The Red Microphone

And I Became of the Dark...

Following up on their well-received 2017 ESP-Disk’ album backing poet Amina Baraka, The Red Microphone added guitarist Dave Ross to its roster and went into the studio with Ivan Julian (guitarist of punk icons Richard Hell & the Voidoids). A few other veterans of the downtown NYC jazz scene joined in to help accompany the provocative, political poetry of John Pietaro, who doubles on voice and drums. 


band members:

Ras Moshe Burnett: tenor saxophone, flute, panpipes

Rocco John Iacovone: alto saxophone, bass clarinet

Dave Ross: electric and acoustic guitars

Laurie Towers: fretless and fretted electric bass

John Pietaro: poetry, voice, drum kit, percussion, musical direction

Joined by:

Gwen Laster: viola

Claire Daly: baritone saxophone

Recorded, mastered, and co-produced by Ivan Julian at Super Giraffe Sound in Brooklyn, NY, November-December 2020.

Track Listing:

1. Revenge of the Atom Spies

2. Blue

3. Burroughs Inferno

4. Seven Questions

5. When Reagan Was Bad

6. The People of Night

7. Viva La Quince Brigada

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  • Product Code: ESP5066
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  • CD $9.99
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