Path of Seven Colors

“We All Break” is award-winning filmmaker Mimi Chakarova’s 50-minute film showcasing the music and collaborative process of Ches Smith’s We All Break during the making of the album “Path of […]

Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt

ORCHESTRA SMALL ENSEMBLE Credits DREAMT TWICE (CD 1) EOS Chamber Orchestra: CONDUCTOR: Susanne Blumenthal VIOLIN: Ségolène de Beaufond, Mayumi Sargent Harada, Alex Semeniuc Terese Pletkute, Volhar Hanchar, Christine Schäfer, Eva […]

Contemporary Chaos Practices – Two Works for Orchestra With Soloists

Credits Soloists: Mary Halvorson: Electric Guitar Kris Davis: Piano Nate Wooley: Trumpet Ingrid Laubrock: Soprano and Tenor Saxophone Conductor 1: Eric Wubbels Conductor 2: Taylor Ho Bynum Bass: Greg Chudzik, […]


Credits Side A 1. A Puncher’s Chance : 3:10 2. Depredation : 5:32 3. Annica : 9:05 Side B 1. Badalamenti : 6:54 2. Cry Box : 6:20 3. The […]


Duopoly 1. Prairie Eyes 2. Surf Curl 3. Fox Fire 4. Beneath The Leaves 5. Eronel 6. Dig & Dump 7. Trip Dance for Tim 8. Prelude to a Kiss […]

Save Your Breath

Credits Recorded January 7 & 8, 2014 Sear Sound, New York Release date: May 19, 2015 (Clean Feed) Ben Goldberg: Bass Clarinet, Contra Alto Clarinet, Clarinet Oscar Noriega: Bass Clarinet, […]

Orphic Machine

Credits Recorded September 2013 Sear Sound, New York Released March 24, 2015 BAG Production Records / Royal Potato Family Carla Kihlstedt: Voice & Violin Ben Goldberg: B Flat & Contra […]

Escape Velocity

Trumpet squeal, rose stink, pepper flame, needle
prick: the eye blinks blind to all, unconcerned […]

Ben Goldberg’s ‘Orphic Machine’ on the Roof of Sear Sound, New York City, September 2013

Photographs by Mimi Chakarova Pictured: db and Ron Saint Germain with Orphic Machine: Carla Kihlstedt, Myra Melford, Rob Sudduth, Kenny Wollesen, Ron Miles, Nels Cline, Greg Cohen, Ches Smith and […]


Credits Released April 13, 2010 DISC ONE – STUDIO DISC TWO – LIVE Devin Hoff: Contrabass, Bass Guitar Scott Amendola: Drums, Percussion, Mbira, Live Electronics, Loops, Treatments Nels Cline: Electric […]

The 23 Constellations of Joan Miró

Credits Recorded July 9 – 14, 2001 Sear Sound, New York City Lew Soloff: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet Ralph Alessi: Trumpet, Flugelhorn Jane Ira Bloom Soprano Saxophone Ned Rothenberg: Bass […]


Credits Recorded August 5, 6 1995 Sorcerer Sound, New York City Joey Baron: Composer, Drums Ellery Eskelin: Tenor Saxophone Steve Swell: Trombone Produced by David Breskin for The Art Department […]


Credits Recorded live to DAT (with no overdub) on March 17 – 19, 1991 Sorcerer Sound, New York City Herb Robertson: Trumpet, Cornet, E Flat Cornet, Fluegelhorn, Trombone, Vocals Mack […]

I Can’t Put My Finger On It

Credits Recorded January 1991 Sorcerer Sound, New York City Format: 24 track analog noise expansion mixed to dis and dat Joey Baron: Drums, Membranophone, Shacktronics Hank Roberts: Cello, Jazz-a-phone, Voice, […]

Strange Meeting

Power Tools: Hank Shteamer & Night After Night Blogs Credits Recorded January 8, 9, 10, 1987 Radio City Recording Studio, New York City Format: Digital / Live / No Remixing […]

Black Swan Quartet

Credits Recorded at Quadrasonic Studio, New York City, June, 1985 Akbar Ali: Violin Abdul Wadud: Cello Eileen M. Folso: Cello Reggie Workman: Bass Compositions: All by Akbar Ali, except: Double-Up […]


Credits Recorded January 1984, New York City SIDE ONE Circus of Civilized Fools Solo Drums: Shannon Richard III, Raven Words: William Shakespeare, “Richard III” (1592-93) SIDE TWO: Puttin’ On Dog […]

Barbeque Dog

Credits Encoding: March 1983 at Jam Recording, London, England Decoding: April 1983 at Electric Lady Studios, New York The Decoding Society: Ronald Shannon Jackson: Drums, Flute, Voice, Bertoia Sound Sculpture […]

Man Dance

Credits The Decoding Society: Henry Scott: Trumpet and Flugelhorn Zane Massey: Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophones Vernon Reid: Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Roland Guitar Synthesizer, Banjo Melvin Gibbs: Electric Bass […]