Andrew Pask / Jonathan Besser: Griffith Park (PFMCD041)

Jeff Kaiser

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Andrew Pask/Jonathan Besser

JONATHAN BESSER: Piano
ANDREW PASK: Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Live Processing

1. Magnificent Photon—2:20
2. Steam Engine Love Letter—2:58
3. Dust Bunny Meditation—3:13
4. Chessboard Cowboy—4:00
5. Coldwater Light Bulb—2:43
6. Tomato Blade—2:22
7. The Fried Judge—4:27
8. Fruit Cake—5:55
9. Cloud Formation Microscope—3:44
10. Geosynchronous Hibernation—0:52
11. Sleeping Wheel—5:12
12. Wellington Harbour—5:57

All tunes composed by Andrew Pask and Jonathan Besser, except “Wellington Harbour,” composed by Jonathan Besser, © 2006, Andrew Pask, Kaleidacousticon/ASCAP, and Jonathan Besser, Besser Music/APRA

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Wayne Peet at Newzone Studio, Los Angeles, California, June and October 2005
Photography by Annette Wu; design and layout by Steuart Liebig
www.kaleidacousticon.com
www.jonathanbesser.com

Liner Notes:

Jonathan and I were walking in Griffith Park when Wayne Peet called to say he had an opening at his recording studio. (Wayne Peet, more than anyone I have ever met, is a musician and an engineer. And is masterful at both.)

So off we went.

Jonathan and I played together many times when I lived in New Zealand, but the last time we played was in Macau, circa nineteen-ninety-something, at the Captain’s Bar of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Jonathan was on tour in China with Ed Ware and Nick van Dyke and I was living in Hong Kong playing in bars and doing gigs with Cantopop stars.

It was really fun to go back into the studio and record after so much time. Just as it happens in spoken conversation with a good friend, we just seemed to pick up where we left off . . .

–Andrew Pask, Los Angeles, California, April 2006

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PFMENTUM CD041

Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask with Steuart Liebig and G.E. Stinson: The Choir Boys with Strings (PFMCD037)

Jeff Kaiser

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The Choir Boys with Strings
Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet, Quarter-Tone Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Electronics
Andrew Pask: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Penny Whistle, Electronics
G.E. Stinson: Electric Guitars, Electronics
Steuart Liebig: Contrabass Guitars, Electronics

Visit The Choir Boys home page at:
www.trippyhorns.com

1. Needlework Alice 11:59
2. Impromptu Lateral Drop 7:26
3. Tobacconist from Rimini 10:59
4. Frenchwoman Luggage Cart 8:39
5. Adulterous Dishwasher 9:40
6. Definitely Jack 10:23
7. Rest of the Skeleton 15:12
8. Wir Sind Hier 5:28

The music was created in two continuous suites.
Track numbers have been added for convenience.
Suite One: Tracks 1-5. Suite Two: Tracks 6-8.
Total Playing Time: 79:46

All music © 2006, Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP and Kaleidacousticon, ASCAP
Digital multitrack recording by Wayne Peet, October 5, 2005 at Ventura College Theater, Ventura, California
Art, Layout, Mixing and Mastering by Jeff Kaiser, January 2006
pfMENTUM • pfmentum.com • Box 1653 • Ventura • CA • 93002

Special thanks to Robert Lawson and Ollie Powers for the invitation to perform,
and to Roger Meyer for staging and lighting the show.

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PFMCD037

Jeff Kaiser / Andrew Pask: The Choir Boys (PFMCD024)

Jeff Kaiser

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The Choir Boys
Jeff Kaiser • Andrew Pask

The Choir Boys (Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask)

Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet, Quarter-Tone Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Live Processing
Andrew Pask: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophones, Bass, Penny Whistle, Live Processing

Visit The Choir Boys home page at:
www.trippyhorns.com

Album info:

1. Wheeling Rebus 9:24
2. Dim Effigies 9:37
3. Carbon Icon 6:36
4. The Variability of Stammering Arrows 15:09
5. Blue Air Habit 17:31
6. Tumbling Abstention 5:47
7. Reliquaries 9:44
Total Playing Time: 73:48

(c)2005 Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP and Kaleidacousticon, ASCAP
All music recorded live in the studio with no overdubs or pre-recorded samples
Recorded by Andrew Pask, October 16 – 17, 2004 in Los Feliz, CA
Mixed and Mastered by Jeff Kaiser, December 4 – 5, 2004 in Ventura, CA
Photography by Michael Kelly • Relics from the collection of Michael, Gisele and Devin Kelly
CD art, design and layout by Jeff Kaiser
For more information:
pfMENTUM • PO Box 1653 • Ventura • CA • 93002

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PFMCD024

New Director of Development, THREE new recordings, and an intern

Lot’s of news! ———————————————————— In this issue: * New Director of Development: Andrew Pask! * New recordings by: + The Glen Whitehead Trio + Andrew Raffo Dewar / John Hughes / Chad Popple + Guerino Mazzola and Heinz Geisser * AND…introducing our first ever intern: Nick Welch! ———————————————————— We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Pask is coming on board …

Michael Vlatkovich: Mortality (PFMCD091)

Jeff Kaiser

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ensemblio:
michael vlatkovich: trombone
dan clucas: trumpet
jill torberson: french horn
bill plake: tenor sax
david riddles: bassoon, flute, soprano sax, clarinet
andrew pask: alto sax, bari sax, bass clarinet
bill roper: tuba, bombardondino
harry scorzo: violin
jonathan golove: cello
tom mcnalley: guitar
dominic genova: bass 
wayne peet: piano, keyboard
carol sawyer: voice
ken park: all percussion

[NOTE: do to a printing error, track 4 was left off the package. What you see below is correct.]

