Guitarist Silverman in a free improvising septet with Roy Campbell, Blaise Siwula, Tom Swafford and Dave Miller, plus Buddhist monk Kossan and Cumbus player Tom Shad.
Label: SoundSeer Records
Catalog ID: S1001
Squidco Product Code: 14387
Condition: Sale (New)
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in November 2009 at Future Sound, NY by Ivan Evangelista.
Ken Silverman-electric guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, hand percussion
Roy Campbell-trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn, flute
Blaise Siwula-alto saxophone, clarinet
Tom Shad-Turkish Cumbus
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1. FROM 22:04
2. EMPTI 6:27
3. NESS 4:28
4. THOUGHT 7:57
5. AND EMO 13:49
6. TION 2:43
7. FROM (reprise) 1:13
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Ken Silverman's label Soundseer releases From Emptiness featuring the great Roy Campbell, as well as Blaise Siwula on Alto and Clarinet, myself, and the secret weapon of the CD is a Japanese Buddhist Monk who chants and plays the Shansin. Rounding out the instrumentation is Violin (To Swafford) turkish Cumbus (Tom shad), and Drums (Dave Miller). The CD focuses on juxtaposing the chanting of the Monk with the creative playing of the great musicians on the record.
"A word about Kossan: A practicing Buddhist monk, I met him while he was chanting in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few years ago. Heas game for trying improvisation and proved to be a natural. The centerpiece of the recording is "FROM", which is an orchestral arrangement designed to create improvised episodes of shifting instrumental combinations. The other pieces are all free improvisations."-Ken Silverman
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