Amina Baraka and The Red Microphone
Release date: June 30, 2017
Amina Baraka speaks truth and spits fire when she reads her poetry. She is a warm and friendly person, but keeps a metal shovel by her front door in case of trespassers. She is a devoted member of the Communist Party USA. She is vast, she contains multitudes. After decades in the shadow of her late husband, poet and playwright Amiri Baraka, Amina is having a career renaissance in the company of The Red Microphone, four musicians who are fellow fighters in the struggle for equality for all. Not that she hasn't been getting her poetry published all those years, but as we have so often seen, poets who add music to the mix can transcend category boundaries and reach more listeners. And this is some powerful music, inside/outside jazz, created in the moment but occasionally building on a composition by group member Rocco John Iacovone, the cadences of Baraka's words intertwining with the rhythms of the music to become more than the sum of its parts.
Amina Baraka: words, lead vocals
with The Red Microphone:
Ras Moshe Burnett: tenor saxophone, flute, percussion
Rocco John Iacovone: curved soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, piano
John Pietaro: musical direction, drums, percussion
Laurie Towers: bass guitar
'amen chorus' on "Talking Drum": Ras, Rocco, John
1. Time Step 8:41
2. The Spirit of Billy Bang 3:06
3. The Things I Love 7:36
4. Jayne Cortez 8:25
5. Afro American Child 19:33
6. For Margaret Walker Alexander 6:55
7. Real Dreams 4:08
8. Talking Drum 5:45
9. The Fascist 7:32
All words by Amina Baraka. All music collectively improvised by The Red Microphone except:
music under "Timestep": "Travelin' Thru" by Rocco John Iacovone, with quote of "L'Internationale" by Pierre Degeyter
music under "The Spirit of Billy Bang": by Laurie Towers
music under "The Things I Love": "Blue Nights" by Rocco John Iacovone
music under "Talking Drum": by John Pietaro
Af Ursin – Itinera
レーベル:La Scie Dorée – Scie 1717
フォーマット:Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Special Edition
リリース済み:04 Jun 2017
スタイル:Minimal, Avantgarde, Classical
Special edition of 99 copies on black vinyl with painted collage sleeve, handtyped text and stamp, signed and hand-numbered.
Each sleeve is unique.
The catalog number does not appear on the release and is taken from the label's website.
Dedicated to Eric Faes and Xavier Bastiaensen.
Matrix / Runout (Side A): SCIE1717 FOR ERIC RAND
Matrix / Runout (Side B): SCIE1717 B FOR XAVIER RAND
Ora – Time Out Of Mind
レーベル:Shining Day – Shine 13
Looking-glass / Return Of Life
Path Of Infinity
From First To Last
Sunday By The Sea
Shadows Of The Past
Time Out Of Mind
Faces In Hollow
Performer – Andrew Chalk, Colin Potter, Daisuke Suzuki, Darren Tate
Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is the quintessential work of artist/filmmaker/composer Tony Conrad. Comprised of both film installation and minimalist score for amplified strings, Ten Years leaps across genre and medium to connect his revolutionary structural filmmaking with the experiments in long-duration sound that Conrad had begun in the 1960s as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music.
"Ten Years began with image before sound," writes Andrew Lampert, "a row of quadruple projections arranged side-by-side, all the shuffling stripes cascading into each other. Over the next two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, their beams gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture."
For its 1972 premiere at New York's The Kitchen, Ten Years included Conrad on violin as well as Rhys Chatham and Laurie Spiegel performing on instruments of the composer's own making. Chatham played the Long String Drone – a 6-foot long strip of wood with bass strings, electric pickup, tuning keys, tape, rubber band and metal hardware – while Spiegel carried out an arrhythmic bass pulse throughout.
Superior Viaduct is honored to present this previously unreleased recording of Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain's breathtaking premier performance. As Chatham recounts in the liner notes, "When I first listened to this recording after not hearing it for over 40 years, it transported me back to the early Kitchen and the heyday of early minimalism, played outside the Dream Syndicate."
Tony Conrad – Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain
レーベル:Superior Viaduct – SV049
フォーマット:2 × CD, Album
リリース済み:19 May 2017
スタイル:Minimal, Drone, Avantgarde
Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain
Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tony Conrad Media
Copyright (c) – Tony Conrad Media
Recorded At – The Kitchen, New York City
Bass [Bass Pulse] – Laurie Spiegel
Design – Susan Archie
Drone [Long String Drone] – Rhys Chatham
Edited By – Jim O'Rourke
Engineer [Restored By] – Gary Hobish
Liner Notes – Andrew Lampert, Rhys Chatham
Mastered By – Christoph Grote-Beverborg
Photography By [Photos] – Linda Edelstein
Producer – Regina Greene
Violin – Tony Conrad
Recorded on March 11, 1972 at The Kitchen, New York
Photos and archival materials courtesy of The Kitchen and The Estate of Tony Conrad
Mexico City, 2016
© and ℗ 2017 Tony Conrad Media.
Issued in 6-panel digipak with 12 pp. booklet.
On shrinkwrap sticker:
Previously unreleased recording of breathtaking 1972 performance.
Featuring Rhys Chatham and Laurie Spiegel.
Barcode (Text): 8 55985 00684 0
Matrix / Runout (CD1): 8258 - SV049D1
Matrix / Runout (CD2): 8258 - SV049D2
Kevin Ayers – Bananamour
レーベル:Harvest – SHVL 807
フォーマット:Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
Don't Let It Get You Down
Shouting In A Bucket Blues
Lead Guitar – Steve Hillage
When Your Parents Go To Sleep
Lead Vocals – Archie Legget
Organ – Mike Ratledge
Oh! Wot A Dream
Harmony Vocals – Robert Wyatt
Beware Of The Dog
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – David Bedford
Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
Published By – Blackhill Music Ltd.
Published By – Blackhill Enterprises Ltd.
Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
Backing Vocals – Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Liza Strike
Baritone Saxophone – Lyle Jenkins
Bass, Harmony Vocals – Archie Legget
Cover – Bob Lawrie
Cymbal – Tristram Fry
Drums, Percussion – Eddie Sparrow
Engineer – John Kurlander
Executive-Producer – Andrew King
Guitar, Vocals – Kevin Ayers
Photography By [Inside] – Richard Imrie
Piano – Ronnie Price
Producer – Kevin Ayers
Tenor Saxophone – Howie Casey
Trumpet – Dave Caswell
Written-By – Kevin Ayers
1st pressing with label top rim text beginning with "The Gramophone Co Ltd...." and "Made in GT Britain" written above the bottom rim text
Textured gatefold sleeve. Early Copies came with 16 page booklet (8"x8") designed and illustrated by Bob Lawrie, with photographs of Kevin by Richard Imrie.
℗ 1973 The Gramophone Company Limited
MADE IN GT BRITAIN
Matrix / Runout (Center label, A-side): SHVL.807A
Matrix / Runout (Center label, B-side): SHVL.807B
Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, machine stamped): SHVL 807 A-3
Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, machine stamped): SHVL 807 B-3