I Am A Man
produced by ron miles with colin bricker
recorded by colin bricker at mighty fine productions, denver, co, december 2016
mixed by ron saint germain with colin bricker at saint’s place, kinnelon, nj, spring 2017
mastered by scott hull at masterdisk, peekskill, ny
album design: david breskin
layout: nicole miller
project management: hans wendl
cover and back-cover art: glenn ligon, condition report,
2000 © glenn ligon; courtesy of the artist, luhring augustine, new york; regen projects, los angeles; and thomas dane gallery, london
the back-cover of this package reproduces the right panel of glenn ligon’s diptych condition report, which features the hand- written annotations (here too small to read) of michael duffy, a painting conservator. duffy’s comments on the “condition” of ligon’s original 1988 painting untitled (i am a man) have been re-presented in four columns across two panels of this package, as a found poem, by spottswood erving.
to access mimi chakarova’s movie about the making of this record and jonah westerman’s essay on glenn ligon’s condition report please visit ronmiles.org
bill frisell appears courtesy of okeh/sony masterworks brian blade appears courtesy of blue note records jason moran is a steinway artist
ron miles plays monette instruments bill frisell uses d’addario strings
Our Lord and Savior; kari, justice, honor, fay, jane; shari, kelly, johnathan, and vicki; chelsea hadley and david breskin of the shifting foundation; glenn ligon for the great gift of your art; mimi for your movie; jonah for your essay; the colorado music community; harriet tubman (you came up with the album title first); and prince. and thank you for giving us a listen.