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Arthur’s Landing

Arthur’s Getting was a gathering between music artists who collaborated with Arthur Russell, an avant-garde cellist, songwriter, and maker of oddball post-disco who passed on in 1992. Through several reissues, a documentary (Crazy Mixture), and a biography (Retain Your Dreams), Russell’s position like a fascinatingly exclusive, genre-crossing cult story increased tremendously through the 2000s. While he documented solitary, profound materials like 1986’s Globe of Echo, he also thrived inside a collaborative environment. This soul drove Arthur’s Getting, which presented a primary of Steven Hall (acoustic guitar, vocals), Mustafa Ahmed (percussion), Joyce Bowden (vocals, clarinet, acoustic guitar), Ernie Brooks (bass, vocals), Expenses Ruyle (drums), and Peter Zummo (trombone), along with efforts from Elodie Lauten (keyboards), Larry Saltzman (electric guitar), and John Scherman (electric guitar). The group’s initial record, a self-titled discharge on Strut — a label that performed an important function in Russell’s re-exposure using its initial two Disco (Not really Disco) compilations — included new, loose, and frequently playful variations of Russell tracks which were both known and unidentified to the musician’s devout enthusiasts. Several singles had been released through the entire pursuing years, and double-album Second Thoughts, including mixes and efforts by Russell affiliates Bob Empty and Peter Gordon, made an appearance on Steven Hall’s Buddhist Military label in 2015.

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