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Item:  OJC 1781

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: OJC

Entertainment Reviews:

Musician - 8/92, p.94
"..This could be the soundtrack to your next mock-beatnik party...an intriguing ear-stretcher.."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.86
4 stars out of 5 -- "Street noises, foghorns, tap-dancing and a howling dog all add to the unique atmosphere, primal rhythms and unusual structures of these scarcely-heard Moondog compositions."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.138
3 stars out of 5 -- "[This] pairs two albums recorded for jazz label Prestige in the mid-'50s, a mind-blowing mix of weird syncopation...and titles such as 'Ostrich Feathers Played On Drums'..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Duet: Queen Elizabeth and Bamboo Pipe
  • Buy for $0.992.Conversation and Music at 51st St. And 6th Ave. (New York City)
  • Buy for $0.993.Hardshoe (7/4) Ray Malone
  • Buy for $0.994.Tugboat Toccata
  • Buy for $0.995.Autumn
  • Buy for $0.996.Seven Beat Suite (3 Parts)
  • Buy for $0.997.Oo Solo (6/4)
  • Buy for $0.998.Rehearsal of Violetta's "Barefoot Dance"
  • Buy for $0.999.Oo Solo (2/4)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Ostrich Feathers Played on Drum
  • Buy for $0.9911.Oboe Round
  • Buy for $0.9912.Chant
  • Buy for $0.9913.All Is Loneliness
  • Buy for $0.9914.Sextet (Oo)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Fiesta Piano Solo
  • 16.Moondog Monologue
  • Buy for $0.9917.Up Broadway - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Perpetual Motion - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Gloving It - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Improvisation (Piano Solo)
  • Buy for $0.9921.Ray Malone Softshoe - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9922.Two Quotations in Dialogue - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9923.5/8 in Two Shades - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9924.Moondog's Theme - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9925.In a Doorway - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Duet - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9927.Trimbas in Quarters - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9928.Wildwood - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9929.Trimbas in Eighths - (bonus track)
  • Buy for $0.9930.Organ Rounds - (bonus track)

Product Description:

Originally released on Prestige (7069/7099).
This disc combines two albums Moondog recorded in 1956 and 1957 for the Prestige label. The music is highly percussive and orchestral in its sweep and approach, though utilizing only a small number of players, primarily Moondog himself. At the time of these recordings he was familiar sight in Manhattan, performing as a street musician.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the set opens with his duet for bamboo pipe (played by Moondog) and the Queen Elizabeth whistle--that is to say the actual bellowing whistle of the ship the Queen Elizabeth, as it came into port in New York City. His fascination with the waterfront's possibilities also surfaces in "Tugboat Toccata," which combines location boat sounds with studio-recorded piano and percussion. Elsewhere his "Fiesta Piano Solo" is a delight of rhythmically melodic invention. Some of the composer's invented instruments are also featured. This is bold and timeless music, by turns heartfelt and cerebral.
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  • UPC: 025218178129
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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