET With NATE WOOLEY/RAY ANDERSON/MATT BAUDER/JASON MEARS et al - Canada Day Octet (482 Music 1080)
HARRIS EISENSTADT With JEB BISHOP/JEFF PARKER/JASON ROEBKE et al - The Soul And Gone (Document Chicago #10) (482 Music 1042)
THE EXCITING TRIO (DAVID PAVKOVIC/GRIFFIN RODRIGUEZ/MATT SCHNEIDER) - In Chicago There Is Willy (Document Chicago #6) (482 Music 1023)
SCOTT FIELDS ENSEMBLE With GUILLERMO GREGORIO/MATT TURNER - christangelfox (482 Music 1029)
FIRE OF SPACE [JORDAN McLEAN/SHOKO NAGAI/THOMAS ABBS/GEOFF MANN et al] - Handbasket (482 Music 1043)
JOE FONDA/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS GROUP With HERB ROBERTSON/HARVEY SORGEN/NAPOLEON MADDOX - Forever Real (482 Music 1032)
TOMAS FUJIWARA & THE HOOK UP With MARY HALVORSON/BRIAN SETTLES/JONATHAN FINLAYSON/TREVOR DUNN - After All is Said (482 Music 1089)
TOMAS FUJIWARA & THE HOOK UP With MARY HALVORSON/BRIAN SETTLES/JONATHAN FINLAYSON/DANTON BOILER - Actionspeak (482 Music 1071)
PAUL GIALLORENZO With JOSH BERMAN/DAVE REMPIS/ANTON HATWICH/FRANK ROSALY - Get In To Go Out (482 Music 1061)
GREY GHOST [JONATHAN CRAWFORD/ARAM SHELTON] - How To Create Words (Document Chicago #3) (482 Music 1022)
HERCULANEUM [PATRICK NEWBERRY/NICK BROSTE/DAVID McDONNELL/GREG DANEK/DYLAN RYAN] - Orange Blossom (Document Chicago #12) (482 Music 1051)
MICHEL LAMBERT With BARRE PHILLIPS/MILCHO LEVIEV/JOHN GIANNELLI - Out Twice: 11 Improvisations 11 Drawings (482 Music 1019 ,USA)
JOELLE LEANDRE & MARK NAUSEEF - Evident (482 Music 1024 ,USA)
MEISHA With KEN CAMDEN/PETE SPYNDA/MICHAEL TAMBURO - The First Lessons in New Era Time (482 Music 1005)
MEMORIZE THE SKY [MATT BAUDER/ZACH WALLACE/AARON SEIGEL] - Memorize The Sky (482 Music 1053)
ROSCOE MITCHELL/MIKE REED - In Pursuit Of Magic (482 Music 1088)
NICOLE MITCHELL/TOMEKA REID/MIKE REED - Artifacts (482 Music 1093)
MODO TRIO + JAMIE SAFT - The Uninvited (482 Music 1049)
NATTO QUARTET [PHILIP GELB/SHOKO HIKAGE/TIM PERKIS/CHRIS BROWN] - Thousand Oaks (482 Music 1036)
NATTO QUARTET [PHILIP GELB/SHOKO HIKAGE/TIM PERKIS/CHRIS BROWN] - Headlands (482 Music 1018)
MIKE REED'S LOOSE ASSEMBLY With ROSCOE MITCHELL/GREG WARD/JASON ADASIEWICZ/JOSH ABRAMS/TOMEKA REID - Empathetic Parts (482 Music 1074)
MIKE REED'S PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS With GREG WARD/TIM HALDEMAN/JASON ROEBKE - Proliferation (482 Music 1060)
MIKE REED'S LOOSE ASSEMBLY With NICOLE MARGARET MITCHELL/GREG WARD/JASON ADASIEWICZ/JOSH ABRAMS/TOMEKA REID - Speed Of Change (482 Music 1062)
MIKE REED'S PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS With GREG WARD/CRAIG TABORN/JOSH BERMAN et al - Clean On The Corner (482 Music 1081)
MIKE REED'S PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS With GREG WARD/TIM HALDEMAN/JASON ROEBKE MICHAEL MOORE/AB BAARS/JOOST BUIS et al - Second Cities Vol 1 (482 Music 1087)
MIKE REED'S PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS With GREG WARD/JASON ROEBKE/TIM HALDEMAN feat. MATTHEW SHIPP & MARQUIS HILL - A New Kind of Dance - (LTD Edition) (482 Music 1092)
CD $15 (Almost sold out)
MIKE REED With NICOLE MARGARET MITCHELL/JEFF PARKER/JIM BAKER - In The Context Of: Duets (482 Music 1047; USA)
MIKE REED'S LOOSE ASSEMBLY With GREG WARD/JASON ADASIEWICZ/JOSH ABRAMS/TOMEKA REID - Last Year's Ghost (482 Music 1055; USA)
NAT REEVES With JOSHUA BRUNEAU/RICK GERMANSON/JONATHAN BARBER - State Of Emergency! (482 Music 1083; USA)
DAVE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET With INGEBRIGT HAKER FLATEN/FRANK ROSALY/TIM DAISY - Montreal Parade (482 Music 1075; USA)
DAVE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET With ANTON HATWICH/FRANK ROSALY/TIM DAISY - Rip Tear Crunch (Document Chicago #11) (482 Music 1046 ,USA)
