The Alan Lechusza / Christopher Adler Duo: Mineralia (PFMCD032)

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The Alan Lechusza / Christopher Adler Duo

ALAN LECHUSZA: e-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano and baritone saxophones, ryuteki

CHRISTOPHER ADLER: Piano

1. schist
2. skarn
3. sphene
4. schorl
5. orogeny
6. Orovician
7. karst
8. gneiss
9. flysch
10. xenolith

Alan Lechusza and Christopher Adler first met and established an improvising duo early in 2000, very soon after which they recorded their debut album Pleistocene. Committed to free improvisation that fully explores the musical experiences of both artists, the duo quickly established a musical presence in San Diego. The duo has formed the nucleus of many musical projects over the past half-decade, including the Christopher Adler Trio, Metal with Reeds…Reeds of Metal, Alan Lechusza’s Side A/Side B, The Yellow Chair Ensemble, and Iguana. Performing throughout Southern California, the duo has collaborated with performers including Gustavo Aguilar, Nina Eidsheim, Christopher Garcia, Nathan Hubbard and Scott Walton. For Lechusza and Adler (both active internationally as composers, repertoire performers and scholars) the duo has been an invaluable inspiration. Their collaboration has given rise to works such as Adler’s I Want to Believe and Song for a Form Carved by Water, and Lechusza’s The Underwear Conspiracy and As the Rain Comes.

Recorded January 23, 2003 by Josef Kucera and Nathan Brock
at UCSD Music Center Studios, University of California, San Diego, California
Mastered by Wayne Peet at Newzone Studio, Los Angeles
Musician photos by Lance Nelson
Landscape photos and design by Christopher Adler
©2006 Alan Lechusza and Christopher Adler (ASCAP)

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PFMCD032

Chris Truitt: The Had and Been (AVRCD002)

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we are the ones

1. we are the ones 4.04
2. brothers finger 4.30
3. ghost 3.37
4. highway 3.27
5. the waltz and the wait 4.00
6. sleepless nights 5.10
7. went through your mind 4.35
8. hold on 4.04
9. we are thieves 4.24

note from Chris:
This album would have never been made without the
love and support of my wife Trish. She allowed me
the late nights and the run of the house we live in to
record it. I am lucky and blessed to have her.

Thanks Trish.

I feel fortunate to have had the honour of playing and
recording with the array of brilliant musicians that
appeared on this album. The textures and mood
would have been impossible without them.

Also many thanks to my friends, foremost Mr. Darin See,
for putting up with the daily play by play of the late nights
and long sessions. They helped me finish.

Thanks for caring and listening.

Christopher Truitt
january 2005

all songs written, recorded and performed by
Christopher Truitt
mixed by nathan bergquist
mastered by wayne peet at killzone studios
featuring:
Mike LLewellyn: bass, track 2
Brad Coats: bass
Brock Wiggins: drums
James Ratliff: piano, tracks 3 and 5
Leah Austin: piano, track 7
Paul Cartwright: violin
Whitney Herbst: viola
Charles Taggart: cello
Kris Tiner: trumpet, flugelhorn and
piccolo trumpet
Rocky Montbriand: trombone and euphonium
Paul Barton: mandolin and banjo
cd design by Melanie Crutchfield
cd art by Christopher Truitt
cd art capture by Felix Adamo
photo by Bryn Rinker
for booking and info: www.thehadandbeen.com

Angry Vegan Records CD002

AVRCD002