Program #1899

From the New Sounds Live concert series, we hear the Kamikaze Ground Crew, a group comprised of several downtown vets including trumpeter Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob, Lounge Lizards), saxophonist and drummer Peter Apfelbaum (Hieroglyphics Ensemble), and drummer Kenny Wollesen (John Zorn, Tom Waits). Also, multi-reedist Ned Rothenberg composes and performs on saxophones, flutes — including shakuhachi — and bass clarinet. Active as a solo artist and avant-garde jazz performer since the 1970s, we hear him performing with Sync, a group with guitarist Jerome Harris.

PROGRAM # 1899, from New Sounds Live, at Merkin Hall (First aired on 3/13/01)





Kamikaze Ground Crew

Live, Merkin Hall, Feb. 15, 2001

Morning In Bhutan [6:00]

Everybody Is A Star/His Eye Is On The Sparrow [11:00]

Leo [3:00]

Steady Rolling Man [6:00]

The first and third pieces of this set are on the CD "Covers," Koch Jazz #7882** (available for purchase at*). Two earlier CDs of mostly original works are available on New World Records** (

Ned Rothenberg's Sync

Live, Merkin Hall, Feb. 15, 2001

Port of Entry [13:30]

Recorded on the Sync CD "Port Of Entry," Intuition #3249**
available for purchase at*

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