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Hope 04:24
The Shopper 09:52
K/24 08:56
torque 14:08


Out of print for almost 20 years.
Available now as digital download ONLY.
Originally released in 1991 as CD and LP.

Music on this CD composed by members of Rova as well as by Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser. Kaiser's piece dedicated to Conlon Nancarrow. Frith's pieces eventually became 2 parts of a long suite of pieces that Rova performed live for a decade. A recording of the suite eventually came out on Tzadik, which is still available.


released January 11, 1991

Steve Adams: alto, sopranino, baritone saxes; Bruce Ackley: soprano, tenor saxes; Jon Raskin: baritone, alto saxes; Larry Ochs: tenor, sopranino saxes

1. Long On Logic (Fred Frith) 10:40
2. Hope (Fred Frith) 4:20
3. Song and Dance (Fred Frith) 4:02 Real Audio
4. Sugagaki for Conlon (Henry Kaiser) 4:48
5. The Shopper (Ochs) 9:59
6. K/24 (Adams) 8:48
7. Wig Hag Six Step (Raskin) 6:06
8. torque (Ochs) 14:22

1991 - Sound Aspects (Germany) SAS 037 (CD)
recorded at Different Fur Recording, San Francisco, CA, March 5-6, 1989 (#1-4); at Bay Studios, Berkeley, CA, January 25-26, 1990 (#5-8) by Robert Shumaker.


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