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The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble

The Neptune Collection

Label: Folkways Records

Format: Custom CD

Genre: Experimental

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*2024 stock. Custom CDr* An epigraph to the liner notes of The Neptune Collection, the second album by The Entourage Music and Theater Ensemble, reads, “We are a group flexible in size and temperament. Our purpose is to create original works in a collective manner. We utilize music, dance, poetry, and theatre skills.” Plainly stated, this dictum represents the core of the dynamic, multi-medium approach the group employed in the mid-70s when the album was recorded.

The music on The Neptune Collection traces through-lines between jazz, folk music, and various forms of traditional music from around the world, and is a precursor to the expansive sounds of Six Organs of Admittance, Bill Orcutt, and Sun City Girls. This is curious music, lithe and free, but endlessly listenable.

Cat. number: FTS 33870
Year: 2007
The nine selections of music from the collection, contained in this album, utilize acoustic and electric keyboards and guitars, E-Flat and B-flat soprano saxophones, viola, gong and other assorted percussion instruments.