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Surplus 1980: Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]
Surplus 1980:
Illusion of Consistency [VINYL + CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Surplus Industries -- USA )


Price: $19.95    




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Composed using an "exquisite corpse" method during the pandemic, where each player provided a partially complete track with instructions to expand their concept, enlisting an incredible set of musicians across the US & Europe, directed by Moe! Staiano, including Jesse Quattro, Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, GW Sok, Amy X Neuburg, Darren Johnston, &c &c.

Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course  [VINYL + 7'']
Surplus 1980:
Pigeon Obstacle Course [VINYL + 7'']

(Surplus Industries -- Czech Republic )


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Created out of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and drummer/percussionist Moe Staiano's Mute Socialite, this 7-piece improvising rock band turns rock on it's side in mostly instrumental, energetically complex and twisted rock pieces with acerbic social narrative, the band employing three drummers, bass & two guitars, piano and trumpet from Darren Johnston.

Surplus 1980: Pigeon Obstacle Course
Surplus 1980:
Pigeon Obstacle Course

(Surplus Industries -- Czech Republic )


Price: $12.95    




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Created out of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and drummer/percussionist Moe Staiano's Mute Socialite, this 7-piece improvising rock band turns rock on it's side in mostly instrumental, energetically complex and twisted rock pieces with acerbic social narrative, the band employing three drummers, bass & two guitars, piano and trumpet from Darren Johnston.

Spectral (Dave Rempis / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs): Empty Castles
Spectral (Dave Rempis / Darren Johnston / Larry Ochs):
Empty Castles

(Aerophonic -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Spectral, since 2012 the working horn trio of Dave Rempis on alto & baritone sax, Darren Johnston on trumpet, and Larry Ochs on sopranino & tenor sax, split their time between San Francisco and Chicago, in their 3rd album of spontaneous, complex free improv, here using the setting of Bunker A-168 in Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, CA, to influence their performance.

Bennett / Johnston / Mezzacappa / Rosaly: Shipwreck 4
Bennett / Johnston / Mezzacappa / Rosaly:
Shipwreck 4

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )


Price: $15.95    




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Named for Shipwreck Studios, this is the first meeting between San Francisco Bay Area improvisers Darren Johnston (trumpet), Aaron Bennett (sax) and Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) with Chicago drummer Frank Rosaly, for 6 tracks of outstanding interactive and playful improvisation.

Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston: Everybody's Somebody's Nobody
Frith, Fred / Darren Johnston:
Everybody's Somebody's Nobody

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


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Bay Area trumpeter Darren Johnston meets improvising guitar legend Fred Frith for an incredibly well-paced series of duos, remarkable improv that uses space, skill, extended techniques and unexpected approaches to both instruments in vivid and beautiful discourse.

Johnston, Darren: Edge Of The Forest
Johnston, Darren:
Edge Of The Forest

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Bay area trumpeter and bandleader Johntson in a set of original compositions performed with Ben Goldberg, Sheldon Brown, Devin Hoff and Smith Dobson.

Staiano's, Moe! - MOE!KESTRA!: 2 Rooms Of Uranium Within 83 Markers: Conducted Improvisations, Vol.I
Staiano's, Moe! - MOE!KESTRA!:
2 Rooms Of Uranium Within 83 Markers: Conducted Improvisations, Vol.II

(Edgetone Records -- USA )


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Two live conducted improvisations percussion for large group recorded at the Oakland Box Theater, presenting the 6 part Piece No.11: Two Orchestras in Separate Rooms.



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