The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL

  PayPal

  Mastercard

  Visa

  Discover

  American Express



© 2002-2017, Squidco LLC


Zorn, John / Eugene Chadbourne: 1977-1981 [VINYL LP + BOOK] (Song Cycle)

Deluxe box set edition of the 1998 Materiali Sonori CD, originally released to accompany the book release of "Sonora: John Zorn", here in its first vinyl release presenting early Downtown NY recordings between the duo of Zorn and guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, with vital players including Tom Cora, Polly Bradfield, Davey Williams, Fred Frith, Mark Kramer, &c.
 

Price: $44.95


Quantity:

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 48.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Log In to use our Wish List
product information:


UPC: 889397719869

Label: Song Cycle
Catalog ID: CY 986LP
Squidco Product Code: 25154

Format: LP + BOOK
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Italy
Packaging: LP w/Booklet in Boxset LP case
Originally released in 1998 on CD on the Materiali Sonori label.

Track 1 recorded at KVDS Radio, Davis, California, Winter 1977/78,

Track 2 recorded at WKCR, New York, on March 20th, 1978.

Track 3 recorded at Pangea Club, winter 1977/78.

Tracks 4 and 5 recorded at Dick Charles Recording, New York, June 1979, and Eugene Chadbourne at Aycock Auditorium, Greensboro, April 1987. Tape editing and remix at Psychad, Greensboro, Spring 1997, and at Kent State, in Ohio, 1981.


Personnel:

Eugene Chadbourne-acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dobro, 12 string guitar, prepared guitar

John Zorn-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet

Polly Bradfield-violin, viola, electric violin

Tom Cora-cello

Byron Haskins-clarinet

Dennis Licht-congas, percussion

David Licht-drums

Andrea Centazzo-drums

Tom Shephard-electric bass

Fred Frith-electric guitar

Davey Williams-electric guitar

David Doyle-French horn

Wayne Horvitz-keyboards, bass

Steve Beresford-keyboards, euphonium, toy piano, toy drums

Mark Kramer-organ, tape

Lesli Dalaba-trumpet

Toshinori Kondo-trumpet, euphonium

Jim Katzin-violin

LaDonna Smith-violin

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


SIDE A



1. The Viaduct 9:20

2. Welcome West 14:13

SIDE B



1. The Double 5:23

2. The English Channel (New Mix) 8:56

3. W VA Spec (Newly Done Version) 5:33
Related Categories of Interest:


Vinyl Recordings
Book
Box Sets
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Chadbourne. Eugene
Zorn. John
Instant Rewards
New in Improvised Music
Recent Releases and Best Sellers
Jazz Reissues

sample the album:








descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Song Cycle Records present a reissue of 1977-1981, a collection of rare free-jazz pieces performed by John Zorn and selected by the American guitarist and music critic Eugene Chadbourne originally released in 1998. Originally released to accompany the book release of Sonora: John Zorn (Materiali Sonori), the album is presented here for the first time in an exclusive release in limited edition on vinyl. This special issue includes the original book that features exclusive interviews, essays, and photos about the artist's entire oeuvre up to 1988."-Song Cycle Records


Artist Biographies:

"A seemingly endless -- and endlessly eclectic -- series of releases made the innovative guitarist Eugene Chadbourne one of the underground community's most well-known and well-regarded eccentrics. Born January 4, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY, Chadbourne was raised in Boulder, CO, by his mother, a refugee of the Nazi death camps. At the age of 11, the Beatles inspired him to learn guitar; later exposure to Jimi Hendrix prompted him to begin experimenting with distortion pedals and fuzzboxes. Ultimately, however, he became dissatisfied with the conventions of rock and pop, and traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic one, on which he began to learn to play bottleneck blues.