1. adeptly disguised as chairs and tables the audience listened quietly — 9:08
2. as quickly as it came — 6:31
3. or do you have change for a $20 — 5:25
4. out of the wall and into the night — 5:27
5. sometimes a red nose and big shoes aren’t enough — 2:33
6. mortality — 11:32
7. hiding out as a verb — 5:49
8. goodbye — 7:06

© 2015 julius ivory music, ascap
music composed m vlatkovich
recorded 2014 wayne peet engineer
edited mixed and mastered sept. 2014
front photo chuck britt
back photo bill roper
design jeff kaiser

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PFMCD091

Steuart Liebig / MINIM: Sulphur (PFMCD046)

Jeff Kaiser

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Steuart Liebig/MINIM

Andrew Pask: clarinet and bass clarinet
Sara Schoenbeck: bassoon
Brad Dutz: Drumset, percussion and marimba
Steuart Liebig: C, Eb, 12-string and prepared Contrabass guitars

1–23. Kaleidoscope (44:44)
24. The Cherry Blossom Is Only Perfect When It’s Falling from the Tree (17:16)
25. Necrological Pieties (4:16)

“Kaleidoscope” is a piece made up of 23 miniatures based on haiku. “ The Cherry Blossom Is Only Perfect When It’s Falling from the Tree” is a single movement of 13 parts based loosely on terza rima. “Necrological Pieties” was written for choreographer Shuriu Lo.

Copyright 2007 Steuart Liebig/Sisong Music (ASCAP)

Recorded January 13–14, 2007, by Wayne Peet; Mixed February and March 2007, by Wayne Peet and Steuart Liebig; all at Newzone Studios, Mar Vista, California
Conducting help from Wayne on Kaleidoscope 10, 12, 16 and 23
Brad Dutz uses Yamaha, Vic Firth, Paiste, Remo, Roland, Mountain Rythym and Factory Metal Percussion musical products
Steuart Liebig plays Fodera Basses, uses the Raven Labs PMB-1, and uses Fodera roundwound strings (Eb and C and 12-string basses)
Band photos by Ken Luey; Other photos/montages and layout by Steuart Liebig
Big thanks to Brad, Andrew and Sara; Also big thanks to Mr. Wayne
Thanks Leslie, Anya and Aron

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PFMCD046

Ellen Burr: Duos (PFMCD034)

Jeff Kaiser

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Ellen Burr: Flutes
Sara Schoenbeck: Bassoon
Jeanette Kangas: Percussion
Andrew Pask: Clarinet
Steuart Liebig: Contrabass Guitar

Tracks
Ball of Yarn C flute 7:23
Canon-Cards-Canon I alto flute, bassoon 6:59
Permutations ’62 C flute, clarinet 8:52
Four Square C flute, drums & percussion 16:11
Senbazuru alto flute, prepared bass 8:49
Canon-Cards-Canon II alto flute, bassoon 7:04
Warp & Weave C flute 7:31

All songs composed by Ellen Burr. However, since improvisation is at least 50% of all tunes,
these tunes wouldn’t exist like they are without the wonderful players that I get to call friends.
Thank you all for your talent and time.

This CD is supported in part through “Subito,” the quick advancement grant program of the
Los Aneles Chapter of the American Composers Forum.

Graphic Scores: Ellen Burr
Illustration: Ellen Burr from her book Dream Drawings
Design/Layout: Steve Burr–www.SeeHearStudios.com
Recorded, mixed & mastered at Newzone Studios by Wayne Peet, Los Angeles 2002-05
Ellen Burr plays on a Yamaha C flute and Eva Kingma open-hole alto flute.
Jeanette Kangas plays Paiste cymbals exclusively.

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PFMCD034

Steuart Liebig / Stigtette: Delta (PFMCD033)

Jeff Kaiser

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Steuart Liebig/Stigtette

Ellen Burr: Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Andrew Pask: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Sara Schoenbeck: Bassoon
Steuart Liebig: Contrabassguitars (prepared, applied tools)

hector 2:11
kprs:
mahoning 2:30
alchemy 8:49
light cloud, dark cloud 5:24
1956-j no.2 3:51
dynamite’s dionysian dance 5:08
cold green mystery 4:43
our lady of the illuminated hand 5:52
seven dreams about time 14:07
render 4:50
secret one-hand shake 4:24
knowledge is gravity 5:11

all music copyright steuart liebig/sisong music (ascap) 2005
recorded at newzone studios, mar vista, california, 28-29 may 2005, by
wayne peet. mixed at newzone studios, june-august 2005, by wayne peet
and steuart liebig. mastered by wayne peet.
artwork and layout by steuart liebig
photos by ken luey

” kprs” is a suite played as four discrete parts; “seven dreams about
time” is seven parts played as a continuous whole.

hector
Written as an hommage to Hector Berlioz and inspired by his writing for woodwinds.

paint
A four-part hommage (mahoning; alchemy; light cloud, dark cloud; 1956-j no. 2) to four of my favorite painters: Franz Kline, Jackson Pollack,Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still.

dynamite’s dionysian dance
Inspired by Frederick Neitzsche’s “Also Sparch Zarathrustra.”

cold green mystery
After a line in the “Thousand Nights and One Night” – –
also known as “The Arabian Nights” – – describing the sea.

our lady of the illuminated hand
A little requiem of sorts.

seven dreams about time
Based on a book that explains Einstein’s theories of time through fictionalized accounts of his dreams.

render
My idea of a musical illustration of the concept of
“render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s . . . ”

secret one-hand shake
A basic rhythmic idea stolen from a piece by
Herbie Hancock.

knowledge is gravity
An attempt to write something inspired by a little reading about String Theory.

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PFMCD033

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