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Spiral Out

"...makes you wonder what Crimso would be like if Oteri took over Belew's guitar chair - possibly re-invigorated!" FOUR THUMBS UP!
-Manny Lunch, Downtown Music Gallery NY
"Spiral Out is an extension of the improvisational outings that made acts like John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra and Tony Williams Lifetime, King Crimson and even Frank Zappa the uniquely memorable experience that made musical history."  "Whatever is in Willie Oteri's water, I think it's high time that it was poured into the two dimensional cesspool which is what some of the homogenized and pasteurized modern music industry has become today.
-Bruce Stringer, Music Street Journal
"I think Spiral Out is one of the best fusion discs to come along in years. Where is the follow-up?? Keep The Faith (in the Music)"
-Ken Brown
"Guitarist Oteri with King Crimson side men in a improvised rock/jazz outing, prog fans take note, the torch of interesting fusion lives on!"
-Squidco, Review of Spiral Out
"A highly gifted work, absolute recommendation!"
-Ragazzi, Music Review of Spiral Out 
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78 Hour Long Jam in Italy Scheduled in the Largest Castle in Italy!

Feb, 6, 2006

"78" the 78 hour long jam in Italy was scheduled for April but is now moving to June in the largest castle in Italy! We should know more in a few days or so and I will post it here. So far it looks like a great lineup and a fantastic venue.

Speaking of raising money for things I really want to do a follow up to Spiral Out with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto and include Markus Reuter and Schroeder and maybe Mike Keneally. Sort of a super duper double trio. Anyone have a few grand to invest? :-)

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You Don't Have to Pay $98 for a Copy of Spiral Out

January 10, 2006

Some idiot on ebay has copies of "Spiral Out" listed as "out of print." No such thing. This scammer also is trying to get 98 bucks for a copy. The list price for the special Japan edition is only 46 bucks and most US copies are around 18. You can also get a Japan copy at DGM for around 18. Just do a search for "Willie Oteri" Spiral Out on Google and check the sites selling the CDs. Depending on your outlook this can be viewed as freedom of the seller or just plain greed. Seeing as used car dealers and Wal-Mart tend to be big flag wavers I think greed wins out here. I guess in a way I should feel honored by such high stakes as listed on ebay. Anyway, buy a copy elsewhere and enjoy.

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A Show on the Water, Germany, and a New Version of Spiral Out

May 6, 2005

Getting ready for a small tour of Germany and some sightseeing and visiting with friends Schroeder, Penny and Johnny. We have shows booked for the 10th in Freiburg and the 15th in Wurzburg and hopefully one more somewhere in between.


We are still recovering from “45” the 45 hour non-stop improvisation marathon which ended April 26th. There was a great turnout to see some great jams with Tony Levin, Schroeder and others and some special moments with members of the Italian band Mariposa, some ambient magic with Ronan Chris Murphy, Cookie Marenco, Tony and P. Mike III. I don’t think Cookie and friend John Capobianco quite knew what they were getting into but a great time was had by all. Thanks for the trumpet John and thanks Tony for some magic jams. I will post some photos soon of all the madness. A special thanks to those mentioned above and to Chris Boulet, Pietro Valente, Alex Arcuri, the mad man from Wales Andrew, Enrico Crivellaro, members of Astralia, Johnny B. Gomer, all the folks at Factory04, Cantina Musicali and the Region of Veneto and many others whom even though not listed did a wonderful job of contributing, just too many to list. See www.facory04.com for more information. We are planning B-Side for the fall and “78” for next year. Look out!!!


I have a local show coming up here in Padova (Padua to you in the states) on June 5th on the water near my apartment with bassman Alex Arcuri and drummer Pietro Valente.
You will see that we are updating the site with a new look and feel so check back often for new photos, news and sounds.


After a couple of weeks visit from Producer Ronan Chris Murphy we have plans for a new version of “Spiral Out” to be released in the states and EU soon with a bonus track and plans for some live recordings in the summer in LA to be used for a new release.


That about covers it, I hope.
Take care,
Willie

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Packing For Italy and Who Else Wants to Sell Spiral Out?

March 10. 2004

Packing for Italy and beyond. Trying to dummy proof road cases for gear but in minimum wage amerika it is getting harder and harder to do. As we mentioned before DGM has sold out of "Spiral Out" as have many other stores and we have just been informed that it will take until April to get more stock from Japan. Me thinks the label was asleep at the wheel on this one. Please go to the CD info page to find other possible outlets. BTW "Spiral Out" is available for license in the states and the EU if you are in that part of the biz and want to help out.

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Spiral Out is Sold Out

March 4, 2005

Had a nice lunch with my brother today here in Arizona. Thanks me bro. We have been informed that DGM has sold out of "Spiral Out" but we should have more for ya in a week or so. Thanks to all those who made the purchase and by doing so have helped to support small business and indie music.

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Spiral Out is Out!

February 10, 2005

We are happy to announce that DGM / InnerKnot is stocking "Spiral Out". This is the best price you can find on the Japanese Import version of the CD, which sounds great, and perhaps the nicest people to buy from. visit them at www.disciplineglobalmobile.com A special thanks to Bill and Amy for helping put it all together.

We are getting ready to head back to Italy where Ronan Chris Murphy and I will be working on the next CD which will also feature P@ Mastelotto and Tony Levin.

Besides the CD I will be doing some shows with the band East Rodeo, some sit ins with a Zappa tribute band and some guitar duets. I should have the show dates finalized in the next few weeks. Check "tour dates" in a few weeks to see what is up. Things move a little slower over there.

Take care,

Willie

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Shows in the Works, Master Classes, and New Recordings

Sept. 22, 2004


Yes, it has been a long time since an update. Perhaps it’s Italian time or just that I am a bit busy coupled with the fact that I do not have a phone line in my apartment and the internet cafes here do not have an html editor that I know. Finally I have dragged the laptop down to the internet point and here we are.

Things are moving along here with several shows in the works, keep checking the “tour dates” page for new shows several of which are near Padua including the 33 1/3 hour marathon. Also, in October I will be working with Ronan Chris Murphy on a few things like recordings and master classes. In November we head to Slovakia for a jazz fest, again check “tour dates” for more info. Then into the Czech Republic for some shows.

I will be working with bassist Oskar Rosza for the Slovak jazz fest which may lead to some recordings.
We are hoping to re-release the Jazz Gunn CD I recorded in Austin a few years back. This will be with a Slovak label and perhaps on DIW as well. This is more of a straight up Jazz Funk album with not too much guitar flash but a great record for Miles fans.

For you Crim fans I hope to do a brand new record this year or early next. Remember “Spiral Out” was tracked in only two days with no rehearsals. After the wonderful comments from some of you about how inspired Tony and Pat sound on “Spiral Out” I hope we can do something with them again that is a bit more thought out but with the same free feel. If not with Pat and Tony then with some new players and an attempt to do something very creative and new.

OK kids. Keep it clean and don’t rip too much music. It just hurts us all. Please go out with some of that beer money and buy a CD. That will help.


May the Force save you from the Bush,

Willie

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Help Getting Your Copy of Spiral Out

May 17, 2004

OK here is a web address for locating the best deal on "Spiral Out" for you and your country. Yes, you can find shipping to most anywhere for the CD and some good deals as well. Check it out.

http://www.anycd4less.com/detail/B0000C0FCP.html

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