DAVE REMPIS QUARTET With JIM BAKER/JASON ROEBKE/TIM DAISY - Out Of Season (Document Chicago #5) (482 Music 1021 ,USA)
DAVE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET With ANTON HATWICH/FRANK ROSALY/TIM DAISY - Hunter-Gatherers (Document Chicago #13) [2 CD Set] (482 Music 1056/57 ,USA)
2 CD Set $14
DAVE REMPIS/FRANK ROSALY - Cyrillic (482 Music 1064 ,USA)
JASON ROEBKE With ARAM SHELTON/TIM DAISY - Rapid Croche (Document Chicago #2) (482 Music 1016)
SCOTT ROSENBERG/JIM BAKER/ANTON HATWICH/TIM DAISY - New Folk, New Blues (Document Chicago #8) (482 Music 1031 ,USA)
GEORGE SCHULLER With MARK FELDMAN/TONY MALABY/MATT DARIAO/CURTIS HASSELBRING/HOWARD JOHNSON/ED SCHULLER - JigSaw (482 Music 1026 ,USA)
SEVAL [FRED LONBERG-HOLM/DAVID STACKENAS/SOFIA JERNBERG/EMIL STANDBERG/PATRIC THORMAN] - 2 (482 Music 1082 ,USA)
ARAM SHELTON'S ARRIVE With JASON ADASIEWICZ/JASON ROEBKE/TIM DAISY - Arrive (Document Chicago #9) (482 Music 1035 ,USA)
THE SPACE BETWEEN [PHILIP GELB/PAULINE OLIVEROS/DANA REASON] With BARRE PHILLIPS - With Barre Phillips (482 Music 1007 ,USA)
THE SPACE BETWEEN [PHILIP GELB/PAULINE OLIVEROS/DANA REASON] With JOELLE LEANDRE - With Joelle Leandre (482 Music 1017 ,USA)
THE SPACE BETWEEN [PHILIP GELB/PAULINE OLIVEROS/DANA REASON] With MATTHEW SPERRY - With Matthew Sperry (482 Music 1020 ,USA)
STIRRUP [FRED LONBERG-HOLM/NICK MACRI/CHARLES RUMBACK] - Sewn (482 Music 1084 ,USA)
CHAD TAYLOR With ANGELICA SANCHEZ/CHRIS LIGHTCAP - Circle Down (482 Music 1065 ,USA)
CD $15 (nearly sold out)
THE TREEHOUSE PROJECT [MIKE REED/KEN CHAMPION/JONATHAN DOYLE et al] - The Picture Show [3 CD set] (482 Music 1008 ,USA)
3 CD Set $16
BIGGI VINKELOE/GEORGE CREMASCHI/MIYA MASAOKA/GINO ROBAIR - Klang. Farbe. Melodie. (482 Music 1030)
LP Mostly-Only section:
JASON ADASIEWICZ'S ROLLDOWN With JOSH BERMAN/ARAM SHELTON/JASON ROEBKE/FRANK ROSALY - Rolldown (Document Chicago #14) [Ltd Ed] (482 Music 1058 ,USA)
JASON AJEMIAN'S DAYREAM FULL LIFESTYLES With TONY MALABY/ROB MAZUREK/JEFF PARKER/CHAD TAYLOR - Protest Heaven [Ltd Ed] (482 Music 1067 ,USA)
COLORLIST [CHARLES GORCZYNSKI/CHARLES RUMBACK] - A Square White Lie [Ltd Ed] (482 Music 1066 ,USA)
AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB With CORNELIUS DUFALO/JENNIFER CHOI/RALPH FARRIS/ANAT FORT/SEAN CONLY/SATOSHI TAKEISHI - Shiv'a (482 Music 1090 ,USA)
MIKE McGINNIS With KYOKO KITAMURA/JASON KAO HWANG/SEAN MORAN/SARA SCHOENBECK/HARRIS EISENSTADT et al - Angsudden Song Cycle [LP] (482 Music 1086 ,USA)
MY SILENCE [JASON STEIN/NICK BUTCHER/MIKE REED/SHARON VAN ETTEN] - It Only Happens at Night [LP] (482 Music 1078 ,USA)
SEVAL [FRED LONBERG-HOLM/DAVID STACKENAS/SOFIA JERNBERG/EMIL STANDBERG/PATRIC THORMAN] - I Know You (482 Music 1073 ,USA)
MATT ULERY'S LOOM With THAD FRANKLIN/TIM HALDEMAN/KATIE WEIGMAN/ZACK BROCK/ROB CLEARFIELD/JON DEITEMYER - Flora. Fauna. Fervor. (482 Music 1072 ,USA)
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JOHN CAGE, DAVID TUDOR & CHRISTIAN WOLFF - San Francisco Museum Of Art, January 16th, 1965 (Modern Silence 014; Malta) Modern Silence present a live recording, originally broadcast by KPFA Radio from the sculpture court of the San Francisco Museum of Art on January 16, 1965. Coinciding with the 39th birthday of fellow pianist and longtime associate David Tudor, this historic concert with John Cage opens with a duet for cymbal with contact microphones agitated by a wide gamut of objects, and concludes with Variations IV in which loudspeakers outside the performance space interacted with speakers next to the audience. Includes a performance of Christian Wolff's For 1, 2 or 3 People. First vinyl release of this historic performance of minimalist music.
