Recorded between 1963-2019, Degrees Of Freedom Found is a six CD set "Blue" Gene Tyranny hand selected from archival, live recordings, and brand new first recordings before his passing in 2020. Part new album, part retrospective, this box offers a fresh perspective on "Blue" Gene Tyranny's musical legacy. Blue's career defining moment, composing the music for Robert Ashley's magnum opus, Perfect Lives, typifies the Buddha-like self-effacement of his musical life. Often lending a substantial supporting role to his friends' more visible projects, Blue's music under his own name blossomed in a more esoteric and highly personal manner outside of the spotlight. Across it's many previously unreleased recordings, Degrees Of Freedom Found showcases a surprising, extroverted side of Blue's music, alongside the virtuoso works of sensitive spirit for which New Music devotees have long revered him.
Recorded between 1963-2019, Degrees Of Freedom Found is a six CD set "Blue" Gene Tyranny hand selected from archival, live recordings, and brand new first recordings before his passing in 2020. Part new album, part retrospective, this box offers a fresh perspective on "Blue" Gene Tyranny's musical legacy. Blue's career defining moment, composing the music for Robert Ashley's magnum opus, Perfect Lives, typifies the Buddha-like self-effacement of his musical life. Often lending a substantial supporting role to his friends' more visible projects, Blue's music under his own name blossomed in a more esoteric and highly personal manner outside of the spotlight. Across it's many previously unreleased recordings, Degrees Of Freedom Found showcases a surprising, extroverted side of Blue's music, alongside the virtuoso works of sensitive spirit for which New Music devotees have long revered him.
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Degrees Of Freedom Found (Box)
Artist: Gene Tyranny Blue
Format: CD
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1. A Letter from Home, the Basic Chords, Improvisation for One Pianist (Live at Roulette, New York, December 1, 2004)
2. Spirit, for Piano, Natural and Artificial Harmonics (Live at Roulette, New York, December 1, 2004)
3. The 36 Chords from the Driver's Son, Improvisation for One Pianist (Live at Roulette, New York, December 1, 2004)
4. The Invention of Memory, Piano Introduction (Live at Roulette, New York, December 1, 2004)
5. Time Transposing Pianist (A Letter from Home, Vertical Version) [Live at Roulette, New York, March 27, 1992]
6. On the Road to Blountstown, a True Story (Live at Roulette, New York, May 3, 2001)
7. Dreamtime: In the Past (1980)
8. Dreamtime: In the Outback (1980)
9. Dreamtime: Blue Moon Rye (1986)
10. Tango for Band (1985)
11. Any Fine Afternoon (1983)
12. Meditation, for Trio and Chamber Orchestra, Two Performances Mixed Together (1963, 1993)
13. Sleeping Beauty in Camouflage (1992)
14. The Driver's Son, Intro (Live at Roulette, New York, May 7, 1999)
15. The Driver's Son, Scene I: Tim Disappears, John Follows the Clues (Live at Roulette, New York, May 7, 1999)
16. The Driver's Son, Scene II: The Happy Landing (Live at Roulette, New York, May 7, 1999)
17. The Driver's Son, Scene III: Trooper Ralph (Live at Roulette, New York, May 7, 1999)
18. The Driver's Son, Scene IV: The Center of My Universe (Live at Roulette, New York, May 7, 1999)
19. The Driver's Son, Scene V: The Desert (Live at Roulette, New York, May 7, 1999)
20. The Driver's Son, Interlude (Live in Philadelphia, November 15, 1990)
21. The Driver's Son, Scene V (Live in Philadelphia, November 15, 1990)
22. He Was Here (1998)
23. The De-Certified Highway of Dreams (Live in Missoula, MT, October 10, 1992)
24. The Great Seal (Live in New York, April 30, 1990)
25. Barn Fever (Live at Jacob's Pillow, July 14, 1984)
26. Tango for Two (1984)
27. We All Watch the Sun and the Moon (For a Moment of Insight) [Live at Cooper Union, New York, May 8, 1992]
28. Daylight Savings (1980S)
29. Driving Music (1991)
30. Leading a Double Life (1986)
31. Confession (Live at Roulette, New York, April 15, 2010)
32. Excerpts from Archaeocoustics #1 (The Shining Net) [1977]
33. Wooden Nickels (Live at the Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, Mi, 1968)
34. How to Swing a Dog (Live at Dance Theater Workshop, New York, Oct 3, 1984)
35. Recollections, Songs from Aphasia: The Word (Live at Roulette, Brooklyn, April 13, 2016)
36. Recollections, Songs from Aphasia: Speech (Live at Roulette, Brooklyn, April 13, 2016)
37. Recollections, Songs from Aphasia: The Road Trip (Live at Roulette, Brooklyn, April 13, 2016)
38. Recollections, Songs from Aphasia: Orpheus (Live at Roulette, Brooklyn, April 13, 2016)
39. Harvey Milk (Portrait) [1979]
40. That Then, Now This (Live at Merkin Hall, New York, April 1, 1991)
41. The Forecaster Hopes (2019)

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Recorded between 1963-2019, Degrees Of Freedom Found is a six CD set "Blue" Gene Tyranny hand selected from archival, live recordings, and brand new first recordings before his passing in 2020. Part new album, part retrospective, this box offers a fresh perspective on "Blue" Gene Tyranny's musical legacy. Blue's career defining moment, composing the music for Robert Ashley's magnum opus, Perfect Lives, typifies the Buddha-like self-effacement of his musical life. Often lending a substantial supporting role to his friends' more visible projects, Blue's music under his own name blossomed in a more esoteric and highly personal manner outside of the spotlight. Across it's many previously unreleased recordings, Degrees Of Freedom Found showcases a surprising, extroverted side of Blue's music, alongside the virtuoso works of sensitive spirit for which New Music devotees have long revered him.