Skip to main content

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio To Release "Composer Series" 4-CD/DVD!


Los Angeles - Legendary & award winning melodic drummer, Terry Bozzio is releasing worldwide, what he calls a “Life's Work” project of Art & Music on the Japanese label Ward Records in December 2015. Bozzio is embarking on a world tour to promote it starting in Japan and Europe in the fall of 2015 & continuing throughout the US & other territories in 2016. Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Alan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi & “X” Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn - see more at www.terrybozzio.com - Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time!

Says Bozzio, “I've been composing, (not just song writing, like for Missing Persons & Jeff Beck) since the '70s. I compose in all styles (as one might classify them), from classical to ambient, electronic, film-like to fusion/rock or jazz. I have my own character or personality, it's unique. I work with many different processes from writing notes on paper, to recording live, to several different computer software applications I may use, that are suited to the particular result I am trying to achieve. Both Zappa & famed musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky encouraged me to compose & I have had my Chamberworks performed at the Vienna Jazz Festival & in Holland w/Metropol Orkest.”

He continued, “I first got interested in Art & Sketching at the encouragement of renowned artist Don Van Vliet (aka: Captain Beefheart) who I played with on my first Zappa/Mothers of Invention tour in 1975. Don was always carrying markers & paper & it looked like fun, so I bought some myself & started. He was very encouraging. Last year, I released my first project called Rhythm & Sketch in collaboration with the art group Scene Four. It's been successful & inspired me to do more. (available at www.terrybozzioart.com)”

Terry Bozzio fulfilled a major 2 &1/2 month US solo tour in 2014 in which he displayed his art as a stage set while performing melodic, tuned melodies on his strikingly large drum set, to sold out crowds.

“I thought it would be great to share this music which I’ve been working on & keeping to myself for so long. I hope to show a different side of my expression from what people are used to seeing from my solo drumming. And, I wanted to have an abstract painting to represent & be paired with each title to create this hybrid project of music & art,” Bozzio explained.

The “Composer Series” contains 59 individual pieces or movements of compositions with a painting in a booklet for each title, along with detailed liner notes for each piece, explaining his concepts, feelings, process and approach for each. It will be available in a deluxe hard-cover artbook which includes Terry Bozzio’s hand drawn illustrations and commentary for each piece, audio CDs & a solo drum performance Blu-Ray shot in Japan in 2015 (w/bonus footage), 192kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio of the 59 pieces on Blu-ray and a bonus DVD including 60min talk session of Terry Bozzio with Masa Ito. The material will also be made available in CD/DVD or 4CD/Blu-ray for record stores, as well as in many or individual downloadable formats online.
www.wardrecords.com

Release Formats:
Direct sales only Premium Edition / 4CD + Blu-ray + Hi-Res Audio Blu-ray + Bonus DVD (region free) - WRDZZ-334 (Limited to 500 sets)
All discs are enclosed in a hard-cover book along with Terry’s hand-drawn paintings and commentary (includes Japanese translations), with Terry's autograph. Fans purchasing the Premium Edition could participate an album listening event and autograph session with Terry Bozzio on 18th December 2015 *Details to be announced at a later date.

CD Track list:
CD1 Fusion1
1. North 101
2. Joe
3. Existential
4. Psychic Energy
5. Arabia
6. Cityscape
7. Offering
8. What Is A Memory?
9. Watched (Under Surveillance)
10. Me, Jeff & Tony
CD2 Fusion2
1. Marked Man
2. Al & Doug
3. Blues for ?
4. Miles
5. Fascist
6.Heavy Metal
7. Beast
8. Psychopath
9. Db Modal
10. OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
11.Three Friends
12. ADD
13. Rondo for Woodwinds
CD3 Classic
1. Six Miniatures for Guitar & Piano
2. Far East
3. Music For Idiots
Three Postcards From Japan
4. Ukiyoe (Full Version)
5. Matsuri (Festival)
6. Haiku (Go-Shichi-Go, 5-7-5)
7. The Courier
8. Sunday Morning
9. Wisteria
10. Mayumi
11. Afro-Industrial Fugue
12. Orchid
13. An Adventure in Modern Spain
14. Elegy
15. Drama
16. Herr Nordegg
17. What She Never Heard
18. Ukiyoe (String Quartet Version) (bonus track)
CD4 Ambient
1. Silenced
2. Self Deceived
3. Anime
4. Liquid
5. Displaced
6. Conversion Process
7. Perception of Honesty
8. Trees In Winter
9. Dream
10. Document 2.5
11. Siren
12. Dark Energy
13. Yon wa no Karasu (4 Crows)
14. Fractalization
15. Shrine
16. Cloud Chamber
17. In Memoriam 9-11
18. Alone

