Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I'm really really happy with the cd that just came out from Firemuseum - here is pre-release information. It already received a great review in Portuguese! It's also the first time that my guitar/alpine zither playing is recorded / produced in a way that demonstrates the kind of work I do:

From Thu Oct 5 11:41:05 2006
Subject: preorder alan sondheim & what welive w/ saadet
[x-unknown] trkz cds


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We are proud to announce that our next two releases, "Ski/nn" by Alan
Sondheim and "Sound Catcher" by What We Live w/ Saadet Trkz are now
available for preorder.

FM 07 "Ski/nn":

The return of Alan Sondheim!

A recording of solo acoustic guitar and alpine zither songs, this release
will delight those familiar with his early Riverboat (reissued as FM 04)
and ESP Disc recordings as well as the audience for experimental solo
guitar - while creating an audience for experimental solo alpine zither!
On this release, Alan performs on the 1927 martin tenor guitar, 19th
century parlor guitar, 1920s prime alpine zither and 1860s elegie alpine

Dan Wharburton of Paris Transatlantic said of the reissue of The Songs:

"an endearingly ramshackle melting pot of free jazz, blues and folk (if
Eugene Chadbourne later described his work as "free improvised country &
western bebop" then this is "free improvised Hawaiian flamenco gospel
blues music theatre).. its influence resonates (indirectly, one imagines,
unless there are more copies of the original vinyl in circulation than I
imagine) in the free folk of today's New Weird America scene."

Now listeners have the opportunity to hear for themselves the present day
song form manifestations of this overlooked creative master.

FM 08 "Sound Catcher"

What We Live is a San Francisco based jazz/ improvised music group formed
by bassist/composer Lisle Ellis in 1994. The three regular members are
Lisle Ellis: acoustic bass; Lawrence Ochs, tenor and sopranino saxophones;
Don Robinson, drums and percussion. Ellis' initial vision was to bring
together a small group of musicians to investigate concepts central to the
tradition of jazz-based improvisation swing, song form, modalities, etc -
in a less explicit manner than the mainstream but in a more emphatically
traditional way than offered by the practice of free jazz. Their resumes
include time spent with Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, ROVA, Fred Frith, Terry
Riley, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, John Tchicai and a virtual whos
who of improvised/creative music.

Saadet Trkz was born in Istanbul in 1961. Due to the political pressures
of the Chinese government upon the Turk people in East Turkestan, her
parents fled to Istanbul where they settled as Kazakh refugees. They
transmitted to her the rich oral and musical traditions of Central Asia.

At 20 years of age, she left Istanbul for Switzerland, where she
experienced an exciting new world of music: free jazz, improvisation and a
refreshing openness towards experimentation that paralleled her unbiased
approach to the musical traditions of her origins.

Release Date: 10/24/2006

$ 10 plus $2 us, $3 canada, $4 rest of the world postage -

available now! fm-05 & 06
erik amlee - afternoon dream
helena espvall - nimis & arx

fire museum records
p.o. box 591754
san francisco, ca. 94159 u.s.a.

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