Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Alan Sondheim is the first artist from ESP-Disk's 1964-75 heydays to return to the label since its 2005 revival to issue an album of new material. Mr. Sondheim joined the roster with a 1967 session, Ritual-All-7-70, then followed up with 1968's T'Other Little Tune. He started as a guitarist but soon moved into much more original sounds, utilizing a vast array of instruments from around the world. Cutting Board, his eighth album, is his first instrumental group album, his other albums always either solo affairs (Cutting Board has two solo tracks) or featuring female vocalists.
Personnel: Alan Sondheim (classical guitar, sarangi, saz, ukulele, flute); Edward Schneider (alto saxophone); Christopher Diasparra (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone).
Audio Mixers: Dan Rose; Alan Sondheim; Christopher Diasparra.
Liner Note Author: Stephen Holtje.
Photographer: Azure Carter.