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Rova :: Orkestrova

An Alligator in Your Wallet

(EWE Records, EWCD 0069) (Japan) (CD)

  1. A Lion in Your Bag (6:16)
  2. A Zebra on Your Roof (9:51)
  3. An Alligator in Your Wallet (8:17)
  4. Survival (in Five Acts) (16:14)
  5. Chuck (16:07)

Composed by Satoko Fujii (1-3) and Steve Adams (4, 5)

Orkestrova 2002
Satoko Fujii: piano
Natsuki Tamura: trumpet
Darren Johnston: trumpet
Michael Vlatkovich: trombone
Tom Yoder: trombone
Carla Kihlstedt: violin
Ken Filiano: bass
Scott Amendola: drums, electronics
Bruce Ackley: soprano and tenor saxophones
Steve Adams: alto saxophone, bass flute
Jon Raskin: baritone saxophone
Larry Ochs: tenor and sopranino saxophones

Track 1: tenor saxophone solo by Larry Ochs
Track 2: alto saxophone solo by Steve Adams
Track 3: soprano saxophone solo by Bruce Ackley
Track 4: trumpet solo by Natsuki Tamura, sopranino saxophone solo by Larry Ochs, violin solo by Carla Kihlstedt, bass flute solo by Steve Adams
Track 5: bass/drum duo by Ken Filiano and Scott Amendola, piano solo by Satoko Fujii, also saxophone solo by Steve Adams, tenor saxophone/trombone duo by Bruce Ackley and Tom Yoder, baritone saxophone/trumpet duo by Jon Raskin and Darren Johnston, trombone solo by Mike Vlatkovich

Recorded by Myles Boisen at Studio 880, Oakland, California, October 14, 2002
Mixed and mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Studio, Oakland
Produced by Larry Ochs
Artwork by Junya Kano and Genki Hashimoto
Photos by David Hadbawnik and Heike Liss
Includes liner notes in Japanese by Keiichi Fukushima, and in English and Japanese by Derk Richardson (translation by Makoto Sakamoto)

Released in March 2004