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Rara Avis

Label: Generate Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Dust; Conspirators; Hive; Lost World; Basement Scientist; Paraphernalia; Allucidation; Sirens; Recombination; Isthmus; Screw Creature.


Article: Album Review

Jeff Arnal/Gordon Beeferman/Seth Misterka: Rara Avis

Read "Rara Avis" reviewed by John Kelman

Consisting of three relatively wet-behind-the-ears yet nonetheless daring improvisers, Rara Avis is notable for its obstinate devotion to pure instrumental sounds. Most artists working in the modern creative/avant-garde area of jazz are want to use prepared instruments, play inside the piano box or bow cymbals; here percussionist Jeff Arnal, electric pianist Gordon Beeferman and saxophonist Seth ...


Rara Avis

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 1999


Article: Album Review

Clusone 3 (hat Hut: Rara Avis

Read "Rara Avis" reviewed by Robert Spencer

“We all know how 20th century composers from Messiaen to Ellington to Dolphy cribbed melodies" from birds, says Kevin Whitehead in the liner notes to this collection of fourteen bird songs by the celebrated Clusone 3: Michael Moore (alto sax, clarinet, melodica), Ernst Reijseger (cello), and Han Bennink (drums). None of those three are represented on ...


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