leader Corduroy Packard – Doug Wieselman sings, accompanying himself on electric guitar with bassist Jared Samuel and guitarist Adam Brisbin. They are playing songs from the ‘60s and ’50’ that have had some sort of impact on Wieselman – some familiar, some overlooked. . For this residency at the Ace Hotel – 4 Sundays in… Read more
Composers Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Electric Guitar Wieselman started to work with Laurie Anderson in ’98 – helping her develop ideas for her “Moby-Dick” project. He since has performed and toured with her over the years with her pieces “Homeland” and “Delusion” as well as various other performances.
Composers D.W. – Eb Clarinet, Bass Harmonica, Bass Clarinet Wieselman has collaborated with Anthony Coleman for many years. Besides the Selfhaters, he has appeared in concerts and on the cd’s “Pushy Blueness” and “Lapidation”
Composers D.W. – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax Wieselman first worked with Frisell when they were both band members in Wayne Horvitz’s “The President” He then made a duo recording with him of Robin Holcomb’s music and then appeared on Frisell’s album “Before You Were Born” Lately he has been in Frisell’s ensemble for accompanying… Read more
Composers D.W. – Clarinet,Saxophone, Electric Guitar Wieselman began his association with Yuka Honda on a recording session with Cibo Matto for a compilation. He appears extensively on Yuka Hoda’s Tzadik album “Heart Chamber Phantoms” and has performed as a guest with Cibo Matto as well as contributing his saxophone work for their upcoming album “Hotel… Read more
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Guitar Wieselman has contributed to Leishman’s songs and compositions, performing with various ensembles and appearing on her albums, “Bed Time” and the more composition oriented “Bassless Rumors”
Composers D.W. –Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Electric Guitar Wieselman first worked with Frisell when they were both band members in Wayne Horvitz’s “The President” He then made a duo recording with him of Robin Holcomb’s music and then appeared on Frisell’s album “Before You Were Born” Lately he has been in Frisell’s ensemble for accompanying Hal… Read more
Composers D.W. – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar Wieselman was fortunate to work extensively with the visionary Butch Morris, who created “Conduction” – a specific vocabulary for conducting ensembles of improvisers.He played in various conductions as well as the ensembles “Skyscraper”, “Lucky Cheng Orchestra” and most notably “Nublu Orchestra”
Composers D.W. –Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet Wieselman has worked on and off with Scheinman over the years, from intimate duo or trio sets, to larger ensembles where he was featured as a soloist. He appears on her albums, “12 Songs” and “Crossing the Field”.
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Baritone and Tenor Saxophone Wieselman first work with Lou Reed was playing in the horn section for Steven Bernstien’s arrangements for the album, “Ecstasy”. On that session he did the Bari solo at the end of the song, “Mad”. Since then he has performed with Lou on various special shows, including the… Read more
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Arrangements Wieselman has worked with Joan Wasser (a.k.a. – Joan-As-Policewoman) over the course of 4 albums , doing arrangements as well as playing on “Real Life”, “To Survive”, “The Deep Field” and the soon to be released, “The Classic”. He has occasionally performed as a guest… Read more
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Guitars Wieselman first encountered Ambrosia on a Hal Willner tribute concert to Neil Young.He has since performed and recorded with both with her and her band “Shiveree”. He contributed an arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”for the album “Tainted Love: Mating Calls and Fight Songs”
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Electric guitar, Electric bass, Bass Clarinet Wieselman has been working with Jolie Holland fairly recently – contributing extensively on her soon to be released album on Anti – “The Wine Dark Sea”. He has started to perform more with her as part of her band.
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Flute Wieselman met Victoria Williams in the ‘80’s through his longtime friend – drummer Danny Frankel. He started playing with her in her various living rooms, to various stages including a national tour opening for Lou Reed. He appears on the albums “Loose” and more extensively… Read more
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Guitars, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone Wieselman’s work with Robin Holcomb goes back many years. He appeared on her first three song albums and has performed and toured with her. He has also worked with her on numerous theatrical pieces/song cycles as well as the instrumental album “Larks, They Crazy”
Player – past D.W. – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet This was keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz’s electric band incorporating elements of interlocking Indonesian rhythms as well as R&B, Soul, Rock and Noise. 2 cd’s on Elektra Musician as well as performing and touring in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s.
