Music for Stoners (20th century fusion)

Music for Stoners (20th century fusion)

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MUSIC FOR PERCUSSION, BASSOON AND ELECTRONICS

The WHITE NOISE STREET ENSEMBLE

{ Instrumental music from Worm And Thompson Zeitgeist }

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JEFF LEEP  Bassoon, saxophone

DAVE TONGAY  Guitar

GARY BERMAN Bass Guitar

J. C. "Watz" THOMPSON  Drums and Percussion*

JEFF WATZ  Baldwin Electropiano, Moog synthesizer, Farfisa synth and Grand Piano

This composition was performed at Northwestern University Chicago Campus Thorne Hall. It was originally written by Jeff Watz as a project in 20th Century Music.

Track 6 "Daydream-March Finale-Müsique Concrete-Watersong" is the edited 2nd live performance of this work; Track 7 "MPBE II" is the entire second live performance, and also features Richard Roos on saxophone; the other tracks are rehearsals. Track 3 "Return to the Rings of Saturn" was recorded at Harper College in Palatine, IL, on one of the first original full size Moog Synthesizers (edited to four minutes; the original recording is about 2 hours). Track 2 "Landscape of the Absolute" is also known in the Germanic community as "Gemütlichkeit". Dave Tongay wrote in 2014 " I still believe, though, that "Landscape of the Absolute" was the best we ever recorded. If you will recall, this was made up on the spot, 100% improvization with no previous discussion or planning. It turned out to be the classic example of our capabilities."

Much of this music was recorded on a Teac 4-channel reel to reel tape deck. To capture the original separation of instruments, we are currently attempting to re-master this music onto DVD so it can be heard in true surround sound on your home theater system. Check back here or send a request for more info to jeffwatz@gmail.com.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Watts' band The White Noise Street Ensemble was one of the abenteüerfreuigsten bands of jazz / fusion scene of the seventies and was inline with a new movement. Influences: Frank Zappa, The Flock, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Spirit, King Crimson, Al Kooper's Blood Sweat & Tears, Jan Hammer, Dr. Robert Moog, Blues Image, Jeff Beck, John Lennon, Dennis DeYoung & Styx, Robbie Steinhardt & Kansas, and the German group Kraan.

*Percussion performed by J. C. "Watz" Thompson on African Thumb Piano, temple blocks, Chinese gong, bells, chimes, xylophone, electronic drums, custom Slingerland trap set, trash cans and water-tuned Dr. Pepper soda bottles.

all songs copyright MCMLXXVI by Jeffree Watz;

for Downloads, send request to jeffwatz@gmail.com.

"Prelude: Uranus" registered for performance with   ASCAP;

this collection would not have been possible without the contributions of all the above musicians who to a great extent improvised their parts, and helped create this.

published by Des Plaines River Songs 2012, and by Jeffree Watz