The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2018, Squidco LLC


Noyes, Charles K. / Owen Maercks w/ Henry Kaiser / Greg Goodman: Free Mammals [VINYL] (Feeding Tube Records)

A great example of open-minded West Coast free improvisation around the late 70s from the quartet of Charles K. Noyes on percussion & saxophone, Owen Maercks on guitar, Henry Kaiser on guitar, and Greg Goodman on piano & percussion, side A from a live concert in Berkeley recorded by guitarist Henry Kaiser, side B from sutdio sessions in San Francisco.
 

Price: $19.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 16.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 752830266018

Label: Feeding Tube Records
Catalog ID: FTR 287LP
Squidco Product Code: 26066

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Side One recorded in concert at Woody Woodman's Finger Palace, in Berkeley, California, on June 8th, 1979, by Henry Kaiser.

Side Two recorded at Mobius Music, in San Francisco, California, on June 12th, 1979, by Oliver DiCicco. Originally released on vinyl LP on the Visible Records label as catalog code VS6791.


Personnel:

Charles K. Noyes-percussion, saxophone

Owen Maercks-guitar

Henry Kaiser-guitar

Greg Goodman-piano, percussion

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search
track listing:


SIDE A



1. The Girl Mad About Honey [After Levi-Strauss] 15:45

2. Terminal Documents 7:00

SIDE B



1. Bed Sores 4:05

2. All That Is The Case 2:55

3. Surfing Drums 3:00

4. Talking Bandits 5:20

5. Watching Barbara Broadcast 1:45

6. "... A Flattened Cylinder, Fifty Metres Round And Eighteen High..." 3:55
Related Categories of Interest:


Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
West Coast/Pacific US Jazz
Quartet Recordings
New in Improvised Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers

sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Reissue of an exceptional album of improvisations, recorded when percussionist Charles K. Noyes was lured to the Bay Area in the summer of 1979 by Henry Kaiser. Noyes and Maercks had played regularly as a duo when Owen was still based in Worcester, MA. But he'd shifted his ass westward in the wake of the Teenage Sex Therapist session (FTR 153-2LP), which had been organized by Kaiser following their collaborations in the band, Monster Island. Half of the album was recorded live at Woody Woodman's Finger Palace, with Kaiser on guitar and Greg Goodman on piano. The web of cluttered notes and interwoven melodic lines they created that night was incredible. And the duo studio session a few days later was massive as well. Free Mammals has long been a notoriously scarce document in the history of the West Coast's free music scene of the late '70s. And the album (nominally released on Owen's Visible label, although everything was handled by Charles) almost always sounded as though it hadbeen pressed onto concrete. With the help of Jeremy Pisani and Carl Saff, we have attempted to present this extraordinary music with the best sonics possible. And it sounds mighty dandy. There is also a liner note insert, as well as full size repros of two fliers from both the show at which this was partially recorded, and also a subsequent trio set with Noyes/Kaiser/Goodman. They will look fine on your wall, should to choose to thus deface them. Regardless. Count your lucky stars and dive in. All of your dreams are about to come true."-Byron Coley


Artist Biographies:

Charles K. Noyes is a percussionist who is associated with Bay Area improvisers including Henry Kaiser, Weasel Walter, Sang-Won Park. He has released a number of solo albums, and is a member of the Invite the Spirit trio.

-Squidco 8/15/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Owen Maercks is a herpetoculturist and partner in the East Bay Vivarium in Berkeley, which bills itself as the nation's largest and oldest retail herpetological store, specializing in the captive production of a wide selection of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids, which it supplies to zoos, educational institutions and classrooms as well as individuals and families.

He is also a musician, with a scattering of obscure and unusual recordings to his credit. [with groups Monster Island, MX-80 Sound, Charles K. Noyes And Owen Maercks With Henry Kaiser And Greg Goodman]."

-Teenage Sex Therapist, Discogs (http://teenagesextherapist.blogspot.com/)
8/15/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Henry Kaiser (born September 19, 1952) is an American guitarist and composer, known as an idiosyncratic soloist, a sideman, an ethnomusicologist, and a film score composer. Recording and performing prolifically in many styles of music, Kaiser is a fixture on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. He is considered a member of the "second generation" of American free improvisers. He is married to Canadian artist Brandy Gale.

In 1977, Kaiser founded Metalanguage Records with Larry Ochs (Rova Saxophone Quartet) and Greg Goodman. In 1979 he recorded With Friends Like These with Fred Frith, a collaboration that lasted for over 20 years. In 1983 they recorded Who Needs Enemies, and in 1987 the compilation album With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends? They joined with fellow experimental musicians John French, and English folk-rocker Richard Thompson to form French Frith Kaiser Thompson for two eclectic albums, Live, Love, Larf & Loaf (1987) and Invisible Means (1990). In 1999 Frith and Kaiser released Friends and Enemies, a compilation of their two Metalanguage albums along with additional material from 1984 and 1999.

In 1991, Kaiser went to Madagascar with guitarist David Lindley. They recorded roots music with Malagasy musicians and discovered music that, he says, "changed us radically and permanently". Three volumes of this music were released by Shanachie under the title A World Out of Time. In 1994 he made a similar trip to Norway, again with Lindley, recording music that was released as Sweet Sunny North (2 volumes, 1994 and 1996).

Since 1998, Kaiser has been collaborating with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith in the "Yo Miles!" project, releasing a series of tributes to Miles Davis's 1970s electric music. This shifting aggregation has included musicians from the worlds of rock (guitarists Nels Cline, Mike Keneally and Chris Muir, drummer Steve Smith), jazz (saxophonists Greg Osby and John Tchicai), avant-garde (keyboardist John Medeski, guitarist Elliott Sharp), and Indian classical music (tabla player Zakir Hussain).

Kaiser has appeared on more than 250 albums and scored dozens of TV shows and films, including Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World (2007). He was given a Grammy Award for his work on the Beautiful Dreamer tribute to Stephen Foster.

In 2001, Kaiser spent two and a half months in Antarctica on a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grant. He has subsequently returned for nine more visits to work as a research diver. His underwater camera work was featured in two Herzog films, The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) and Encounters at the End of the World (2007), which he also produced, and for which he and Lindley composed the score. Kaiser served as music producer for Herzog's Grizzly Man (2005). He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work as a producer on Encounters at the End of the World."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kaiser_(musician))
8/15/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

"Greg Goodman is one of America's most distinguished improvising pianists. He is just as distinguished when he is in Europe. He was also very distinguished when he was in the Soviet Union in 1989, but it is still not clear whether or not Russia is part of Europe, or if it should be. This ordinarily would not affect Greg Goodman, or his distinguished career; at least, not in his opinion. For the purposes of this biography, Greg Goodman has worked with many of the world's leading improvisers, including John Cage, Nicolas Slonimsky, and his Mother; he has also worked with many who did not lead. When not working, he is the proprietor of Woody Woodman's Finger Palace, the San Francisco Bay Area's longest running (since 1978) presenter of avant-garde music and theater. He also runs (from) the famous Beak Doctor Records. Currently, he is writing this sentence. "

-Bay Improviser (https://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/207/greg-goodman)
8/15/2018

Have a better biography or biography source? Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Recommended & Related Releases:

Search for other titles on the Feeding Tube Records label.