Perhaps Chadbourne's most significant formative discovery was jazz; initially drawn to John Coltrane and Roland Kirk, he later became an acolyte of the avant excursions of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton. Despite the huge influence music exerted over his life, however, Chadbourne first studied to become a journalist, but his career was derailed when he fled to Canada rather than fight in Vietnam; only President Jimmy Carter's declaration of amnesty for conscientious objectors allowed the vociferously left-wing Chadbourne to return to the U.S. in 1976, at which time he plunged headlong into the New York downtown music scene. After releasing his 1976 debut, Solo Acoustic Guitar, he began collaborating on purely improvisational music with the visionary saxophonist John Zorn and the acclaimed guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Quickly, Chadbourne carved out a singular style, comprised of equal parts protest music, free improvisation, and avant-garde jazz, topped off with his absurd, squeaky vocals. A complete list of Chadbourne's countless subsequent collaborations and genre workouts is far too lengthy and detailed to exhaustively document, although in the early '80s he garnered some of his first significant attention as the frontman of Shockabilly, a demented rockabilly revisionist outfit which also featured the well-known producer Kramer. Following the group's breakup, Chadbourne turned to his own idiosyncratic brand of country and folk, accurately dubbed LSD C&W on a 1987 release, the same year he joined the members of Camper Van Beethoven for a one-off covers project. In addition, he recorded with artists ranging from Fred Frith and Elliott Sharp to Evan Johns and Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer in the Mothers of Invention; in between, he continued exploring unique styles inspired by music from the four corners of the globe, all the while issuing a seemingly innumerable string of records, most of them on his own Parachute label."

-All Music (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eugene-chadbourne-mn0000172925/biography)
12/8/2017

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

"John Zorn (born September 2, 1953) is an American composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, klezmer, soundtrack, ambient, and improvised music. He incorporates diverse styles in his compositions which he identifies as avant-garde or experimental. Zorn was described by Down Beat as "one of our most important composers".

Zorn established himself within the New York City downtown music movement in the mid-1970s performing with musicians across the sonic spectrum and developing experimental methods of composing new music. After releasing albums on several independent US and European labels, Zorn signed with Elektra Nonesuch and received wide acclaim with the release of The Big Gundown, an album reworking the compositions of Ennio Morricone. He attracted further attention worldwide with the release of Spillane in 1987, and Naked City in 1989. After spending almost a decade travelling between Japan and the US he made New York his permanent base and established his own record label, Tzadik, in the mid-1990s.

Tzadik enabled Zorn to maintain independence from the mainstream music industry and ensured the continued availability of his growing catalog of recordings, allowing him to prolifically record and release new material, issuing several new albums each year, as well as promoting the work of many other musicians. Zorn has led the hardcore bands Naked City and Painkiller, the klezmer/free jazz-influenced quartet Masada, composed over 600 pieces as part of the Masada Songbooks that have been performed by an array of groups, composed concert music for classical ensembles and orchestras, and produced music for opera, sound installations, film and documentary. Zorn has undertaken many tours of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, often performing at festivals with many other musicians and ensembles that perform his diverse output.

Zorn's compositions cross many genres and he has stated "All the various styles are organically connected to one another. I'm an additive person-the entire storehouse of my knowledge informs everything I do. People are so obsessed with the surface that they can't see the connections, but they are there." For Zorn "Composing is more than just imagining music-it's knowing how to communicate it to musicians. And you don't give an improviser music that's completely written out, or ask a classical musician to improvise. I'm interested in speaking to musicians in their own languages, on their own terms, and in bringing out the best in what they do. To challenge them and excite them." "

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zorn)
12/8/2017

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

"Polly Bradfield is an American violinist from the New York City free improvisation scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her closest musical associates were Eugene Chadbourne and John Zorn. She also played on records by William Parker and Frank Lowe. Her music career ended when she moved to California sometime in the 1980s. Her last appearance on record was on Zorn's The Big Gundown in 1986.

"I began playing music when I was 8 or 9. First piano, then violin. I preferred to play classical literature, but I started improvising by playing piano in a high school stage band. I studied jazz in college after hearing Cecil Taylor I started developing a style of improvisation on the piano, playing with many different musicians and performing occasionally. When I met Eugene Chadbourne and John Zorn on moving to New York, I quit playing the piano and concentrated on the violin. My playing really changed and so did my attitudes about music and improvising..." (from Bradfield's own liner notes on the back of her Solo Violin Improvisations LP)

In the same liner notes, she lists her musical inspirations: Paganini, Bartók, Ives, Ligeti, Django Reinhardt, Stuff Smith, Eddie South, Joe Venuti, The Sacred Guitar and Violin music of the Modern Aztecs, Jean Carignan, Swedish fiddle music, and Cajun string bands. (She also thanks Zorn and Chadbourne for their effect on her music.)

In 1979 she released an LP on Chadbourne's Parachute label called Solo Violin Improvisations. The cover shows a photo of a young girl, presumably Bradfield as a child, sawing a branch off a tree, a pun on violin playing described as "sawing". The album contains more silence than sawing, though; her scrapes, scratches, plunks, and occasional notes on the violin are often separated by long stretches of it. Her radically still, non-discursive, Cageian style on this little known LP foreshadows later trends in free improvisation.

Eugene Chadbourne describes the album as "a controlled masterwork of severely intense playing" .

