- Artist/Title: Carlos Giffoni - 9 hours with Jim and the Greatful Dead
- Format: CDR
- Label: Carbon Records
- Price: $8
- Catalog ID: CR54
[Recently found inventory from record store. 1 copy back in stock!]
"9 hours with jim and the greatful dead is a 30+ minute improvisation using guitar, amp and a few guitar modulation effects that I find unique and necessary to express through certain sounds, and is a one take 30+ minute "jam". when I first planned to record it it was meant to be a joke on a long and strange conversation I had with Jim Dunbar and Don Fleming at a show the night before about The Legendary Greatful Dead jams in the west coast that supposedly lasted sometimes up to that long and that apparently Jim saw more than once. I wanted to make something with enough variation of sound and mood so that it felt like it was 9 hours compressed in a much shorter "jam", steal some interesting moments from the eternal dictation and crunch them all together in one piece. When I started playing the guitar, the piece evolved into something else and I just let it go. for 30 minutes +, what I consider a long time for 1 "jam". maybe I am to young and have a short attention span, or maybe I just wasn't there. You can ask Jim about it, Jim was there, for 9 hours, more than once. I really couldn't be there, I wasn't born at the time and currently I am still trying to finish college." [color stickers attached to sealed white cd folders. edition of 75]
- Artist/Title: Steve Baczkowski - Tone Arm
- Format: CASS
- Label: cae-sur-a (USA)
- Price: $8
- Catalog ID: CarbonDist_caesura_002
"Known primarily for his work on baritone sax in a variety of duo and trio formats with the likes of Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Ravi Padmanabha and most recently Bill Nace, Steve Baczkowski unleashes his first recorded solo outing that pushes his improvising techniques and sonic palette to a whole new level on Tone Arm. The foundation of the piece is maintained through looping and tone arm manipulation of home modified vinyl records over which Baczkowski introduces melodies, whistles, scratches, squeaks, squawks and bellows through bird whistles, baritone sax, flutes, and bells.
Recorded live Sugar City, Buffalo New York, May 30th 2010.
Hand numbered Edition of 100."