2 LP Set $38
STEVE REICH/PHILIP GLASS - Information, Transmission, Modulation And Noise (Modern Silence 017; Malta) Modern Silence present Information, Transmission, Modulation And Noise, a set of recordings featuring works by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. During an interview recorded at the KPFA radio station, Steve Reich and Jon Gibson introduced an east coast performance of Steve Reich's masterpiece, Four Organs, as well as an exciting recording of Ghanian drumming which the artist recorded in Ghana. They also introduced the music of Philip Glass, playing a tape of his historical Music In Similar Motion. Personnel: Four Organs by Steve Reich, was performed live in NYC in November of 1969 by Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, Philip Glass on electric organs and Jon Gibson on maracas; Drumming by Steve Reich, was performed by percussionists from Ghana and recorded by Steve Reich; Music In Similar Motion, by Philip Glass, was performed live In NYC in November of 1969 by Steve Chambers and Philip Glass on electric organs, Jon Gibson and Richard Landry on soprano sax, Steve Reich on electric harpsichord.
ALFRED SCHNITTKE/EDISON DENISOV/SOFIA GUBAIDULINA/OLEG BULOSHKIN/EDWARD ARTEMIEV - Musical Offering (O1 016; Malta) Modern Silence present a reissue of Musical Offering, originally released in 1990. Features works by Oleg Buloshkin, Sofia Gubaidulina, Edward Artemiev, Edison Denisov and Alfred Schnittke. From the original liner notes: "(...) Please, try to imagine a score sounding by itself without a conductor, an orchestra even without musical instruments. This magic is possible by using the musical synthesizer, ANS. ANS is an instrument with which a composer can not only create but even draw his music without notes and orchestra. A Soviet scientist Evgeny Murzin spent about 20 years creating this apparatus which can join together three processes: music creation, recording and performing. All these processes are rather complicated. You can see the twinkling of different lamps, the rotation of grooved discs made of glass - notes are cut on a glass disc covered with a special layer; The drawings on the glass are 'sounding notes'. To listen to the drawn picture you should press the button and a wonderful transformation will begin. Murzin dedicated his apparatus to Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, that's why he called it ANS. Scriabin, the creator of the 'Poem of Ecstasy', used in his works a highly chromatic, new type of harmonic style designed to express his beliefs, views and wishes. Soviet music lovers already know some recordings made on ANS from the films Into Space, Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975), Siberiade (1979) and others. Works of well-known Soviet composers E. Artemiev, O. Buloshkin, E. Denisov, S. Gubaidulina, A. Schnittke featured on this LP were recorded at the Electronic Music Studio (...)"
EDWARD ARTEMIEV, YURI BOGDANOV, VLADIMIR MARTYNOV - Metamorphoses: Electronic Interpretations Of Classic And Modern Musical Works (modern Silence 015; Malta) Modern Silence present a reissue of Metamorphoses, originally released in 1980. A Russian album of electronic interpretations of "classical" pieces by Claude Debussy, Claudio Monteverdi along with John Bull, Vladimir Martynov, Sergei Prokofiev, J. S. Bach, Edward Artemiev and Yuri Bogdanov. Yuri Bogdanov is featured on every track, on some tracks together with Edward Artemiev, composer for Andrei Tarkovsky, and others. Other tracks feature Vladimir Martynov. From the original liner notes: "The record is made on the basis of a kaleidoscope: it is interspersed with pieces of various styles, genres and eras. For example, with these pieces, the authors wanted to show a variety of ways to use a synthesizer, starting with the direct simulation of now or once existing instruments, to the establishment of new not yet known sound systems. Thus, the record is like a small musical walk through time (...)"
BEN VIDA - Damaged Particulates (Shelter Press 075; France) Ben Vida's Damaged Particulates LP represents the conclusion of one body of work, Damaged Particulates, and the beginnings of a new long form project titled Reducing The Tempo To Zero. The version of Damaged Particulates (2012-2016) included in this LP is the final iteration of a piece that Vida has been developing for close to four years. It first materialized as a number of individual synthesizer studies under the title "Damaged Parts". These studies became the source material for an early version of DPs, taking shape as a commissioned work for the Unsound Festival. For the commission the piece coalesced as a single, through-composed live sound installation that utilized tactile sub bass speakers which interfaced directly with the audiences bodies. In this form, Damaged Particulates was presented at festivals, galleries and museums including versions at Experimental Intermedia, New York, Cricoteka Museum, Kraków, Poland and Leap Gallery, Berlin. It has since been presented in live performance at Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna and Electrónica en Abril, Madrid and as a multichannel defusion at the Akousma Festival, Montreal. Reducing The Tempo To Zero (2016 - ???) is the first recorded dispatch of Vida's new long form composition. This excerpt demonstrates a short instrumental passage taken from a work that, in its full duration, clocks in at close to five hours. Live performances featuring a four member vocal ensemble have been presented at Lampo, Chicago and at The Kitchen, NYC. This mutable composition will be reconfigured once again in late 2016, this time scored for choir and electronics, to be staged in Italy and Belgium. Reducing The Tempo To Zero represents Vida's return to the durational drone based forms that he first experimented with in the mid-90s with his group Town And Country. In performance, RTTTZ continues his exploration of phonetic based text scores. This method of scoring was used in his project Slipping Control which debuted at Audio Visual Arts Gallery, NYC with an LP version was also released by Shelter Press in 2014 (SHELTER 038LP), and creates a continuous thread between his work as a composer and his developing career as an artist. Vida has expanded his compositional process into a number of mediums, acting to blur any delineation between disciplines and practices. 140 gram vinyl, uncoated sleeve & inner sleeve. Artwork by Katy Fischer. Design by Bartolomé Sanson. Mastered and cut by Helmut Erler at D+M.
