The Beak Doctor BD5&6 The social/science set


Various musicians

Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone; Derek Bailey, acoustic guitar; Greg Goodman, piano, percussion; Henry Kaiser, electric guitar; Toshinori Kondo, trumpet; Larry Ochs, tenor and sopranino saxophones; Evan Parker, tenor and soprano saxophones; Jon Raskin, clarinet, baritone and alto saxophones; Andrew Voigt, alto and sopranino saxophones.
  1. Social set I [ensemble except DB] (23.06)
  2. Realgar [Bailey/Raskin] (04.44)
  3. Xenon [Kondo/Parker] (07.29)
  4. Social set II [ensemble except DB] (23.59)
  5. Basalt [Parker] (07.39)
  6. Lexeme [Goodman/Ochs/Parker/Raskin] (06.55)
  7. Gabbro scoops [Bailey/Ochs/Kondo] (05.11)
The Social set I and II were recorded at 1750 Arch Street Studio, Berkeley on 19 October 1980; the other tracks were recorded at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco on 21 October 1980.

This CD released 2002/03 is a re-issue of two vinyl records: Volume 1: The social set and Volume 2: The science set produced by The Beak Doctor/Metalanguage Records. Not all of Volume 2 has made it to CD.

Cover art (reproduced above) by M. K. Frank.


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