In her liner notes, Bradfield writes "The music on this record is all acoustic violin. Usually I use an amplifier when performing, but I wanted my first solo recording to be acoustic. I felt it was a small way to pay homage to the instrument's long and diverse history which began long before electricity was discovered." "

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polly_Bradfield)
12/8/2017

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

"Thomas Henry Corra (September 14, 1953 April 9, 1998), better known as Tom Cora, was an American cellist and composer, best known for his improvisational performances in the field of experimental jazz and rock. He recorded with John Zorn, Butch Morris, and The Ex, and was a member of Curlew, Third Person and Skeleton Crew.

Tom Cora was born in Yancey Mills, Virginia, United States. He made his musical debut as drummer on a local television program and in the mid-1970s he played guitar for a Washington, D.C. jazz club house band. He took up the cello while an undergraduate at the University of Virginia and studied with cellist Pablo Casals' student Luis Garcia-Renart and later with vibraphonist Karl Berger. During this time he formed his own group, The Moose Skowron Tuned Metal Ensemble and began constructing instruments for it.

In 1979 Cora moved to New York City where he worked with Shockabilly guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, introducing the cello to the honky tonk circuits of North America. He performed at improvising clubs and venues in New York with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Andrea Centazzo, Butch Morris, Wayne Horvitz, David Moss, Toshinori Kondo and others. Cora also collaborated with George Cartwright and Bill Laswell which led to the formation of the art rock band Curlew in 1979 . Cora remained with Curlew for over ten years and appeared on five of their albums.

In 1982 Tom Cora and Fred Frith formed Skeleton Crew, an improvising rock and jazz band best known for their live performances where they played various instruments simultaneously. Cora and Frith were each one-man bands on stage and for their act, Cora constructed musical contraptions he could play with his feet. The band existed for five years during which time they toured Europe, North America and Japan extensively. They made two studio albums, Learn to Talk (1984) and The Country of Blinds (1986), the latter with Zeena Parkins who had joined the band in 1984. In October 1983 Skeleton Crew joined Duck and Cover, a commission from the Berlin Jazz Festival, for a performance in West Berlin, followed by another in February 1984 in East Berlin.

Cora was also a member of the improvising trio Third Person, formed in 1990 as a live collaboration with percussionist Samm Bennett and a "third person" who changed from concert to concert. Two CDs of some of their performances were released, The Bends in 1991 (with "third persons" Don Byron, George Cartwright, Chris Cochrane, Nic Collins, Catherine Jauniaux, Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins, and Marc Ribot) and Luck Water in 1995 (with "third person" Kazutoki Umezu).

Cora performed with a number of other bands, including Nimal with Momo Rossel and post-rock quartet Roof. In 1990, he played two concerts with Dutch anarcho-punk band, The Ex, and the success of this collaboration resulted in Cora performing hundreds of concerts with The Ex and appearing on two of their CDs. In 1995 in The Netherlands, Cora and Frith collaborated, as Skeleton Crew, on Etymology, a CD-ROM sound sample library of sonic sounds and wire manipulations.

Tom Cora died of malignant melanoma at the age of 44 in a hospital in the south of France, where he lived with his wife, singer Catherine Jauniaux, and their son, Elia Corra."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cora)
12/8/2017

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

Clarinetist Byron Haskins is known for his work with Eugene Chadbourne's The English Channel album.

-Squidco 12/8/2017

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

Dennis Licht is an improvising percussionist known for his work with Eugene Chadbounre, and the band Paws with David Licht.

-Squidco 12/8/2017

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

"David Licht (born 20th century in Detroit, Michigan) is a drummer and a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning American Klezmer band The Klezmatics. He moved to New York City in 1985 to help manage a recording studio, joined the band Bongwater, and later met Frank London with whom he started The Klezmatics. He also played with When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Licht)
12/8/2017