ROY MONTGOMERY - R: Tropic Of Anodyne (Grapefruit 003; USA) "It's been over a decade since Roy Montgomery's last album, and R M H Q is a hell of a return. R: Tropic of Anodyne highlights Montgomery's baritone lamentations on every track. It sets the blueprint for all of R M H Q while displaying Montgomery's talent for brevity. His self-reflective lyrics remain personal, even answering the Rolling Stones's classic 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' with the sobering 'You Always Get What You Deserve.' Montgomery was in his rock band period in the eighties, when the dark, minimalist post-punk of The Pin Group lead into the gloriously open-ended freedoms of Dadamah. After a quiet spell, he returned in the late nineties, producing towering spires of guitar lines that exposed fragility between the strums. With his solo releases and in collaboration with Flying Saucer Attack, Bardo Pond (Hash Jar Tempo), and Chris Heaphy (Dissolve), his focus shifted from the truth-mining of rock music to epic celestialism. His ambitious yet humble tracks outstrip their origins, and Montgomery toured the world sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing twenty-plus-minute compositions. A long period of silence followed, marked only with a split album with Grouper (who lists Montgomery as a primary influence), involvement in Torlesse Super Group, and a couple thematic variations serving as soundtracks for films. Instead, he focused on his personal and professional commitments. Unfortunately, two horrific events preceded his return: the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 condemned Montgomery's entire neighborhood save for his home, stripping his street of a community; and, as a volunteer firefighter, he saw first-hand the destruction and loss of life in the city center. Additionally, since 2014, illness in the family has dominated his life. Self-expression once again demanded an outlet. R M H Q is four albums conceived and recorded over a very short period, each of them carrying a distinct focus and mood."
JOE COLLEY - No Way In (Glistening Examples GLEX 1604; USA) No Way In celebrates Joe Colley's return from a self-imposed hiatus from creating music. Colley was last spotted in 2012 with his Lonely Microphone LP on Italy's Senufo Editions. No Way In is a further exploration of Colley's terrain of internal dilemma, mental stress, paranoia, and the pessimistic contemplation of one's fate. This could be a soundtrack to distract one from these thoughts, or it could be the trigger that stirs such things. A stunning black and white cover photo on an uncoated, raw stock outer-sleeve with a black poly-lined inner-sleeve. Composed and recorded from 2014 to 2016 at Spiderbox in Oakland, California. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs, USA. Includes a download code. Edition of 400.
OLIVIA BLOCK - Dissolution (Glistening Examples 1603; USA) Glistening Examples present Olivia Block's Dissolution. Olivia Block on the record: "Dissolution is a reflection upon human 'webs of significance', and an investigation into the ways that electronic communications and recording technologies, both past and present, facilitate, complicate and transmute the formation of these webs. Sounds of shortwave radio, municipal broadcast recordings, fragments of found microcassette tapes, tones and instruments dramatize the fragility and failures of communication and language in shaping memory and experience. This album is dedicated to Adam Sonderberg, without whom I could not have completed this project." Personnel: Lesley Swanson - flute; Shaun Flynn - clarinet. Musicians were recorded at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago IL in January 2015. The session was engineered by Alex Inglesian. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs, USA. Dissolution comes housed in a single-pocket jacket with glossy UV coating and black poly-lined inner sleeves with a 12x12" vellum insert. Includes download card.
ANGELA SAWYER - Croaks (Feeding Tube 291; USA) "One of the highlights of early Devo live shows was a song Booji Boy sang called, 'The Words Get Stuck in My Throat.' It was kind of a sappy tune, about little hidden microphones and View-Masters and shit, but it made a huge impression on Angela Sawyer when, still in swaddling clothes, she heard it on a bootleg tape recorded it at Max's Kansas City. She would sit in front of the family Walkman all day and play that song over and over again. It became, what she calls, 'the theme song of my youth.' In the years between that epiphany and this LP, Ms. Sawyer has worn many bonnets. She has been in 'bands' like Preggy Peggy & The Lazy Babymakers, Duck That, Exusamwa, and Negative One. She has run a bizarro-world CDR label (Being Weird Isn't Enough). She has championed crazy music for many zines, sites like Perfect Sound Forever, and as a writer of liner notes. She ran the legendary Weirdo Record Store out of a Harvard Square bomb site. And throughout this she has maintained a bad attitude and propensity for ear-damage that always makes her the first person strange foreigners think of when they want someone to play with. She has made her presence felt as a supremely subterranean force on the New England landscape. Anyway, back to the LP at hand. As a result of Angela wondering about what might happen if words actually got stuck in your throat, she began doing sound poetry vocal exercises designed to answer this age old question. Endless hours of such stuff were recorded and studied, with the final determination being that words can't really get stuck. They always come out eventually. And when they do, they're either croaks or they're honks. In order to show the difference between these two schools of sound, Sawyer assembled this album from hundreds of hours of recordings. And we think you'll agree the results are both startling and revelatory. Science, dear friends, marches on." - Byron Coley, 2016. Edition of 300. For fans of Weirdo Records, Negative One, Duck That.
