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A Handful of Earth

by Fantastic Merlins

Purchase A Handful of Earth

A mysterious blend of jazz and chamber music brings together the visceral power of Charles Mingus and the sparse textures of Steve Reich through original compositions and improvised pieces - producing sounds that are intriguing, energetic, and positive.

Nathan Hanson tenor saxophone
Jacqueline Ultan cello
Doan Roessler bass
Peter Hennig drums

Tim O'Keefe percussion (track 2)


released October 1, 2009

PRODUCED by Nathan Hanson and Doan Roessler
RECORDED at Flowers Studio, Minneapolis, MN; August 26, 2008

ENGINEERING: Peter Anderson
EDITING: Doan Roessler
MIXING: Darren Jackson

DESIGN: Cork Leg Nelson (

Thanks to Federico Ughi, Darren Jackson, Jeff Jackson, the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

Special thanks to The League of Very Helpful People (Bryan Aaker, Bruce Abbott and Jane Sevald, Rolf Bjornson, Andrew Carlson and Lisa Hollingsworth, Peet Fetsch, Lynn and Perry Hanson, Alex Oana and Anna Henderson, Jazz Police, Terry Magee, Scott Pryor and Amy Rand, Sara Remke and Jean Rochard, Ronald and Karen Roessler, Timothy Wonhof)