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VARIOUS ARTISTS: (Y)earbook Volume III

The third in a three volume compilation (each available separately) of 114 improvisers from around the world, covering a wide variety of approaches to improvisation. Includes Amy Denio, Debris, Davey WIlliams / LaDonna Smith, Hans Reichel and Pluto.

1. Pluto: The Pledge
Recorded live in concert August, 17 1990 during the Accidental Dialects Concert at Koncepts Cultural Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Ralph Carney: tenor sax, clarinet, trumpet, perc. shenai
Steve Clarke: trumpet, guitar
Len Paterson: guitar, zither, tapes
Ellen Schoenwetter: bass
David Slusser: saxes, piccolo, mizwij, electronics
Marc Weinstein: drums
Myles Boisen: guitar

2. Amy Denio: Traffic Island Psycho
Recorded live in Spoot Studios in spring 1991.
Amy Denio: voice

3. Davey Williams/LaDonna Smith: Secrets and Mirrors
Recorded somewhere in Alabama, October 1991.
Davey Williams: electric Steinberger guitar
LaDonna Smith: viola

4. Marty Walker: For L.K.
Recorded at Unlimited Groove, Los Angeles, Fall 1991.
Marty Walker: bass clarinet

5. Crawling With Tarts: Motors V.3e
Recorded at CCM, Mills College, Oakland,CA.
Suzanne Dycus & Michael Gendreau: motors, shortwave, etc.

6. IDLH: LC50
David Caldwell: saxophones
Andy Rehfeldt: drums
Dave Tohir: backbone
Scott Vance: Rastabass
Recorded January 1, 1990 at SRO Studios, (beautiful) Fontana, CA.

7. Ed Herrmann/Andrew Voigt: Shift in Flight
Recorded in San Francisco, November 1991.
Ed Herrmann: Serge analog modular synthesizer
Andrew Voigt: alto saxophone

8. Tom Nunn: T-Rodanza
Recorded February 13, 1990.
Tom Nunn: Bugbelly T-Rodanza

9. Tamio Shiraishi: untitled
Recorded October 26, 1990 at Good Man in Ogi Kubu, Tokyo.
Tamio Shiraishi: sax, piano, tape

10. Tokyo '77: Reishi
George Budd: turntables, synth, perc.
Rick Cox: prepared electric guitar, alto sax
Thomas Newman: violin
Chas Smith: pedal steel guitar

11. Debris: Big Chocolate Cake
Recorded at Pete's Basement Studio, Westwood, MA October 27, 1991.
Arthor: guitar
Matt Turner: cello
Keith Hedger: cornet
Steve Norton: bari sax
Curt Newton: percussion
Andrew D'Angleo: alto sax

12. Hans Reichel: Mini-suite (untitled)
Recorded Summer 1991.
Hans Reichel: doubleneck stereo guitar and two EBows

13. Tom Djll: Dream Band
Tom Djll: Serge modular synthesizer, turntables, sampler.

Graphic design by Hilary Davis.

"A turbid dive into new music, this release packs everything from free-form jazz-like scraw to variations in composition, structure and situation to solo exploration. Essential." --Wired

"Improvised music is an acquired taste, and (Y)earbook is a good menu for the listener to order from." --Alternative Press

(In the U.S.)


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