#1 – Mark Dresser: Guts - $29
Bass explorations, Investigations and Explanations
CD: Solo bass improvisations, compositions and interpretations
DVD: A demonstration of Mark Dresser’s use of extended
techniques with downloadable pdf files of notated reference charts,
musical excerpts, and concert pieces.
Mark Dresser discusses improvisation, composition, and developing a personal
A conversation between Pulitzer Prize winning composer Roger Reynolds
and Mark Dresser on their collaboration.(2 hours 28 minutes).
#2 – Deep Tones For Peace - Free
with any purchase of another triptych
A historic event held in 2009 featuring 13 internationally renowned bassists
performing for peace in the Middle East: Thierry Barbe, Mark Dresser,
Trevor Dunn, Henry Grimes, Irina-Kalina Goudeva, Lindsey Horner, JC Jones,
Michael Klinghoffer, Chi-chi Nwanoku, William Parker, Barre Phillips,
Dave Phillips, Rufus Reid, Bert Turetzky and Sarah Weaver.
CD: SLM, by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver, telematic performance
between Jerusalem and New York City (49 minutes).
DVD: One and a half hour film by Christine Baudillon
and Francois Lagarde documenting the Deep Tones events
and concerts in Israel.
#3 – Joëlle Leandre: Solo - $39
The unique voice of double-bassist Joëlle Léandre moves
back and forth between the worlds of theatre, poetry, dance, improvisation
and composition. With passion and fire, she recounts her main sources
of inspiration, encounters with John Cage, Peter Kowald, Giacinto Scelsi,
Steve Lacy, Philippe Fénélon, Betsy Jolas, Derek Bailey, George Lewis,
Anthony Braxton among others…
CD: 38 minutes bass solo, Piednu, France, 2005
DVD: 33 minutes bass solo, Guelph Jazz Festival, Canada,
160 page book.
Dedicated to the survivors and victims of the devastating earthquake
and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan on March 3, 2011.
DVD: (1h 52 minute) Filmed during the time of the earthquake and its aftermath. All
music by Tetsu Sainoh. The name of the 5 bass ensemble GEN 311 derives
from the date of the catastrophe. ( GEN means String in Japanese).
CD: (52 minute) Free Improvisations - Tetsu Saitoh (bass), Lauren Newton ( vocals), Kazue Sawai (koto and 17 string bass koto). The pleasure of this recording reminds us that East meets West and that traditional ethnic and contemporary sounds are wonderfully compatible.
Art Book (76 pages): Double-bass
drawings by Yuji Kobayashi, calligraphy by Chie Inui ( string and
moon ) and paintings by Lauren Newton.
DVD: Temporaneous - 1 hour 25 minutes of Barre playing
solo and talking about music.
CD: Opus One - 38 minutes collector's item. Barre's
original recording from Journal Violone 1968, the very first recording
of solo bass improvising.
Book: 150 page visual memoir including photos, posters, album covers from Barre's
personal archives spanning 50 years of activity.