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

"In an artistic career that spans over twentyfive years, Andrea Centazzo has given more than 1000 concerts and live performances in Europe and the United States, as well as having appeared and performed on numerous radio and television broadcasts. He has recorded over 60 LP's and CD's, and has authored 350 compositions and eight musicology books. His musical endeavors and creative expression range from the sublime to the passionate, from lyric opera to orchestral symphony and solo percussion. He has performed in momentous festivals as soloist of his own compositions or as conductor of symphonic orchestras. Centazzo is a pioneer of contemporary percussion. In the early years, he performed with some of the greatest avant-garde soloists and composers, including J. Zorn, S. Bussotti, S. Lacy, D. Cherry, A. Mangellsdorf, E. Parker, etc. Deservedly, Centazzo has received a number of prestigious music and video Awards (Premio Speciale della Critica Discografica Italiana, USA Downbeat Poll, International Video Festival Tokyo, Prix Arcanal of French Culture, etc.) A doctoral graduate in musicology, he has taught seminars and workshops in Europe and the USA. Since 1983, Centazzo has been dedicated to creating multi-media experiences. This expansion began with an exhibition of his scores rendered as painted ideograms, and evolved into video performances combining both live performance with video images. These efforts culminated in his directing award-winning videos and films. As a soundtrack composer, he unites traditional instrumentation with current technological advances in musical expression through sampling machines and computers. These efforts give a new perspective to the fusion of sound and image through his theatre, television, video, CD rom, and feature film scores. The music of A.C. captures and expresses the rhythm and pulse of life by synthesizing the mystery of Oriental percussive vibrations with the timbral harmonic understanding of contemporary music and the soul of jazz and rock post-culture. A.C. continues to contribute his unique artistic vision to the evolution of contemporary culture."

-Andrea Centazzo Website (http://andreacentazzo.com/bio.html)
12/8/2017

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

"Though the point of reference for many remains the iconic band Henry Cow, which he co-founded in 1968 and which broke up more than 30 years ago, Fred Frith has never really stood still for an instant.

In bands such as Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew, Keep the Dog, Tense Serenity, the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Eye to Ear, and most recently Cosa Brava, he has always held true to his roots in rock and folk music, while exploring influences that range from the literary works of Eduardo Galeano to the art installations of Cornelia Parker.

The release of the seminal Guitar Solos in 1974 enabled him to simultaneously carve out a place for himself in the international improvised music scene, not only as an acclaimed solo performer but in the company of artists as diverse as Han Bennink, Chris Cutler, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Evelyn Glennie, Ikue Mori, Louis Sclavis, Stevie Wishart, Wu Fei, Camel Zekri, John Zorn, and scores of others.

He has also developed a personal compositional language in works written for Arditti Quartet, Asko Ensemble, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Modern, Concerto Köln, and ROVA Sax Quartet, for example. Fred has been active as a composer for dance since the early 1980s, working with choreographers Bebe Miller, François Verret, and especially long-time collaborator and friend Amanda Miller, with whom he has created a compelling body of work over the last twenty years.

His film soundtracks (for award-winning films like Thomas Riedelsheimer's Rivers and Tides and Touch the Sound, Peter Mettler's Gambling, Gods, and LSD, and Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow's Thirst, to name a few) won him a lifetime achievement award from Prague's "Music on Film, Film on Music" Festival (MOFFOM) in 2007. The following year he received Italy's Demetrio Stratos Prize (previously given to Diamanda Galas and Meredith Monk) for his life's work in experimental music, and in 2010 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in his home county of Yorkshire.

Fred currently teaches in the Music Department at Mills College in Oakland, California (renowned for over fifty years as the epicenter of the American experimental tradition), and in the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland."

-Fred Frith Website (http://www.fredfrith.com/biography.html)
12/8/2017

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

"Davey Williams (born 1952) is an American free improvisation and avant-garde music guitarist. In addition to his solo work, he has been noted for his membership in Curlew and his collaborations with LaDonna Smith.

Williams began on guitar at age 12. He played in rock bands in high school, and studied with blues musician Johnny Shines from the late 1960s until 1971. Early in the 1970s Williams played in the University of Alabama B Jazz Ensemble and the Salt & Pepper Soul Band. He also started working with LaDonna Smith around this time, and founded a musical ensemble/recording project called Transmuseq. He toured the U.S. and Europe in 1978. Early in the 1980s he worked in a blues band called Trains in Trouble, then joined Curlew in 1986, who released several albums on Cuneiform Records through the 1990s.

In the 1980s he also worked with Col. Bruce Hampton and OK, Nurse, and in the early 1990s played in a punk rock band called Fuzzy Sons. Concomitantly with Fuzzy Sons, Williams played in an improvisational three-piece called Say What?, and worked with Jim Staley and Ikue Mori. Williams has appeared live at some 1,500 concerts worldwide.

