ONE: CIRCLE-CYCLE (CD 2)
Henry Kuntz / solo tenor saxophone |
Recorded January 27 1998 & June 9, 1997
Tracklist: A. Movement 1. Armenian Geese (5:43) 2. Two Lion Shake Step Jump (5:51) 3. The Old Owl’s Dream (5:36) B. Ceremony 4. Song Bat Smile! (7:22) 5. Thatched Circuits (11:02) 6. Am Bone (5:12) C Dimension 7. Sun Bear (5:24) 8. Earth’s Feet (5:05) 9. Moon Stripe Tiger(4:33) 10. Riding Neptune’s Star (4:45)
Sections A & C recorded January 27, 1998; Section B June 9, 1997. Pieces 1-3 are the first 3 of 10 recorded on January 27th and present a complete “mini-set” of music. Pieces 7 & 8 are the last two pieces of a 2nd “mini-set” and Pieces 9 & 10 the last two pieces of a 3rd. Pieces 4-6 are 3 of 7 recorded on June 9th, selected from the middle portion of that session. (The barely audible sounds you may note in the far background of Chinese laundromat then located below the studio!) Recorded By Myles Boisen at Guerilla Recording, Oakland, California. Mastered By Myles Boisen at the Headless Buddha Lab, Oakland, on February 27 8, April 24, 1998. Produced By Henry Kuntz.
ONE & ONE: 12 PATHS TO KNOWLEDGE (CD 3) | Don Marvel / time machine, prophet sampler, old turntable, live signal processing and mixing; Henry Kuntz / tenor saxophone, Chinese musette and Nepalese bamboo flute. | Recorded April 18, 1998
Tracklist: A. Inquiry 1. (3:43) 2. (4:00) 3. (1:01) 4. (2:06) B. Perception 5. (21:07) C Other Views 6. (10:09) 7. (0:30) 8. (8:51) 9. (5:08) 10. (3:28) 11. D. Who Knows What Is Known? (6:15) 12. (6:45)
This is the complete recording of a first musical meeting between Don Marvel and Henry Kuntz. Recorded April 18, 1998. By Don Marvel, Berkeley, California Mastered April 21, 1998, by Don Marvel. Produced By Henry Kuntz & Don Marvel.
NB: THOUGH MASTERED AT A LOWER VOLUME THAN CD-2, CD-3 CONTAINS SUDDEN DYNAMIC SHIFTS. LISTEN AT A MODERATE LEVEL, ESPECIALLY WITH HEADPHONES.
The solo saxophone music on One One & One (1997-98) is the dimensional opposite of that which appears on Wayang Saxophony Shadow Saxophone (2006). To use a shadow play analogy, the solo music on One One & One is like the movement of the brightly painted puppets (brightly lit by flickering flame) on the puppet master’s side of the screen while the solo music on Wayang Saxophony Shadow Saxophone is like the etheric trails of those movements as they appear in “negative” space. The music with the amazing Don Marvel straddles multiple dimensions.
Read the “Notes” by Henry Kuntz for One One & One that were originally sent only to reviewers.