The following albums were released as compact discs. Contact us if you’re interested in purchasing.
The debut album by Gold Age, the Oakland based quartet of Aram Shelton, Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai and Britt Ciampa. An album of avant jazz informed by the member’s collective backgrounds and mutual interest in challenging traditional concepts of jazz through the use of adventurous harmonics and inventive forms. More info about Gold Age.
SSM-016. CD in gatefold sleeve.
Shelton / Lonberg-Holm / Rosaly : Resounder
Resounder is a hybrid free improvised / electroacoustic album by Aram Shelton, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Frank Rosaly. The three recorded improvisations at a session in Chicago, and afterwards Shelton added processing to enhance the material and turn it into something else. More info about Resounder.
SSM-015. CD in gatefold sleeve.
Wrack : …Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire.
Kyle Bruckmann’s long running avant chamber ensemble returns with the core lineup of Bruckmann (oboe, english horn), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Jen Clare Paulson (viola), Anton Hatwich (bass), and Tim Daisy (percussion) joined by Darren Johnston (trumpet) and Jeb Bishop (trombone). More info about …Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire.
SSM-014. CD in screen printed cardboard sleeve.
Ton Trio II : On and On.
Ton Trio II with Aram Shelton, alto saxophone; Scott Brown, bass; Alex Vittum, drums. They are an avant/modern jazz trio that thrive in, and out of conventional structure. Drawing from Shelton’s bright and even folk-like compositions, the trio weaves continuously through melody, rhythm, and texture with written parts that serve as entry points for spacious improvisations. More info about On and On.
SSM-013. CD in LP-style gatefold sleeve.
Cory Wright Outfit : Apples + Oranges.
The Cory Wright Outfit is a quintet hailing from Oakland, California led by west coast composer and mulit-instrumentalist Cory Wright. Apples + Oranges is a truly modern album featuring eight tracks of advanced compositions featuring high level improvising. More info about Apples + Oranges.
SSM-012. CD in LP-style gatefold sleeve.
Aram Shelton Quartet : Everything for Somebody.
The Aram Shelton Quartet plays creative jazz music inspired by the likes of Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Features Shelton on alto saxophone, and Chicagoans Keefe Jackson on tenor saxophone, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Tim Daisy on drums. More about Everything for Somebody.
SSM-011. CD in LP-style gatefold sleeve. Out of Print.
Arts & Sciences : New You.
Arts & Sciences is a genre-bending quartet from Oakland CA with Michael Coleman, keyboards; Jacob Zimmerman, alto sax, Flute, percussion; Matt Nelson, tenor sax, effects; percussion Jordan Glenn, drums and percussion. More info about New You.
SSM-010. CD in LP-style gatefold sleeve.
Nordeson Shelton : Incline
An album of duo improvisations by Aram Shelton, alto saxophone, and Kjell Nordeson, drums. More info about Incline.
SSM-009. CD in LP-style gatefold sleeve.
Aram Shelton Quartet : These Times.
The Aram Shelton Quartet features Chicago-based musicians Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich and Marc Riordan. Related to the Fast Citizens (Delmark), of which Shelton, Jackson and Hatwich are all members, this quartet displays a musical range on their debut album “These Times” that encompasses free swing, creative improvisation, space & patience, and fiery energy. More about These Times.
SSM-008. CD in LP-style gatefold sleeve. Out of Print.
Ton Trio : The Way.
Ton Trio is an avant jazz trio from Oakland, California comprised of Aram Shelton, alto saxophone & bass clarinet; Kurt Kotheimer, bass; Sam Ospovat, drums. These six compositions by Shelton cover ground from high energy freedom to compositional rearrangement. More info about The Way.
SSM-005. CD in jewel case.
Flockterkit is an invented name for a joyful and melodic music that starts with a focus on slowly changing chords with attention on harmony and orchestration. The music of Flockterkit inhabits the space between Shelton’s two sides of music: acoustic improvisation and electro acoustic process-based compositions. More info about Flockterkit.
SSM-003. CD in handmade cardboard sleeve. Out of Print.