Emily Hay / Brad Dutz / Wayne Peet (PFMCD043)

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Emily Hay: Flute, Alto Flute, Vocals, Fx
Wayne Peet: Piano, Organ, Theremin
Brad Dutz: Percussion

Recorded 04-02-05
Edited 06-06-05
Mixed And Mastered 02-04-06
Newzone Sudio, Los Angeles
Wayne Peet, Engineer

Cover Painting By Kaoru: Untitled #61
Graphic Assistance: Ted Killian
Record Executive: Jeff Kaiser
Brad thanks: Yamaha, Vic Firth, Paiste, Factory Metal Percussion, Remo, Roland

#1. Bean Dip 5:57
#2. Filthy Washer 5:08
#3. It Can Be Thick 5:03
#4. Metamorphasize 9:43
#5. Coming! 8:17
#6. Hot Japanese Water 4:44
#7. Amnesia Dealer 8:26
#8. A Lotta T’s 6:35
#9. Possum 12:27

© Emily Hay, Emily Hay Music, BMI
© Brad Dutz, Leaky Spleen Music, BMI
© Wayne Peet, Killzone Music, BMI

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PFMCD043

Wayne Peet Quartet: Live at Al’s Bar (PFMCD027)

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Wayne Peet: Organ, Organ Bass
Russell Bizzett: Drums
Nels Cline: Guitar – Left
G.E. Stinson: Guitar, Mangled Recordings – Right

1. Five Swirls (15:21)

a. Swirl [starts at] 0:00
b. Big Lumps 5:19
c. Soft Foot 6:57
d. Another Room 12:00
e. Points 13:15

2. Five Doors (16:35)

a. Creepsville 0:00
b. Mellow 3:12
c. Surges 7:18
d. Driving Time 10:51
e. Cross Stick Coda 14:19

3. Inner Funkdom (11:29)
total playing time (43:32)

Five Swirls and Five Doors by Peet, Cline, Stinson, Bizzett • Inner Funkdom by Wayne Peet
® and © 1999 Killzone Music, BMI • Drawings by Ellington Peet • Design/Layout by Jeff Kaiser
Recorded live at Al’s Bar, Los Angeles, 4.27.99 • Jim Watson and Wayne Peet – Engineers
Mixed and mastered at Newzone Studio by Wayne Peet, Los Angeles, May 2003

pfMENTUM CD027

PFMCD027

Adam Hopkins: Party Pack Ice (PFMCD107)

Jeff Kaiser

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Adam Hopkins: Party Pack ICE
(please note, this is an EP, the price has been reduced from our full price.)

1. 39.6432°N (1:43)
2. Little Mathletes (4:39)
3. Duckpin (1:44)
4. To Record Only Water For Ten Days (3:51)
5. Hobart’s Law of Kinetics (1:18)
6. The Stephanies (8:47)
7. 76.7408°W (2:00)

Adam Hopkins – bass, compositions
Patrick Breiner – tenor saxophone
Eric Trudel – tenor saxophone
Dustin Carlson – guitar
Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums

Released August 10, 2017

All music © 2017 Adam Hopkins / Add-Hop Music (BMI)
Recorded live by Nathaniel Morgan at iBeam Brooklyn, March 18, 2015.
Mixed and edited by Nathaniel Morgan at Buckminster Palace, 2016.
Mastered by Wayne Peet at Newzone Studio, 2017.
Artwork, layout, and design by TJ Huff, huffart.com.

Very sincere thanks to TJ Huff and Nathaniel Morgan–your artistic and musical visions exceeded all expectations in their contribution to this project. Special thanks to Jeff Kaiser, Maxwell Gualtieri, & Louis Lopez at pfMENTUM for their support and enthusiasm for this record, and for creative music as a whole. And finally thanks to friends, family, and places in Baltimore from various points in time over the past 7 years–you inspired this recording in pretty much every imaginable way.

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PFMCD107

Dave Ballou: Quadrants (PFMCD113)

Jeff Kaiser

Quadrants
for solo trumpet

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Dave Ballou

1. North 15:16
2. East 14:54
3. South 15:10
4. West 15:02

Dave Ballou—Bb trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet and mutes
Each piece was performed in sequence with no overdubs or edits

Parameters: An hourglass with a 15 minute sand flow
Focal pitches: Bb, B, E, F (concert)

Recorded March 13, 2015 and mixed June 3, 2015
Ed Tetrault, engineer—Peabody Recording Studios
Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

Mastering October 10, 2016 by Wayne Peet Newzone Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Thanks to Jeff Kaiser, Tony Malaby, Danny Gouker, Adam Hopkins, Mike Kuhl, Jeff Reed, Ralph Alessi, Ellery Eskelin, Jim McFalls, John Dierker, Michael Formanek, Kevin Whitehead, Jonathan Finlayson and Leise Ballou.

Graphic Design by Ted Killian

This recording is made possible with the support of a grant from the Towson University Faculty Research and Development Center.

© 2017 Dave Ballou Music BMI

pfMENTUM CD113
PFMCD113

Three new projects! Golia, Vlatkovich, Dewar-LeBaron-Centazzo!