TOM PREHN QUARTET - Axiom (Rune Grammafon 313; Norway) It will always be difficult to pinpoint where free jazz started, but it´s reasonable to say it was shaped and cultivated in New York in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor were important players, as was Ornette Coleman. Axiom has significant historical importance by being what is quite possibly the first European free jazz record, even if it was not released at the time. Recorded in Copenhagen in October 1963, it should have been Tom Prehn Quartet's debut album for the Sonet label. But by the time the test pressings arrived - a couple of months later - the music already sounded old to them and Sonet subsequently pulled the plug. This, in itself, is quite remarkable, knowing that they were so far ahead of their time. A few sleeves and labels had been printed but only two complete copies survived, making it one of the rarest jazz albums ever. Axiom is expressive, full frontal free jazz of the highest order, and to think it was created by Danish musicians, most of them barely into their twenties, in 1963, is frankly mind-boggling. On the other hand, Scandinavian audiences, especially in Denmark and Sweden, had already welcomed controversial musicians like Ayler and Taylor with open arms. They also imposed a serious impact on many local jazz musicians, the Swedish sax phenomenon Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrøm even recorded Albert Ayler, in Sweden, with Swedish musicians, for his Bird Notes label as early as in 1962 , three years before his first ESP record. Elsewhere in Europe pioneers like UK´s Spontaneous Music Ensemble would debut on record in 1966, while Germany´s Peter Brötzmann would release his first record the year after. First vinyl release. Previously released as a CD by Corbett vs. Dempsey in 2015. Painstaking re-creation of original sleeve by Kim Hiorthøy.
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THE NEW GENERATION OF TURKISH PSYCHEDELIC - Vol. 1 (Ironhand 001; Germany) If there is one place on earth that has somewhat cradled, hosted or influenced almost each and everything that later formed what we call today as global culture, it is Anatolia. If there is one community that has been (and is still being) shaped with almost every kind of cultural, economic, social, and emotional contrast in the world, it is Turkish people. And if there is one musical genre that can freely embody and disembody each and every thought and feeling that has ever come to man, it is psychedelic music. Turkey has an extremely colorful musical background that is influenced by many different cultures. Below its dull surface covered with commercial productions, the freer depths of Turkey's musical ocean is still vibrant and exuberant with countless young groups pushing the limits of sound and rhythm. Anatolian rock was one of the most authentic and distinctive contributors of the first global psychedelic upheaval in late '60s and early '70s - and it still echoes in the works of Turkish modern rock bands. Indeed, modern Turkish psychedelia is something that is fully connected to the roots of a natively global sense of expression, which can be easily discriminated from other national products such as American garage bands, German krautrock and British psychedelia. The uniqueness of Turkish psychedelia is hidden in the historical and geographical exposure of its musical psyche. Comprised of previously unpublished psychedelic songs by modern Turkish bands, The New Generation Of Turkish Psychedelic Volume I is the first compilation album released by Ironhand Records. The album opens with the aggressive rhythm and raw melodic bass lines of "Profesyonel" by Yarimada, which is the only song with lyrics on the album. The second title, "Lala's Song" by Irtifakaybediyoruz! is a rage of melancholy amidst wisdom and despair. The third title, "Floodgate" by Help! The Captain Threw Up is a moody yet fluent piece that carries influences of psychedelia and post-rock. "Azim", the punchy, clear-cut last title on A side, is performed by Balina from Izmir, a hearty band in love with dark riffs and sorrowful psychedelic sounds. "Ran" by Milankundura, takes the listener to a thought-provoking trip over a cloud of jazzy sounds. And the closing piece, Lopenstraat's 15-minute epic "Hike", is a nerve-shredding adventure in a dusky forest of acoustic and electric sounds.
PALBERTA - Hot On The Beach (Feeding Tube 249; USA) Remixed, remade, remodeled vinylization of Palberta's Hot On The Beach (2015). The four brutarian tracks on the A-side are shards of songs reductive enough to have earned their 'no wave' deal of approval. Ug-thrust co-existing with a whacked-out feel more in line with late '70s UK scribblers like the Raincoats or Big In Japan. They do a single extended track called 'Prolly For The Best' - something like a dance 12" released by 99 Records, recorded anonymously and very drunkenly by the Y Pants after a show at Experimedia. Edition of 360. 45 RPM.
12” LP $17
JEFF LIBERMAN - Jeffery Liberman (Out-Sider OSR 053; Spain) Out-Sider present the first vinyl reissue of Jeffery Liberman's self-titled album, originally released in 1975. Chicago born Jeff Liberman was a guitar player in the best tradition of '70s guitar Gods like Hendrix, Trower, Clapton or Zappa. His music is the perfect mix between virtuosity and feeling, with a gift for brilliant songwriting. Between 1975 and 1978, Liberman self-released three albums on his own Librah label which were some of the first private pressings to gain recognition amongst psych collectors in the '80s. His self-titled first album was released in 1975 and recorded at PSR Studios in Chicago. It is full of heavy psych guitar with plenty of fuzz-wah, phasing, effects, mystical/moody vocals, acid-blues, and mellow folkie tracks with west coast vibes and even some crazy synth/electronic/experimental excursions. Featuring the 8+ minutes psych opus "Phenaphen No. 3" and more. RIYL: Bob Smith, D.R. Hooker, Terry Brooks, Bevis Frond, Robin Trower, Cream, Bob Desper. Remastered sound; Includes an insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby); Includes a digital download.
