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Entourage
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(Folkways Records, 1973), 36 mins

The first album by the Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble uses saxophone, keyboards, percussion, viola, recorder, guitar, drums and thumb piano to explore an"experimental-spiritualistic environment" and builds improvised soundscapes reflecting techniques from many sources, including Noh Theater, Balinese Theatr...

(Folkways Records, 1973), 36 mins
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Music of the Orient in Hawaii
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produced by Jacob Feuerring, 1912-1979 (Folkways Records, 1963), 49 mins
produced by Jacob Feuerring, 1912-1979 (Folkways Records, 1963), 49 mins
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New American Music, Vol. 1
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produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 57 mins

From Milford Graves’ guttural experiments with percussion and the body to Mary Lou Williams’ jazz combo interrupted by atonal “fungus,” this compilation of new (1970s) music makes for an eclectic mix of musical sounds. Star innovators Gil Evans, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray also contribute to this collection...

produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 57 mins
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New American Music, Vol. 2
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produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 44 mins

Trumpets and trombones twist through dense pockets of sound in Lucia Dlugoszewski “Angels of the Inmost Heaven”; the voice of a lone guitarist punctures the silence in James Fulkerson’s “Patterns” II and VII; flute, bassoons, viola and vibraphone are intended to “turn some dancers on” in Carman Moor...

produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 44 mins
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New American Music, Vol. 3
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produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 53 mins

Works by Talib Rasul Hakim, William Bolcom, Howard Swanson and Frederic Rzewski are presented here. Highlights include Bolcom’s "Whisper Moon" for chamber ensemble and three of Rzewski’s songs, whose lyrics are drawn from words by Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes and Guatemalan revolutionary Otto Rene Cast...

produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 53 mins
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New American Music, Vol. 4
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produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 46 mins

Noa Ain gives us a surreal portrait of violinist Yoko Matsua in “Used to Call Me Sadness,” Joel Chadabe encourages a solo percussionist to interact with an automated electronic system in “Echoes,” Ann McMillan manipulates animal sounds with recording techniques in “Whale I,” Gordon Mumma offers audien...

produced by Horace Walter Grenell, 1909-1981 (Folkways Records, 1975), 46 mins
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