La Monte Young、Charles Curtis、Anthony Burr、TashiWadaによるライナーノーツ付き！！まさかの新録がリリース！！
1940年ロサンゼルス出身、ジャズ、モーダリズム、後期ロマン派クラシックからの影響を落とし込んだスローなドローンミュージックを生み出した伝説的作曲家Terry Jennings。40代前半という若さで亡くなってしまった為に音源はごく僅かしか存在せず、本作はその中でも大変貴重と言えるソロ名義作。ラモンテに影響を与え、また氏のTheatre Of Eternal Musicにも参加した人物であり、本作ではお馴染みの最強チェロ奏者Charles Curtisが演奏を担当。[Cello and Saxophone]というタイトルになっていますがサックスの登場は一切無く、ひたすら中毒性の高いチェロの持続音が続くというハードコア。お見逃しなく。
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu and cut to vinyl via direct metal mastering by Hans-Jörg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics. Pressed at RTI and housed in gatefold jackets printed at Stoughton. Includes a four-page insert with liner notes by La Monte Young, Charles Curtis, Anthony Burr, and Tashi Wada.
Saltern’s latest offering marks the first-ever release of “lost minimalist” Terry Jennings’ visionary 1960 composition, Piece for Cello and Saxophone, as arranged in just intonation by legendary composer La Monte Young for renowned cellist Charles Curtis. Born in Los Angeles in 1940, Jennings was a close associate of Young, Terry Riley, and Dennis Johnson, and an early adopter of minimalist tendencies, creating slow, sustained music, influenced by jazz, modalism, and late romantic classical music. Jennings died tragically in his early forties, most of his work lost to a chaotic life; however, his forward-looking music quietly exerted a lasting influence on composers including Young and Harold Budd. Composed over sixty years ago, Piece for Cello and Saxophone, foreshadows a number of movements in postwar avant-garde music.
Despite the title, there is no saxophone on this album. At over eighty minutes, La Monte Young’s justly tuned realization of Piece for Cello and Saxophone for cello alone unifies and extrapolates Terry Jennings’ dense harmonies, creating an extended field of complex sonorities in motion, all brought to life by the immaculate playing of Charles Curtis. The recording captures Curtis in a performance from 2016 reflecting more than twenty-five years of dedication to the piece.