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Larry Chernicoff's

Miniature Orchestra

October 

Classical / jazz fusion for a large chamber ensemble of improvisers. Originally released as a 5.1 surround sound CD, October was awarded Best Surround Sound CD of the Year at the Surround Music Awards in Hollywood.

 

Larry Chernicoff composer, producer, vibraphone, piano, percussion
Karl Berger piano, co-producer, conductor
Carol Emanuel harp
Janet Grice bassoon
John Lindberg bass
Tim Moran clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophones
Esther Noh violin
Charles Pillow oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone
Tomas Ulrich cello
Tom Varner French horn
Tony Vacca percussion
Benjy Wertheimer tablas

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Larry Chernicoff

Gallery of Air

Considered by some to be a classic of early world jazz fusion, this LP has caught on with a new generation of vinyl enthusiasts. Recorded in 1984, it was reissued in  2018 on the Incidental Music label but quickly sold out. Offered here for free download.​
 

Larry Chernicoff composer, producer, vibraphone, piano, percussion

Don Davis saxophones

Tim Moran saxophones

Sonam Targee trumpet, bamboo trumpet

Tony Vacca percussion

Stephen Walt bassoon

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Peter Blum

13 Dreams

A fascinating collection of composer/guitarist Peter Blum's compositions, which reflect his deep studies of north Indian classical music and his background in sound healing. Sometimes meditative, sometimes bluesy, always cool. Larry worked with Peter and producer Julie Last to craft this sumptuous-sounding CD. Peter's choices of instrumentation make for a totally unique sound. Players on the album include Indian bansuri bamboo flute player Steve Gorn, singer/songwriter Tim Moore, and jazz drummer Harve Sorgen. 

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Peter Primamore

Grancia 

Co-produced with composer / pianist Peter Primamore

Peter Primamore composer, piano
Tony Levin bass​

Jerry Marotta drums

Chieli Minucci guitar 

Shane Shanahan percussion 

Charles Pillow woodwinds

Tim Moran woodwinds

Antoine Silverman violin

David Eggar cello

Lorenza Ponce violin

Jonathan Dinklage viola, violin

Carol Emanuel 

Larry Chernicoff vibraphone, glockenspiel, percussion

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Miracle Steps

(Music From The Fourth World 1983 - 2017)

One of Larry's tracks appears on this 2-disk vinyl compilation from Optimo Music in Glasgow, Scotland, a body of work which  directly resonates with both the literal definition of ‘Fourth World’ music, a unique sonic vision. There are tracks which utilize custom, home-made instruments and there are tracks built from scratch using the latest in digital technology, but the undercurrent tying each piece together is a deeply personal feeling of intrigue and mysterious elation. Contributors also include Jon Hassell and players from around the world.

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Creative Music Studio Orchestra

Archive Selections Volume 1

During his years at the legendary Creative Music Studio, Larry performed with the CMS Orchestra under the direction of Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry, Dave Holland, Karl Berger, Ed Blackwell, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and many others ... at Carnegie Recital Hall, The Riverside Church, and in Boston, Colorado and Toronto. He appears as a member of the Orchestra on this CMS Archive recording, performing under the direction of Oliver Lake.

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Adam Michael Rothberg

Another Spin

Adam has toured with Joan Baez, produced Dar Williams and performed with the best. His clever, bittersweet, and nostalgic lyrics are showcased, supporting his vocal talents as well as skillful playing on just about every instrument on the CD. As with his first album, “All the Whispering,” Rothberg wrote, performed, produced, and engineered Another Spin. The musical styles reflect influences including The Beatles, Randy Newman, Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, and Wilco. Larry makes a guest appearance on the beautiful ballad Me and You, Dad.

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Native Lands
Native Lands

Native Lands is a collection of ethnic folk songs from around the world, arranged, performed and recorded with both indigenous and modern instruments. Innovative arrangements from the traditional music of Tibet, India, Bulgaria, China, Bali, and Western Africa, and original compositions inspired by the idioms of these lands, this CD takes the listener on a journey  to a world far away. 
Joel Harrison guitar 
Sonam Targee winds, percussion
Tom Schmidt bass, synthesizer, African bow harp, drums

Paul Melnychuck violin, keyboards, synth programming 
Larry Chernicoff  vibraphone, synthesizer, percussion

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Joe Giardullo

Gravity: Music for Creative Chamber Ensemble

Multi-instrumentalist/

composer Joe Giardullo released Gravity - Music for Creative Chamber Group (Breeze Records) in 1979. It disappeared into obscurity almost immediately, but not before Downbeat's Francis Davis called it "the most intensely democratic music" he'd heard, comparing it to Anthony Braxton's Paris ensembles, and using concepts and vocabularies from mathematics and geology to describe the creative elements of the music. He gave it 4 stars. Joe has continued to work in that same democratic vein since then.

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Cassis and the Sympathies

Analog Love

Hailing from a tiny Black Forest village in Germany, NYC-based Analog Love – a labor of love seven years in the making – fuses Cassis’ passion for film scoring and cinematic songs. Her sound is full of grooves, unorthodox orchestrations and lovely melodies with cool off-kilter lyrics. Larry adds vibraphone to several tracks, along with the legendary studio session team of Herbie Flowers, bassist for David Bowie and Lou Reed’s ‘Walk On The Wild Side’, and ‘Guitar God’ Chris Spedding. Sometimes gritty, sometimes ethereal, sometimes playful, always warm, Cassis’ voice is often compared to Nico and Bjork, while her punchy yet playful delivery is reminiscent of Tori Amos.