Sound American No. 23: The Alien Issue
"Featuring writing on the alien and alienation by Sarah Hennies, Franklin Bruno, inti figgis-vizueta, James May, Marc Hannaford, Nicole Kaack, idm theftable, Charmaine Lee, Matana Roberts, Jacob Wick, Wendy Eisenberg, Chris Pitsiokos, Ben Young, and Lester St. Louis, and a very special full color reproduction of Charles Gaines's Librettos!"
Sound American No. 25: The Folk Issue
"Sound American's second issue of 2020 celebrates explores the intersections of folk and experimental music practices. Guest edited/curated by Sarah Hennies and Anna Roberts-Gevalt, two of America’s most forward-looking practitioners in the experimental and folk fields respectively, SA25 takes on questions of a musical community, and what it means to work in and out of its traditions. The issue features writing by Ana Alonso-Minutti on La Llorona, Drew Daniel on Throbbing Gristle, Henry Flynt on his own violin practice, Suzanne Kite in conversation with Scott Benisiinaabandan, John McCowen interviewing Sean Meehan, Kurt Newman and Martin Arnold, Ian Nagoski on bird call impresario Charles Kellogg, and Anna Roberts-Gevalt moving COVID diary and talk with Meredith Monk and Peggy Seeger. This issue’s Exquisite Corpse is by vocalist and composer Amirtha Kidambi."
Sound American No. 27: The Life Issue
"The Life Issue contributors include claire rousay, who writes about the many cuts accumulated while learning something new; pedal steel superhero Susan Alcorn recounts a battle with injury; composer Jack Langdon offers Sound American’s second fiction offering, a story of how the pandemic affects a fictional musician, presenter, and listener; composer Lea Bertucci interviews improvising vocalist Audrey Chen about identity, commitment to music, and motherhood; bass clarinetist Katie Porter lets us in on a quarantine’s worth of deep-questioning and the looping beauty of banality."
Sound American No. 28 : The Mapping Issue
"Sound American Publications announces its twenty-eighth installment: THE MAPPING ISSUE. Guest curated by musician and artist Kyla-Rose Smith of Found Sound Nation, the issue elevates the urgent voices and vital ideas of far-flung musicians and composers, often little known outside of their own native countries. This issue opens our eyes and ears to discovering new possibilities once unchained from our immediate surroundings."
Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing / Sheldon Siegel
Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing / Sheldon Siegel
""This LP is a little bit of a strange beast because the two sides are split between two bands. On the first side, you ca nhear "Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing", the trio consisting of Nate Wooley, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jason Roebke, while the second side is performed by Sheldon Siegel, a trio with Erik Heestermans on percussion, Gerard Herman on sax and Gino Coomans on cello, and all on several other instruments." - Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
Live In Ljubljana
Trumpets And Drums
"Given the unorthodox instrumentation, there's a little more than meets the eyes and ears on this quartet effort recorded at a jazz festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. -Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz"
Live in Ljubliana
Trumpets and Drums
"Trumpet and drums, or more exactly: two trumpets and two drumsets. The trumpeters, Nate Wooley and Peter Evans, are used to playing together, but it’s a first finding such different drummers (one a natural born rhythmicist, the other an architect of textures) as Jim Black and Paul Lytton playing together. Wooley has a duo with Lytton, and Evans worked with the two men holding the sticks. So, don’t think there’s a double duet acting here, or that previous Wooley / Evans or Wooley / Lytton experiences give a base of security to the events heard. As the wild card of the quartet, Black would easily (just by being himself) cut off all attempts to go to chartered terrain, but truth is he doesn’t need to: veteran improviser Lytton and the two younger horn players are known, precisely, for their ability to contradict themselves and to perform the unexpected. So, “Trumpet and Drums” isn’t the kind of summit you normally get when the same instruments are on stage. There’s no battle of skills, even if they’re well evident. That’s something else what conducts this meeting of giants: to find what the mirrors don’t show. And the four musicians do find what they search for, and so can you."
The Widows Joy
"A very special limited edition of lost 78 rpm recordings of the songs of Eastern European Immigrant party music! With a special cover by Mississippi's Eric Isaacson and a corresponding book of research by Ian Nagoski at his most raconteurish, this is an incredible insight into what the hard scrabble, hard working, just generally hard immigrants of the mining country of the early 20th century listened to when blowing off steam. A true party record!"
""Morph is a significant statement, with two albums worth of diverse material to delve into, ranging from diaphanous detailed sound spaces to darkly epic monuments, providing hours of listening." -Olle Lawson, Free Jazz Blog"
"“Featuring” is a release of “Puzzlemusik” label. Album was recorded by five jazz stars – it’s Phil Vachsman (violin, live electronics), Paul Lytton (drums, percussion, live electronics, home-made instruments), Sten Sandell (piano), Floros Floridis (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Nate Wooley (trumpet). "