Blu-ray/DVD Contents (region free):
Terry Bozzio Drum Solo at Landmark Studio
Bonus:
Introducing Terry Bozzio's Drum Set
Terry Bozzio's Drum Set set up and take down time-lapse video

Audio:
Blu-ray: Linear PCM Stereo / DTS HD Master Audio
DVD: Dolby Digital Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1ch Surround Sound
Audio Blu-ray

Bonus DVD:
Terry Bozzio and Masa Ito Talk Session
Run Time: Approximately 60 minutes

To purchase:
Hardcover Book Premium Edition 4CD+Blu-ray+Blu-ray (Audio)+Bonus DVD: http://wardrecords.com/SHOP/WRDZZ334_OS.html
4CD+Blu-ray: http://wardrecords.com/SHOP/GQCS90069_3_OS.html
4CD+DVD: http://wardrecords.com/SHOP/GQCS90074_8_OS.html

JAPAN TOUR 2015 / 2016 An Evening with Terry Bozzio
*Celebrating the release of “Terry Bozzio Composer Series” CD Box Set*

04 Dec (Fri) – Takasaki (Gunma) / Club Fleez
13 Dec (Sun) – Koufu (Yamanashi) / Sakuraza
22 Dec (Tue) – Toyama / Summer Knight
25 Dec (Fri) – Kanazawa (Ishikawa) / AZ
27 Dec (Sun) – Fukui /Chop

04 Jan 2016 (Mon) billboard-LIVE Tokyo
06 Jan 2016 (Wed) billboard-LIVE Osaka

Terry Bozzio's Official Drum Tech:  Mitsutaka "Michi" Edakawa

For more information: www.terrybozzio.com
Terry Bozzio biography: http://terrybozzio.com/biography/



MAXIMUM Booking
Phone:  0049-(0)-8324-933-851
Fax:  0049-(0)-8324-933-829
E-Mail:  info@MAXIMUMBooking.com
www.MAXIMUMBooking.com ;;

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

New Age Instrumental Review: Anaya Music-AONKI – Gateway of Love (Cosmic New Age Music)

Release Date: February 2, 2018 Label: Anaya Music Website
Around this time a year ago I had the experience of listening to Anaya Music and providing coverage of Eternity.  It was an uplifting experience and a memorable listen as I recall.
Now with February drawing closer AONKI – Gateway of Love (Cosmic New Age Music) will arrive.
Once again, the recording features several exceptional collaborations between Anaya Music and a live virtual symphony orchestra recorded in the heart of Prague, the capital of the Czech republic. The orchestra combines members of the finest ensembles in Prague, including the Czech Philharmonic.
I think they should rename the orchestra to “The Live Spiritual Orchestra.” If you have been exposed to Anaya Music you will understand what that means. If this is your first journey with this music you will find out very quickly. Either way, this is spiritually uplifting music that leaves a smile on your soul. It’s like the term digital footprint, there is an everlasting m…

British Post-Punk Veterans 1919 Return With A Brand New Masterpiece Of Darkly Melodic Goth Rock, FUTURECIDE!

Los Angeles, CA - Like the mythic phoenix rising from the ashes, British post-punk band 1919 have gone through Hell and back over the course of their harrowing career, but they keep returning stronger than ever! Founded in 1980, the band released its debut album Machine in 1983 and one EP a year later before calling it quits. However, the band reformed in 2014 to great acclaim, performing numerous tours and at festivals across Europe. Then, tragedy struck as the band’s founding guitarist Mark Tighe was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and succumbed to the disease in January 2017. Tighe insisted that the band should carry on without him, which they have done in finest form with their newest effort Futurecide. The album, which will be officially released on April 12 via Cleopatra Records, features brand new compositions and includes special guest performances by Tighe as well as former member Steve Madden, who also passed away this year. The first single, “Anxiety,” was released at the en…

Concert Review: Ghost At The Palace Theater Albany NY

Ghost At The Palace Theater Albany NY December 13, 2018 http://ghost-official.com


With winter upon us in the great Northeast, it was just another night. We never have a reason to stay in because of the weather, we just go. It so happened that it was a nice evening for a drive to a Ghost concert.We secured our tickets months ago and have been anticipating this night for months on end.
Last July I attended a “bucket list” concert, the great Iron Maiden was coming to Mansfield, MA. Opening for them was Ghost. This was a turn of a friendly card for the band, a great way to get worldwide exposure otherwise not afforded by a lesser band. They were already on the rise and the lead singer Papa Emeritus had a helluva a band (no pun intended there). At that time my prediction was that when the new year began Ghost would be headlining their own shows. So, then it happened, here we are tonight watching this incredible metal band headlining their own show, with no opener may I add.
For those of you unf…