Williams co-founded The Improviser, a journal of experimental music, in 1981. He has also worked as a music critic for the Birmingham News and published freelance criticism elsewhere."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davey_Williams_(musician))
12/8/2017

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

"Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist and electronic musician who has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He is the leader of the Gravitas Quartet, Sweeter Than the Day, Zony Mash, The Four plus One Ensemble and co-founder of the New York Composers Orchestra. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, George Lewis, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Michael Shrieve and Carla Bley, among others. Commissioners include the NEA, Meet the Composer, Kronos String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, BAM, and Earshot Jazz. Collaborators include Paul Taylor, Liz Lerman, Bill Irwin and Gus Van Sant. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including two MAP grants and the NEA American Masterpiece award. Recent compositions include The Heartsong of Charging Elk based on the novel by James Welch and 55: Music and Dance in Concrete: a site-specific collaboration with dancer Yukio Suzuki and video artist Yohei Saito. He is the music programmer for The Royal Room, a performance venue in Seattle, Washington, and a professor of composition at the Cornish College of the Arts."

-Wayne Horvitz Website (http://www.waynehorvitz.com/about/)
12/8/2017

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

"Steve Beresford (born 1950) is a British musician who graduated from the University of York. He has played a variety of instruments, including piano, electronics, trumpet, euphonium, bass guitar and a wide variety of toy instruments, such as the toy piano. He has also played a wide range of music. He is probably best known for free improvisation, but has also written music for film and television and has been involved with a number of pop music groups.

Beresford played in Derek Bailey's Company events and in the groups Alterations with David Toop, Terry Day and Peter Cusack, and the Three Pullovers with Nigel Coombes and Roger Smith. He was also a member with Gavin Bryars and Brian Eno of the Portsmouth Sinfonia.

Beresford has continued to play free improvisation with a number of prominent musicians, including Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, John Zorn, and Han Bennink. He has collaborated extensively with Swiss-American artist/musician Christian Marclay and is an active member of the long-standing London Improvisers Orchestra.

From 2010 he performed various pieces by John Cage, including Indeterminacy with Tania Chen and comedian Stewart Lee, and a performance with Ilan Volkov at The BBC Proms 2012 at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

He has also worked with a number of popular musicians, including Ray Davis, The Slits, Frank Chickens, Ted Milton and The Flying Lizards. In 2015 he performed a duoproject with the upcoming Norwegian singer Natalie Sandtorv at the Blow Out! festival in Oslo, Norway.

He was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists in 2012. He is a senior lecturer on the Commercial Music course at University of Westminster.

Beresford's music and his teachings have inspired the musical community in the UK for over a decade. British songwriter and performer Katy Carr cites Steve Beresford's lectures on musical themes associated with Free improvisation, Experimental music, John Cage, musique concrète, Diamanda Galás and The Slits as a source of initial inspiration with regards to the creation of her debut album, Screwing Lies released in 2001."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Beresford)
12/8/2017

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

"Mark Kramer (born Stephen Michael Bonner in New York City in 1958), known professionally as Kramer, is a musician, composer, record producer and founder of the New York City record label Shimmy-Disc. He was a full-time member of the bands New York Gong, Shockabilly, Bongwater and Dogbowl & Kramer, has played on tour (usually on bass guitar) with bands such as Butthole Surfers, B.A.L.L., Ween, Half Japanese and The Fugs (1984 reunion tour), and has also performed regularly with John Zorn and other improvising musicians of New York City's so-called "downtown scene" of the 1980s.

Kramer's most notable work as a producer has been with bands such as Galaxie 500 (whose entire oeuvre he produced), Low (whom he discovered and produced), Half Japanese, White Zombie, GWAR, King Missile, Danielson Famile, Will Oldham, Daniel Johnston, and Urge Overkill, including their hit cover of "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kramer_(musician))
12/8/2017

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

"Trumpet player Lesli Dalaba, a New York resident since 1978, was a member of Wayne Horvitz's, Elliott Sharp's and La Monte Young's ensembles. Despite keeping a low profile, throughout the 1980s she contributed to renovate the vocabulary of the instrument with a style that made the cerebral sound lyrical. Her first album, Trumpet Songs and Dances (march 1979 - Parachute, 1979), collected solos (Tanz Pesen, Barrytown) and duets (Two Up with Wayne Horvitz).

Relocating to Seattle in 1989, she joined Jeff Greinke's Land and in 1996 formed Radio Chongching.

Her recordings were rare and subdued. Dalaba Frith Glick-Rieman Kihlstedt (Accretions, 2003) was a collaboration with guitarist Fred Frith, pianist Eric Glick Rieman and violinist Carla Kihlstedt. The 13-minute Worm Anvils features some of Dalaba's most sophisticated counterpoint to the most fragile scaffolding as guitar, violin and piano conspire to weave ghostly drones and dissonances. After about eight minute, the 12-minute Shallow Weather creates enough structure from chaos to sound like a funereal fanfare. At the synergetic peak of their jam the four personalities are well defined, as Dalaba's sustained tones collide against Frith's dadaistic noises, Glick-Rieman's anemic notes and Kihlstedt's demented whistles in the 16-minute Ant Farm Morning.

