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Duck Baker

Duck Baker Plays Monk



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On this new LP, recorded at studio sessions in 2010 and 2015, Duck Baker delves deeply into the thinking of one of our most challenging composers and renders guitar interpretations that are true to the original intent. That Baker's experience playing blues, gospel, ragtime, and swing serve him well on this project goes without saying. Available exclusively on high-quality vinyl and limited to this one pressing, Duck Baker Plays Monk contains solo acoustic guitar renditions of nine Thelonious Monk compositions and new essays by Duck and the late Roswell Rudd.

In a way, Duck Baker Plays Monk is a companion piece to Spinning Song, the CD John Zorn asked Baker to make in the late 1990s devoted to the music of Herbie Nichols. Certainly Nichols, like Thelonious Monk, was a brilliant and significant pianist/composer, and the music of both men presents similar challenges for solo guitarists. But there's an important difference, which is that Baker had never arranged any of Nichols' music when he took on Spinning Song, but had been working with Monk's tunes for most of his musical life when he made the new record. Baker reminds us through his playing that the idiosyncracies of Monk's composing are further dimensions of the Americana continuum (and source musics) that has been his turf for years.

Especially in Monk’s centennial year, many will address Monk’s oeuvre: Hundreds will in fact interpret the texts, but very few can inhabit this music in the way that the mature Duck Baker can.

Now, the world can hear Duck's take on these nine Monk compositions--framed by Rudd's essay, which may be his last published musical analysis.

We at Triple Point think Duck Baker Plays Monk is his best record yet.

Triple Point Records would like to thank Reginald Barclay, Tom and Catherine Baker, and Barton Evans

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Frank Lowe Quartet

OUT LOUD

Strictly limited to 550 hand-numbered copies, this deluxe 2-LP edition presents the complete recordings by the hitherto invisible 1974 quartet of Lowe, Joe Bowie, William Parker, and Steve Reid.

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For what would have been his second album as leader, Frank Lowe captured this cataclysmic quartet in-studio at Survival and in performance at Studio Rivbea. Lowe called it Logical Extensions. These 1974 tapes went unreleased and are heard only now in this rediscovered and expanded volume.  OUT LOUD gathers the only known recordings of this combustible band, with trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah guesting on one track, and a link to landmark video footage of the quartet live at Rivbea.

OUT LOUD's 38-page, full-color brochure and old-school, tip-on gatefold jacket are lavishly designed by the award-winning Svenja Knödler

Ed Hazell explains the music's genesis and fits the group into a loft-scene perspective

• Photographers Val Wilmer and Omar Kharem pluck choice visuals from the rubble of Watergate-era NYC

J.D. Parran's recollections give you director's-cut insight into Lowe's saxophony

• 40-minute sync-sound video offers a revealing peep through the keyhole of 24 Bond Street

Triple Point Records would like to thank Jon Reichert, Herb Van Alst, and Mark Lamb for the bedrock support that has enabled this project.

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New York Art Quartet

call it art

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Rudd TchicaiGraves

Worrell Moore Cunningham Gomez Workman Baraka Shorter Moses

five LPs of uncirculated music from 1964-1965

  • strictly limited to 665 hand-numbered copies
  • 156-page clothbound book 
  • complete history of the Quartet and its members along with a full itinerary
  • dozens of photos, manuscripts, and other memorabilia
  • custom birch wood box  
  • first 100 copies include a card personally signed by key artists (NOTE: we are completely sold out of signed copies)

Nominated for 2014 Grammy® awards in Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes categories

"Transcendental Joy! An amazing work of research and tape-archaeology brings us all the missing links in the life of the NYAQ — one of the key developments in the history of our music." — Evan Parker

 "this year’s most significant release for partisans of free jazz."Nate Chinen, New York Times, November 29, 2013

"With call it art, the NYAQ has finally gotten the treatment it deserves." — Andrey Henkin, NYCJR, June 2013

 “an extraordinary, redefining set.” — Clifford Allen

"a phenomenal work...you need to get your hands on this set." — Hank Shteamer

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Triple Point Records would like to thank Mark Lamb, David French, Fred Cohen, Stuart Gaats, Matt Herman, Jan Ström, Tom Greenwood & Svenja Knödler, Fearless Chris Tomson, Andy Rasmussen, Carlos Kase & Liz Mahoney, David Seidenberg, and Bernhard Zaglmayer for the bedrock support that has enabled this project.


 

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ailanthus

ailanthus/altissima

Cecil Taylor's latest record:
An 80th birthday commemoration.

AILANTHUS / ALTISSIMA is being sold in numbered order.

LAST CHANCE: WE ARE SELLING FROM THE FINAL CRATE

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81 minutes of duet recordings with Tony Oxley, selected by the musicians from ten hours recorded during their two weeks at New York's Village Vanguard in 2008.

This deluxe collector's item has been issued in a very limited, numbered edition--475 copies worldwide--on vinyl LP only. A 2-disc gatefold set, the record features the cream of the duo's two runs at the Vanguard. An accompanying museum-grade folio includes exclusive original poetry by Cecil Taylor and paintings by Tony Oxley.

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Triple Point Records would like to thank Laura Welikson, Mark Lamb, and Robert D. Bielecki for the bedrock support that has enabled this project.
 

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