JEFF LIBERMAN - Solitude Within (Out-Sider 054; Spain) Out-Sider present the first vinyl reissue of Jeffery Liberman's Solitude Within, originally released in 1975. Chicago born Jeff Liberman was a guitar player in the best tradition of '70s guitar Gods like Hendrix, Trower, Clapton or Zappa. His music is the perfect mix between virtuosity and feeling, with a gift for brilliant songwriting. Between 1975 and 1978, Liberman self-released three albums on his own Librah label which were some of the first private pressings to gain recognition amongst psych collectors in the '80s. Solitude Within, his second album, is a heavy psych guitar/west coast/acid rock classic with plenty of acid soloing drenched in fuzz-wah with treated vocals, effects, hard-blues and even some cool mellow folk grooves and experimental excursions. RIYL: Bob Smith, Terry Brooks, Robin Trower, Hendrix, D.R. Hooker, Bevis Frond. Remastered sound; Includes an insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby); Includes a digital download.
JEFF LIBERMAN - Synergy (Out-Sider 055; Spain) Out-Sider present the first vinyl reissue of Jeffery Liberman's Synergy, originally released in 1978. Chicago born Jeff Liberman was a guitar player in the best tradition of '70s guitar Gods like Hendrix, Trower, Clapton or Zappa. His music is the perfect mix between virtuosity and feeling, with a gift for brilliant songwriting. Between 1975 and 1978, Liberman self-released three albums on his own Librah label which were some of the first private pressings to gain recognition amongst psych collectors in the '80s. For his third album, released in 1978, guitar wizard Jeff Liberman incorporated his heavy guitar psych style some cool cosmic funk, soul-jazz and A.O.R. influences. Superb musicianship, psych/prog-rock flashes, acid guitar soloing, soulful vocals, occasional synths and analog keyboards, flowing rhythm section. It features the Balearic classic "Transformation" (compiled by Psychemagik) plus other choice cuts. Remastered sound; Includes an insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic Baby); Includes a digital download.
C.A.M.P.O.S.- Miracles & Criminals (Peace & Rhythm 005; USA) What if Brian Wilson, Arthur Lee, Elliott Smith, Ralf Hütter, Eliades Ochoa, Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone went on a vision quest to Peru and brought a 4-track with them? What if they hung out and jammed with Los Wembler's De Iquitos at an itinerant circus in the jungle, bumped into Alejandro Jodorowsky in the midst of filming a lost epic in the Temple of The Sun at Machu Picchu, and were abducted (along with their tapes) by a sexy alien piloting a glowing UFO? Curious? Then come with C.A.M.P.O.S. on an audio journey to find out what that could sound like. C.A.M.P.O.S. is the new project from multi-talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Joshua Camp, aka Juan Campos (Chicha Libre, One Ring Zero, Litvakus as well as sideman for Los Crema Paraiso and others). C.A.M.P.O.S. stands for: Cumbias And More Psychedelic Original Sounds; but you have to sit down and listen to these two records in their entirety to grasp its meaning fully. From lo-fi experiments to lush soundscapes, field recordings to dancefloor ditties, stories of love and war, slavery, revelation, redemption, temptation, ruin, rebirth, and through it all, the healing power of music seen through the steamy lens of magic-realism. A mutual friend, pianist Marlysse Simmons (Bio Ritmo, Miramar), encouraged Peace & Rhythm to inquire with Mr. Camp about a cache of unreleased recordings in his archives. Amazingly, these tracks were tunes that had been shelved or left on the cutting room floor from past years. Recordings that either never got finished, came from other incomplete projects, were rejected demos for previous albums, or were slated for an upcoming but never recorded release. Once Joshua realized how excited Peace & Rhythm was by this pool of unreleased music, he tweaked and tinkered with some, fleshed out others that were mostly bare bones, revamped others that he had always wanted to get to but had not really had the validation, right context, or time to complete. A refugee group of orphaned, discarded and under-fed recordings, seen for what they could be: an imaginary travelogue, an accidental concept album of psychedelic tropical Americana. Join him in his magical tropidelic world of Miracles & Criminals. "Sounds like a lost night in the Amazon with a Moog, drum machine and leather jacket. Psychedelic, playful and authentic." - Will "Quantic" Holland.
2 LP Set $30
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for October & November of 2016:
THE STONE is located at the NW corner of Avenue C & East 2nd Sts.
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - SUSIE IBARRA - NOV 1–6
8 pm - Yuka C. Honda & Susie Ibarra - Yuka C. Honda (synthesizer, electronics) Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion)
10 pm - Yuka Honda & Susie Ibarra and a special guest - Yuka Honda (synthesizer, electronics) Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion) and a guest
8 pm - Sonnets and Kulintang - Paolo Javier (poetry) Susie Ibarra (Kulintang)
10 pm - Music for Percussion: Mirrors and Water, These Trees That Speak, Mimesis Susie Ibarra
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - MARTY EHRLICH - NOV 8 – 13
8 pm - BELLS I and II - Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute)
A solo woodwind performance in dialogue with a soundscape of hanging metal sounds made by Julius Hemphill in a lumber industry junkyard.
