Catalytc Sound Festival 2021: Chicago
"Designed and screen printed in Chicago by Dan Grzeca"
Decoy with Joe McPhee
"McPhee allows the trio space to stretch out and they reciprocate by diligently seeking ways to set off his pocket trumpet and saxophone to best advantage. In spite of the generational differences all four are accomplished breakers of new ground. -John Sharpe, All About Jazz"
Deep Listening Band
"Rediscovered archival tapes from a recording on June 14 & 15, 1999 at the Deep Listening Studios in Kingston, NY.. Released in memory of David Gamper."
Deep Listening Band / Joe McPhee Quartet
"One never knows what Pauline Oliveros will do next, but whatever it is, she is sure to go beyond boundaries and categories. She is sui generis, an artist whose wide open creativity is both inspiring and challenging. On Unquenchable Fire, the musicians have brought the full force of their intelligence and sensitivity to Oliveros’ vision, creating a listening experience both memorable and evocative. -Florence Wetzel, All About Jazz"
The Fire Each Time
DKV Trio + Joe McPhee
"Not Two Records presents, "The Fire Each Time," a 6 CD boxset of recordings from the DKV Trio with Joe McPhee as a guest, and dedicated to James Baldwin. The music was recorded during the quartet's tour in Europe which took place in November of 2017, and at shows in Chicago and Milwaukee from December of that year. These performances are historic in many respects: the DKV Trio (with Hamid Drake [drums], Kent Kessler [bass], and Ken Vandermark [reeds]) has only recorded with other musicians on three occasions in its two decade career (with Joe Morris on "Deep Telling" [Okka Disk, 1999; with Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love and Massimo Pupillo on "Schl8hof" [Trost, 2013], and with The Thing ["Collider," Not Two, 2016]); also, this is the first time all four musicians have worked together as a band; and the material documented over the six concerts included in the collection features performances of Joe McPhee's compositions (like "Nation Time") as well as completely improvised music generated by the participants. "
What If / They Both / Could Fly
Evan Parker & Joe McPhee
"It's a must for free-jazz disciples of Parker and McPhee, but the uninitiated may also find much to enjoy in this gracefully rational and divertingly varied exhibition of improv. -John Frodham, The Guardian"
Chicago Tenor Duets
Evan Parker & Joe McPhee
"The American is by nature a much more discursive player, and Parker’s response is to move with him, abandoning large designs and gaining some rhythmic variety. If the disc has meandering passages, there are also plenty of successes in which lyricism and complexity twine (and for all their stylistic extremes, there are lyrical strains in both players). -John Litweiler, JazzTimes"
Evan Parker / Daunik Lazro / Joe McPhee
"For our collective happiness, because what you'll find here goes deeper in the abstract lyricism testified by the previous and very hard to find release. The British, the French and the American guys were having a fantastic night, and history benefits from that. -Clean Feed"
T-Shirt - Catalytic Sound Festival 2021
"Designed by Federico Peñalva in commemoration of the 2021 Catalytic Sound Festival. Screen printed by Barrel Maker Press in Chicago."