Tom Guralnick Discography

Tom Guralnick — April 25, 1997 — photo by Mark Weber

Tom Guralnick Discography

1975

Baird Hersey THE YEAR OF THE EAR

With DAVID LIEBMAN

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(Bent Records BRS 1) Long player 12″ vinyl record. Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6: Dave Liebman — soprano & tenor saxophones, Steve Guttman — trumpet, Haru Sawada — flugelhorn, Len Detlor — tenor saxophone, Tom Guralnick — tenor sax & bass clarinet, John Hagen — soprano, tenor, baritone saxes, bassoon, Baird Hersey — guitar & bowed guitar, Yoshi Maruta — flute, soprano & tenor sax, Paul Socolow — electric bass, Jerry Harris — electric bass (track 4), David Moss — percussion, Arnie Clapman — congas, Bob Wiener — drums(time). Recorded January 1975 at Long View Farm, N. Brookfield, Mass.

Track 5: Mark Harvey, Steve Guttman, Danny Hayes, Larry Moses — trumpets, John Clark, Rick Shautsberg — French horns, John Hagen, Yoshi Maruta, Len Detlor, Tom Guralnick, Peter Bloom — reeds, Sam Burtis, Steve Danenburg, Dave Taylor — trombones, Michael Bocchicchio — string bass, Arnie Clapman — congas, David Moss — percussion. *Tom Guralnick has a solo on this track. Recorded June 1, 1975 at Sound Ideas, NYC

1. Night in Tunisia 2. Herds the Hoards 3. Credo 4. Winter’s Light 5. First of All One Must Be Very Open Minded 6. The Charioteer

1980

MOSS-TG-FELD

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Recorded at KUNM — Studio A. April 24, 1980. Live on Ear Waves. Engineer & radio host: Dwight Loop. 90-minute Maxell UD-90 cassette tape recording transferred to CDR 16nov2o12 by Mark Weber. Interviews and live performance.

Tom Guralnick — saxophones & little instruments, Steve Feld — prepared trombone, electronics, percussion, animal & hunting calls, David Moss — percussion, Harry Bertoia sound sculptures, electronics, voice

1. spontaneously improvised extended piece in 5 sections (20:44) 2. duet: Steve — bass trombone; Tom — soprano sax (3:27)

TEN INSTRUMENT STUDIES FOR SOLO SAXOPHONE

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July 10, 1980, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. Recorded by Mike Wolfe. *Released on cassette in a limited edition

Tom Guralnick — solo saxophones

1. Soprano Tin Foil 2. Bari DTrad 3. Tenor 4. Soprano Straight 5. Tenor Buff 6. Vacuuphone 7. Soprano Tur 8. Tenor Harmon 9. Soprano PVC 10. Baritone

LIVE on-air radio show — WXPN Philadelphia

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December 20, 1980. Duets & Solos. Tracks 1, 12, 13, 14 appear on compilation ALBUZERXQUE Volume 26 (Zerx 071). Track 9 appears on ALBUZERXQUE Volume 28 (Zerx 072). Mastered by Quincy Adams, October 25, 2006. Transferred to CDR derived from 10 1/2″ reel-to-reel by Mark Weber thanks to KUNM for use of Otari 2-track

Tom Guralnick — Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit, Steve Feld — trombone, and baritone horn

1. Rhythmic Figure (TG line) (3:47) 2. Sadness (Ornette) (6:28) 3. 6 Textures # 1 (1:52) 4. 6 Textures # 2 (1:11) 5. 6 Textures # 3 (1:22) 6. 6 Textures # 4 (1:52) 7. 6 Textures # 5 (1:20) 8. 6 Textures # 6 ( :52) 9. Piece for Soprano & Toys (4:37) 10. Piece for Mutes (3:34) 11. 2 Solos (TG) # 1 (3:10) 12. 2 Solos (TG) # 2 (2:32) 13. Sam and Dave (Duo) aka “Top & Bottom” (4:40) 14. Multiphonic Piece (3:26) 15. Piece for Reeds, Brass, & Toys (2:56)

