Folk Songs For Far Out Folk CD (2007)

Artist: Fred Katz

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Label Allegro Corporation
SKU 204757677
UPC 824247014428
UPC 14 00824247014428
Format CD
Release Date 7/10/2007
Author Fred Katz
Associated Artist/Work Hamilton, Chico
Technical Info
Producer Alvino Rey; Alvino Rey
CatalogID 007
Lable Name Reboot Stereophonic
Released 07/10/2007
Original Release 1958
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 40m : 18s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00824247014428
Album Notes and Credits
Adapter: Fred Katz.
Personnel: Fred Katz (cello); George Clinton Smith, Little George Smith (clarinet); Justin Gordon (bass clarinet); Johnny T. Williams (piano); Mel Pollen (bass guitar); Jerry Williams , Jerry Williams (drums); Billy Bean (guitar); Paul Horn (flute, alto saxophone); Buddy Collette (flute); Jules Jacobs (clarinet, oboe); Irving Goodman, Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli (trumpet); George Roberts , Harry Betts, Bob Enevoldsen (trombone); Gene Estes (vibraphone, percussion); Jack Constanzo, Larry Bunker, Lou Singer, Carlos Mej¡a (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Josh Kun.
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (07/21/1958-09/17/1958).
Author: Fred Katz.
Photographers: Ray Avery; William Claxton.
Although Fred Katz is best known to jazz fans as the cellist in Chico Hamilton's quintet, he also had a career as a producer, composer, and curator of interesting projects. One such endeavor was 1958's FOLK SONGS FOR FAR OUT FOLK, which aimed to trace the roots of jazz to their source in a variety of folk traditions. When Katz assembled groups of musicians in the studio to adapt and interpret versions of Hebrew, African, and American folk songs, the results were remarkable.
Although recorded in the studio, the tracks have the loose, informal feel and atmospheric wash of field recordings. Percussion workouts, a capella singing, and unusual instrumentation abound, and the overall effect is part anthropological document, part avant-garde experiment. FOLK SONG FOR FAR OUT FOLKS should pique the curiosity of those who enjoy both THE AMERICAN FOLK ANTHOLOGY and Moondog.
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Katz makes great use of the material, channeling it through dark, mysterious places and exploiting that love of contrast again by playing Horn's flute against bassoon and oboe."
Disc 1
1 Mate'ka
2 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
3 Been In The Pen So Long
4 Chili'lo
5 Rav's Nigun
6 Old Paint
7 Manthi-Ki
8 Baal Shem Tov
9 Foggy, Foggy Dew
Product Attributes
Artist Katz,Fred
Music Format Compact Disc

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