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Avant Time of the Grets

Ut Gret ‎– Time of the Grets

Ut Gret ‎– Time of the Grets (ZNR Records ZNR1009, 1998)

Ut Gret is one of the leading American bands in the avant-garde side of progressive rock. On Time of the Grets you’ll find free form improvisation, avant-garde jazz and elements of progressive rock.

The album features special guests such as Eugene Chadbourne, Davey Williams and Henry Kaiser.

The highlight of the album is a fabulous Zeuhl-style piece titled Magma Futura.

The lineup includes Joee Conroy on guitars, Chapman stick, violin, bass, viola de gamba, santoor, psaltery, autoharp, cheng, shamisen, pipa, zitherphonics; David Stilley on saxophones, keyboards, bassoon, clarinets, flutes, wind synthesizer, percussion, MIDI mapping; Gregory Acker on flute, chendra, percussion; Davey Williams on electric guitar; Eugene Chadbourne on guitar; Murray Reams on drums; Henry Kaiser on guitars; Greg Goodman on piano; and Misha Feigin on vocals.

The Eighth Hour of Amduat through the Prism of Chamber Jazz

Dave Soldier – The Eighth Hour of Amduat

Dave Soldier – The Eighth Hour of Amduat (Mulatta 035, 2017)

Music experimentalist Dave Soldier has been composing and putting together music orchestras that explore and combine unexpected genres. This time he presents an avant-garde opera that mixes classical music with various forms of jazz. The Eighth Hour of Amduat is inspired by ancient pharaoh-era Egyptian mythology.

The Eighth Hour of Amduat mezzo-soprano Sahoko Sato Timpone, an orchestra, jazz musicians, including Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), and a choir.

The lineup includes Dave Soldier on water bowls, electronics; Sahoko Sato Timpone on vocals; Marshall Allen on alto saxophone and electronic valve instrument (EVI); Rebecca Cherry, Akhmed Manedov, and Juana Pinilla Páez on violin; Olivia Gusmano on viola; Carolina Diazgranados on cello; Dani Bash on harp; Dan Blacksberg on trombone; Nick Millevoi on guitar; Michael Winograd on clarinet; Enrique Rivera-Matos on tuba; Anthony di Bartolo and Thomas Kolakowski on percussion; and a choir featuring Chace Simmonds-Frith, Natasha Thweatt, Sophie Laruelle, Xioming Tian, Eugene Sirotkine, Alicia Waller, and Melinda Learnard.

With The Eighth Hour of Amduat Dave Soldier continues to break musical boundaries disregarding trends.

Buy the digital version of The Eighth Hour of Amduat. The CD is available from www.mulatta.org.