Kris Davis - piano, prepared piano, arturia microfreak synthesizer
Terri Lyne Carrington - drums
Val Jeanty - turntables and electronics
Julian Lage - electric guitar
Trevor Dunn - electric bass and double bass
Produced By Kris Davis
Recorded at the Village Vanguard on May 27 and 28th, 2022
Recorded & mixed by Ron Saint Germain
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
All compositions by Kris Davis except “Alice in the Congo” by Ronald Shannon Jackson, “The Dancer” by Geri Allen, and “Dolores” by Wayne Shorter. All arrangements by Kris Davis.
“Nine Hats” references “Hat and Beard” by Eric Dolphy and “Study No.9 for Player Piano” by Conlon Nancarrow.
“VW” features a 1991 interview with Sun Ra by Jay Green on KPFA’s “Straight No Chaser.”
“Bird Call Blues” includes the voices of Olivier Messiaen and Paul Bley and is influenced by Messiaen’s “Petites Esquisses D’Oiseaux.”
“Parasitic Hunter” includes the voice of Karlheinz Stockhausen speaking about ‘Intuitive Music’ in a 1972 lecture.
Ronald Shannon Jackson: Cymbata Music, BMI
Geri Allen: Antoinette Music, SESAC
Wayne Shorter: Miyako Music, BMI
Kris Davis: Rye Eclipse Music, SOCAN
Artwork: details of 820 I Pa.Pr. (2022) by Gabriel de la Mora
Panacea prola butterfly wings on museum cardboard
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Courtesy of the artist, Sicardi Ayers Bacino and Proyectos Monclova
Musician photographs by Caroline Mardok
Album design and layout by Spottswood Erving and July Creek for Janky Defense
Thanks to Gabriel de la Mora for the use of his astonishing butterfly work. Thank you to Terri, Julian, Val and Trevor, Jed Eisenman, Deborah Gordon, Steinway & Sons, David Breskin, Chelsea Hadley, Ron Saint Germain, Isabel Breskin, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ned Rothenberg, Caroline Mardok, Milena Casado, María Inés Sicardi, Andrea Lopez Ojeda, Nate Radley and Benjamin Radley.
Pyroclastic has purchased carbon offsets to neutralize the carbon emissions associated with the production and distribution of this album.
© ℗ 2023 by Kris Davis and Pyroclastic Records
released September 1, 2023