1981

ALBUQUERQUE

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(Cleo 001) 12″ vinyl LP edition of 1,000. Recording engineer: Mike Wolfe.Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 recorded at KUNM, Albuquerque, May & December 1981. Tracks 2, 3, 8 recorded in concert December 12, 1981 at Downtown Center for the Arts, Albuquerque

Tom Guralnick — Solo Saxophone

1. Arid Impulse 2. The Fifth Mile/Living in the Music 3. Blues Solo 1 4. Familiar Currents 5. Flaps and Pops 6. Mixed Emotions/( I Scream) Electrifying Thoughts 7. Mutants 8. Slow Duck

1982

Sleepy LaBeef ELECTRICITY

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(Rounder Records 3070 Lp)(Rounder cassette C-3070) Recorded February 9, 10, 16, 1982 Massachusetts. Tom Guralnick plays R&B tenor in horn section and has a solo on “Cut It Out”. *TG was in studio only one day

1983

Malcolm Goldstein THE SEASONS: VERMONT
For Magnetic Tape Collage & Instrumental Ensemble

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Ensemble (Folkways FX 6242). 12″ vinyl 33 1/3 rpm. Tracks 2, 3, 4 recorded February 26, 1983 in concert at Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

Tom Guralnick — soprano, tenor, bass saxes, vacuuphones, Brian Johnson — vibraphone, percussion, Robert Black — double bass, Kenneth Karpowicz — intensified vocalizations, accordion, Joseph Celli — oboe, English horn, ocarina, Mark Steven Brooks — wood flutes, electric guitar, percussion, Malcolm Goldstein — violin

1. Summer 2. Autumn 3. Winter 4. Spring

1984

David Moss FULL HOUSE

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Long Player 12″ vinyl disk (Moers Music 2010). Moss in duet with 19 musicians in separate sessions. Recorded January 1984 (TG’s track) Brooklyn, New York. Recorded live with no edits, no over-dubs

David Moss — drums, percussion, voice Bertoia Sound Sculptures, water, wood, metal,
plastic, pods, and small electronics, Tom Guralnick — soprano, tenor, bass saxophones

1. Trade-ways

1985

Masters Project for Wesleyan University

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May 1985. Video performance on Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit + interview (48:00). Two separate performances + interview — edited/interspersed on video. Interview conducted by Steve Feld in Tom Guralnick’s apartment, Middletown where TG explains his system and methodology. (Says that he built his first MSMU in 1981). Tom lived in Albuquerque Fall 1976 – Spring 1981 whereupon he returned to him hometown Boston (Brookline, Mass) and then to Wesleyan. He returned to Albuquerque in December of 1981 only to do a series of concerts then went back to Wesleyan. He permanently returned to Albuquerque in Fall 1985

Tom Guralnick solo performances filmed at Pine Street Dance Studio, Middletown, Connecticut by Steve Feld, Shari Robertson, Dan Gold on cameras. *Tom’s component of video portion of Masters Project is only Part 1

Part 2 is a video performance of John Zorn solo — May 1985 — (1:14:00 in length) *Tom Guralnick has subsequently had this video transferred to DVD


Baird Hersey Artificial Intelligence – DATA DRONE

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(Bent Records BRS 5, cassette released 1990). Recorded at Salt Box in Woodstock, New York 1985 – 1989.*Now available at iTunes for download MY NOtes say this also came out on CD ? *This is mostly pop music of that era with a slight nod to the Beatles

Baird Hersey — vocals, computer, synthesizers, guitar, Bill Bacon — electronic drums, percussion, gated loops, samples, Tom Guralnick — tenor & soprano saxophones, electronic saxophones, mutes, vacuuphones

1. Data Drone 2. Third Time 3. The Fire Inside You 4. A Storm is Coming 5. At the Edge of the World 6. Promises 7. The Dance of Balance 8. Lanterns on the Water 9. The Street Without Joy 10. The Masai Warrior and the Atom Bomb

