New Sounds From the Lost & Found: Volume 5 recorded 2010

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Each track uses instruments that were either salvaged from thrift stores, yard sales or pawn shops as well as the vintage Yamaha organ that I found on the street in New York City. There are also a couple tracks that were built around some beautiful electronic music improvisations by John Levin. “Look Outside” is based on one of those improvisations. “Buttons” uses an electronic chord organ that only plays major triads.


New Sounds From the Lost & Found: Volume 4 recorded 2009

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Recorded in 2010, The 4th volume in the series ‘New Sounds From The Lost and Found” includes tracks played on a vintage Yamaha Electone organ made in 1974, found on the street in Long Island City, NY.


New Sounds From the Lost & Found: Volume 3 recorded 2008

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A while back I found an organ on the street in my neighborhood, Long Island City.  It’s the kind with built in beats like Rhumba, Samba, Jazz Rock 1, Jazz Rock 2.  This particular one has a feature called “Fun Blocks.”  Push a “Fun Block,” pick a key and the organ plays a note or chord in time with the chosen beat.  It’s got a great sound and has its own distinct personality and there’s no pretense about it.

This is the third CD I’ve made with it.  The music is spontaneous and very off the cuff.  there are usually no more than one or two takes.  Whenever I can steal a minute I try to come up with something using the organ, somehow, someway.  That’s the deal, I have to use the organ in the song.  That’s it, Volume 3.  12.08 New York City.


Pat Irwin: The View From Here recorded 2008

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The View From Here  combines composition and improvisation with acoustics and electronics. The sessions were recorded live in the studio in 2008 with Pat Irwin on electric guitar, Marco Benevento on piano, electronics and bent circuits, Marc Friedman on bass and Kevin Norton on vibes and drums. Joe Magistro later added drums, percussion and loops and Patrick Derivaz, who records and mixes the music to “Bored To Death,” recorded the sessions and contributed double bass.

Check out Marco’s recordings and live tour dates at He’s been a fixture on the NY jazz and improvisation scene since the late ’90′s and can also be heard as part of the Benevento Russo duo.

Kevin Norton has played drums with many of the great improvisers including Anthony Braxton, John Zorn and Fred Frith. He has many recordings as a composer and a leader on his own label, “Barking Hoop.” He was also the drummer on every soundtrack for “Rocko’s Modern Life.”

Marc Friedman is best known as the bassist in the Slip as well as Surprise Me Mr. Davis.


Command V: Hello released 2012

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Command V: Lost On Me released 2012

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Command V: Command V released 2011

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