- Title:Sundial Lotus
- Style:Progressive Jazz,Modern Creative,Post-Bop
- Date of release:July 27, 2010
- Recording date:August 19, 2009
- Recording location:Bennett Studios
- Size FLAC version1670 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1400 megabytes
- Size WMA version1328 megabytes
- Formats:AIFF DXD AC3 MOD DMF APE
Sundial Lotus is the debut album by Salo, released July 27th, 2010 on Innova Records: the label of the American Composers Forum. Alex Hamlin - alto sax, baritone sax Ed Rosenberg - tenor sax Josh Rutner - tenor sax, bass clarinet Andrew Smiley - electric guitar Red Wierenga - piano, rhodes, organ, synth Ben Gallina - upright bass, electric bass Alex Wyatt - drums. All compositions by Ben Gallina, except "Sundial Lotus," which contains an arrangement of "Ludus Tonalis: Fuga Secunda in G," by Paul Hindemith.
Sundial Lotus, the debut release from Salo, could easily be described as exuberant. Full of unpredictable energy, cadenced affinity and cross-genre influences, it wriggles out of one confine after another, creating small snippets of friction and long passages of intrigue. The septet's players hail from the critically acclaimed groups The Respect Sextet, Jerseyband and Little Women, all denizens of the New York jazz scene.
Salo’s début album, Sundial Lotus was released July 27th, 2010 on Innova Records. The group features Alex Hamlin (alto, bari), Ed RosenBerg (tenor), Josh Rutner (tenor, bass clar. Andrew Smiley (guitar), Red Wierenga (piano, keyboards), Ben Gallina (bass, bass guitar), and Alex Wyatt (drums). 2) Salo is a math rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sundial Lotus" is the stunning debut album from this ensemble whose original writing thoroughly blurs the lines between jazz, new music, and rock. The ensemble consists of members of the Respect Sextet, Jerseyband, and Little Women, and the seven pieces give a performance that manages to be visceral and polished at the same time, while lending their own individual sounds to the beautiful, wild, and unpredictable compositions of Ben Gallina. Salo incorporates something of the unique approach of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, and a touch of The Sun Ra Arkestra, all while keeping within the more identifiable jazz idiom. It's very modern and very good music. Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz.
Lotus is a 1974 live album by the Latin rock band Santana, recorded at the Osaka Kosei Nenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan in 1973. It was originally released in 1974 as a triple vinyl LP in Japan only. This version of the album was later released internationally. This release is a 3 disc set hybrid Super Audio CD with seven previously unreleased bonus tracks. This was also a Japan only release.
CreditsPhilip Blackburn - Label Direction
Ben Gallina - Bass (Electric), Bass (Upright), Composer, Producer
Alex Hamlin - Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone)
Paul Hindemith - Composer
Justin Jason - Art Conception, Design
Malcolm Kirby - Mastering, Mixing
Alessandro Perrotta - Engineer
Ed Rosenberg - Sax (Tenor)
Josh Rutner - Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor)
Salo - Primary Artist
Andrew Smiley - Guitar (Electric)
Red Wierenga - Keyboards, Piano
Alex Wyatt - Drums, Percussion
|1||The Sky is an Eye Ben Gallina||Salo||7:15|
|2||Metamorphistopheles Ben Gallina||Salo||3:56|
|3||Orbitron Revoluto Ben Gallina||Salo||7:01|
|4||Worm Emperor Ben Gallina||Salo||7:43|
|5||Glowing Orbes Ben Gallina||Salo||7:05|
|6||Sundial Lotus (After P. Hindemith's Fugue No. 2) Ben Gallina / Paul Hindemith||Salo||7:24|
|7||Trans-Galactic Sleep Chamber Ben Gallina||Salo||7:30|