SPARKLER "I Colored it in for You"

Track Listing

  1. I Colored it in for You (Pt. 1)
  2. I Colored it in for You (Pt. 2)
  3. I Colored it in for You (Bill Laswell Remix)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (vocals, keyboards, saxophones, percussion); Natalie Cressman (vocals, trombone); Jill Ryan (vocals, alto sax); Will Bernard (guitar); Barney McAll (keyboards/percussion); Willard Dyson (drums); Aaron Johnston (drums, drum programming); Liberty Ellman (bass)

Released by

M.O.D. Technologies

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Produced by Peter Apfelbaum and Aaron Johnston.

Peter Apfelbaum and the New York Hieroglyphics "It Is Written"

Track Listing

  1. Prelude (1:15)
  2. Labile (Unfolding) (2:20)
  3. Rainbow Sign (7:20)
  4. Apparition/Projectiles (14:25)
  5. Song Of The Signs (6:00)
  6. Petroglyph Extension (3:15)
  7. Shotgun Bouquet (12:00)
  8. It Is Written (5:25)
  9. Titiwa (7:50)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (piano, organ, tenor sax, clarinet, flute, harmonium, melodica, qarqabas, bata drums); Peck Allmond (tenor sax) Josh Roseman (trombone); Jessica Jones (tenor sax); Tony Jones (tenor sax); Norbert Stachel (bass sax); Craig Handy (alto sax); Steven Bernstein (slide trumpet); Natalie Cressman (trombone); Jeff Cressman (trombone); Charles Burnham (violin); Juliana Cressman (violin); David Phelps (guitar); Viva De Concini (guitar); Will Bernard (guitar); Trey Anastasio (electric guitar); Patrice Blanchard (bass); John Shifflett (acoustic bass); Abdoulaye Diabate (vocal); Jai Uttal (vocal, harmonium); Dafnis Prieto (caxixi); Cyro Baptista (pandeiro, caxixi, bells); Josh Jones (bata drums); David Frazier (bata drums); Aaron Johnston (drums); Deszon X. Claiborne (drums)

Released by

ACT/High Note

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Recorded at Loho Studios, NYC, September 22 - 24, 2004/Produced by Hans Wendl and Jeff Cressman.

Peter Apfelbaum "Luminous Charms"

Track Listing

  1. Phoenix Hill (5:16)
  2. Long Road/Motherless Child (5:15)
  3. Move In And Flourish (4:00)
  4. Luminous Charms (8:54)
  5. Chimes - (For Roscoe Mitchell) (4:45)
  6. Song Of Corrosion (6:03)
  7. Petroglyph/Marwa (4:20)
  8. Theater Piece (3:03)
  9. For The Living (4:53)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (tenor saxophone, piano, organ); Jeff Cressman (trombone, electric bass); Jai Uttal (harmonium); Will Bernard (guitar); John Shifflett (acoustic bass); Deszon X. Claiborne (drums); Josh Jones (congas, percussion, drums)

Released by

Gramavision/Ryko

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Recorded at Bay Records Studio, Berkeley, California, January 1996/Produced by Hans Wendl.

Peter Apfelbaum & the Hieroglyphics Ensemble "Jodoji Brightness"

Track Listing

  1. Ghost Train Comes Peacefully (1:16)
  2. Chant 9 (4:59)
  3. 500 Years (5:41)
  4. Light Leaving The Spirit Bridge (4:24)
  5. The Hand That Signed The Paper (8:06)
  6. The Glow (5:30)
  7. Gypsies (4:05)
  8. The Gates (5:30)
  9. The Ankh (12:44)
  10. Libya Blues (6:25)
  11. I'll Look For You (4:01)
  12. A Las Estrellas (To The Stars) (7:30)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (organ, tenor sax, synthesizer, drums, percussion, piano); Bill Ortiz (trumpet, flugelhorn); Norbert Stachel (clarinet, flute, alto sax , bass sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, baritone sax, piccolo); Jai Uttal (guitar, percussion, harmonium, dotar) Seku Heath (percussion, bata, vocals); Deszon X. Claiborne (percussion, drums); Steven Bernstein (trumpet); James Harvey (trombone); Peck Allmond (trumpet, alto sax, baritone sax, tenor sax, soprano sax); Will Bernard (guitar); Jeff Cressman (percussion, bells, trombone); Rachel Durling (violin); Stan Franks (guitar); Bo Freeman (bass); Paul Hanson (bassoon, alto sax; tenor sax); Buddha Robert Huffman (conga, gong, bell tree, bata, bells, vocals); Josh Jones (conga, timpani, drums, vocals); Tony Jones (tenor sax) 

Released by

Antilles/Polygram

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Recorded January 25 – January 28, 1992/Produced by Brian Bacchus, Hans Wendl, and Wayne Horvitz.

