The royal Nonesuch

I bought a Sam Gendel cd on bandcamp both download and on vinyl, because he was in a year-end LA Times story.
It looks like he got signed to Nonesuch — a supreme imprimateur — through a chance association and later touring duties with Joachim Cooder and Ry Cooder. His rubbery (their word) version of Mingus et al adds to the story.

My take, for your perusal — see also Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

There are 225 artists listed on the Nonesuch website which includes catalog and front list current projects.

I wasn’t aware of ever booking a current Nonesuch act but there are five listed that I work with: bill Frisell, jimmie dale gilmore, jeff parker as a sideman in 3 different gropes, wayne horvitz, robin Holcomb though just in one of waynes project and only as a spec consultant; oliver lake solo (member of wsq);  nicholas payton only that he guested on a john ellis record i successfully shopped to a different label; mark morris or bad plus only that i booked an ethan iverson solo show — literally stealing him out of a mmdc bubble for a couple hours for a matinee. Don byron only that I interviewed him phoner for KZSU jewish music show within a show; natalie merchant only that allison miller was in her band; i met christian mcbride at iaje and daftly asked him something about stagger lee, plus took Aaron luis levinsons course at Philadelphia school of the arts extension — wait im confusing him with andy blackman ropeadope experiment; im discussing a site specific event concept with a composer i met at sea ranch a Kronos benefit; i managed a brian eno tribute or repertory band that won best cover band in the sf weekly; i announced a free blind boys show but they had to cancel (replaced by such acts as Henry Butler Basin street and femi kuti beng beng beng)


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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