JOHN ADAMS / GAVIN BRYARS / CHRISTOPHER HOBBS

Ensemble Pieces

(Obscure) Used LP $15.00

Two pieces by a member of AMM (cheerful, repetitive carols on organ, bells and toy piano), one of which is based compositionally on the stiching pattern of a sweater, three austere and slowly evolving instrumentals from a live recording with Adams’s New Music Ensemble, San Francisco. And Bryars’s extraordinary ensemble piece performed by himself, Derek Bailey and Cornelius Cardew mimicking a pre-recorded cassette and shifting from lounge jazz music something more aleatory. 1978 repress of 1975 LP

GAVIN BRYARS

The Sinking Of The Titantic

(Obscure) Used LP $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

Bryars’s deeply mournful masterwork from 1975, still strangely haunting after all these years. Realized with The Cockpit Ensemble, Sandra Hill, Derek Bailey, Angele Bryars, Michael Nyman, John White, John Nash, and Miss Eva Hart, the performance contains more light that one has any reason to expect for such a dark project. Stunning. 1978 Polydor reissue in Island jacket.