Recorded 011
Oluyemi Thomas and friends at High Zero 2002
Before The Beginning

Documentation of extremely unusual sets from the High Zero 2002, with Oleyumi Thomas (reeds, percussion), Jim baker (piano, synthesizer), Andy Hayleck (hydrophones, amplified gong/wire), and Helena Espvall-Santoleri (cello). Oluyemi Thomases vocal, repetative bass clarinet approach has a unique quality and his highly imaginative improvising is explored in a series of contrasting settings. Gives "cosmic music" a good name.

$12 (plus add $3.00 for postage in the U.S.; $8.00 outside the U.S.). 100% of the profits from this disk go to benefit the yearly HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL in Baltimore (see