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Zummo with an X
By David Lewis

Composer and trombonist Peter Zummo is one of the original residents of the New York "Downtown" loft scene and a contributor to many works mounted by his colleagues, which include Peter Gordon, The Downtown Ensemble, Rhys Chatham, David Behrman, Yasunao Tone, The Lounge Lizards, David First and a long list of others. Recordings under his own name are far more obscure and harder to come by; the main title on CD to date being Experimenting with Household Chemicals on the Experimental Intermedia imprint; a low profile outing indeed. In re-releasing Zummo with an X, New World Records returns a key Zummo effort to the catalogue that was only available before on an LP on Zummo's own Loris label. The New World re-release adds an attractive, previously unreleased alternate recording of "Song IV" from the dance score Lateral Pass, which features cellist Arthur Russell and arch avant-garde accordionist Guy Klucevsek. More