MiniDisc Archive Series #3: After the Zeitgeist Fire

by Paul Hession / James Coleman / David Gross / Mike Bullock

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Quartet 1 14:32
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Quartet 2 06:30
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Quartet 3 14:43

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Recorded 2002; as with all MD archive releases, direct to MiniDisc.

"After the Zeitgeist fire" was chosen as a solid example of how well the scene could respond to the arrival of a traveling guest musician - in this case, UK drummer Paul Hession. But it was also chosen for its moment in history: The Zeitgeist Gallery, home to countless improvised music concerts over much of the previous decade, had recently suffered a fire that closed it permanently. Another venue (I forget which one) hosted this performance on short notice. But the end of the Zeitgeist, an incubator for musical research, marked a major turning point in the Boston scene, as the fruits of that developmental period spread out to other cities.

The third in a series of selections from Mike's personal MiniDisc archive, documenting the Boston-area underground improvised music scene at the turn of the 21st century.

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released March 16, 2020

Paul Hession, drums
James Coleman, theremin
David Gross, alto sax
Mike Bullock, contrabass

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Mike Bullock is a bassist, composer, and field recordist in Western Massachusetts.

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Bullock has been performing since the mid 90s at venues across the US and in Europe. He is also an Ambassador for The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland [KREV]
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