“Peter Zummo (1948) is a trombonist who has explored ensemble music at the border between classical chamber music and free-jazz. His first album “Zummo With An X” (1981), was recorded in a trio with Arthur Russell on cello and Bill Ruyle on tabla, highlighted by two lengthy minimalist suites Instruments (for duo, trio and quartet) and Lateral Pass. This is an 8 minute extract of the newly remastered Song IV which usually weighs in at just over 20 minutes. This reissue will be available on vinyl (180gm) for the first time since 1985 in June 2012.” — Optimo Music Peter Zummo – Song IV (Extract) by Optimo Music
Introducing the 3rd figure from the ‘Great People’ Series by Archer Prewitt (The Sea & Cake, the Coctails, Sof’Boy) and the great folks at Presspop, Japan! (The first two in the series were Robert Moog and Raymond Scott) The Allen Ginsberg Doll, officially approved by the Allen Ginsberg Estate, comes with fabric cloth jacket, glasses, book, Uncle Sam hat, beaded necklace, and CD with 5 poetry readings and 1 song (all of the recordings are previously unreleased material). Limited to 1000 pieces. More info HERE and HERE.
“Ballad of the Lights” Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg
10” vinyl record / limited 1000, co-release with Audika Records,
due out on October 19th digitally via Audika, October 15th on limited edition 10″ vinyl via Press Pop. “Ballad of the Lights” was recorded in NYC in 1977 with Russell’s band, The Flying Hearts and Ginsberg participating in voice. Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear, Cant/Terrible Records) worked with the digital transfers for this limited edition 10 inch vinyl release. Artwork: Archer Prewitt / Hand letterpressed by Jeff Mueller (June of 44, Shipping News) of Dexterity Press.
A SIDE: Ballad of the Lights (1977) 5:46
Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg
B SIDE: Pacific High Studio Mantras (1971) 5:27
(Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddi Hum)
Old Tibetan Mantra of Padmasambhava.
Tuned by Allen Ginsberg.
Presspop (Japan) has been working on the incredible Allen Ginsberg vinyl figurine with Ginsberg’s CD “Live at the Knitting Factory 1995,” The set will be available in this summer.
VISIT >> Presspop
Kerouac, Ginsberg & friends in New York (www.youtube.com) Silent footage of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and others in New York, Summer 1959. The location is in and around the Harmony Bar & Restaurant at E 9th St. and 3rd Ave. Others seen are Mary Frank (wife of film-maker Robert Frank) and children Pablo and Andrea, as well as Lucien’s wife Francesca Carr and their three sons, Simon, Caleb and Ethan….
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