ICTUS Records

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ICTUS Records is an independent avant-garde jazz record label.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

ICTUS in Bologna, Italy

Andrea Centazzo and his wife at the time, Carla Lugli, founded ICTUS in Bologna, Italy, in 1976.[4] Centazzo is a drummer, percussionist, electronicist, and composer. ICTUS folded in 1984 due to financial duress and the divorce of Centazzo and Lugli.[5]

ICTUS in Long Beach, California

Centazzo revived ICTUS in 2006 in Long Beach, California,[6] initially, to raise funds for Bosnian refugees.[2] On January 1, 2006, ICTUS released ICTUS Records' 30th Anniversary Collection, a 12-volume CD retrospective of its work.[7] In 2010, ICTUS released its Ictus 35th Anniversary Collection on 1 CD.[8]

Selected artists[edit]

Invididuals[9]

Ensembles[9]

Chris Kelsey (soprano sax), Nobu Stowe (de) (keyboards), Ross Bonanadonna (guitars, alto sax, bass clarinet), Ray Sage (drums), Lee Pemberton (sound)

Other labels and studios by the same name[edit]

  • Free jazz artists Ed Summerlin and Don Heckman recorded three albums between 1965 and 1967 on a label of the same name;[9] but that label was not affiliated with that of this article.
  • Producciones Ictus, aka ICTUS Studios, is based in Mexico City and is not affiliated

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lexikon des Jazz (in German), Jürgen Wölfer (de) (ed.), Sankt Andrä-Wördern, Austria: Hannibal Verlag (1999); OCLC 246200865
  2. ^ a b Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia, Vol. 1 (A–J), by Todd S. Jenkins, Greenwood Press (2004), pg. 182; OCLC 873596704 and 61142235
  3. ^ "Review: Danger High Voltage", by arwulf arwulf (fi) (pseudonym of Theodore R. Grenier; born 1957), AllMusic (retrieved 16 April 2014)
  4. ^ "New Companies", Billboard, December 15, 1976, Vol. 88, No. 52, pg. 61, col. 2; ISSN 0006-2510
  5. ^ "Andrea Centazzo Interview", by Klemen Breznikar, It's Psychedelic, Baby (blog of Klemen Breznikar), March 13, 2012
  6. ^ "ICTUS Records Nights @ The Stone (NYC) April 1-14", , by Michael Ricci, All About Jazz, March 21, 2012
  7. ^ ICTUS Records' 30th Anniversary Collection, ICTUS Records (2006); OCLC 69017094
  8. ^ ICTUS 35th Anniversary Collection, ICTUS Records (2010); OCLC 805069015
  9. ^ a b c TJD Online, Tom Lord (ed.), Chilliwack, Canada: Lord Music Reference Inc. (retrieved 16 April 2014); OCLC 182585494 and 690104143