RUSSELL, WILLIAM: Complete Works
8 unusual and idiosyncratic Percussion pieces by unsung but influential composer and collaborator with Henry Cowell and John Cage, whose first percussion piece was premiered by Slonimsky at the same concert as was Varese's Ionisation. The 1937 piece that finishes the CD is scored for brake drums, pipes, suitcase, tin cans and found objects. American through and through and an important historic compilation. Revised by Russell and newly played by Essential Music.