Brad Dutz and John Holmes: My Bongo (PFMCD012)

Jeff Kaiser

[playlist ids="379"]

Percussion Duos
list of axii used:
1. Gongs, Cymbals, Cupchimes
2. Kidi, Sogo, Kagan
3. Indianbells, Bird Call, Cymbals, Springs, Gongs, Pods, Harmonica, Conga, Drumset
4. Marimba, Drumset, Woodblocks, Cupchimes
5. Bellchimes, Pandiero, Congas, Drumset, Arp Axxe, Cowbells
6. Eight Metal Discs, Cupchimes, Pods
7. Xylophone, Steel Drum, Drumset
8. Two sets of Bongos
9. Drumset, Congas, Bongos, Cymbals
10. Vibes, Drumset
11. Tabla, Drumset, Caxixi, Gyli, Melodica
12. Crotales, Drumset, String Cajon,
Tar-Ine, Bongos, Waterphone
13. Gyli, Drumset, Cajon, Kagan, Kidi, Sogo, Bowed Crotales
14. Glass Marimba, Drumset
15. Bougarabous, Bongos, Drumset
16. Gongs, Cymbals, Cupchimes

Track List:
1. We Like Gongs 5:14
2. Ewe Day 3:18
3. Indiana 2:27
4. Peanut Jelly 3:43
5. Caught In The Middle 4:22
6. Klem 5:09
7. Croquets 4:35
8. My Bongo 2:30
9. Tribute To Elvin 6:36
10. B-17 Apricot Seeds 4:04
11. DuoSolos 5:55
12. Pig On Cow 6:39
13. Another One Pumpkin 4:54
14. Is She Mute 3:28
15. Bougarabou 4:53
16. We Still Like Gongs 4:12

Tracks 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14 and 15 by Brad Dutz
©2003 Leaky Spleen Music, BMI

Tracks 4, 12 and 13 by John Holmes
©2003 Cymblicity Music, BMI

Artwork by Kaoru, Cover: Iro #212, Back: Iro #168
Recorded by Brad Dutz. CD Mastered by Wayne Peet

Layout and Design by Jeff Kaiser
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PFMCD012

Eric Sbar: niceJaquet / Cactus (PFMCD011)

Jeff Kaiser

[playlist ids="377"]

“In both metaphysics and art, honesty is the best policy. Keep it clean.”
-Edward “Cactus Ed” Abbey

niceJaquet is:

Eric Sbar: compositions, euphonium
Sky Grealis: flute, piccolo
Ronit Kirchman: violin, voice
Jason Mears: alto saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck: bassoon
Ivan Johnson: bass
Joanna Malfatti: percussion
Joshua Jade: percussion

1. Bubba Lou 9:06
2. 4tet 2:28
3. Group 11.52
4. Cherry’s Parfait 4:17
5. Gotcha 6:56
6. Relay 6:02
7. Chorale 10:38
Total Playing Time – 51:10

All compositions and arrangements by Eric Sbar
(c)2003 FattySbar Music, ASCAP
Recorded by Scott Farr. Mixed by Wayne Peet
CD mastering, design, and layout by Jeff Kaiser

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PFMCD011

Jim Connolly and the Gove County Philharmonic: Time Stops to Visit (PFMCD009)

Jeff Kaiser

[Please note: This disc is out-of-print, this page is for archival purposes.]

“But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?”
— Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World

The Gove County Philharmonic is:
Sally Barr, violin, vocals on track 12; Kirsten Monke, viola; Ron McCarley, clarinet; Jeff Kaiser, trumpet
Jim Bement, accordion; Bruce Bigenho, piano; Jim Connolly, bass
(Laura Hackstein, violin; Misha Bodnar, cello on tracks 5, 7, 9)

1. Satan’s Square-Dancing Monkey 2:50
2. Time Rides the Ferris Wheel 3:32
3. My Watch Is A Rust Sandwich 2:10
4. Patience Makes the Ocean Blue 10:18
5. Act I 1:18
6. Noodling for Flatheads 3:02
7. Act II 1:56
8. The Watts Towers 5:14
9. Act III 2:01
10. Time Stops To Visit 4:42
11. Camera Obscura 2:18
12. Hi Lili, Hi Lo 3:32
total time: 42:59

All compositions and arrangements by Jim Connolly, © 2002 James Connolly Music, ASCAP
except Hi Lili, Hi Lo by H. Deutsch and B. Kaper, © EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc.
Recorded in Santa Barbara, CA on 2.2.02 and 2.3.02 direct to DAT in Jim Connolly’s living room
CD recording, mastering, design, and layout by Jeff Kaiser

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PFMCD009

Jeff Kaiser and Brad Dutz: The Order of Her Bones (PFMCD008)

Jeff Kaiser

[playlist ids="372"]
Jeff Kaiser: trumpet, flugelhorn, and voices.
Brad Dutz: marimba, glass marimba, vibes, xylophone, bass slit drum, gongs, nipple gongs, wind gong, bell plate, heavy bell, Indian bells, bell chimes, sea urchin chimes, obsidian chimes, cup chime, crotales, rotosound, bird whistles, Brazilian birdcalls, clay jay call, Rawcliffe clay bowls and tuba flute, rainstick, hadjira, concertina, ratchet, shakers, caxixi, bones, pods, balloon whistle, pandiero, riq, bougarabou, spinner, finger cymbals, cymbals, bongos, cajon, string cajon, frame drum, snare drum, bass drum, and voices.

