Bruce Ackley – soprano and tenor saxophones | Steve Adams – alto saxophone | Larry Ochs – tenor and sopranino saxophones | Jon Raskin – baritone and alto saxophone
All compositions by Jon Raskin. Produced by Jon Raskin. Performed by the Rova Saxophone Quartet. Recording Engineer: Myles Boisen. Recorded at Guerrilla Recording, September 29-30, 2006. Mastered by Myles Boisen & Jon Raskin at The Headless Buddha Mastering Lab. Cover photos by Jon Raskin and Raisa Monore-Yavneh. Inside and back photos by Matthew Campbell.
Special thanks to Lori Lorenzo and Zora Raskin.
This recording is dedicated to Alan Lomax and the Global Jukebox
Tracklist: 1. Afro-Balkan [04:33] 2. Mambo [04:56] 3. Niggum (dedicated to David Englestein) [05:52] 4. Detroit (dedicated to the White Stripes) [09:52] 5. Hang Up (dedicated to Eva Hesse) [08:52] 6. Choro (dedicated to Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho better known as Pixinguinha) [06:28] 7. Värttinnä (dedicated to Värttinnä) [06:16]
The seven compositions on this recording
where composed with an idealized Juke Box in mind, where any kind of music might show up from any culture or time and be combined for the next “Play”. My music listening has been informed by the spirit and work of Alan Lomax, from blues to raga, ragtime to avant-garde, pygmy chants to Korean court music, following styles and esthetics as they rubbed up against each other in the mingling of culture that was made available by intrepid searchers of music. The “sides” aren’t a direct borrowing but a weaving of the common threads that occur in all music’s. — Jon Raskin
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