Delight at the End of the Tunnel

by David Slusser

Released 08/19/1997
Tzaik
Released 08/19/1997
Tzaik
Electro-acoustic Theater of the Ear
NOTES
AllMusic Review by Nitsuh Abebe
David Slusser's work history ranges from collaborations with John Zorn to music editing for Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, and co-composing with David Lynch. Delight... demonstrates why -- Slusser has a sense of cinematic composition and sound collage that is simply amazing. "Kubrick" is a wide-screen tone-poem that (like all of Slusser's work) goes beyond any sense of "experimentalism" into something concrete and fully realized, while "Dragon" accompanies the …
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Rubber City

by David Slusser

Released 2001
Breath Ears Music
Released 2001
Breath Ears Music
Plucky modern jazz with film noir overtones and sly humor.

Chris Ackerman -drums, Ralph Carney -sax, Bill Fairbanks bass, David Slusser -reeds
Richard Saunders -bass on Blues for Lucifer, Myles Boisen -guitar on Ornette-thology
NOTES
"fashionably quirky...burns up his soprano saxophone"
Ohio expatriates David Slusser and Ralph Carney pay tribute to their rust belt beginnings on the Akron-inspired Rubber City. Slusser recorded these live quartet performances in the San Francisco Bay Area, with guests dropping in to add flavorful touches. Slusser, Carney, and drummer Chris Ackerman all barely escaped Ohio without gross disfigurements from industrial accidents to make music on the West Coast. Rounding out Slusser’s quartet is …
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Trouble In Tiretown

by David Slusser

Released 05/01/2007
Jazz Excursion
Released 05/01/2007
Jazz Excursion
film noir meets folk music and free jazz
NOTES
David Slusser wrote all ten selections for this CD, utilizing an instrumentation that hints at the Ornette Coleman Quartet (substituting a second reed for Don Cherry's cornet) while adding a healthy dose of his wit and hints at earlier styles of jazz. "Jazzdeath," which is full of obvious song quotes and clichés, sounds as if the musicians are trying to kill jazz or at least satirize the hard bop revival of the 1980s, while …
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Wild At Heart

by David Slusser & David Lynch

Released 08/21/1990
Polydor
Released 08/21/1990
Polydor
David Lynch Film Soundtrack

"...duck-tailed rock & roll, and billowing Man From Another Place jazz" - Dean Carlson, Allmusic.com
NOTES
David Slusser -piano, Bob Zucker & Myles Boisen -guitars, Bill Fairbanks -bass, Chris Ackerman -drums, Ralph Carney -sax on Perdita

Elegy

by John Zorn

Released 1992
Released 1992
"Another smeared blossoming testament to the off-color and highly obtuse genius of John Zorn. A mostly minimalist and sparse landscape of sheer terror and spine-ripping controlled noise explosion."
- Blake Butler, Allmusic.com
NOTES
Barbara Chaffe -flutes, David Abel -viola, Trey Spruance -guitar, David Shea -turntables, David Slusser -sound effects, William Winant -percussion, Mike Patton -voice

video of "Blue": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEMfUvEzrUQ

Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

by David Slusser & David Lynch

Released 08/07/92
Warner Bros
Released 08/07/92
Warner Bros
"...a model of film music ideally matched to the images and actions it underscores."

- Stephen Eddins, Allmusic.com
NOTES
David Slusser -piano, David Cooper -vibes, Myles Boisen -guitar, Bill Fairbanks -bass, Donald "Duck" Bailey - drums,

Shoehorse Emerging

by Pluto

Released 1994
Rastascan
Released 1994
Rastascan
"...invented on the spot by seven wigged-out musicians making poetry with a dime-store
chemistry set." --East Bay Express
"...one of the most engaging, entertaining, friendly and floppy musical groups around."
--Daily Californian
NOTES
Ralph Carney: horns, percussion, vocal
David Slusser: horns, electronics
Len Paterson: guitar, tapes
Stephen B. Clarke: guitar, trumpet
Russ Schoenwetter: drums, vocal
Marc Weinstein: drums

Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach

by John Zorn

Released 05/20/1997
Tzadik
Released 05/20/1997
Tzadik

Smiling Pets

by Secret Chiefs Three

Released 05/15/1998
Sony Records
Released 05/15/1998
Sony Records

In His Own Sweet Way

by John Zorn

Released 03/14/2000
Avant
BUY ALBUM
Released 03/14/2000
Avant
John Zorn's tribute to Dave Brubeck featuring Bill Frisell, Dave Douglas, Medeski Martin & Wood, Joey Baron, Uri Caine, Ruins, Sex Mob, Erik Friedlander, Eyvind Kang, David Krakauer, Anthony Coleman, Pachora, Slowpoke and David Slusser.
NOTES
Conceived and recorded thirteen years before Dave Brubeck's passing.

Xu Feng

by John Zorn

Released 09/26/2000
Tzakdik
Released 09/26/2000
Tzakdik
Game Pieces Volume 1 - featuring pairs of instrumentalists: Chris Brown and David Slusser on electronics, Fred Frith and John Schott on guitars, and Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and William Winant on percussion.

Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America

by Voices In The Wilderness

Released 2005
Pax Recordings
Released 2005
Pax Recordings
Created out of the anxiety & disillusionment of G.W. Bush's 2004 re-election, artists transcend genres & ideologies for the common purpose of dissent against the Bush regime and ending the war in Iraq.
NOTES
All instruments and production by David Slusser

Dictee; Liber Novus

by John Zorn

Released 05/21/2010
Tzadik
Released 05/21/2010
Tzadik
"watching a movie through the ears...an exciting experience that is vast in scope and full of delightful mysteries."

- Warren Allen, AllAboutJazz.com
NOTES
Inspired by The Red Book of Carl Jung

Stephen Gosling - piano, John Medeski -organ, David Slusser - sound effects, Kenny Wollesen -percussion, John Zorn - Foley, samples, narration

LINKS

Interview with Noisy People's Tim Perkis

Interview with  Perfect Sound Forever

Artist's page at  Internet Movie Database

 

 

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