1987

ARTSPACE magazine, Fall 1987 issue

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8 1/4″ floppy disk insert. 33 1/3 RPM. Recorded by Michael W. Huon live in concert at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, May 1, 1987

1. Clerestory Modules # 1 (for Ranga) 2. Clerestory Modules # 2

Marion Brandis MUSIC MINUS YOU
FOR NEW MUSIC IMPROVISORS

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(Nisus 90-5)(cassette) May 8, 1987. Recorded at Roulette, NYC. Side A follows pattern of Music Minus One style of method instruction. 1. Solo Textures: a) Quiet energy — b)Sparse to dense — c) Multiphonics — d) Intense energy — e) Sustained sounds — f) Rhythmic. 2. Small Group Textures: a) Quiet energy — b) Sparse to dense — c) Multiphonics — d) Intense energy — e) Sustained sounds — f) Rhythmic 3. Playing a Piece: a) Blend vs. contrast — b) Background vs. foreground — c) Endings 4. Some Common Mistakes: a) Reference to song form — b) Consonance — c) Unintended sounds

Side B is group improvisation demonstration

Marion Brandis — flutes, small winds, Tom Cora — cello, Tom Guralnick — saxophones, electronics, Jim Staley — trombone, didgeridoo, Myra Melford — piano, small percussion, David Garland — narration

SONISTRUCTION
TOM GURALNICK SOLO

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(Ubik Sound) cassette. November 1987 – January 1988

Tom Guralnick — Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit recorded in real time (no over-dubs)

1. Sonistruction (4:52) 2. Ouiet Building (6:17) 3. Interlude 1 (2:35) 4. Shuffled Blend (2:38) 5. Interlude 2 (2:37) 6. Tensile Strengths (3:42) 7. Second Story (4:45) 8. Clerestory Module (3:07) 9. And On (2:30) 10. Interlude 3 (3:28)

1988

Tom Guralnick & David Moss

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Recorded April 1, 1988 Brattleboro, Vermont. Mixed October 6, 1988 same location. Multi-track recording on 10 1/2″ reel-to-reel analog tape. Tracks 1, 8 appear on ALBUZERXQUE Volume 4 (Zerx 031) under titles “Rayzone 1” and “Rayzone 8”. Tracks 2, 3 appear on ALBUZERXQUE Volume 5 (Zerx 033). Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7 appear on ALBUZERXQUE Volume 6 (Zerx 035). *The first release of this material was on a cassette for promotion (small edition) titled: 6 Pieces: 9:30

Tom Guralnick — Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit, David Moss — voice and percussion

1. Rezone # 1 ( :47) 2. Rezone # 2 (2:04) 3. Rezone # 3 (3:11) 4. Rezone # 4 (1:01) 5. Rezone # 5 (1:35) 6. Rezone # 6 (1:00) 7. Rezone # 7 (2:32) 8. Rezone # 8 (1:31) 9. Rezone # 9 (1:24)

1990

THE AERIAL #3 — A Journal in Sound

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(AER 1991/3) compact disk compilation of various artists, Myra Melford, Marion Brandis, William Hooker, Peter Cusack, Lesli Dalaba, Ellen Fullman, Nicolas Collins, Johanna Beyer, Zae Munn, Tom Guralnick. Tom Guralnick — invented woodwinds & electronics, soprano & tenor saxophones, sampler & wind controller (Casio FZ-10) Recorded 1990, Albuquerque

1. Over Time (8:10) solo in real time, no over-dubs

1992

Larry Goodell & Tom Guralnick collaboration

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circa 1992-1993 Live performance at Living Batch Bookstore, Albuquerque — Tom Guralnick played Yamaha WX-7 wind controller (electronic wind instrument) which Tom installed his own samples into the sampling function) Larry Goodell — spoken word. Survives on personal cassette and CDR archive transfer.