Peter Apfelbaum & the Hieroglyphics Ensemble “Signs of Life”

Track Listing

  1. Candles And Stones (8:17)
  2. Walk To The Mountain (And Tell The Story Of Love's Thunderclapping Eyes) (3:17)
  3. Grounding (7:30)
  4. The Last Door (5:47)
  5. The World Is Gifted (7:45)
  6. Chant #11 (5:14)
  7. Forwarding, Parts 1 & 2 (12:48)
  8. Samantha Smith (8:06)
  9. Folksong #7 (3:20)
  10. Waiting (2:00)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (bells, drums, keyboards, percussion, piano, qarqaba, baritone sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, tambourine); Peck Allmond (clarinet, percussion, baritone sax, trumpet); David Belove (bass); Will Bernard (guitar); Deszon X. Claiborne (drums); Jeff Cressman (percussion, trombone); Stanley Franks (guitar); Bo Freeman (bass, vocals); Paul Hanson (bassoon, alto sax, tenor sax); James Harvey (percussion, trombone); Buddha Robert Huffman (bell tree, congas, gong, percussion, shekere); Josh Jones (djun-djun, drums, timbales); Tony Jones (tenor sax, synthesizer); Bill Ortiz (trumpet); Norbert Stachel (flute, bass flute, baritone sax, bass sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, sopranino); Scheherazade Stone (vocals); Jai Uttal (bells, cymbals, guitar, harmonium, MIDI guitar, percussion, vocals)

Released by

Antilles/Polygram 

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Recorded November 23 – 26, 1990/Produced by Wayne Horvitz.

Peter Apfelbaum & the Hieroglyphics Ensemble “Pillars”

Track Listing

SIDE ONE

  1. Signature
  2. Pillars
  3. Lift Every Voice

SIDE TWO

  1. Blood Chimes
  2. Zeus
  3. Blood Intellect
  4. African Hymn/Salvation

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (bass sax, drums, gongs, poem recitation, percussion, soprano sax, piano); Steven Bernstein (trumpet, flugelhorn, tuba); Josh Pickus (alto sax, bells); Tony Jones (tenor sax); Peck Allmond (trumpet); Rachel Durling (violin); Kevin Lock (tenor sax, baritone sax); Norbert Stachel (tenor sax); Wendy Apfelbaum (vocal); Herbert Sneed (trumpet); Sarah Cline (trombone); Paul Hanson (alto sax); Steve Mitchell (bass sax); Jed Kreinberg (electric guitar); Benny Green (piano); Bruce Somers (bass); Josh Jones (timbales); Robert Huffman (congas)

Released by

Jewish Matador

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Recorded at the Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, November 15, 1978 and Bear West Studios, San Francisco, CA, March 3 & 10, 1979/Produced by Berkeley Arts Company Production.

Jon Batiste/Chad Smith/Bill Laswell "The Process"

Track Listing

  1. B1 (1:37)
  2. Drop Away (5:06)
  3. Timeline (4:36)
  4. Haunted (5:32)
  5. B2 (3:45)
  6. Turn on the Light / Ascent (7:05)
  7. Black Arc (4:12)
  8. Spiral (4:37)
  9. B3 (2:00)
  10. Time Falls (3:28)
  11. The Drift (7:03)

Released by

M.O.D. Technologies

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Recorded at Orange Music Sound Studio, West Orange, NJ in 2013/Produced by Bill Laswell.

Lee “Scratch” Perry "Rise Again"

Track Listing

  1. Higher Level (3:51)
  2. Scratch Message (4:06)
  3. Orthodox (4:12)
  4. Wake The Dead (5:09)
  5. Rise Again (4:14)
  6. African Revolution (4:02)
  7. Dancehall Kung Fu (5:33)
  8. E.T. (5:10)
  9. House Of God (4:07)
  10. Butterfly (3:52)
  11. Inakaya (Japanese Food) (6:01)

