AUM025 - DANIEL CARTER + REUBEN RADDING ...Luminescence

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1. You And I Are Disappearing 5.05
2. Ancestral Voyage-Mystery Succeed 11.10
3. Refracted Light and Grace 10.28
4. Blessing The Ride 9.48
5. Vignettes 1.45
6. Qualcosa Verso Azzurro 4.50
7. Occurrences, Places, Entities and The Sea
4.05

All Compositions by Daniel Carter & Reuben Radding;
C+P 2003 AUM Fidelity


Daniel Carter : alto saxophone
Reuben Radding : bass

Produced by Steven Joerg & Reuben Radding

Recorded by Reuben Radding at On The Boards, Earshot Jazz Festival on October 21, 2001 and by Tucker Martine at Flora Studios, Seattle on October 30, 2001

Mastered by Chris Flam at Mindswerve Studios, NYC on October 21, 2002

Design by Ming@409

This exquisite entry to eternity manifests a singular quietude - a mesmeric magnitude is maintained full through, broken only (perhaps) by the beckoning home of sea creatures at it’s conclusion. Multi-instrumentalist tone master Daniel Carter is featured here in rare exclusivity on alto saxophone and, for the first time, on our West Coast.

Daniel Carter is an underground legend and has been an integral part of the NYC music scene for three decades and running. “Underground” largely because he sublimates his profound gifts into the pro-creative collective. He is a founding member of the peerless soul/improv groups Other Dimensions In Music and TEST. Over the past three decades, Daniel Carter has performed and/or recorded with (among countless others): Sun Ra, William Parker (from the very early 70's into the present), Cecil Taylor, Yo La Tengo, Matthew Shipp, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Sam Rivers, No Neck Blues Band, Sunny Murray, Spring Heel Jack, Sonic Youth. This is Mr. Carter’s first album under his own name as „leader.“ Of course, this is a fully collaborative duo!

Reuben Radding - DC punk rocker as a youth - made his way to New York in ‘88 to pursue improvised music. Quickly immersed himself in the “Downtown” music community, performing in groups led by John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Roy Campbell, and Dave Douglas. Toured Europe with Ribot, and as the leader of Myth Science - a Sun Ra repertory band which also released the CD Love In Outer Space. Relocating to Seattle in ‘97, he performed with Eyvind Kang, Wally Shoup, Wayne Horvitz, Vena Cava, Michael Bisio, Jessica Lurie, and many others. Receiving a grant from Artist Trust in 2001, he brought Daniel Carter to Seattle for the collaborative project which produced Luminescence. Radding moved back to NYC in the summer 2002, where he is furthering the process of making himself indispensable. - SJ


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