DICKIE LANDRY

FIFTEEN SAXOPHONES

UW06 Ltd Edition LP* / CD / Digital Released April 2011

physical editions sold out,
digital available via link below

TRACK LIST


Fifteen Saxophones
Alto Flute Quad Delay
Kitchen Solos

Release Info

First ever CD and limited edition LP* reissue of this little known classic from founding Philip Glass Ensemble member Richard “Dickie” Landry. Following two jazz LPs issued on the Chatham Square label (which he co-ran), Dickie Landry released Fifteen Saxophones, a set of 1974 recordings done with engineer Kurt Munkacsi, on the Northern Lights and Wergo labels in 1977. Fifteen Saxophones simultaneously demonstrates Landry’s boundary-pushing saxophone and his understanding of the minimalists’ long-form treatises on sound. Using intricate Revox tape delays on “Fifteen Saxophones”, “Alto Flute Quad Delay” and the side-long live document “Kitchen Solos”, Landry’s strong personality as a player shines through a brilliant wall of sound. It is unsurprising Landry was a fixture in the same New York scene that spawned artists like Richard Serra – something equally monumental exists in the pieces found on this album.

This reissue includes new liner notes by Clifford Allen and period photos by Gianfranco Gorgoni.

*The LP edition is strictly limited to 500 copies. It was mastered using Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) from 24-bit digital masters for the best quality sound reproduction available. The vinyl disc is packaged in a deluxe, heavyweight, tip-on cardboard sleeve and includes a download code for a free download of the album in your choice of Lossless or Lossy audio formats.

“…stunningly psychedelic, recalling Terry Riley’s All-Night Flights … it’s the perfect combination of hazy, fluttering psychedelia and tough, tactile reed work.” – Volcanic Tongue