Tom Guralnick — electronic wind instrument, Larry Goodell — text

1. Samari Dog Biscuits (6:47)

1993

THE TOM GURALNICK QUARTET

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(Ubik Sound #22/Outpost Productions, 1993). Cassette tape — formal release — edition of 500?All compostions by Tom Guralnick. Recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tracks 1 & 7 recorded at Winfield Sound by Eric Larsen — October 1991. Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 recorded at Winfield Sound by Roger Baker — December 1990. Tracks 3, 8, 10 recorded live at Outpost by Steve Peters — November 1991. *Track 6 also appeared on compilation cassette NEW MEXICO JAZZ SAMPLER Volume One (New Mexico Jazz Workshop, June 1991)

Tom Guralnick — saxophones & electronics, Zimbabwe Nkenya — contra bass, Steve Feld — trombones &∓ electronics, Jefferson Voorhees — drums

1. #7 VCL (2:44) 2. Something About BZ (6:04) 3. Ballad (6:42) 4. Time Waits (5:50) 5. Morningside Stroll (2:23) 6. Bassic Baritonology (7:10) 7. Riceland (4:52) 8. Back Two (4:39) 9. Played Once (4:50) 10. New Tongues (3:13)

1994

BROKEN DANCES FOR MUTED PIECES

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(Nonsequitur/What Next? 0017) Recorded at Outpost (not a performance) January 25, 26, 27, 1994 Recorded in real time, no over-dubs. Recorded by Steve Peters. * Titles created post-recording with assistance from poet David Abel *Released November 1, 1995 on compact disk

Tom Guralnick — solo — Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit

1. Broken Dance (4:08) 2. Whirled Weary (4:51) 3.Tone Farm (1:53) 4. Memory Link (4:27) 5. Slides Peak (5:20) 6. Blown Logic (4:09) 7. Mobile Motive (3:12) 8. In Different Inversion (5:34) 9. Different Inversion (3:05) 10. Foam Tones (1:35) 11. In the Out-take (3:22) 12. Spoken Pedals (5:06) 13. Reading Sample (3:25) 14. Invisible On It (2:50)

1995

Tom Guralnick Trio

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Summer 1995 Albuquerque & Santa Fe. Cassette — audition tape

Tom Guralnick — saxophones, Steve Feld — trombone, Jefferson Voorhees — drums

1. Something about BZ (6:32) 2. Baritaltology (7:06)

TETRAGON

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Tom Guralnick a guest on last tune of this concert in honor of John Coltrane. September 23, 1995 Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque. Private recording on cassette

Paul Gonzales — trumpet, John Belzaguy — bass, Steve Figueroa — piano, Tim Zannes — tenor saxophone, Ken Battat — drums, Kanoa Kaluhiwa — guest on tenor sax, Tom Guralnick — guest on alto sax

1. Spiritual (John Coltrane)

Outpost Repertory Jazz Orchestra — ORJO
under the direction of David Parlato

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December 10, 1995. DAT recording exists & analog cassette. Performance at Outpost Performance Space. Tom Guralnick special guest on two numbers:

1. Ubiquity — a 12-tone piece composed & arranged by David Parlato featuring TG on alto sax 2. Bassic Baritonology (TG) arranged by Jack Manno with TG on bass saxophone

1996

THE TG3 GET OUT OF TOWN

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(Background Noise Productions, 1996). Produced by Jefferson Voorhees — cassette in a private edition of probably two dozen copies. The Pacific Northwest Tour — Summer 1996. Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8 in concert @ The Jazz Barn, Edmonton, Canada — July 2, 1996. Tracks 2 & 9 in concert @ The Unicorn, Vancouver, Canada — June 29, 1996. Track 4, 6, 7 in concert @ Tractor Cafe, Seattle, Washington — June 26, 1996. Track 10 in concert @ Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada — June 28, 1996. Mastered by Manny Rettinger of Ubik Sound

Tom Guralnick — soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, Steve Feld — bass trombone & bass trumpet, Jefferson Voorhees — drums