Three new recordings. We are—as usual—*very* excited about these three new projects! Vinny Golia: Intercommunications http://pfmentum.com/product/vinny-golia-intercommunications-pfmcd111nwcd329/ not only features Golia’s deep and diverse skills on multiple woodwinds, but his truly wondrous gong collection. A treat to listen to, and part of Golia’s continuing pilgrimage exploring adventurous music and new forms. This is the second joint release of pfMENTUM and Ninewinds. Michael …

Vinny Golia: Intercommunications (PFMCD111/NWCD329)

Jeff Kaiser

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Vinny Golia: Woodwind Instruments and Percussion

Maori Bird Call, C and G Piccolos, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Basset Horn, Bass Clarinet, G Mezzo Soprano and Bb Soprano Saxophones, Sopranino Saxophone, Tibetan Trumpets, Gyaling, Fujara, Overtone Flutes, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gongs

1. Rongorongo—Opening For Richard Nuns 2:17
2. Let Me Introduce Myself, I’m Norman Reed 5:47
3. The Taulas Of Menorca 5:41
4. I…Have A Turtle Neck And Can Be Trusted 7:37
5. Hessdalan Lights 1:27
6. Nazca Lines 9:58
7. Xenoglossy 8:34
8. Dedicated To The Great Instrument Builders: Eva, Peter, and Benedict 6:15
9. The Agropelter…(Bobo…How Are You?…) 1:53
10. Unexpected Incidents For Wenseslao Moquel 5:16

Recorded October 2016 at The Music Room Valencia, California by Wayne Peet

Mixed and mastered December 2016 at Newzone Studio, Venice, California by Wayne Peet and Vinny Golia

Photographs by Vinny Golia • Art and layout by Jeff Kaiser

A joint release of pfMENTUM (PFMCD111) and Ninewinds (NWCD329)

PFMCD111

Michael Vlatkovich: TRYYO Flying Box (PFMCD112)

Jeff Kaiser

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TRYYO Flying Box

Michael Vlatkovich • Trombone/Composer
Jonathan Golove • Electric Cello
Damon Short • Drums

1. Pedal Sharp Four The Name (4:44)
2. Communicating Their Silence (5:11)
3. Exposed To Higher Concentrations Of Stubidity (5:10)
4. Unknown Known (7:36)
5. Thank You For Cleaning Up After the Lunatics (4:32)
6. Wanted Tambourine Player Hair Stylist (5:54)
7. Reassurances From The Apologetically Insincere (4:05)
8. The Snakes Always Talk about Ill Fitting Doll Clothes On The Chickens (5:55)
9. May I Have A Few More Polka Dots (4:11)
10. If Here Were There There Would Be Here (4:43)

All Compositions ©2016 Julius Ivory Music, ASCAP
Producers: Short/Golove/Vlatkovich
Photo: Julia Fitzgerald • Design: Jeff Kaiser
Newzone Studio, Los Angeles • Engineer: Wayne Peet
Recorded: 08/06/15 • Edited: 01/20/16 • Mixed & Mastered: 02/22/16

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PFMCD112

Tim Perkis and Scott Walton: Applied Cryptography (PFMCD106)

Jeff Kaiser

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applied cryptography
tim perkis – electronics • scott walton – piano

01 oblique compact 4:08
02 naked egg 4:57
03 dominion 1:41
04 merkle’s knapsack 3:10
05 subliminal channel 2:38
06 partial ordering 2:44
07 normal form 5:44
08 possible objects A 1:44
09 possible objects B 2:17
10 blind signature 5:42
11 zero-knowledge proof 1:31

all compositions ©2016 tim perkis (BMI) and scott walton (ASCAP)
recorded (august 2014) and mixed (july 2015) by philip perkins
mastered (july 2016) by wayne peet
artwork: sophie plassard (artsophie.com)
photo: jeff kellem (slantedhall.com)
design and layout: jeff kaiser (jeffkaiser.com)
perkis.com • jazzhalo.be/musicians-files/scott-walton

pfMENTUM CD106
PFMCD106

Peter Kuhn / Dave Sewelson: Our Earth / Our World (PFMCD097)

Jeff Kaiser

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Peter Kuhn: alto and tenor sax, Bb clarinet
Dave Sewelson: baritone and sopranino sax
Larry Roland: bass • Gerald Cleaver: drums

1) Our Earth 25:22
2) Our World 12:36
3) It Matters 11:07

Our Earth / Our World

“Just because you don’t see me, it doesn’t mean I am gone.”

The music on this CD is beautiful. It moves me to stand on one foot and hop in joy. It's laced with a dark and searing lyricism that one finds on those hot summer nights when the freedom bell tolls and all the heavy weight players would pick up their horns and blow all night. Dave Sewelson, Peter Kuhn, Larry Roland, and Gerald Cleaver are creating their own tradition and it is reborn each time they play.

The music swoops and soars into inner and outer space. Cane reeds vibrating and living in both the urban and celestial worlds at the same time. The sound re-enters with the earth touching it’s own root then resurfacing as colorful flowers made of soil and mud wrapped in a shell of hope that rests on a cradle of freedom. Then the phrase, “Just because you don’t see me, it doesn’t mean I am gone.”

