Produced by Manfred Eicher. Guirdjieff was a Russian philosopher, mystic, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent. Gurdjieff believed that people cannot perceive reality in their current condition because they do not possess a unified consciousness but rather live in a state of a hypnotic "waking sleep". [wikipedia]
A rare religious rock album by a from Wisconsin band who relocated to Sacramento, California. "There were many psychedelic albums like this issued in small press runs in the late '60s" - AllMusic.com The band was Joanie Goff; vocals and guitar, Pete Apps; lead Guitar and vocals, Jim Carvalho; bass guitar and vocals, Tim King; Drums.
DJ Sue Schardt's high school jazz band. Sue is on alto, Joe Carello has the soprano sax solo and Bill Billingham the tenor solo. Bill went on to work as an asst conductor and accompanist at the Chicago Lyric Opera. The drummer, Roland Wilcox, later played with Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band with Johnny Carson.
Produced same year at the Gurdjieff album that started the show, and also (again) with Manfred Eicher. Recorded in the Ottobeuren Benedictine Abbey (West Germany), October 1980. Trinity Organ by Karl Joseph Riepp; Keith Jarrett – pipe organ, soprano saxophone