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ARTIST
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The Wide Weird World Of Henry Jacobs
FORMAT
CD/DVD

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CATALOG #
IMPREC 054CD IMPREC 054CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/6/2005

2010 repress, originally released in 2005. "We are happy to announce the reissue of this out-of-print CD/DVD set. Henry Jacobs is a sound artist and improviser par excellence. His influential recordings as well as collaborative projects resonate with an irreverent sense of humor and a love for musics of the world. From the early 1950s into the 1970s, Jacobs experimented with tape music, staged the early surround sound and visual spectacle Vortex (with artist Jordan Belson), and developed an array of absurd characters that would pop up as crank callers, relaxation coaches, or upside-down smiling instructors. A contemporary of Ken Nordine and Lenny Bruce, Jacobs honed an individual style that was droll and laid-back but winked at you at the same time. On his recordings for Folkways, World Pacific, and Fantasy, as well as on his private label MEA, the world of Jacobs is an audio collage that embraces many cultures and sensibilities. This CD/DVD collection pays homage to Jacobs' creative play, presenting recovered and restored audio as well as rare animated films that will give you a taste of this man's special talents."