Daughters of the Lonesome Isle – recorded live at Lo-Fi, Seattle

Daughters of the Lonesome Isle is John Seman, contrabass; Wally Shoup, alto sax; Bill Horist, guitar and Vietnamese moon lute; Scott Adams, accordion; Bob Rees, vibraphone and percussion; Greg Campbell, tuba, cornet, and percussion.

Recorded live by John Seman at Lo-Fi Seattle 2015/04/15 for Zero-G Concerts




MOTHER MANIA – May 10 at Lo-Fi

Musicians from Monktail Creative Music Concern, Geist and the Sacred Ensemble, Ask The Ages, and Diminished Men celebrate Sam’s & Omaima’s 100th birthdays (ha!) and Mother’s Day

The Futhers :
John Seman bass, Simon Henneman and Brian Heaney guitars, Mark Ostrowski drums -play music by The Mothers and Frank Zappa

Albert Fish 4:
Simon Henneman, Mark Ostrowski, John Seman and Kate Olson on baritone sax perform Thelonious Monk tunes done like a carnivorous free jazz meets hardcore band.

and special guests

LoFi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave E # B, Seattle, Washington 98109

Sunday, May 10

$5 / 21+ / early 7pm show




Non Grata and Special OPS #tbt [2001-2002]

Non Grata recording sessions, July 2002

Monktail Creative Music Concern – NON GRATA

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Stephen Parris discusses art prepared by Mark Ostrowski for Special O.P.S. Requiem for NYC and Ostrowski/Seman duets and solos CD-R packaging, November 2001, Seattle.
Special O.P.S. Requiem for NYC

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Lil Coop and Justified Remains video




Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand – Live At The Comet [tape]

First ever release by Seattle’s secret weapon against the tech squares and yuppie droolers! Jeffery Taylor (Climax Golden Twins) spins tall 6-string tales with his guitar and the crowd bows down before an ascended master. Vets of the NW improv-wars, Mark Ostrowski,and John Seman unleash a barrage of sounds via drums and stand-up bass that toss genres like dirty underwear, leaving the inner ear dizzy and thirsting for more…lots more. It’s equal parts groovy, LOUD, and out there for more than just a minute. Live, improvised chanteys for squirming larvae everywhere, “Live At The Comet” is a document from a town that doesn’t even know what’s good for it.

Jeffrey Taylor – guitar

Mark Ostrowski – drums

John Seman – bass

recorded by John Seman at The Comet Sept. 25, 2013

released 24 November 2014 by Eiderdown Records

Limited edition cassette…edition of 100…green and black screen prints on pink stock, drawn by Max Clotfelter




Ask the Ages host at Lofi Front Room DEC 10

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Ask The Ages, Heaney/Henneman/Rea Guitar Threesome, OhhoohHo at Lofi Front Room

Wednesday, December 10, 8pm

LoFi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave E # B, Seattle

Ask The Ages host an evening of new music and free improvisation.

Ask The Ages play in the spirit of Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Sun Ra, and perform the music of their guitarist Brian Heaney. With Kate Olson, Steven Bell, John Seman and Greg Campbell.

Heaney/Henneman/Rea Guitar Threesome: This longstanding trio of leading Seattle creative guitarists brew up a head-spinning panoply of incandescent sounds and questionable legal advice. With Brian Heaney, Simon Henneman and Dennis Rea.

OhhoohHo are Mark Ostrowski on drums and Simon Henneman on guitar. Melodic mind-crushing musicians.

 

DJ of weird music: John Seman (Flotation Device/KBCS)




Lil Coop at 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival [recording]

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John Seman’s Lil Coop Quintet recorded at the 2014 Earshot Jazz Fest, Seattle.

Robby Beasley, trumpet; Kate Olson, tenor sax; Stephen Fandrich, piano; Tom Zgonc, drums; John Seman, bass, compositions.