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Out of the blue
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blue gene tyranny - Out of the blue

blue gene tyranny

Out of the blue

€ 9.90

LABEL: Unseen Worlds
GENRE: Experimental | FORMAT: CD | CATALOG N. UW01 | YEAR. (2010)

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For the first time on CD, Blue Gene Tyranny s first album from 1977 (originally one of the first Lovely Music releases) is beautifully re-mastered, with new artwork and a 24-page booklet. Blue is a Grammy-nominated composer and pianistwho has performed on records by Robert Ashley (PerfectLives), John Cage, and Laurie Anderson, yet this is quite different. Composing for what is essentially a chamber rock ensemble, a cast of female vocalists, and himself (on
the Polymoog and RMI synthesizers), Blue has created a song-cycle that reflects his intensely melodic and free piano technique in a polished studio record. Out of the Blue elegantly combines adventurous New Music technique, the style and appeal of pop music, and the grace of classical music to form an unclassifiable and totally revelatory whole. Endearing, exciting, familiar yet unlike anything else this is a very friendly record.


Notes   Tracklisting

Recorded at The Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, California, September - October 1977.

Originally released 1977 on LP by Lovely Music as LML 1061.

1   Next Time Might Be Your Time
Electric Piano [Fender-rhodes, Rmi], Synthesizer [Polymoog] – "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Bassoon – Arthur Stidfole
Flute – Maggi Payne
Tenor Saxophone – Karl Young (2)
Vocals – Patrice Manget
Drums – Tony Johnson (2)
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone [Solo], Co-producer – Peter Gordon
Guitar, Bass – Steve Bartek
8:00  
2   For David K.
Baritone Saxophone – Steve MacKay*
Bassoon – Arthur Stidfole
Flute – Maggi Payne
Guitar, Bass – Steve Bartek
Tenor Saxophone – Chuck Clark
Piano [Tack], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Polymoog] – "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Karl Young (2)
Drums – Tony Johnson (2)
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone [Solo], Co-producer – Peter Gordon
5:55  
3   Leading A Double Life
Piano, Synthesizer [Polymoog] – "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Choir [Soprano] – Jane Sharp, Lynne Morrow
8:15  
4   A Letter From Home
Flute – Maggi Payne
Twelve-string Guitar – Bob Davis
Performer [Holding Patterns] – Joel Ryan
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Peter Gordon
Narrator – Kathy Morton
Electric Piano [Rmi], Synthesizer [Polymoog], Programmed By [Matrix Processing], Clavinet, Tape [Outdoor Sounds] – "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Double Bass – E. Jedidiah Denman
Choir [Soprano] – Jane Sharp, Lynne Morrow
Cello – Anne Klingensmith
Fiddle – Barbara Higbie
25:51