Arnold Dreyblatt , Choice

Arnold Dreyblatt , Choice
Author: Arnold Dreyblatt
Publisher: Choose Records , Berlin
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Size: 31.5 x 31.5 cm
Weight: 250 g
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Often characterized as the most rock-oriented of American minimalists, Dreyblatt has cultivated a strong underground fan base for his transcendental and ecstatic music.

Now, for his latest issue on Choose Records, Berlin's Jörg Hiller aka Konrad Sprenger has made his own "Choice" from Arnold Dreyblatt's own extensive archive of live recordings, ranging from over thirty years of live performances from 1977 to 2007. This is very much a "collectors' LP", which plays as a carefully curated sonic selection, rather than as a chronological sequence of individual recordings. The collection ranges from seminal recordings by many of the historical ensembles who performed as Dreyblatt's Orchestra of Excited Strings in the States and in Europe, to some of Dreyblatt's most compelling solo projects making for some very surprising listening, especially for those who may already know Dreyblatt's currently available studio recordings. Mastered by Rashad Becker.

Tracklist:

1. Harptones: May 26, 1981, Roulette, New York; The Orchestra of Excited Strings: Arnold Dreyblatt and Ruth Charloff (Excited Strings Basses), Randal Baier (Miniature Princess Piano), Kraig Hill (Portative Pipe Organ), Michael Hauenstein (Hurdy Gurdy)

2. Regal Sustain: November 21, 1981, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Ct.; The Orchestra of Excited Strings: Arnold Dreyblatt and Michael Hauenstein (Excited Strings Basses), Peter Phillips (Miniature Princess Piano), Greg Lewis (Hurdy Gurdy)

3. Bowing: November 21, 1981, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Ct.; The Orchestra of Excited Strings: Arnold Dreyblatt and Michael Hauenstein (Excited Strings Basses), Peter Phillips (Miniature Princess Piano), Greg Lewis (Hurdy Gurdy)

4. Striking: November 21, 1981, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Ct.; The Orchestra of Excited Strings: Arnold Dreyblatt and Michael Hauenstein (Excited Strings Basses), Peter Phillips (Miniature Princess Piano), Greg Lewis (Hurdy Gurdy)

5. Sideband: July 17, 1997, Theaterspektakel, Zürich, The Orchestra of Excited Strings: Rob Gutowski (Trombone), Dirk Lebahn (Excited Strings Bass), Jason Kahn (Cimbalom), Silvia Ocougne (Sustain E-Guitar), Pierre Berthet (Percussion), Werner Durand (Saxophone)

6. Flowchart (Excerpt): May 5, 2007, The Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada Rob Clutton (Bass), Anne Bourne (Cello), Kathleen Kajioka (Violin), John Gzowski (Guitars), Scott Thompson (Trombone), Nick Fraser (Drums)

7. The Odd Fellows: October 23, 1983, WBAI Free Music Store, NY; The Orchestra of Excited Strings with Special Guest Pipes: Arnold Dreyblatt And Michael Hauenstein (Excited Strings Basses), Kraig Hill (Miniature Princess Piano), Eric Feinstein (French Horn), Peter Zummo (Trombone)

8. Organmusic For Sixteen Hands: January 31, 1999, Kresge Auditorium, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Ma.; Arnold Dreyblatt (Conductor, Kresge Pipe Organ), Christine Southworth, Derek Van Beever, Melissa Mazzoli, Rebecca Zook, Mike Tarkanian, Ryan Rifkin, Nikhilm Vinod Mittal

9. Surfacetones For Solo Snare Drum: March 3, 1985, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Wolfgang Glum (Snare Drum)

10. Brushtones: 1977, Fulton Street Studio, NY Arnold Dreyblatt (Double Excited String Bass)
Recordings: Steve Cellum (1), John Gzowski (6), Brooks Blanchard (2,3,4), Bobby Bieliecki (7), Steffan Rietzentahler (5), Arnold Dreyblatt (10), Others Unknown