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
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 zither.
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
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