Label: Penultimate Press
What constitutes an unidentified sighting, the rarely heard "alien" clarinet playing of Joe McPhee and the ineffable electronics of Bryan Eubanks? Penultimate Press present My Undocumented Alien Clarinet: a strange sensual addition to the ever inquisitive McPhee canon. My Undocumented Alien Clarinet is a beguiling document of a performance held at Alternative Books, Kingston, New York, Sunday, August 6, 2006 under the auspices of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation's New Vanguard Series. My Undocumented Alien Clarinet captures a unique intimate improvisation exploring the outer reaches of the form. Joe McPhee, (b.1939 USA) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, conceptualist and theoretician. He has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros, Graham Lambkin, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Raymond Boni, among many others. With a career spanning nearly 50 years and over 100 recordings, he continues to tour internationally, forge new connections and reach for music's outer limits. "His magical take on avant-garde sax remains one of the wonders of the scene. He still has one of the most beautiful tones on the planet, even when he's reaching for jazz's outer limits" --Time Out, New York. Bryan Eubanks (b. 1977, USA) is a musician composing electronic and acoustic works for small ensembles, solo instruments, and custom generative software; improvising in collaboration; and working with acoustic holography, a stereophonic recording and diffusion technique. Personnel: Joe McPhee - B-flat and E-flat alto clarinet, Roland MC202 Micro Composer synthesizer; Bryan Eubanks - Open-circuit electronics (sinetones). Artwork by Jerry Starpoli; Liner notes by Joe McPhee; In memory of Jerry Starpoli. Edition of 499.