Peter Kuhn who is back on the scene meeting with Dave Sewelson who still remains one of the best kept secrets on the music scene but is a hero in the tone world. Here they cross paths with Larry Roland’s mystical bass and Gerald Cleavers Saturday morning Detroit thrust. I would suggest you clean your palate and give this music a big listen. Veterans are in the house bringing in some of that old time religion. No time to experiment they know exactly where they are going into the unknown where pure creativity lives. 

—William Parker, 2015


 

If I had to choose a way to describe the music that flows through Our Earth/Our World that description would begin with intuition and conversation. The best of freely-improvised music is always rich in these details, and the dialog between Kuhn and Sewelson has obviously stood the test of time.

This disc, recorded on a brisk April evening at the 2015 Arts for Art Festival begins with the sonic swirl of Dave Sewelson’s rough-hewn baritone saxophone jostling against the slinky sinew of Peter Kuhn’s Bb clarinet. Right away, the melodic interplay between the two musicians, (an association that began some 40 years ago) rings true and devastatingly clear. Themes and riffs wrap around each other with serpentine grit and gristle, all with the surety of notated material – yet nothing was written down. “No discussion, no plan, no charts or even concepts,” Kuhn related, via email. “I had never met Larry or Gerald before the set, and they hadn’t played together before this either.”

Kuhn was making reference to the sterling rhythm section of Larry Roland on bass and the marvelous Gerald Cleaver on drums, who both leap into the fray of the 26-minute opener, “Our Earth,” with muscled dialog and multidirectional waves of motion, including a brief drum and bass duet that precedes Kuhn’s screaming essay on tenor saxophone, which wails in the best of the post-Ayler traditions – a sermon of great extremes joined at its orgiastic apex by Sewelson’s equally committed spiraling altissimo pealing. All of this flows atop the crisp martial cadences and precise control of dynamics initiated by Cleaver’s snare and the depth of Roland’s arco and pizzicato accompaniment. Sewelson returns on the tiny sopranino saxophone – his sound is dark, fat, and swollen with sonic fertility. Once again, the horns entwine and spiral into deep conversation. A joyous beginning.

Cleaver, an acknowledged master of subtle gestures, opens the second selection, “Our World,” with a stunning drum narrative that leads both hornmen into a writhing jostle of overtones on sopranino and clarinet, respectively, over the relentless ostinato of Roland. Back on baritone, Sewelson whinnies and squeals, all while alluding to an almost Motown-like pocket as Kuhn’s tenor reengages, stoking the fire with chortling repetitions and bone-chilling eruptions into the upper register.
That sense of joyful audacity deepens when Roland unleashes a monstrous solo to introduce the final selection, “It Matters,” where Kuhn’s lithe Bb clarinet burrows a serpentine course deep into the heart of the music, all the while guided by the ebb and flow of Cleaver’s drums, which both explode and illuminate.

You can feel the enthusiasm of the packed house – not just in the applause that peppers each selection – but in the spontaneous gasps and groans that accompany several unforgettable moments of deep listening. Turn it up. Enjoy. Repeat.

—Robert Bush, 2016

© 2016 Dependent Origination Music, ASCAP

Recorded at Arts For Arts Our Earth/Our World series, NYC, April 2015

Mastered by Wayne Peet, Newzone Studio, Los Angeles

Photos ©2016 Michael Klayman. Used by permission.

Layout, Jeff Kaiser

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John Blevins: Matterhorn (PFMCD092)

Jeff Kaiser

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John Blevins: Matterhorn

(Please note: this is for the CD version, the vinyl version is available here.)

1. Identity Theft
2. Unaware
3. Brink
4. Nascent
5. Little Dickens
6. See
7. Breathe
8. Hear
9. See (alternate take)

John Blevins – Trumpet
Drew Williams – Tenor Saxophone
Brad Mulholland – Alto Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet
Nick Grinder – Trombone
Marta Sanchez – Fender Rhodes
Jeff Mclaughlin – Guitar
Marty Kenney – Bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell – Drums/Percussion
John Doing – Congas

Produced by John Blevins and Shane Endsley

Recorded at Grand Street Recording in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by Jake Lummus on July 21 and 22, 2014

Edited and mixed by Jake Lummus and John Blevins, Autumn 2014

Mastered by Liberty Ellman on December 12, 2014

All compositions © and& ℗ 2015 John Blevins Music (ASCAP)

Original artwork and design by Sam Gezari

THANK YOU to Nathan, Marty, Jeff, Nick, Drew, Brad, Marta, and John for their dedication to this music. It’s an honor to play with you.

Special thanks to Shane Endsley, Jake Lummus, Liberty Ellman, Leah Jubara, Matt Hurley, Simon Yu, Sam Gezari, Daniel Stessen, and to Bill Jubara and everyone who supported this project on Kickstarter. Special thanks to my loving, supportive family and especially to Amanda.

For Ray and Howell.

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PFMCD092