Core Samples (Dossier, 1992) was the first major collection of her own compositions, mainly two multi-movement suites: Core Sample (1989), with two movements performed by the 10-piece Zlatne Ustne brass band (two alto saxophones, three baritone saxophones, a tuba, three Eastern European "truba" wooden trumpets and percussion), two duets with trumpeter Herb Robertson, two duets with guitarist Elliott Sharp and vocalist Sussan Deihim; and Violin Sentiment (1989), with Sharp, violinist Jim Katzin and a drummer.

Zahir (Endless, 2002) was a trio with Bill Horist on guitar and Randall Dunn on sax and keyboards, and the album collects material recorded in 1999.

Timelines (Tzadik, 2004), featuring Zeena Parkins on harp, Amy Denio on vocals, Ikue Mori on keyboards, Carla Kihlstedt on violin, was another suite, but this time also a full-blown concept album dedicated to the history of the world. The quintet of veteran female players crafts abstract instrumental interplays that challenge the dogmas of both jazz jamming and classical chamber music. The spirited performance reinvents music as both a cathartic experience and a social experience.

Lung Tree (january 2004 - ReR, 2005) is a set of nine compositions/improvisations with Eric-Glick Rieman on prepared piano, Lesli Dalaba on trumpet and Stuart Dempster on trombone. The music is puntillistic but not overtly abstract. Emotions surface from the shy, sparse, subdued interchange of the trio. The pieces are a display of slow-motion and subliminal elegance. Most of them are sleepy elegies caught in the interplay between trumpet and trombone, such as the delicate droning and wailing of The Dock-Red Ice and Walking Ruminations, and especially Bed Shadows into Sleep, each of them littered with metallic piano noises. This paradigm culminates in the light trumpet and trombone drones of Morning Light Through the Smokestacks, the most abstract and otherworldly track, although towards the end the trumpet begins to "sing" a real song. A flickering melody is also drowned in the jelly of overtones of Waking by the Refinery. Two of the pieces are significantly different in spirit. Timbral Shift 10/ Coward's Line/Lobby Bar unfolds a series of non-musical dissonant staccato notes. The frantic piano metamorphoses of Dissolution and Redemption Animals (besides being infinitely more energetic than the rest) produces an angular melody out of what initially appears to be a mathematical game. Talking into the Wind closes the album in a somewhat desolate and depressed tone."

-Scaruffi (https://www.scaruffi.com/avant/dalaba.html)
12/8/2017

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

"Toshinori Kondo (December 15, 1948 in Ehime Prefecture) is an avant-garde jazz and jazz fusion trumpeter. Kondo attended Kyoto university in 1967, and became close friends with percussionist Tsuchitori Toshiyuki. In 1972 the pair left university, and Toshiyuki went on to work with Peter Brook, while Kondo joined Yosuke Yamashita. In 1978 he moved to New York, and began performing with Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Fred Frith, and Eraldo Bernocchi. A year later he released his first recording, toured Europe with Eugene Chadbourne, and collaborated with European musicians such as Peter Brotzman. Returning to Japan, he worked with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kazumi Watanabe, and Herbie Hancock. In the mid-1980s he began focusing on his own career, blending his avant-garde origins with electronic music. In 2002, he worked on an international peace festival in Hiroshima after being approached by the Dalai Lama about organizing one. He is a former member of Praxis. Kondo cooperated with Bill Laswell to make the album Inamorata in 2007.

He founded the band Kondo IMA in 1984. Kondo IMA achieved commercial success but moved to Amsterdam to be alone and to start "Blow the Earth" in 1993. They started "Blow the Earth in Japan" in the summer of 2007 and ended in the autumn of 2011. The film Blow the Earth in Japan is his first experience as a film director."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshinori_Kondo)
12/8/2017

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

Jim Katzin is a violinist noted for his work with Bob Ostertag, with whom he formed Fall Mountain in the 1970s. He also performed and recorded with Eugene Chadbourne and John Zorn.

-Squidco 12/8/2017

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

"LaDonna Smith, violinist and violist is dedicated to the international new music scene since 1978..

