Directed by Richard Arum
Composed by Beth Fleenor
Performed by Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band
released November 17, 2015
Recorded and Mixed by Floyd Reitsma
Studio Litho – Seattle, WA
Produced by Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band
with Floyd Reitsma
Executive Producer: Richard Arum
The Boom Boom Band features Tristan Gianola (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (keyboards), Isaac Castillo (bass), and Adam Kozie (drums), with Crystal Beth (voice/ bass clarinet).
The word from Mr. Horvitz:
As I look back on 60 years on the planet and 35 years making and releasing music, I am humbled and frankly a little dazed.
I meet new people all the time, and some of them have come to know my music. Many are younger, and only know the music I have made recently, some are fans from NY in the 80’s, and haven’t heard my newer music; some have never heard of The President, or the Horvitz Morris Trio. Others may have no idea I have a CD of string quartets. So I thought it would a blast to do the following:
Starting today, and each Tuesday for the next 52 weeks, I will be releasing a free download from my back-catalog. Today’s is titled I’m A Fool from my 1997 release Monologue, on the Cavity Search label. You can download it here:
Even those of you familiar with my work have likely missed certain releases. So these selections will include favorites, deep cuts, unreleased tunes, live recordings, and more – spanning the last 35 years.
Next week’s download comes from the 4+1 Ensemble (Reggie Watts, Eyvind Kang, Julian Priester, Skerik and Tucker Martine). The following week my favorite movement I’ve ever written for string quartet. And week #4 will be from my very first release; up until now only available on vinyl, a track entitled Art Police.
Each download will only be available for free for a week, and then available for streaming only the rest of the year.
We will be posting an announcement for each new track on my Facebook artist page every week. If you haven’t, join here:
We will also post on Twitter (@waynehorvitz). The downloads will be available via Bandcamp.
Looking forward to sharing this, and I hope you enjoy the music!
All the best,
In November 2014, as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival, Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band premiered Liberation Ritual 1 – over an hour of continuous music intended as a release ritual. Beth Fleenor (aka: Crystal Beth) composed the work as part of a month-long residency at the Millay Colony of the Arts in Austerlitz, NY, with support from Artist Trust.
The Seattle Times writes: “Best known as a superb jazz clarinetist — she brought both her B flat and bass — she primarily sang with Crystal Beth, offering fare perhaps best described as world music from an imaginary planet — or at least one recently visited by Yoko Ono. Shrieking and stuttering over long, modal vamps and jagged punk rhythms, Fleenor offered a nonstop hour of new material she called “scenic overpasses” in a “liberation ritual.” Overall, it was quite compelling and magical, though it could do with a little editing.” (Paul DeBarros)
((( LISTEN ))) to the live, unedited version here:
There are five new live videos of the Sam Boshnack Quintet coming out over the next five weeks! Here’s Boshnack’s tune Dormant, featured on the recent release Exploding Syndrome – West coast tour this August – stay tuned!