“…one of the most compelling recordings of the year….[Respect] plays with a stellar blend of precision and humor.” —THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“…one of ’s under-the-radar jazz gems.” —THE BOSTON GLOBE
This CD allows the music of two of the 20th century's musical giants to be heard as they've never quite been heard before.
Sun Ra and Stockhausen have a lot in common: mysticism, astrology, a self-constructed cosmology and (intertwining) compositional language, the idea of "advanced" musical and intellectual work, and an early, involved adoption of synthesizers.
In choosing the repertoire, Respect wanted to draw comparisons and contrasts between the two composers and address the question of how "space" influenced their work.
© 2009 Mode/Avant
released April 21, 2009
Eli Asher: trumpet, slide trumpet, melodica, percussion; James Hirschfeld: trombone, tambourine; Josh Rutner: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, melodica, radio, percussion, trombone; Red Wierenga: piano, keyboards, redspectronics, percussion; Malcolm Kirby (tracks 1-10), Matt Clohesy (track 11): bass; Ted Poor: drums, percussion; Robert Iannapollo: liner notes