The Squid's Ear Magazine
Squidco: Improvised, Composed & Unusual Music from around the globe
Cart Checkout   Log In/Register
Squidco? New Releases Just In Restocked Upcoming
Artist Title Label


Ochs, Larry / Gerald Cleaver: Songs Of The Wild Cave (RogueArt)

An extremely unique sax and drums album, as Rova leader Larry Ochs and New York drummer Gerald Cleaver take their tenor and sopranino saxophones, and drums and percussion, into the absolute darkness and stillness of the Portel Cave in the South of France, using the resonance and inspiration of the cave to record these seven incredible improvisations.
 

Price: $15.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 3760131270846

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-0084
Squidco Product Code: 26555

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded in a wild cave in absolute silence and darkness... in the southwest of France, on October 1st 2016, by Vincent Mahey.


Personnel:

Gerald Cleaver-drums, percussion

Larry Ochs-tenor saxophone, sopranino saxophone

Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist.

Highlight an instrument above
and click here to Search for albums with that instrument.

Artist Biographies:

"Gerald Cleaver (born May 4, 1963) is an African-American jazz drummer from Detroit, Michigan. Cleaver's father is drummer John Cleaver Jr., originally from Springfield, Ohio, and his mother was from Greenwood, Mississippi. Gerald had six older siblings. Cleaver joined the jazz faculty at the University of Michigan in 1995. He has performed or recorded with Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitous, Michael Formanek, Tomasz Sta ko, Franck Amsallem and others.

Under the name Veil of Names, Cleaver released an album called Adjust on the Fresh Sounds New Talent label in 2001. It featured Maneri, Ben Monder, Andrew Bishop, Craig Taborn and Reid Anderson and was a Best Debut Recording Nominee by the Jazz Journalists Association. Cleaver currently leads the groups Uncle June, Black Host, Violet Hour and NiMbNl as well as working as a sideman with many different artists."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Cleaver_(musician))
9/28/2022

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

"Larry Ochs (b. May 3, 1949, New York City) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Ochs studied trumpet briefly but concentrated on tenor and sopranino saxophones. He worked as a record producer and founded his own label, Metalanguage Records, in 1978, in addition to operating the Twelve Stars studio in California. He co-founded the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and also worked in Glenn Spearman's Double Trio. A frequent recipient of commissions, he composed the music for the play Goya's L.A. by Leslie Scalapino in 1994 and for Letters Not About Love, which was named best documentary film at SXSW in 1998. He has also played in a new music trio called Room and the What We Live ensemble. He has recorded several albums as a leader. He formed the group Kihnoua in 2007 with vocalist Dohee Lee and Scott Amendola on drums and electronics, which released Unauthorized Caprices in 2010. He is married to the poet Lyn Hejinian."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Ochs_(musician))
9/28/2022

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


1. First Steps (9:05)

2. Into the Air (5:16)

3. Deeper (9:52 ) Play

4. Down (5:46)

5. Ringing It In (7:07)

6. Rooted in Clay (8:59)

7. Light from the Shadows (14:35)
sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Fall 2016, southwest France. Guided by its owner, Larry Ochs and Gerald Cleaver visit the Portel cave, a Magdalenian painted cave. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, given how few visits are allowed so as not to endanger the parietal works.

The cave paintings' preservation imperatives do not allow for the recording to take place in the cave itself; it took place on the next day, in another cave, similar in its layout, but not painted.

Absolute darkness and silence. Gerald and Larry are still imbued with the eve.

The session was short, incredibly dense. Having given their all, Larry and Gerald were utterly exhausted by the end.

Several years of preparation, intense efforts before, during, and after, two outstanding musicians, Vincent Mahey's sublime work.

The album is unique, the music exceptional."-Michel Dorbon



This album has been reviewed on our magazine:

The Squid
The Squid's Ear!
Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
West Coast/Pacific US Jazz
Duo Recordings
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Percussion & Drums
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
Saxophone & Drummer / Percussionist Duos

Search for other titles on the label:
RogueArt.

