Mercury Records created an offshoot label in the late 60's called Limelight to give attention to many very well known jazz artists of the day like Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk and a slew of others. Something happened though in the later part of the 60's and all that promptly stopped. Suddenly Limelight started releasing much more obscure works by experimental and avant garde composers seldom heard in the day but now considered influential. For a few short years the label released works by the likes of Mauricio Kagel, Pierre Henry, Ruth White, Beaver and Krause's first record and various others. It's a bit of a mystery why and how all that happened but then suddenly things went into a tailspin releasing some pretty erratic rock and ultimately ending with a completely cheeseball Moog record called, "Electric Love".
We'll sample some of the experimental works as well as a couple electro-acoustic pieces. We'll even play a wild musique concrete piece by the French pioneer, Pierre Henry.
Also interspersed through out this array of obscurities we'll sample some of the newer releases that has recently busted through our doors.