The Antenna Repairmen
(M.A Recordings #M037A)
Percussionists Arthur Jarvinen, Robert Fernandez, and M.B. Gordy started playing together as the Antenna Repairmen in 1978, while students at CalArts. Ghatam is their first cd, released in 1997. The title piece is a 52 minute work for unique ceramic instruments which were hand made for this project by sculptor Stephen Freedman. The disc also features two improvisations, performed on all sorts of junk that was lying around the studio. Musically, this recording goes from abstract textural explorations to relentless burning grooves.
This is the only disc to feature Bob's own music, but his playing can be heard on a lot of other cd's.
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