Susan Alcorn: The Heart Sutra (Color Vinyl LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Ideologic Organ 
Year: 2021 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 The Royal Road
A2 Broken Obelisk
A3 Mercedes Sosa
A4 Gilmore Blue

B1 Suite For Ahl
B2 Twin Beams
B3 The Heart Sutra
B4 Uma's River Song Of Love


Bass – Skúli Sverrisson
Cello – Janel Leppin
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Doug Wieselman
Curated By, Arranged By – Janel Leppin
Guitar – Anthony Pirog
Music By – Susan Alcorn
Viola – Eyvind Kang
Vocals – Jessika Kenney

Legendary pedal steel player Susan Alcorn presents her music as curated and arranged by DC cellist and composer Janel Leppin. This recording is from a live performance in July 2012.

Leppin's arrangements express the brilliance, transparency and resonance of the pedal steel guitar. Through this ensemble, the mastery of Susan Alcorn's compositions shines.

Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country music. Having first paid her dues in Texas country and western bands, she began to expand the vocabulary of her instrument through her study of 20th century classical music, visionary jazz, and world musics.

Janel Leppin is a core member of the Washington, D.C. experimental, jazz, punk and improvisational scenes and is a celebrated visual artist as a weaver. She has featured on a wide range recordings on labels from Dischord Records to Sacred Bones, to go with three solo LPs on her own Wedderburn Records imprint.

This edition pressed on gold vinyl.

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