Tomchess​-​The World is Dust The World is Gold

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A live studio recording, no overdubs. Recorded at OutByTheTree Studios, NYC, sept 21st, 2007. Mixed and Mastered by Tomchess. Produced by Lolomel Productions for WildBeautiful Music Inc.

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"...The blend of these sounds is strong, mesmerizing and alien like the space-world of Sun Ra....this music is most often magical. The combination of oud, trombone and acoustic bass is certainly unique (on "In Return Above"), yet it still works. "Going By That Way" is one of the rare times that Tom plays tenor sax on any of his three recent discs and he sounds fine here even burning at times, and Todd’s throbbing bass shines through the darker sections of this piece. On "The Swan Song," things go even further out with a number of odd unidentifiable sounds floating through (morsing or hulusi perhaps?) and sending us further into outer and inner space."

-Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, nyc

"The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe; he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life."

-Henry Miller.


released March 1, 2008

Tomchess-Tenor Saxophone, Oud, Ney, Western Flute, Misc. Flutes, Ocarina, Mbira, Morsing, Tuned Paracho, Livesampling/Loops/fx, Husuli.

Jeff Shurdut-Guitar, Flutes, Reed Mouthpiece.

Dikko Faust-Trombone, Drums, perc.

Todd Nicholson-Upright Bass



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"...seriously: exquisite, introspective and exuberant, masterful and humble, funky & abstract, global and galactic ........... et f'n cetera."-CB

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