Personnel

Dr Israel (backing vocals, effects); Bill Laswell (bass, effects); Josh Werner (bass [2]); Hamid Drake (congas, drums); Gintas Janusonis (drums); Guy Licata (drums, percussion); Sly Dunbar (drums); Peter Apfelbaum (flute, tenor saxophone); Aaron Dugan (guitar); Dominick James (guitar); Wes Mingus (guitar); Steven Bernstein (alto horn, trumpet); Bernie Worrell (keyboards); Borahm Lee (keyboards); Aiyb Dieng (percussion); Tunde Adebimpe (vocals); Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw (vocals) Hawk (vocals); Jahdan Blakkamoore (vocals); Lee Scratch Perry (vocals)

Released by

M.O.D. Technologies

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Recorded at Orange Music, West Orange, NJ/Produced by Giacomo Bruzzo, Yasufumi Higurashi, Akira Kochi, Josh Werner (2), and Bill Laswell.

Gigi w/ Material "Mesgana Ethiopia"

Track Listing

  1. Baty (4:28)
  2. Gudfela (5:38)
  3. Shema (6:51)
  4. Mata Mata (7:42)
  5. Shemum Mune (8:11)
  6. Tizita And Zerafewa (10:58)
  7. Ethiopia (6:56)
  8. Zomaye (6:11)

Personnel

Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw (vocals); Bill Laswell (bass); Abegasu Shiota (keyboards); Hamid Drake (drums); Aiyb Dieng (percussion); Dominic Kanza (guitar); Steve Bernstein (slide trumpet); Peter Apfelbaum (tenor sax, flute, percussion); Alemayehu Fanta (mesinko, vocals [6])

Released by

M.O.D. Technologies

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Recorded live on July 25, 2009 at Festival Glatt & Verkehrt, Krems, Austria/Produced by Bill Laswell and Giacomo Bruzzo.

Jano "Ertale "

Track Listing

  1. Ethiplawit Konjo (4:07)
  2. Yigermal (3:59)
  3. Irasen (6:21)
  4. Ayrak (5:05)
  5. Irrekum (5:06)
  6. Gude (5:53)
  7. Mariye (5:56)
  8. Mehed Mehed (6:28)
  9. Tazebkut (7:06)
  10. Anchi Hegere (4:04)

Personnel

Hailu Amerga, (vocals); Peter Apfelbaum (bass sax, tenor sax); Steven Bernstein (alto horn, trumpet); Gudeta Bezabeh (guitar); Rob Burger (Hammond B3); Hewan Gebrewold (vocals); Michael Hailu (guitar); Dominic James (guitar); Yohannes Mekonnen (drums); Gemechu Mezgebu (bass); Adam Rudolph (percussion); Debekulu Tafesse (vocals); Heleluya Tekletsadik (vocals); Kirubel Tesfaye (keyboards); Edward Zekaria (keyboards)

Release by 

M.O.D. Technologies

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Recorded at Abegaus Studio, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia/Produced by Ermyas Amelga, Giacomo Bruzzo, Addis Gessesse, and Bill Laswell.

Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9 "Viper's Drag"

Track Listing

  1. Viper’s Drag (6:46)   
  2. Dixie Walker (6:20)
  3. Buddy Bolden’s Blues (5:14)
  4. Henry’s Boogie (5:25)
  5. Gimmie A Pigfoot (5:53)
  6. Wolverine Blues (5:41)
  7. King Porter Stomp (6:20)
  8. I Left My Baby (5:53)
  9. Some Iko (3:58)

Personnel

Henry Butler (piano, vocals); Steven Bernstein (trumpet); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums); Charlie Burnham (violin); Peter Apfelbaum (saxophone); Michael Blake (saxophone); Erik Lawrence (saxophone); Doug Wieselman (clarinets); Curtis Fowles (trombone); Matthew Munisteri (guitar)

Released by

Impulse!

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Recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC Produced by Joshua Feigenbaum.

Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra "MTO Plays Sly"

Track Listing

  1. Stand (9:15)
  2. Family Affair (4:59)
  3. Sly Notions (3:10)
  4. Que Sera, Sera (7:15)
  5. M'Lady (5:27)
  6. You Can Make It If You Try (5:07)
  7. Everyday People (4:47)
  8. Bernie Interlude (:42)
  9. Skin I'm In (4:12)
  10. Sly Notions 2 / Fun (2:38)
  11. Time (9:07) 
  12. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (5:28)
  13. Life (1:13)                    

Personnel

MTO: Steven Bernstein (trumpet, slide trumpet); Curtis Fowlkes (trombone); Doug Weiselman (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Peter Apfelbaum (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone); Erik Lawrence (baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone); Matt Munisteri (guitar, banjo); Charles Burnham (violin); Ben Allison (acoustic bass); Ben Perowsky (drums); Guests: Bernie Worrell (organ); Vernon Reid (guitar); Bill Laswell (mix translation); Sandra St. Victor (vocals [1, 9]); Antony Hegarty (vocals [2]); Martha Wainwright (vocals [4]); Dean Bowman (vocals [5, 10, 11]); Shilpa Ray (vocals [7])

Released by

The Royal Potato Family

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Produced by Steven Bernstein, Little Johnny Koerber, Andy Taub, and Jay Weissman.

Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra "We Are MTO"

Track Listing

  1. We Are MTO (3:57)
  2. In a Corner (3:32)
  3. Makes No Difference (6:01)
  4. All You Need Is Love (7:14)
  5. Paducah (6:27)
  6. Dickies Dream (6:08)
  7. Viper Song (7:49)
  8. Its Tight Jim (7:08)

Personnel

Steven Bernstein (trumpet, slide trumpet); Clark Gayton (trombone); Charles Burnham (violin); Doug Wieselman (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Peter Apfelbaum (tenor and soprano saxophones); Erik Lawrence (baritone and soprano saxophones); Matt Munisteri (guitar, vocal); Ben Allison (bass); Ben Perowsky (drums); Doug Wamble (guitar, banjo and vocal [6, 7])

Released by

Mowo! Inc.

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Produced by Steven Bernstein.

Steven Bernstein "Diaspora Suite"

Track Listing

1. Reuben (5:12)
2. Simeon (Yis May Chu) (3:44)
3. Levi (4:04)
4. Judah (7:00)
5. Dan (4:49)
6. Naphtali (4:52)
7. Gad (8:15)
8. Asher (4:22)
9. Issachar (5:47)
10. Zebulon (5:49)
11. Joseph (5:10)
12. Benjamin (6:00)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (tenor saxophone, flute, qarqabas); Steven Bernstein (trumpet); Ben Goldberg (clarinet, contra alto clarinet); John Schott (electric guitar); Scott Amandola (drums); Will Bernard (electric guitar sweeteners); Nels Cline (electric guitar); Jeff Cressman (trombone); Devin Hoff (electric bass); Josh Jones (drums, percussion)

Released by

Tzadik

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Recorded at Bay Studios, Oakland, CA, March 21, 2007/Produced by John Zorn, Kazunori Sugiyama, and Steven Bernstein.

Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra "MTO Volume 1"

Track Listing

  1. Boy In The Boat (4:43)
  2. Cry Baby Cry (6:09)
  3. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (9:10)
  4. Happy Hour Blues (4:28)
  5. Darling Nikki (7:07)
  6. Pennies From Heaven (5:39)
  7. Ripple (5:11)
  8. Toby (5:02)
  9. Soul Serenade (3:22)

Personnel

Steven Bernstein (trumpet, slide trumpet); Clark Gayton (trombone); Charlie Burnham (violin); Doug Wieselman (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Peter Apfelbaum (tenor & soprano saxophones); Erik Lawrence (baritone & soprano saxophones); Matt Munisteri (guitar, banjo, vocal); Ben Allison (bass); Ben Perowsky (drums); Doug Wamble (guitar, vocal)

Released by

Sunnyside

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Produced and Arranged by Steven Bernstein.

Sex Mob/Dime Grind Palace

Track Listing

  1. Entrance Music (:20)
  2. Kitchen (4:03)
  3. Dime Grand Palace (4:39)
  4. Translation 1 (1:13)
  5. Blue and Sentimental (6:33)
  6. Mothra (5:38)
  7. Slide Serenade (5:06)
  8. Translation 4 (:49)
  9. Norbert's Weiner (6:05)
  10. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand (3:59)
  11. Translation (:28)
  12. Artie Shaw (2:56)
  13. Call to the Freaks (5:17)
  14. Translation 3 (2:09)
  15. Conk Buster (1:16)
  16. Exit Music (4:54)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (melodica, organ, tenor sax); Steven Bernstein (arranger, composer, mellophonium, slide trumpet); Briggan Krauss (alto sax, baritone sax); John Kruth (mandolin); Brian Mitchell (wurlitzer, piano); Scott Robinson (clarinet, alto saxophone, slide saxophone); Marcus Rojas (trumpet, tuba); Roswell Rudd (arranger, composer, trombone); Tony Scherr (bass); David Tronzo (slide guitar); Doug Wieselman (clarinet); Kenny Wollesen (drums)

Released by

Rope-a-Dope

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Recorded December 9-11, 2003 at Loho Studios, NYC/Produced by Scotty Hard and Andrew Hurwitz.