8 pm - FABLES, PARABLES, AND PARADOXES - Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute) Matan Rubenstein (piano) - Music in the Jewish Diaspora.
10 pm - FIRST MEETING: DUENDE STRINGS - Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute) Mark Feldman (violin) Matt Maneri (viola) Erik Friedlander (cello)
8 and 10 pm - THE MUSIC OF THE ANDREW HILL SEXTET—POINT OF DEPARTURE and more
Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute) Ron Horton (trumpet) Mark Mommaas (tenor sax) Frank Kimbrough (piano) Dean Johnson (bass) Tim Horner (drums)
8 pm - FIRST MEETING: DUENDE WINDS - Marty Ehrlich (clarinets) Nicole Mitchell (flutes) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Tomeka Reid (cello)
10 pm - TRIO EXALTATION - Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute) Michael Formanek (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and a special guest
8 pm - THE MARTY EHRICH SEXTET - Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute) Jack Walrath (trumpet) Ray Anderson (trombone) James Weidman (piano) Mike Formanek (bass) Ben Perowsky (drums)
10 pm - duO dUo Duo - Marty Ehrlich, Ned Rothenberg (reeds) Michael Formanek (bass) Ray Anderson (trombone)
8 pm - SHARDS AND SPLINTERS - Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet, flute) Fay Victor (voice) Angelica Sanchez (piano) Kate Gentile (drums)
10 pm - Marty Ehrlich plays John Zorn’s BAGATELLES
Marty Ehrlich (reeds) Michael Formanek (bass) Ben Perowsky (drums)
There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome.
Cash Only at the door. There is no phone.
There is no food or beverage served or allowed
just a serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC
Friday Nov 04
9:00PM & 10:30PM BEN MONDER, THEO BLECKMAN DUO - Ben Monder, guitar; Theo Bleckman,
Saturday Nov 05
9:00PM & 10:30PM BEN MONDER, THEO BLECKMAN DUO - Ben Monder, guitar; Theo Bleckman, voice
Sunday Nov 06
6:00PM ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: COLD WAR, WARM CLIMATE - Lucy Jane Bledsoe, novelist; Hugh Ducklow, scientist- Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts - Entertaining Science: Cold War…
8:35PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ANOUMAN - Peter Sparacino, saxophones; Koran Agan, guitar; Josh Kaye, guitar; Eduardo Belo, bass
Mon Nov 7th:
8:30PM EAST COAST/WESTCOAST, UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN: COOL JAZZ AND ITS LEGACY - Dorian Devins, vocals; Tom Christensen, tenor sax, oboe, flute; Lou Rainone, piano; Ken Rizzo, bass
Tues Nov 8th:
6:00PM “DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN: A SPOKEN WORD-MUSICAL TRIBUTE"
Kirpal Gordon, voice; Amanda Monaco, guitar, arrangements;
8:01PM OR BAREKET QUARTET - Or Bareket, bass; Shachar Elnatan, guitar; Gadi Lehavi, piano; Jeremy Dutton, drums
Thursday Nov 10
8:00PM THE JOHN McLEAN QUARTET - John McLean, voice; Alex Coke, flute, sax; Paul Bollenback, guitar; Ed Howard, bass
Friday Nov 11
9:00PM & 10:30PM MARIO PAVONE/MIXED QUINTET - Mario Pavone, bass; Tony Malaby, saxophones; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Oscar Noriega, clarinet, bass clarinet; Peter McEachern, trombone; Michael Sarin, drums
Saturday Nov 12
9:00PM & 10:30PM DUANE EUBANKS QUARTET - Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Sharp Radway, piano; Corcoran Holt, bass; Chris Beck , drums
Sunday Nov 13
8:35PM PATRICK CORNELIUS OCTET - Patrick Cornelius, alto sax; Philip Dizack, trumpet; Lucas Pino, tenor sax; Nick Vayenas, trombone; Perry Smith, guitar; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Peter Slavov, bass; Paul Wiltgen, drums
Saturday, November 5th 8:00 PM
Nate Wooley + Joe Morris
Zack Clarke Trio,
Dre Hocevar Surface of Inscription
1st set: Nate Wooley — Joe Morris
2nd set: Zack Clarke Trio
3rd set: Dre Hocevar Surface of Inscription
Michael Foster, saxophones
Weston Olencki, trombone
Charmaine Lee, voice
Dre Hocevar, drums
Elias Stemeseder, piano
Bernardo Barros, electronics
Wednesday, November 9th 8:30 PM
Lena Bloch’s FEATHERY
Lena Bloch (saxophone, composition)
Russ Lossing (piano, composition)
Cameron Brown (bass)
Billy Mintz (percussion, drums)
I-Beam is located at 168 7th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11215 - Directions: SUBWAY: Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street. Walk down 4th ave to 7th street. Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave. We are located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.