The New York Composer’s Orchestra
Player – past D.W. – Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Composition This was the ensemble created by Wanye Horvitz and Robin Holcomb as a vehicle for original composition for a jazz orchestra. Along with playing in the ensemble, Wieselman contributed “Three Pieces for Wind Orchestra”. Two pieces from this – “The Montana Section” and “Interlude” are on… Read more
Selfhaters (Trio and Orchestra)
Player – past D.W. – Eb Clarinet, Bass Harmonica This was composer/pianist Anthony Coleman’s project of a kind of broken music inspired by Samuel Beckett and old Middle/European villages.The trio was with drummer Jim Pugliese. The orchestra included Michael Attias on baritone sax and Fred Lomberg-Holme on ‘cello and occasionally Roy Nathanson on woodwinds.Two cd’s… Read more
John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards
Player – past D.W. – Electirc Guitar, Clarinet Wieselman played in the last incarnation of this seminal downtown band – from ’96 to ’99. He performed in the estimable guitar chair as well as playing clarinet. He is not on any of the band recordings, but plays on the soundtrack cd “African Swim” and “The… Read more
Antony and the Johnsons
Player – current D.W. – Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Electric Guitar Singer Antony Hegarty performs with this band of revolving members. Wieselman has toured with them for many years and continues to perform with them . He has appeared on numerous recordings as well as contributing arrangements – particularly the horn arrangement for “Fist Full of… Read more
Karen Mantler Trio
Player – current D.W. – Electirc Guitar, Bass Clarinet This is composer and singer Karen Mantler’s current band where she sings, plays piano and harmonica, along with Kato Hideki on Electric Bass. Karen Mantler is the daughter of composer/performers Carla Bley and Michael Mantler and continues their harmonic legacy with her own take on what… Read more
Player – current D.W. – Bass Clarinet This band – inspired by the name of one of Brian Gyson’s abodes, plays original and traditional macabre songs collected and composed by John Kruth on guitar, mandolin, banjo, voice – and Tine Kinderman on musical saw and voice. With Kenny Margolis – accordion, keyboards – and Steve… Read more
Smokey’s Secret Family
Player – current D.W. – Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone This is ace guitarist Smokey Hormel’s project of African electric guitar driven music as as well as Brazilian music. With Charley Burnham – violin, Clark Gayton – trombone, David Hofstra – tuba and Davi Viera and Gilmar Gomes on percussion.
Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra
Player – current D.W. – Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone This Steven Bernstein’s 9 piece band which is structured like a “territory band” from the 20’s – playing both material from those times as well as material up through the decades. It is Bernstein’s vehicle for his inspired arrangement, both spontaneous and otherwise. 3 cd’s available on??
Singer/Songwriters D.W. – Guitars, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone Doug started to play with Martha Wainwright on her first self-titled EP from the mid ‘90’s. Since then he was music director for her Piaf project which toured internationally and was recorded with Hal Willner producing. He appeared on her last 2 studio albums – “I Know You’re… Read more
leader Doug Wieselman – clarinets, guitar Jane Scarpantoni – cello Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion Formed in 1999, Trio S is a trio of longtime musical collaborators encorporating Wieselman’s water and dream melody compositions with live looping. The cd “Trio S” (Zitherine 001) is available through CD Baby. Laurie Anderson said of this recording –… Read more
leader Doug Wieselman – clarinets, saxophone Gina Leishman – accordion Don Falzone – bass James Pugliese – drums The Funes is Wieselman’s band based on melodies that have occurred to him while walking around, some water melodies and the occasional cover.
Kamikaze Ground Crew
co-leader Doug Wieselman – clarinets, saxophones, electric guitar Gina Leishman – saxophone, bass clarinet, keyboards, vocals Steven Bernstien – trumpet, slide trumpet Peter Apfelbaum – saxophones Art Baron – trombone Marcus Rojas – tuba Kenny Wollesen – drums Kamikaze Ground Crew – originally formed to accompany the Flying Karamazov Brother for their more extended theatrical… Read more
Mr. Wau Wa
co-leader Gina Leishman – pump organ, accordion, vocals Doug Wieselman – guitars, clarinets, saxophone Rinde Eckert – pump organ, accordion, euphonium, vocals Marcus Rojas – tuba Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion Mr. Wau Wa – dedicated to the songs of Bertolt Brecht – with music by Kurt Weil, Hanns Eisler, Paul Dessau, and David Hidalgo… Read more