An active performer,educator, editor, and producer of the improvisor, she has been an avid warrior, promoting the improvisational arts, and keeping the music alive in the Southern Eastern United States. From touring the world, producing and hosting concerts and performance, the Birmingham Improv Festival, the improvisor festival of 2010, a month long festival held simultaneously in five different cities across the U.S.A, celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the international journal of free improvisation, she has hosted performers from Sweden, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, France, England, Russia and Ukraine, as well as Japan and Australia for concerts, workshops, and residencies in Alabama, as well as a host of regional and national participants in music, theatre, and dance.

As a performer, LaDonna has created a style of improvisation that is uniquely personal. Alternating classical and extended techniques,she explores her instrument, painting scenarios and sound pictures as she plays. She has performed at practically every major improvisation festival and many of the New Music Festivals. She has toured North America & Europe on numerous occasions, playing solo or in collaboration with others, including Misha Feigin, Sergey Letov, Evan Parker, Roger Turner, John Russell, Gunter Christman, John Oswald, and many others. . Her travels have taken her to the former USSR, Siberia, China, Japan, and India. Her longest musical relationship remains steadfast with Alabama guitarist, Davey Williams. Together, they have toured North America and Europe many times as Trans Duo. As musical partners, they maintain their own recording label, TransMuseq, and also co-edited the improvisor, the international journal of free improvisation, printed eleven editions & published on the web for 30 years."

-LaDonna Smith Website (http://ladonnasmith.net/biography.htm)
12/8/2017

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

Other Releases With These Artists:
Zorn, John
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 5 _Philharmonie De Paris
(Tzadik)
Chadbourne, Eugene
The Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session [2017 REISSUE]
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Zorn, John
Midsummer Moons
(Tzadik)
Kontakte Trio (Trevor Taylor / Ian Brighton / Steve Beresford)
Kontakte Trio
(FMR)
Samworth, Ron (Samworth / Adler / JP Carter / Naylor / Peggy Lee / James Meger)
Dogs Do Dream
(Drip Audio)
Weber, Katharina / Fred Frith / Fredy Studer
It Rolls
(Intakt)
Frith, Fred / Hans Koch
You Are Here
(Intakt)
Frith, Fred Trio
Another Day in Fucking Paradise
(Intakt)
Zorn, John
There Is No More Firmament
(Tzadik)
Zorn, John / Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio
Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30
(Tzadik)
Henry Cow
Vol. 10: Vevey 1976 [DVD]
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 9: Late
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 8: Bremen
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 7: Later and Post-Virgin
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 2: 1974-5
(Recommended Records)
Henry Cow
Vol. 1: Beginnings
(Recommended Records)
Parker, Evan / Andrea Centazzo
Duets 71977
(Ictus)
Zorn, John
The Classic Guide To Strategy Vol. 4
(Tzadik)
Picnic (Honsinger / Kondo / Bergen / Jacques Avenel / Vatcher / Vigni)
Picnic
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Chadbourne, Eugene
There'll Be No Tears Tonight
(Corbett vs. Dempsey)
Zorn, John
49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais
(Tzadik)
Zorn, John
Commedia Della Arte
(Tzadik)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Boogie With The Hook
(Leo)
Zorn, John
Sacred Visions
(Tzadik)
Zorn, John
The Mockingbird
(Tzadik)
Baker, Duck
Outside (1977-83)
(Emanem)
Williams, Arthur (w/ Peter Kuhn / Toshinori Kondo / William Parker / Denis Charles)
Forgiveness Suite [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles)
No Coming, No Going. The Music of Peter Kuhn, 1978-1979 [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Flaga - John Zorn
Flaga: The Book Of Angels Volume 27
(Tzadik)
Brotzmann, Peter Group
Alarm (1981)
(Atavistic)
Rova::Orkestra
Electric Ascension (2003)
(Atavistic)
Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody
(Clean Feed)
Carrier, Francois / Steve Beresford / John Edwards / Michel Lambert
OUTgoing
(FMR)
Frith, Fred
Field Days (The Amanda Loops)
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred
Propaganda
(Recommended Records)
Rova Channeling Coltrane
Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
(RogueArt)
Frith, Fred / Michel Doneda

