Pieces of Light LP
2. Shadow Sculptures
3. Les Heros Sont Fatigues
4. Windows In Dreams
5. Red Giant
6. Colors In Crystal
First time vinyl reissue of Joe McPhee's classic CJR LP from 1974.
Exact repress of the original artwork
Another reissue of ultra rare 70s McPhee vinyl. Pieces of Light was recorded and released in 1974 by the CJR label. Joe McPhee picked up on the growing electronic music movement, recording a set of duos on saxophones, trumpet, e flat alto horn, flute, modified Nagoya harp, chimes and voice with John Snyder playing an ARP analogue synthesizer. The result is a stunning six-part meditation on how best to combine acoustically and electrically driven sounds. McPhee at times anticipates and complements the limited wave forms of his playing partner, but the two donít try to mimic or play on top of each other, they shift, meld and counter each other. McPhee at times plays extremely jazz headed in alien vistas created by Snyder's synth, while never coming off as quaint. Definitely something a little different from the Fire Music of the time...
LP limited to 500, made in and shipped from USA.
Also available in the box set of all 4 LPs. The box set features heavy duty wooden box with silk screen back and front, includes bonus silk screen prints, and full artwork covers. All lovingly put together by Alan Sherry.
Box set limited to 100. Click here for pictures.
Joe McPhee: tenor saxophone, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, alto horn, flute, chimes, harp, voice
John Snyder: synthesizer