Edgetone Records Fall Releases

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Sheldon Brown Group – Blood of the Air

Blood of the Air is based on the poetry and speech melodies of Surrealist poet Philip Lamantia. It celebrates the spontaneous natural music of the spoken word and a freedom of imagination usually relegated to dreams. Philip Lamantia (1927–2005), whose mystical work is noted for its wild imagery, is widely considered America’s greatest Surrealist poet. He was mentored by Kenneth Rexroth and was closely associated with the Beat writers Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Michael McClure. In his youth, Lamantia was recognized by André Breton as “a voice that rises once in a hundred years.”

Sheldon Brown – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet , Darren Johnston – trumpet, Lorin Benedict – voice , Andrew Joron – theremin, Dave MacNab – electric guitar , John Finkbeiner – electric guitar, Johnathan Alford – piano , Michael Wilcox – bass, Vijay Anderson – drums , Alan Hall – drums, the voice of Philip Lamantina

PG13 – S/T

The music for PG13 was originally conceived by saxophonist Phillip Greenlief as a tribute to his cat, the late, great George Cleaver. Since its inception, the group has expanded its repertoire to include compositions by guitarist John Shiurba.

Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone, John Shiurba – guitar, Thomas Scandura – drums