1. Baritaltology 2. Pitchin’ 3. Kai’s Mom 4. Played Once 5. Fornet 6. VCL 7. Time Waits 8. B’Z 9. Riceland 10. Morningside Stroll

TG3 — PITCHIN’

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(Postout Records 1997) compact disk. Edition of 1,000 copies. July 12-14, 1996. Recorded by Manny Rettinger at Ubik Sound, Albuquerque. * All tracks composed by Tom Guralnick. *Track 1 — Steve on bass trumpet. *Track 10 — Jefferson on talking drum. *Track 11 — Steve on euphonium. * Re-mastered and re-issued in 2010 on VoxLox Records in an edition of 1,000 copies as VoxLox 110.

Tom Guralnick — soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, Steve Feld — tenor & bass trombones, euphonium, bass trumpet, Jefferson Voorhees — drumset & talking drum

1. Something About BeeZ (5:30) 2. Pitchin’ (4:33) 3. Kai’s Mom (4:55) 4. Baritaltology (5:34) 5. Morningside Stroll (2:58) 6. Time Waits (5:45) 7. Riceland (3:52) 8. #7-VCL (5:31) 9. LLABAD (5:13) 10. Played Once (4:14) 11. Fornet (2:38)

Tom Guralnick & J.A. Deane Duo

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August 17, 1996. Recorded by Simon Welter. Live at Outpost Performance Space during Mark Weber’s production Assembled Zen — Organic Mixed Collaborations in Twelve 15-minute Sets

1. Encountrance (6:59) 2. Interlude 2 (2:37) 3. Riceland (3:52) rano Bari DTrad spa — guest on tenor sax, Mark Steven Brooks 4.  Andoah be not telling me this

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(Zerx 01) CD. November 13, 1996. Ubik Sound, Albuquerque/strong/p/sp — drumset an/span/span. Recorded by Manny Rettinger. *Tom Guralnick not on remainder of this compact disk release

Mark Weber — guitar & poem, J.A. Deane — trombone, Tom Guralnick — soprano sax, Justine Flynn — French horn, Mark Weaver — tuba, Patti Littlefield — voice, Michael Anthony — banjo, Lou Morales — washboard, Paul Pulaski — electric guitar

1. Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans (21:43)

1997

Tom Guralnick & David Parlato Duo

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Live on KUNM Albuquerque, July 10, 1997. Radio host & producer Mark Weber. *Mark Weber’s Thursday afternoon jazz show KUNM 89.9 FM. Appears on compilation ALBUZERXQUE Volume 9 (Zerx 040) *NOTE: all Zerx entries are compact disks issued in editions of 1,000 copies

David Parlato — bass, Tom Guralnick — alto saxophone

1. Played Once (TG) (3:23)

Tom Guralnick Trio — TG3

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July 11, 1997. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center outdoor courtyard summer lunchtime concert series — produced by Greg Johnston. Live broadcast — KUNM. Engineer & host Paul Ingles. *This cassette aircheck derived from control room board. Presumably a master exitsts? ** Fanciful titles created especially for this audience & concert. All compositions by Tom Guralnick

Tom Guralnick — soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, Steve Feld — tenor & bass trombones, euphonium, bass trumpet, Jefferson Voorhees — drumset &∓ African talking drum

1. [truncated beginning] “Something About BeeZ” (4:01) 2. “Stitchin'” aka Pitchin’ (7:14) 3. “Kai’s Biological Mom” aka Kai’s Mom (5:48) 4. “Baritaltoscopy” aka Baritaltology (9:03) 5. Played Once (8:36) 6. LLABAD (5:01)

Roscoe Mitchell concert

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October 1997 — probably Friday, October 3, 1997 Madison, Wisconsin. Recording exists. Tom played an acoustic “re-configured set-up” of Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit with 7 or 8 musicians in ensemble performing in various configurations, duets, etc. Tom Guralnick thinks Les Timmig was on saxophones. Definitely Scott Robinson was part of the ensemble. And Michelle Kinney played cello. (Tom Guralnick flew out from ABQ Sept 30 — returned Oct 4). There was only one performance — this is only time Tom Guralnick performed with Roscoe Mitchell.

