MICHAEL ZENTNER — Present Time

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4.50 | 1 rating | 1 review
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Album · 1983

Tracklist

A1 Parts
A2 The Search
A3 Cliche
A4 The Jonestown Shuffle
B1 Chapter VII
B2 A Piece Of Odd
B3 The Case Of The Stolen Riff
B4 Tears And Spheres

Line-up/Musicians

Violin, Guitar – Michael Zentner
Bass – John Greaves,Hansford Rowe,Percy Jones
Bass [Melodic Bass] – Hansford Rowe
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Alan Braufman
Drums – Kenwood Dennard,Bill Bacon,Steve Moses
Vibraphone, Bells – Dan Gandel
Vibraphone – Dan Gandel
Voice – Daevid Allen,Michael Zentner,Lisa Herman Harmonica [Enharmonic] – Michael Zentner
Alto Saxophone – Alan Braufman
Saxophone [C Melody] – Carla Bley
Chorus – John Greaves, Peter Blegvad
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – George Bishop
Piano, Percussion, Voice [Yelling], Guitar [E-bow] – Fred Frith

About this release

Red Music ‎– MZ One (Netherlands)

Recorded and mixed Fall and Winter, 1979-80 at Open Sky Studios, NYC and Unique Recording, except A4 mixed at the Banana Moon Observatory, Woodstock, NY

Thanks to snobb for the addition and js for the updates

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Rokukai
If this site were a rock site I'd definitely give this album 5 stars. It does fit squarely into the jazz related rock subgenre, however this recording is Zentner's attempt to add his fingerprints to the progressive rock fueled Canterbury canon. As founding member of seminal U.S. artists the Muffins, Michael left before their late 70 masterpiece of the Canterbury style, Manna/Mirage, was recorded and released.

This album has one of the most diverse, eclectic, and talented artists I've ever seen on an album from one artist in this style of music. One look from a progressive music fan at the list of musicians reveals several giants of the genre. It even features saxaphone from jazz legend Carla Bley, who was quite well established as of this recording.

It's tough to find, but if you like adventurous rock with a jazz undercurrent, you should check this one out. The obscurity factor is off the charts as well. This recording deserves to be at least as well known as lesser Canterbury bands like Ain Soph or Picchio Dal Pozzo. Present Time really is a lost classic that deserves a wider audience.

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