Shapeshifter October/November Schedule:
7p - 9p - Kenji Herbert - The Way The Light Falls
Kenji Herbert - Guitar / Maeve Gilchrist - Harp
Alex Hargreaves - violin + Surprise special guests
8pm: charlesblenzig & fmlytre orkistra
Rapper/Singer -Le’Asha Julius
Rapper/Singer - Caleb Eberhardt
Drums - Zack Berns / Bass - Dom “the Pimp” Missana
Keys - Charles Blenzig - founder / conductor Keys - Juno Arreglado
Guitar - Andrew LaRoche & Stu Pender
Trumpet - Kenney Warren & Keefe Martin
Bone - Natty Ranson / Alto/Soprano - Mike Troy Tenor/Soprano - Jaedon Alvira
Bass Clarinet / Ben Chapoteau-Katkz
Guest Musicians; Stacey Dillard / soprano Nicole Davis / Trumpet
Rich Boomzer / Tenor / flute and other surprise guests
6pm: ShapeShifter+ and Eric Quinn Present the music of Steve Grover Double Bill
8pm: Jeff Cosgrove - Matthew Shipp - Mat Maneri (one set only)
7pm - Jesse Lewis & Ike Sturm duo
8pm - The Awakening Orchestra presents:
Election year: a Work in progress. - part iii - ethos, pathos, logos.
9:30p - Makrokosmos Orchestra - Fifteen-player ensemble featuring Christine Correa, voice; Michel Gentile flutes; Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone, clarinet; Tim O'Dell, saxophones; Alan Brady, bass clarinet; Marshall Sealy, French horn; John Carlson, trumpet; Jacob Varmus, trumpet; David Chamberlain, euphonium; Dale Turk, bass trombone; John Deley, keyboards, sound design; Richard Nelson, guitar; Ken Filiano, bass; Rex Benincasa, hand percussion; and Eric Halvorson, drums. Compositions by Richard Nelson and Tim O'Dell.
8:30p - Miriam Elhajli
Shapeshifter is located at
18 Whitwell Place in Brooklyn, NY
R train to Union stop
Sound It Out series @ Greenwich House
Concerts, Sept-Dec 2016
Friday, November 4, 8:00 p.m. – Beautiful New Ensemble!
Oded Lev-Ari Group: Oded Lev-Ari, conductor; full band lineup, TBA
Saturday, November 12, 8:00 p.m. – In Praise of Ornette! - Fay Victor’s In Praise of Ornette: Fay Victor, voice, arrangements, text; Darius Jones, alto saxophone; Kenny Wessel, electric guitar; Sean Conly, double-bass
Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. – Guitar Double-Bill!
Mike Baggetta Trio + Anders Nilsson Trio: Mike Baggetta, guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Billy Mintz, drums; Anders Nilsson, guitar; Michaël Attias, alto saxophone; Ken Filiano, double-bass
Friday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. – Great Quintet!
Dave Scott Quintet: Dave Scott, trumpet; Rich Perry, tenor saxophone; Gary Versace, piano; John Hébert, double-bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums
Thursday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. – Powerhouse Double-Bill!
Mara Rosenbloom Trio + Sean Conly’s Re: Action+1
Mara Rosenbloom, piano; Sean Conly, double-bass; Chad Taylor, drums
Sean Conly, double-bass; Michaël Attias & Tony Malaby, saxes; Kris Davis, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums
Greenwich House Music School:
46 Barrow Street, just west of 7th Avenue South in New York City’s West Village; / www.greenwichhouse.org, 212-242-4770
This from Vocalist ANAIS MAVIEL:
SAT, NOV 5, 10pm
Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Ave, Queens
Anaïs Maviel solo vox, surdo, n'goni
THUR & FRI, NOV 10 & 11, 7:30pm
BRIC House Artist Studio, 647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place) Brooklyn, NY - The Commons Choir BROOKLYN REZOUND work-in-progress with Martita Abril, Sylvestre Akakpo, Ilona Bito, Yoon Sun Choi, Lydia Chrisman, Daria Faïn, Bob Holman, Shantelle C. Jackson, Darius Jones, Robert Kocik, Judah Levenson, Anaïs Maviel, Shelley Nicole, Jean Carla Rodea, Eli Tamondong, David Thomson, Julia Uleha, and Saul Ulerio
MON, NOV 14, 9PM
65 Fenimore Street, Brooklyn
Mehdi Darvishi - solo percussion
Anaïs Maviel & Leonid Galaganov - percussion, strings, winds, voice
SUN, NOV 20, (time TBA)
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
"Play Time Practice" - Choregraphy - Ilona Bito, Music - Anaïs Maviel
Dancers - Kirsten Schnittker, Jeremy Pfeiffer, Adi Eytan, Ilona Bito
John Zorn: Music for Agnes Martin
Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2, 2016
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Legendary composer John Zorn assembles a cast of musicians for an evening of music performed in the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda. Zorn’s “Dark River” from his 1995 album ‘Redbird’ was inspired by Agnes Martin, and this program serves as the premiere of two brand-new compositions also inspired by her work, “Praise” and “Blue Stratagem.” The program concludes with an exhibition viewing of Agnes Martin.
Compositions and performers (in order of appearance)
Carol Emanuel, harp
Ikue Mori, electronics
William Winant, vibraphone/percussion
John Zorn, vibraphone/percussion
“Dark River” (1995)
William Winant, bass drums
Ches Smith, bass drums
“Curling” (1977), performed by Dither
James Moore, guitar
Gyan Riley, guitar
Taylor Levine, guitar
Josh Lopez, guitar
“Blue Stratagem” (2016), performed by the American Brass Quintet
Kevin Cobb, trumpet
Louis Hanzlik, trumpet
Eric Reed, horn
Michael Powell, trombone
John Rojak, bass trombone