Fred Frith – Step Across The Border (1990)

Step Across the Border is a 1990 avant-garde documentary film on English guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith. It was written and directed by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel and released in Germany and Switzerland. The film was screened in cinemas in North America, South America, Europe and Japan, and on television in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. It was also released … Continue reading Fred Frith – Step Across The Border (1990)

Arthur Doyle Quartet – Spiritual Healing (1995)

From the album Live at the Cooler. Recorded live at the Cooler, N.Y.C. on March 15, 1995. Arthur Doyle‘s name appeared on a Sonic Youth song, “Kim Gordon and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream” (originally titled “Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream”) from their album Sonic Nurse. According to Thurston Moore, the song:  juxtaposes the two extremes of Sonic Youth’s eclectic mix of influences. “We … Continue reading Arthur Doyle Quartet – Spiritual Healing (1995)

Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

From the album Groove Alla Turca, recorded in Istanbul, Turkey in 1998. Salih Nazım Peker – Baglama [Saz] / Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Bass  / Ferdi Nadaz – Clarinet / Daryl Burge -Drums [Trap Drums] / Ben Schachter  – Flute, Saxophone [Alto & Tenor] / Ekrem Bağı – Goblet Drum [Darbuka] / Rick Iannacone – Guitar / Sahin Sert* Ney – Kanun / Arif Erdebil – Ney / Hüseyin … Continue reading Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier – Annobon (1994 – 1995)

From the album Le Querrec: Carnet de Routes by the trio of Romano/Sclavis/Texier, recorded and mixed from 1994 to 1995 at Studio de la Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. This recording from the West African tours of the Romano/Sclavis/Texier trio in the early ’90s is one in a series of three. That this band played in Africa and was documented by photographer Guy LeQuerrec was … Continue reading Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier – Annobon (1994 – 1995)