Steve Tintweiss Spacelight Band
Whistle Stop Tour b/w Ash Dung Blues Bowl
 
12" 45 RPM Red VInyl
Recorded Labor Day, September 7, 1992 at Forest Park Bandshell
Queens, NY City
Track listing:
Side A
Whistle Stop Tour (9:27) [1,2]
- Whistle Stop
- I Lust You
- Whistle Stop (reprise)

Side B
Ash Dung Blues Bowl (Lucid) (15:07) [1]

Musicians:
The Steve Tintweiss Spacelight Band: Guest Artist Byard Lancaster (alto saxophone)
Ric Frank (tenor saxophone)
Steve Tintweiss (double bass, composer, leader)
Lou Grassi (drums)
Rowan Storm (vocals, doumbek drum) [Side A]
Liner notes by Ben Young
Post Production by Joe Lizzi at Van Alst Sound
Lacquers cut by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
Artwork by Ellie Ali
Design by Susan Archie at World of anArchie
 
Steve Tintweiss founded the Spacelight Band in 1976 as a flagship ensemble for showcasing his music. Like all of his efforts, this ensemble was dedicated to performing his unique compositions—both newly composed works and the durable staples of his catalog of original music and lyrics, in the tradition of modern jazz with modern poetic lyrics.
 
The name, band, and concept continued with minor personnel changes into the 21st Century. These 1992 tracks are among the best versions of two standout originals, as selected by composer Tintweiss, who produced the performance and this release.
This record inaugurates the INKY DoT MEDIA imprint, launched to share the contents of Tintweiss’s voluminous recording archive; moreover, IDM 001 is the first officially published recording of bassist Steve Tintweiss as composer or bandleader.

 

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