Jeff Kaiser: Nowhereland Sountrack (PFMCD006)

[Please note: This disc is out-of-print, this page is for archival purposes.]

Jeff Kaiser [trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics]

Jim Connolly [contrabass, throat singing]

Daphne Jones [voice]

Roy Jones [voice]



The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet: 17 Themes for Ockodektet (PFMCD010)

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Woodwinds: Eric Barber, Vinny Golia, Emily Hay, Lynn Johnston
Trumpets: Dan Clucas, Kris Tiner
Euphonium and Valve-Trombone: Eric Sbar
Tuba: Mark Weaver
Prepared Acoustic Guitar: Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Electric Guitar/Electronics: G.E. Stinson
Organ/Theremin/Electronics: Wayne Peet
Contrabasses: Jim Connolly, Scott Walton
Drums: Billy Mintz, Richie West
Percussion: Brad Dutz
Conductor/Trumpet: Jeff Kaiser

Suite One
1. Dirge 2:31
2. Clad Like Birds 3:40
3. Amplifying Their Parallels 7:01
4. Nothing May Be Taken Naturally 2:56
5. Even with Diagrams 8:12
6. One Absolute Material 5:54
7. Figures of this In-Between 3:05
8. Figures to be Actualities 4:27
9. Figure with Wings 7:09
Suite Two
10. Coincidentia Oppositorum 3:55
11. Where His Third Eye Could Be 3:59
12. Fulfilled by the Reflected Image 7:41
13. There is No Profit from Dreams 7:55
14. Into That Nothing-Between 5:07
Total Time: 73:44

All compositions and arrangements by Jeff Kaiser, ©2002 Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP
Recorded direct to DAT – on the occasion of Jeff Kaiser’s 40th birthday party – at Ventura City Hall, Ventura, CA, 12.8.01
CD recording, mastering, design, and layout by Jeff Kaiser

“Dreams are sleep’s watchful brother, of death’s fraternity, heralds, watchmen of that coming night, and our attitude toward them may be modeled upon Hades, receiving, hospitable, yet relentlessly deepening, attuned to the nocturne, dusky, and with a fearful cold intelligence that gives permanent shelter in his house to the incurable conditions of human being.”
— James Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld



Selected Press: 1996-2006

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Double Quartet Re-visited…

Despite, what it says in the review, it is not *quite* out of print…I also have a few copies that are available….nice to revisit the review, though! From Downtown Music Gallery’s Newsletter today:***********************JEFF KAISER DOUBLE QUARTET …

Ockodektet Rehearsal photos….

RehearsalWoodwinds:David BorgoVinny GoliaEmily HayAndrew PaskTracy McMullen Trumpets:Dan ClucasJohn FumoBrad HenkelDaniel RosenboomKris Tiner Trombones:Michael DessenMichael Vlatkovich Tuba and more:Jonathan PiperWilliam Roper Piano, Keyboards, Theremin:Wayne Peet Acoustic Guitars:Tom McNalley Electric Contrabass Guitar;Steuart Liebig Contrabasses:Jim Connolly (also: musical saw)Mark …


Boise: Random Shots from B-CIMF 2011

(Click any image to enlarge) First day there, Krispen Hartung, Bob Sterling, Gregory Taylor and Mark Taylor and I went to The Modern…once a year the hotel donates all the rooms to artists and they install …

Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival 2011: Day 2

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