Nashville Electric

Nashville Electric

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Nashville is a town of musicians of all stripes and many talents, some of whom simply go where the music takes them, stubbornly rejecting the notion they must belong to a single genre. One fine spring day in 2013 this led four well known musicians and one budding noisemaker, all fierce proponents of improv, to assemble at the home of producer Ed Pettersen to record the debut album of Nashville Electric. Their trusted administrative sidekick determined that the only trademarked use of the name was associated with the local electric company, and despite the electric nature of their instruments was not likely to cause people to send checks to the wrong address. Thus debuted Nashville Electric.

The lineup of Nashville Electric boasts two classically trained musicians with worldwide concert experience, two Nashville musicians more commonly associated with popular roots rock bands, and one talented experimental musician they ran into at the Big Ears Festival. A series of phone calls asking each member if they would like to get together to create experimental improvisational music with no technical guidelines was all it took to get these five seemingly disparate yet like-minded musicians together. Or as one member puts it “the collective talents and instincts of each player told me that this would work and we would be interestingly adventurous”.

And They Were Cool

And They Were Cool

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The new Giuseppi Logan CD of the June 2012 NYC session is in!
The follow up to the GIuseppi Logan Project on Kickstarter, And They Were Cool recaptures the compositional genius of Logan's sixties heyday.    Giuseppi Logan was a contemporary of Albert Ayler, John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders and an accomplished sax player, as well as clarinet, flute and piano player.  This pure free jazz album pairs Logan with young sax talent Jessica Lurie, an accomplished artist in her own right.   With improving health and a sound supporting cast (Larry Roland on bass and Ed Pettersen on guitar and effects). Logan's playing rivals the previous works for which he is reknown. Recorded at the highest fidelity and mastered by one of the great mastering engineers, And They Were Cool delivers on performance, fidelity and composition to create a rare gem for improv lovers to add to their collection.  Label:  Improvising Beings in partnership with the Mad King Edmund Collective.  CD only. 

I Curse The River of Time:  A Norwegian American Tale

I Curse The River of Time: A Norwegian American Tale

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Pettersen's new release "I Curse the River of Time: A Norwegian American Tale" is showcased in a beautiful art book that tells a fascinating tale of Pettersen's roots in the Arctic circle of Norway.   Inspired by time spent in Norway, the music draws on Norwegian literature for inspiration (the song Psalm at Journey's End draws characters from Eric Fosnes Hansen's book of the same name, and Siste Reis combines the American genre of murder ballads with the story of a young Norwegian girl who trusts in the wrong stranger)  coupled with observations from his travels.  The music is hauntingly beautiful with instrumentation that combines the best of folk and Americana.  This unique package comes in a slipcase and signed numbered limited edition of 1200 copies.   All pre-orders via this website may receive a free download of "Happening:A Movement in 12 Acts" featuring Freedy Johnston, Walter Egan, Mary Gauthier, Matthew Ryan and others.  It's Ed's free jazz operatta ode to the 99%.

Release Date: October, 2013
Pre-orders will begin shipping before official release date.  Order now to guarantee your copy.


Giuseppi Logan Project CD

Giuseppi Logan Project CD

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This limited edition CD eco-wallet pressing of the iconic saxophone player is available now. Giuseppi Logan was a contemporary of Albert Ayler, John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders. An accomplished sax player, as well as clarinet, flute and piano player, Giuseppi became known for his free form compositional genius. Having studied at the New England Conservatory, in the sixties Logan was hailed as one of the bright lights of free jazz. In the seventies, Logan disappeared from view and remained lost to the music world for over 30 years. Around 2009 Logan was found playing for change in Tompkins Square Park and at the age of (now) seventy six after many hard years of living, still has a tremendous talent to cultivate. A New Yorker turned Nashville songwriter and producer, Ed Pettersen gathered Giuseppi, Cooper Moore and Larry Roland in Manhattan for a full day of recording in Oct 2011. The result is forty five minutes of tasteful improv playing featuring three new original compositions and Giuseppi’s unique twist on three classic jazz tunes.

The Giuseppi Logan Project LP (w/free download card!)

The Giuseppi Logan Project LP (w/free download card!)

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VINYL (Limited Edition - 500 copies only produced)
This limited edition pressing of the iconic saxophone player is available now as a pre-order only at an exclusive price.   Giuseppi Logan  was a contemporary of Albert Ayler, John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders. An accomplished sax player, as well as clarinet, flute and piano player, Giuseppi became known for his free form compositional genius. Having studied at the New England Conservatory, in the sixties Logan was hailed as one of the bright lights of free jazz. In the seventies, Logan disappeared from view and remained lost to the music world for over 30 years. Around 2009 Logan was found playing for change in Tompkins Square Park and at the age of (now) seventy six after many hard years of living, still has a tremendous talent to cultivate.   A New Yorker turned Nashville songwriter and producer, Ed Pettersen gathered Giuseppi, Cooper Moore and Larry Roland in Manhattan for a full day of recording in Oct 2011. The result is forty five minutes of tasteful improv playing featuring three new original compositions and Giuseppi’s unique twist on three classic jazz tunes.

Mad King Edmund - website exclusive!

Mad King Edmund - website exclusive!

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Noise... interesting noise, musical noise...note: must like noise to enjoy this.  Mad King Edmund is the electronic alter ego of Ed Pettersen and an an International collective with members from the avant-garde/jazz/improvisational world. The Mad King Edmund debut features guest players celebrated Norwegian reedman Frode Gjerstad and electric violinist Tracy Silverman, known for his work with Terry Riley and the Wooten Brothers. The lineup is rounded out with frequent Pettersen collaborators Freddy Holm and Pete Abbott as well as the youngest member of the collaborative, electronic enthusiast Dylan Simon.

The New Punk Blues

The New Punk Blues

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Spare Bedroom

Spare Bedroom

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Desperate Times

Desperate Times

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Two T's All E's (b-sides and otherwise)

Two T's All E's (b-sides and otherwise)

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