OUT OF CONTEXT

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(Zerx 013) Under the direction of J.A. Deane, conductor. Live at Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque. Recorded by Simon Welter. Track 1 recorded May 18, 1998. Track 2 recorded February 28, 1997. Track 3 recorded December 18, 1998. Tom Guralnick was member of Out of Context 1996-1999 leaving the ensemble when his duties to the relocated Outpost required much of his attention

Tom Guralnick — soprano saxophone, mutes, electronics, Rod Harrison — acting, phone feedback, text (track 2), Katie Harlow — cello (track 3), Mark Weaver — tuba, Joseph Sabella — drums (track 2), Jefferson Voorhees — drums (tracks 1 & 3), Courtney Smith — Celtic harp, Alicia Ultan — viola, Steve Feld — euphonium (track 1), J.A. Deane — conduction, live sampling, bass flute

1. One for Frank (24:04) 2. You Think You Been Redeemed? (22:29) 3. The Arc of Intention (25:57)

1998

Tom Guralnick Trio

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May 17, 1998 Albuquerque. Live radio broadcast over KUNM 89.9 FM. Host: Ladora Bemis. Engineer: Ethan Stein. * All compositions by TG unless otherwise noted. *CDR copy derives from Maxell-XL-II-cassette recorded off home radio by Mark Weber — presumably a master exits?

Tom Guralnick — saxophones, Steve Feld — trombone, Jefferson Voorhees — drums

1. Something About Beez 2. Riceland 3. Played Once 4. The Crust (Steve Lacy) 5. Time Waits [breaks — to turn cassette over] 6. Dutch Masters (Steve Lacy) 7. Baritaltology 8. Pitchin’

1999

Out of Context, under the direction of J.A. Deane

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June 25, 1999. Appears on ALBUZERXQUE Volume 1 (Zerx 022)

Tom Guralnick — soprano saxophone, Stefan Dill — guitar, Steve Feld — euphonium, Katie Harlow — cello, Carla Barlow — sampler, Jefferson Voorhees — drums, Alicia Ultan — viola, Mark Weaver — tuba, Courtney Smith — Celtic harp, Dino — conductor

1. Reunion (10:42)

NEVER NEVER LAND

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(Zerx 032) compact disk. Out of Context under the direction of J.A. Deane. Musicians same as previous, except add Travis Orr — live mix and Stefan Dill switches to electric guitar. October 24, 28, 29, 30, 1999, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos. Live soundtrack to 1932 movie Peter Pan contracted by Taos Talking Pictures Festival. Composite over-layed mix of all 4 performances (see following citation). *Released June 12, 2001

1. Flying Over Neverland (6:08) 2. Never Grow Up (7:30) 3. Lost Boys & Pirates (5:32) 4. Belonging (11:10) 5. Capture (4:25) 6. Believing (5:15) 7. Rescue (18:21) 8. Home Again (for now) (8:30)

Out of Context

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Recorded October 24, 28, 29, 30, 1999 Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos. Composite and over-layed mix by J.A. Deane. Musicians same as previous. Appears on ALBUZERXUE Volume 7 (Zerx 037). *Out-take from Never Never Land – 1. Forest/quartet (7:52)

EMAIL from Dino 15nov2o12: Yes (it is tremendous) and yes – it is a composite of all 4 recordings (from all 4 screenings of the film)[Peter Pan] 4 of every instrument/player in the ensemble 4 (in the moment) versions of the same section of the film (overlaid on top of each other) the through line being that it’s the same section of the film

2000

TG3 live at Outpost Performance Space

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May 22, 2000. Double-bill with Roswell Rudd & Bonefied. Appears on compilation ALBUZERQUE Vol. 3 (Zerx 030). *Remainder of TG3 set exists on DAT recording

Tom Guralnick — alto saxophone, Steve Feld — trombone, Jefferson Voorhees — drumset

1. Time Waits (TG) *an edited version with only Tom’s furious solo (2:37) derived from a complete 8:16 performance

compiled 1996 and November 2o12 by Mark Weber

Flyer design by Greg Tucker, 1981

5 Comments

  1. Hey Tom, Love that circa ’97 picture, captures the essence for sure! You’ve always
    reminded me so much of that actor Leland Orser, in both physical appearance and
    also personality. Do you know him? He’s a very successful character actor who’s
    been in just about everything, married to Jean Tripplehorn, another favorite. Can you
    tell I’m still a movie-buff??