Other Releases With These Artists:
Moten, Fred / Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver
S/T
(Relative Pitch)
Seabrook / Cleaver / Cooper-Moore
In The Swarm [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)
Blaser, Samuel
7th Heaven
(Between The Lines)
Jones Jones (feat. Larry Ochs / Vladimir Tarasov / Mark Dresser)
Just Justice
(ESP)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Ship / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(577 Records)
Parker, Christopher / The Band of Guardian Angels
Soul Food
(Mahakala Music)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL]
(577 Records)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2
(577 Records)
Parker, William (Parker / Cleaver / Mendoza)
Mayan Space Station
(Aum Fidelity)
Rova Saxophone Quartet
The Circumference of Reason
(ESP Disk)
Swell's, Steve Systems For Total Immersion
Hommage A Luciano Berio
(Silkheart)
Rova Saxophone Quartet
The Circumference of Reason
(ESP Disk)
Lopez, Brandon Trio
Live at Roulette
(Relative Pitch)
Lopez, Cecilia
Red (DB)
(Relative Pitch)
Judson Trio (Leandre / Maneri / Cleaver)
Light And Dance [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
East Axis (Matthew Shipp / Allen Lowe / Gerald Cleaver / Kevin Ray)
Cool With That
(ESP-Disk)
Ochs-Robinson Duo
A Civil Right
(ESP-Disk)
Cleaver, Gerald
Griots [VINYL]
(577 Records)
Cleaver, Gerald
Griots
(577 Records)
Hprizm
Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL]
(577 Records)
Hprizm
Signs Remixed
(577 Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver
The Bright Awakening
(RogueArt)
Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script
Cloud Script
(RogueArt)
Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script
Cloud Script [VINYL]
(RogueArt)
Ochs, Larry / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton)
Continental Drift
(Clean Feed)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 [VINYL]
(577 Records)
Cleaver, Gerald
Signs
(577 Records)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1
(577 Records)
Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver)
Exultations
(Astral Spirits)
Seabrook, Brandon (w/ Cooper-Moore / Gerald Cleaver)
Exultations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
(Astral Spirits)
Cleaver, Gerald
Signs [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
(577 Records)
Swell, Steve Quintet Soul Travelers w/ special guest Leena Conquest
Astonishments
(RogueArt)
Nabatov, Simon Quintet (w/ Malaby / Seabrook / Formanek / Cleaver)
Last Minute Theory
(Clean Feed)
Fictive Five, The (Ochs / Wooley / Filiano / Niggenkemper / Eisenstadt)
Anything Is Possible
(Clean Feed)
Fujiwara, Tomas
Triple Double [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Rova Saxophone Quartet
In Transverse Time
(Les Disques Victo)
Delbecq, Benoit 4 (w / Turner / Hebert / Cleaver)
Spots On Stripes
(Clean Feed)
Spectral (Dave Rempis / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs)
Empty Castles
(Aerophonic)
Lopez / Nelson / Nicodemou / Cleaver
The Industry Of Entropy
(Relative Pitch)
Fujiwara, Tomas
Triple Double
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Rova / Bruckmann & Kaiser
Steve Lacy's Saxophone Special Revisited
(Clean Feed)
Goldberg, Ben (Goldberg / Ellis / Dunn / Sarin / Schott / Ochs)
Eight Phrases For Jefferson Rubin
(Les Disques Victo)
Rova
Ptow!!
(Les Disques Victo)
Ellis, Lisle / Cauley / Robinson / Ruthier / Ochs / McPhee / Spearman
Elevations
(Les Disques Victo)
Perelman, Ivo / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 6
(Leo Records)
Perelman, Ivo / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 4
(Leo Records)
Rova::Orkestra
Electric Ascension (2003)
(Atavistic)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Blaser, Samuel
Spring Rain
(Whirlwind)
Rempis, Dave / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs
Spectral
(Aerophonic)
Hebert, John Trio
Floodstage
(Clean Feed)
Bynum, Taylor Ho / John Hebert / Gerald Cleaver
Book of Three: Continuum
(Relative Pitch)
Hebert, John Trio
Spiritual Lover
(Clean Feed)
Levin, Daniel Trio
Fuhuffah
(Clean Feed)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Moten, Fred / Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver
S/T
(Relative Pitch)
Seabrook / Cleaver / Cooper-Moore
In The Swarm [VINYL]
(Astral Spirits)
Blaser, Samuel
7th Heaven
(Between The Lines)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Ship / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
(577 Records)
Parker, Christopher / The Band of Guardian Angels
Soul Food
(Mahakala Music)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL]
(577 Records)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2
(577 Records)
Parker, William (Parker / Cleaver / Mendoza)
Mayan Space Station
(Aum Fidelity)
Rova Saxophone Quartet
The Circumference of Reason
(ESP Disk)
Swell's, Steve Systems For Total Immersion
Hommage A Luciano Berio
(Silkheart)
Rova Saxophone Quartet
The Circumference of Reason
(ESP Disk)
Lopez, Brandon Trio
Live at Roulette
(Relative Pitch)
Lopez, Cecilia
Red (DB)
(Relative Pitch)
Judson Trio (Leandre / Maneri / Cleaver)
Light And Dance [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
East Axis (Matthew Shipp / Allen Lowe / Gerald Cleaver / Kevin Ray)
Cool With That
(ESP-Disk)
Ochs-Robinson Duo
A Civil Right
(ESP-Disk)
Cleaver, Gerald
Griots [VINYL]
(577 Records)
Cleaver, Gerald
Griots
(577 Records)
Hprizm
Signs Remixed [BLACK VINYL]
(577 Records)
Hprizm
Signs Remixed
(577 Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver
The Bright Awakening
(RogueArt)
Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script
Cloud Script
(RogueArt)
Abrams', Joshua Cloud Script
Cloud Script [VINYL]
(RogueArt)
Ochs, Larry / Aram Shelton Quartet (w/ Nordeson / Dresser / Walton)
Continental Drift
(Clean Feed)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 [VINYL]
(577 Records)
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1
(577 Records)









About Squidco Contact Us Log In/Register Squidco?
The Squid's Ear Magazine


Rapid SSL

PayPal

Mastercard

Visa

Discover

American Express



© 2002-, Squidco LLC