(Vand'Oeuvre)
Brotzmann, Peter Group
Alarm [VINYL]
(Cien Fuegos)
Frith, Fred / Evan Parker
Hello, I Must Be Going
(Les Disques Victo)
IST: New York (Davies / Fell / Wastell / Zorn)
Featuring John Zorn
(Confront)
Frith, Fred And Helen Mirra
Kwangsi - quail [VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Anker, Lotte / Fred Frith
Edge Of The Light
(Intakt)
Frith, Fred / Barry Guy
Backscatter Bright Blue
(Intakt)
Cooper, Lindsay
Rarities Volumes 1 & 2
(Recommended Records)
Frith, Fred / John Butcher
The Natural Order
(Northern Spy)
Zion80
Adramelech: The Book Of Angels Volume 22
(Tzadik)
Smith, Wadada Leo / Lewis, George / Zorn, John
Sonic Rivers
(Tzadik)
Coombes, Nigel / Steve Beresford
White String's Attached (1979)
(Emanem)
Chadbourne, Eugene / John Zorn
Great Duo Live, 1977-'80 Volume II
(Chadula)
Zorn, John
Shir Hashirim
(Tzadik)
Various Artists
The All Angels Concerts [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Cosa Brava (Frith / Kihlstedt / Parkins)
The Letter
(Intakt)
Zorn, John
Nosferatu
(Tzadik)
Foxes Fox
Live at the Vortex
(psi)
Chadbourne, Eugene
The Pioneers
(Chadula)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Stop Snoring
(Chadula)
Smith, LaDonna / Davey Williams / Andrea Centazzo
Velocities: The Complete Recordings vol. 1
(Ictus)
Sharp, Elliott / Andrea Centazzo
Snowplow!
(Ictus)
Beresford / Flinn / Tucker
Ink Room
(Creative Sources)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Insect And Western Updater [2 CDs]
(Chadula)
Chadbourne, Eugene
This Time We Won't Come Back (Gulf War Tour)
(Chadula)
Shockabilly
Live At 10 Foot Henry's
(Chadula)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Amber And Other Compositions
(Chadula)
London Improvisers Orchestra
Lio Leo Leon
(psi)
SFE - Simon Fell Ensemble
Positions and Descriptions
(Clean Feed)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Dead Country
(Konnex)
Todd / Solomon / Russell / Coombes / Beresford
Teatime
(Emanem)
Cosa Brava w/ Fred Frith
Ragged Atlas
(Intakt)
Chadbourne, Eugene
The Secret of the Cooler / The Bird Cage
(Chadula)
Chadbourne, Eugene
I Lost My Ass in Las Vegas / Muppet on the Way
(Chadula)
Zorn / Lewis / Frisell
More News For Lulu
(Hatology)
Frith, Fred
Impur II
(ReR/ Fred Records)
Baker, Duck
The Ducks Palace
(Incus)
Masada Quintet Featuring Joe Lovano
Stolas: The Book Of Angels Volume 12
(Tzadik)
Frith, Fred
Big Picture
(Intakt)
Frith, Fred
Still Urban
(Intakt)
Frith / Bourne / Oswald
Dearness
(Spool)
Lee / Evans / Beresford
Check For Monsters
(Emanem)
O'Leary / Van Der Schyff / Horvitz
Flux
(FMR)
Henry Cow
Box 1: The Road Volumes 1-5
(Recommended Records)
Chadbourne / Blechdom
The Chaddom Blechbourne Experience
(Les Disques Victo)
Henry Cow
Stockholm
(Recommended Records)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Constellation Rake
(Chadula)
Frith, Fred & Danielle Palardy Roger
Pas de deux nouveau
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
London Improvisers Orchestra
Improvisations for George Riste
(psi)
Various Artists (Zorn / Johansson / Johnson / de Vroe / Schleirmacher)
Enfants Terribles
(Hat [now] ART)
Maybe Monday
Unsquare
(Intakt)
Zorn, John
The Dreamers
(Tzadik)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Sacred Insects of Ancient Egypt
(Chadula)
Smith, Wadada Leo, Ibarra, Susie & Zorn, John
50Th Birthday Celebration - Volume 8
(Tzadik)
Chadbourne, Dr. Eugene
Horror Part 11
(Chadula)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Country Boobs
(Chadula)
Ribot, Marc
Asmodeus - The Book Of Angels Volume 7
(Tzadik)
Brown, Chris / Frith, Fred
Cutter Heads
(Intakt)
Massacre
Lonely Heart
(Tzadik)
Russell, John
Analekta
(Emanem)
Chadbourne, Eugene / Centazzo, Andrea
Udine: December 29, 1978
(Chadula)
Caine, Uri
Moloch - The Book Of Angels Volume 6
(Tzadik)
Chadbourne, Eugene
Chadbourne Auction House
(Chadula)
Chadbourne, Eugene
At Off Centre Centre June 6, 1980
(Chadula)
Recommended & Related Releases:

Search for other titles on the Song Cycle label.