Steven Bernstein "Diaspora Soul"

Track Listing

  1. Manishtana (4:35)
  2. Chusen Kalah Mazel Tov (3:45)
  3. L'Chaim (7:50)
  4. Mazinka (4:30)
  5. Shalom Bimromav (5:38)
  6. Let My People Go (4:09)
  7. Roumania, Roumania (8:46)
  8. Cha (4:49)
  9. Rock Of Ages (6:40)
  10. Ani Manim (4:44)
  11. Habet Mishomayim (5:21)
  12. Dybbuk Dub (5:45)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (tenor sax); Steven Bernstein (arranger, composer, trumpet); Michael Blake (tenor sax); Briggan Krauss (sax baritone); Brian Mitchell (organ, electric piano, Wurlitzer); E.J. Rodriguez (bongos, claves, congas, maracas); Robert Rodriguez (drums, percussion); Tony Scherr (bass); Paul Shapiro (tenor sax)

Released by

Tzadik

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Recording Date March 22 – 28, 1999/Produced by Steven Bernstein, Kazunori Sugiyama, and John Zorn.

Dafnis Prieto Sextet "Taking the Soul for a Walk"

Track Listing

  1. Taking the Soul for a Walk (6:56)  
  2. The Sooner the Better (7:27)    
  3. En Las Ruinas De Su Infancia (5:08)
  4. Until the Last Minute (5:26) 
  5. Comandante (1:59)
  6. Just Say It (6:09)
  7. Tell Me About Her (4:11)    
  8. Two Excuses (5:26)
  9. I Felt You Were Coming (5:09)
  10. Prelude Para Rosa (5:16)
  11. You'll Never Say Yes (3:48)
  12. Emergency Call (5:45)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (melodica, soprano sax, tenor sax); Avishai Cohen (trumpet); Itai Kriss (flute); Dafnis Prieto (drums); Yosvany Terry (alto sax); Yunior Terry (acoustic bass); Manuel Valera (Fender Rhodes, piano)

Released by

Dafnison Music

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Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, October 2007/Produced by Dafnis Prieto and Roberto Occhipinti.

Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet "Live at the Jazz Standard"

Track Listing

  1. Si o Si (8:34)
  2. Claveteo (5:09)
  3. Seven by Seven (7:47)
  4. Ilu-Uli (8:22)
  5. Just Go (9:56)
  6. 3 Poems 1 Song (9:09)
  7. Me Neither (9:02)
  8. Thoughts (7:06)
  9. Intro Absolute (1:53)
  10. Trio Absolute (7:24)

Personnel

Peter Apfelbaum (tenor and soprano saxophones, melodica, caxixi); Manuel Valera (piano, keyboard, melodic); Charles Flores (acoustic and electric bass); Dafnis Prieto (drums, vocal and clave)

 

Released by

Dafnison Music

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Recorded at Jazz Standard, NYC/Produced by Dafnis Prieto and Roberto Occhipinti.

Omar Sosa "Eggun"

Track Listing

  1. Alejet (7:27)
  2. Al Alba (8:49)
  3. Interludio I (:56)
  4. Alternativo Sketches (9:04)
  5. Interludio II (:36)
  6. Madre Mia (8:47)
  7. Interludio III (:50)
  8. So All Freddie (8:23)
  9. Interludio IV (:57)
  10. Rumba Connection (9:19)
  11. Interludio V (1:05)
  12. Angustiado (7:42)
  13. Angustiado Reprise (2:43)
  14. Interludio VI (:33)
  15. Calling Eggun (6:22)

Personnel

Omar Sosa (piano, Fender Rhodes, electronics, samples); Marque Gilmore (acousti-lectric drums, effects programming, drum loop production); Childo Tomas (electric bass, kalimba, vocals); Joo Kraus (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic effects); Leandro Saint-Hill (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute); Peter Apfelbaum (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass saxophone, melodica, caxixi); Lionel Loueke (electro-acoustic guitar, vocals); Marvin Sewell (guitars); Pedro Martinez (percussion); John Santos (clave, chereke, waterphone, panderetas, tambora, guiro, quijada), Gustavo Ovalles (percussion)

 

Released by

OTA Records

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Recorded in Brooklyn, NY/Produced by Marque Gilmore, Scott Price, and Omar Sosa.