And They Were Cool
The new Giuseppi Logan CD of the June 2012 NYC session is in!
I Curse The River of Time: A Norwegian American Tale
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
Giuseppi Logan Project CD
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!)
VINYL (Limited Edition - 500 copies only produced)
Mad King Edmund - website exclusive!
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
Two T's All E's
Somewhere South of Here
To order the 10th Anniversary mp3 edition with new bonus tracks please go to amazon.com or iTunes to download. Thanks!!