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Blood of the Air

by Sheldon Brown Group

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Oraibi Intro 03:35
Oraibi 11:45
First Star 05:36
Primavera 12:10


Blood of the Air is based on the poetry and speech melodies of Surrealist poet Philip Lamantia. It celebrates the spontaneous natural music of the spoken word and a freedom of imagination usually relegated to dreams.

Philip Lamantia (1927–2005), whose mystical work is noted for its wild imagery, is widely considered America’s greatest Surrealist poet. He was mentored by Kenneth Rexroth and was closely associated with the Beat writers Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Michael McClure. In his youth, Lamantia was recognized by André Breton as “a voice that rises once in a hundred years.”


released September 25, 2018

Sheldon Brown: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Darren Johnston: Trumpet
Lorin Benedict: Voice
Andrew Joron: Theremin
Dave MacNab: Electric Guitar
John Finkbeiner: Electric Guitar
Jonathan Alford: Piano
Michael Wilcox: Bass
Vijay Anderson: Drums
Alan Hall: Drums
Voice of Philip Lamantia

Recorded at 25th Street Recording by David Lichtenstein, October 12 and 13, 2015, and Scott Bergstrom, September 29, 2016. Mixed, edited, and mastered by John Finkbeiner at New Improved Recording.


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