Josh Rutner

saxophone, etc.

ROCKABYE BATTLESHIP

MUSIC BY György Ligeti, RANDY NEWMAN, thelonious monk, MARCY PLAYGROUND, JOSH RUTNER, AND MORE

Embroidery: Dolly Hayde // Photo: Rob Penner (Beacon Fine Art Printing)


"Not Chaos-like together crush’d and bruis’d, 
But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd: 
Where order in variety we see, 
And where, tho’ all things differ, all agree." 
—Alexander Pope, from "Windsor-Forest" 

"A doomed project, perhaps, but who else has embraced this point of view? Difficult nowadays to find a point of view kinky enough to call one's own, with Sade himself being carried through the streets on the shoulders of sociologists, cheers and shouting, ticker tape unwinding from high windows..." 
—Donald Barthelme, from "See the Moon?" 

This album is wholly dedicated—as I am—to Jennifer Rutner. 

Special thanks to Phil Weinrobe, whose friendship and generosity made such an ambitious project both possible and a pleasure.
credits

released January 1, 2016 

Josh Rutner: saxes (1, 3-12, 14), clarinets (1, 3-6, 8, 10, 12, 13), flute (8, 10), synth bass (4), Minimoog (11), vocals (2, 6, 13), transistor radios & woodblocks (1) 

with
Eli Asher: trumpet (1, 14) 
Joe Bagale: drums (7) 
Mike Chiavaro: electric bass (1, 3, 7, 12) 
Alex Foote: guitar (3) 
Ben Foote: electric bass (10) 
Brendan Ford: synthesizers (11) 
Evan Gregory: piano (10) 
Sarah Gregory: vocals (10) 
James Hirschfeld: trombone (4), tuba (13) 
Jo Lawry: vocals (4) 
Dan Loomis: upright bass (1, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14) 
Brendan McGrath: synthesizers (11) 
Grey McMurray: guitar (13) 
Ted Poor: drums (4) 
John Pickford Richards: viola (13) 
Dalton Ridenhour: piano (5, 9), keyboard (7), organ (10) 
Jared Schonig: drums (1, 3, 9, 12) 
Charis Shafer: finger snaps (13) 
James Shipp: vibraphone (1, 10, 14), percussion (3, 14) 
Phil Weinrobe: banjo (1), hand claps, hoots & hollers (12) 
Red Wierenga: keyboard (3, 12, 14), drums (5, 14) 

Produced by Josh Rutner
Co-Produced by Phil Weinrobe
Recorded by Phil Weinrobe at Rivington 66, NYC
Mixed by Eli Crews at Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Matthew Agoglia at The Ranch Mastering, Beacon, NY 

Embroidery by Dolly Hayde
Photography by Rob Penner (Beacon Fine Art Printing)