Muhal Richard Abrams The Visibility of Thought (Mutable 17502-2)

Duet for Contrabass and Piano, Duet for Violin and Piano, Baritone Voice and String Quartet, Piano Duet #1, The Visibility of Thought, Piano Improvisation. Muhal Richard Abrams, Thomas Buckner, Philip Bush, Jon Deak, Mark Feldman, Joseph Kubera, and ETHEL: Ralph Farris, Dorothy Lawson, Todd Reynolds, Mary Rowell.

Borah Bergman/Lol Coxhill/Paul Hession Acts of Love (Mutable 17519-2)

Borah Bergman, piano; Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone; Paul Hession, drums.

Big Black Ethnic Fusion (Mutable 17504-2)

Big Black, tumbas and bongos; Anthony Wheaton, guitar.
(Barcode: 8 0102 17504 2 0)

Thomas Buckner Contexts (Mutable 17520-2)

Thomas Buckner, voice. 3 improvisations: alone; with David Darling, cello; with Borah Bergman, piano a composition: ILEX with Earl Howard, composer and electronics; Gustavo Aguilar, percussion; Wu Man, pipa.

"My introduction to performing contemporary music was through free improvisation, back in 1965. An early influence was the Art Ensemble of Chicago whom I first heard in 1968. My solo piece is part of that lifelong preoccupation with solo improvisation." - TB

Thomas Buckner/Mel Graves/George Marsh Homage (Mutable 17522-2)

This project is the product of over thirty years of musical collaboration and personal friendships. Buckner, voice; Graves, bass; Marsh, percussion.

Thomas Buckner & Tom Hamilton Jump the Circle, Jump the Line (Mutable 17507-2)

Improvised music for voice. Vocal music by Thomas Buckner. Electronic music and voice processing by Tom Hamilton.
(Barcode: 8 0102 17507 2 7)

Jerome Cooper In Concert: From There to Hear (Mutable 17506-2)

Bantul, Variations of a Theme, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Monk Funk, My Life, The Indonesian.

Jerome Cooper & Thomas Buckner Alone, Together, Apart (Mutable 17509-2)

Jerome Cooper, multi-dimensional drums; Thomas Buckner, full-spectrum voice.

Noah Creshevsky Hyperrealism (Mutable 17516-2)

Hyperrealism is an electroacoustic musical language constructed from sounds that are found in our shared environment ("realism"), handled in ways that are somehow exaggerated or excessive ("hyper").

J.B. Floyd Transporting Transmittance (Mutable 17512-2)

Transporting Transmittance for Transverse Flute and Disklavier, from A Hundred Little 3-D Pitctures, Improvisations on Robert Ashley's el/Aficionado for Disklavier, Solos and Sequences II.

J.B. Floyd, piano; Thomas Buckner, baritone; Lisa Hansen, flute.

J.B. Floyd/David Rosenboom/Trichy Sankaran Suitable for Framing (Mutable 17517-2)

Forms of freedom for two pianos and mrdangam. David Rosenboom and J. B. Floyd, pianos; Trichy Sankaran, mrdangam and kanjira.

Mel Graves Day of Love (Mutable 17503-2)

Text by Pablo Neruda. Bob Afifi, flute; Thomas Buckner, baritone; Mel Graves, bass; and ETHEL: Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Todd Reynolds, violin; Mary Rowell, violin

Mel Graves Ear Shot – The Music of Mel Graves (Mutable 17510-2)

Ear Shot, Picturing You, For Smith, Revisiting Higgins, Missing You, 3 and 7, Heads and Tails, Time to Push Restart, For Bertram, Conversation Piece, Over the Top.

Featuring Bob Afifi, flutes; Harvey Wainapel, tenor saxophone; Randy Vincent, guitar; George Marsh, drums.

Earl Howard 5 Saxophone Solos (Mutable 17521-2)

"Earl Howard has made some kind of connection here—a new set of soliloquies. dialogues. in one case almost polylogues. his own voice somewhat delicate and innocent. forged from old hard rules. letters of the law not broken just reinterpreted. reinvented with an almost reverential melancholic solace. ballads well mixed, served to the brim & sipped gently." - Steve Dalachinsky, NYC 1/05

Earl Howard Strong Force (Mutable 17511-2)

Parabola Arts Ensemble: Anthony Davis, piano; Gery Hemingway, percussion; Earl Howard, synthesizer; Anne LeBaron, harp; Ernest Reijseger, cello. [Recorded live at Merkin Hall, NYC, November 18, 1999.]

Leroy Jenkins’ Driftwood The Art of Improvisation (Mutable 17523-2)

This glorious new of release by Leroy Jenkins' Driftwood was recorded on October 8, 2004 at a Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) concert and features Jenkins (violin), Min Xiao-Fen (pipa), Denman Maroney (piano), and Rich O'Donnell (percussion).

George Marsh & WA Mathieu Game/No Game (Mutable 17518-2)

Viola Spolin characterized the original theater games she introduced as "…a timeless moment when all are mutually engaged in experience. You don't know what's going to happen, and that's where the joy is, the everlasting spiral."

George Marsh, percussion; W. A. Mathieu, piano.

Roscoe Mitchell Solo [3] (Mutable 17515-2) 3-CD set

Sudden music! All alone, unprotected, Roscoe Mitchell confronts Silence: the void, the vast unknown. 3 CDs for the price of 2.

Roscoe Mitchell & Thomas Buckner 8 O’Clock: Two Improvisations (Mutable 17505-2)

Thomas Buckner, voice; Roscoe Mitchell, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, percussion, flute.

Revolutionary Ensemble The Psyche (Mutable 17514-2)

Long-awaited reissue of the Revolutionary Ensemble's 1975 album. "It's a joy and a revelation to finally hear this album." - John Litweiler [from liner notes]

Leroy Jenkins, violin; Sirone, bass; Jerome Cooper, drums and piano.

Space New Music for Woodwinds and Voice • An Interesting Breakfast Conversation (Mutable 17501-2)

Roscoe Mitchell, Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass, Saxophones, Eb Soprano Clarinet; Thomas Buckner, Extended Voice; Gerald Oshita, Straight Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Saxophones, Contrabass Sarrusaphone, Conn-o-sax

Villa-Lobos Guitar Music played by Joseph Bacon (Mutable 17513-2)

Recorded at Montgomery Chapel, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California. This recording was produced in M-S stereo using a Neumann SM-69 microphone and was recorded using Dolby process. Recording engineer: Bob Shumaker. [Lp was originally released as 1750 Arch Records S-1771.]

Randy Weston Ancient Future (Mutable 17508-2) 2 CDs

Ancient Future, Roots of the Nile, Kom Ombo, Bambara, Portrait of Oum Keltoum, Ballad for T., Isis, 8 Blues for CB, PCN, It Don't Mean a Thing, Body and Soul, Double Duke Pt. 1, Out of the Past, Double Duke Pt. 2, Come Sunday, Sketch of Melba. Randy Weston, piano.

Mutable Music, the label of new music baritone Thomas Buckner, founder of legendary 1750 Arch Records, releases recordings that promote creative contemporary music, with the hope and desire to expand its audience and repertoire. A major focus of the label will be recordings that feature contemporary composer/performers in both composed and improvisational settings. For more information about the label, go to