1. The White Haired Gentleman Approaches 6:41

2. Magnification Embrace 5:50

3. The Scrupulous Hand of Childhood 6:18

4. Wounds and Contusions 3:18

5. The Vigilant Conspiracy 5:28

6. The Order of Her Bones 1:48

7. Stories, RumorsÉ 6:58

8. Finches and Wrens 5:42

9. It Becomes Translucent 5:32

10. Bring Me Some Eggs 3:16

11. No Coffee? Nothing? 4:56

12. Faintly Appearing 5:02

Total Playing Time: 60:50

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 by Jeff Kaiser and Brad Dutz
© 2002 Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP and Leaky Spleen Music, BMI 4, 8, 12 by Brad Dutz
© 2002 Leaky Spleen Music, BMI Recorded by Brad Dutz at Apperson Street Studios in Tujunga, CA on 3.19.01, 6.4.01, and 9.15.01 Mastered by Jeff Kaiser
Design and layout by Jeff Kaiser
Brad Dutz endorses Paiste, VIC FIRTH, REMO, Yamaha, and Mountain Rythym

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PFMCD008

Jeff Kaiser and Woody Aplanalp: Asphalt Buddhas (PFMCD003)

Jeff Kaiser

[playlist ids="366, 368"]

Jeff Kaiser: trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet, valve trombone, voice, electronics
Woody Aplanalp: electric guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, voice

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PFMCD003

Hannes Giger and Joey Oz: Hear…or what? (PFMCD002)

Jeff Kaiser

[Please note: This disc is out-of-print, this page is for archival purposes.]

Hannes Giger: contrabass

Joey Oz: vibes and percussion

HEAR is an ongoing collaboration that began in 1994. All the music is improvised with some of the pieces based on minimal formal or thematic concepts. Besides playing the traditional sounds of vibes and contrabass, the HEAR musicians spend a lot of time expanding the sonic vocabulary of their instruments. Spoken words have also begun to find their way into the HEAR performance.

Erich “Joey Oz” Fischer lives in Aarau, Switzerland. He studied trumpet, percussion and timpani at the conservatory in Zurich and attended the Berklee college of Music in Boston in 1992. He teaches drum set at the Music Academy Basel and since 1988 has worked in a variety of jazz, latin and rock bands as vibraphonist, composer and arranger.

Hannes Giger, lives in Los Angeles, California. He studied contrabass at conservatories in Basel and Geneva, Switzerland, at the University of Cincinnati and the University of California, San Diego. Since 1991 he has performed in the United States, Asia and Europe and has ventured into a variety of styles, from classical to contemporary music, from traditional music to free jazz and performance art.

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PFMCD002

Jim Connolly and the Gove County Philharmonic: The Circus Doesn’t Stop at Gove (PFMCD004)

Jeff Kaiser

[Please note: This disc is out-of-print, this page is for archival purposes.]

Jim Connolly and The Gove County Philharmonic

Jim Bement: accordion
Sally Barr: violin
Jim Connolly: bass
Jeff Kaiser: trumpet
Kirsten Monke: viola
Ron McCarley: clarinet
Gilles Apap: violin
Bruce Bigenho: piano

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PFMCD004

Jeff Kaiser Double Quartet: Nothing Is Not Breath (NWCD0206)

Jeff Kaiser

[Limited copies available.]

(Cover art by Ted Killian)

Nothing Is Not Breath — Jeff Kaiser Double Quartet

Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and pump organ; Michael Vlatkovich, trombone
Vinny Golia, woodwinds; Gene Doi, woodwinds
Jim Connolly, contrabass; Hannes Giger, contrabass
Brad Dutz, percussion; Richie West, percussion

Jeff Kaiser: Excerpts from the Prince (BTCD0295)

Jeff Kaiser

[Limited copies available.]

Excerpts from the Prince

All tracks composed and performed by Jeff Kaiser (trumpet, voice and electronics)

This music was created for The Prince, a theater work

Written, staged and directed by Taylor Kasch

Based on Niccolo Machiavelli’s book of the same title

Art Direction: Ted Killian

Photography: Chris Jensen

Recording Engineer: Tim Frantz

All selections ©1995 Jeff Kaiser ASCAP