Alan Sondheim

Ritual-All-7-70

Alan Sondheim was the young, exuberant leader of a pack of improvisers living in a communal loft in Providence, Rhode Island. Undaunted by attempts to categorize electronic music as the province of academic tinkerers -- a cold, unfriendly realm, with its own authorities, audiences and mystique -- they plunged fearlessly, joyously and unselfconsciously into the medium, discovering new way to express their ideas. Their ESP cds, ESP 1048, RITUAL-ALL-7-70 and ESP 1082, T'OTHER LITTLE TUNE, merge free improvisation and electronic instrumentation.


Personnel

Ruth Ann Hutchinson: vocals
Chris Mattheson: bass
Barry Sugarman: bongo, tabla
J.P.: drums
Robert Poholek: cornet, trumpet
Alan Sondheim: xylophone, alto saxophone, sona, classical, electric and hawaiian guitars, English horn, bansari koto, clarinet, suling


Track Listing

1.7703:192.7715:023.7721:144.June3:025.7741:506.7755:247.7765:048.7771:549.7783:1010.7792:3311.7801:50127814:0413.7821:57

All compositions ESP-Disk' Music (ASCAP).

Credits

Recorded January 1967 in Providence, RI. Production Manager: Tom Abbs. Tape transfer & mastering by Steven Walcott. Design & layout by Miles Bachman, Michael Sanzone & Fumi Tomita.


Press Quotes

"But if there is a concept here, it’s extremely simple: you never heard such sounds in your life." - Clifford Allen, Bagatellen

"sort of like Ornette Coleman for the handicapped, with a somewhat Cagean sense of non-interaction." - Weirdo Records




Musicians: Ruth Ann Hutchinson / Chris Mattheson / Barry Sugarman / tabla J.P / Robert Poholek / Alan Sondheim

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Digital download 320 kps MP3 DRM Free Includes artwork & liner notes 86.85 MB zipped
Compact Disk In Digipack with liner notes Re-mastered from origial tapes Digital download included
  • Product Code: ESP1048
  • Reward Points: 300
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Digital Download $8.99
  • CD $9.98

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