    Hope you and your family are all well and making lots of ART in the world

    Hoping to visit NM sometime in 2013.

    Best wishes,

    Lisa Towles

  2. Mark here are the two listings of collaborations I did with Tom Guralnick and then I’ll tell you what I know about the Samurai Dog Biscuit event with him at the Batch.

    Larry Goodell and Friends, Performance Poetry with Songs, Jazz and Dance, February 16, 1991. Reagan Is collaboration with dancer Licia Perea. Breakdown collaboration with bass player Zimbabwe. Pegasus of Love collaboration with Perea. Seven Sonnets collaboration with Tom Guralnick, sax, and Zimbabwe, bass. Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque.

    Larry Goodell & Friends, Performance Poetry with Songs and Jazz, premieres of Jazz Backwards, a collaboration with Tom Guralnick, on saxophone; Stew In Your Own Juice, Rat Song, Hullabaloo, & Ozone Is My Canary, new songs; Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, October 25, 1991.

    I’m amazed I don’t have the flyer or any information about when Tom and I collaborated on Samurai Dog Biscuits. He had just got an electronic Yamaha clarinet-alto-sax-like instrument. So he took various Dog Biscuits (fragments, the whole thing was 1000 fragments that can be shuffled up & read) and played them in distortions and different pitch levels & improvisations and alternated with me reading various “Biscuits.”

    I have the tape of the performance which at one time I believe I sent to you (?) and it’s a cassette recording of our collaboration.

    I will try to locate the flyer from Nicole Blaisdell (who has the collection of Batch flyers I kept under the front desk) which wd nail down the date of the Samurai Dog Biscuit collaboration. We had great fun rehearsing it and doing it at the Batch. Probably late 80’s. Early 90’s.

    Samurai Dog Biscuits is accessible in its entirety to read here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/36875460/Samurai-Dog-Biscuits

    and my very recent improvs on pages from the work can be heard here: http://duende.bandcamp.com/album/samurai-dog-biscuits

    When I can get to my tapes I’ll try to make what’s left on them available somewhere!

    thanks Mark and I’m happy you’re doing this TG project,
    larry

    larry goodell
    web: http://about.me/larrygoodell
    phone: (505) 867-5877
    http://lenoregoodell.blogspot.com/
    Seeking Wildflowers in New Mexico

  3. TWO THINGS

    1) Larry refers to “the Batch” which was one of Albuquerque’s great independent bookstores (the late Gus Blaisdell’s operation)(JB Bryan and Larry worked there for years) at 106 Cornell SE, a hot spot, just a burrito away from Frontier Restaurant on Central — formally called The Living Batch, which was a phrase Gus borrowed from an Ed Dorn poem.

    2) Larry says “Samari Dog Biscuits” length was about ten minutes — performed only once, and that was at the Living Batch. (We’re still hoping a recording comes to light.)

  4. subsequent to these last 2 Comments I have found a CDR copy of “Samari Dog Biscuits” and the entry at 1992 has been emended

  5. I believe I got the WX7 wind controller around that time… did another concert with Christian Marclay at The Batch around that time as well (May 1989). I used the wind controller to trigger samples of my mute unit and prepared saxophone vocabulary. It had a lot of potential but I never took it to a point where I was totally comfortable with it nor where I felt it could replace the Mute Unit and the physicality of that experience. But that was certainly a thought because travelling with all those pieces of the unit (3 large cases) was becoming unwieldy (and not that much fun)

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