Selected Discography        

 

Listed in Reverse Chronological Order

  "Steve Ball Box Set"
Steve Ball solo CD, Sept 2003
Features 45 songs on 3 CDs - CD1 "Roadshow" is all original songs, CD2 "Naive Melodies" is all cover songs, and CD3 is all instrumental songs.  Over 3 hours of music.  Features core members Travis Metcalf, Travis Hartnett, and Derek DiFilippo plus special guests: Tony Levin, Seattle Guitar Circle, Curt Golden, Bob Williams, Jaxie Binder, Dean Jensen, Chris Gibson, Taylor Sherman, Bill Rieflin, Pat Mastelotto, Ken Kato, and Lisa Herrman.   Highlights of the box set are two cover versions of the "Yes" classic "Starship Trooper" featuring Tony Levin on bass.
  "Roadshow"
Steve Ball CD 1 of 3, Sept 2003
"Roadshow" features fifteen original acoustic math-pop short story songs arranged for multiple voices, multiple guitars, drums and percussion.   Features Travis Metcalf, Travis Hartnett, Derek DiFilippo, plus special guests Bill Rieflin, Pat Mastelotto, Lisa Herrman, and Ken Kato.
  "Naive Melodies"
Steve Ball CD 2 of 3, Sept 2003
"Na´ve Melodies" features fifteen obscure but familiar songs clothed in unique arrangements for multiple voices and multiple guitars.
All arrangements by the players. 
  Features Travis Metcalf, Travis Hartnett, Derek DiFilippo, plus special guests Tony Levin, Lisa Herrman, and Bob Williams.
  "Knotwork"
Steve Ball CD 3 of 3, Sept 2003
"Knotwork" features fifteen instrumental ambient acoustic guitar interludes and remixed arrangements of new, historic, and select songs from the Steve Ball Roadshow live repertoire.  Features Travis Metcalf, Travis Hartnett, Derek DiFilippo, plus special guests Tony Levin, Seattle Guitar Circle, Curt Golden, Bob Williams, Dean Jensen, Jaxie Binder, Chris Gibson, Taylor Sherman.
  greenthumb.jpg (8753 bytes) "GreenThumb"
Steve Ball solo CD with friends from Argentina, Oct 1999
The realization of a long time vision: LCG-style arrangement of SB songs with vocals.  Features the top argentine crafty guitarists: guillermo olivera, luciano pietrafesa, martin de aguirre, christian de santis, martin schwutke, horacio pozzo, fernando kabusacki, pablo mandel, claudio lafalce, and marcelo o'reilly.  Features versions of "greenthumb," "dark," and an all acoustic version of the peter gabriel classic: "back in NYC." 
  "Kelly June"
Kelly June, September 1999
The new CD by LA singer Kelly June.  A new CD produced by R. Chris Murphy.  SB plays ambient guitar, synthesizer, and piano.
"Twilight"
Seattle Guitar Circle, May 1999
The first full length CD by the Seattle Guitar Circle featuring Steve Ball, Curt Golden, Dean Jensen, Bob Williams, Jaxie Binder, and Bill Rieflin.   
"Birth of a Giant"
William Rieflin, 1999
The first solo CD by Seattle Guitar Circle member and former-Ministry, Sweet75, Blackouts, and Land drummer, Bill Rieflin. Features contributions by Trey Gunn, Robert Fripp, Chris Connelly, and SB.
"Weatherbeaten People"
Eric Vani's second solo CD,  January 1999
Eric's second CD, produced by R. Chris Murphy with some backing vocals by SB. Available from Ballistic or in Canada from Prose Act records. 
breathing.jpg (10988 bytes) "The Breathing Field"
Steve Ball solo EP, acoustic songs, January 1999
An intimate song EP produced by R. Chris Murphy featuring solo, unplugged versions of some new SB songs, plus a couple of hidden tracks, one from the distant past (spectacle) and one from the not to distant future (greenthumb.)
Ballist2.JPG (13095 bytes) "Ballistic"
Steve Ball, 1998
A solo "re-mix" CD featuring four radically different versions of Paul Simon's classic, "The Boxer."  Also features two radically different versions of a collaboration with Santos Luminosos called "la casa de nada."   Features Steven Rhodes on bass.
egauchos.JPG (12874 bytes) "Blue Orb"
Electric Gauchos, 1998
This live CD was recorded in Seattle (Broadway Performance Hall) and Buenos Aires featuring SB, Martin Schwutke, Christian de Santis, and Fernando Kabusacki, with Tobin Buttram, Bill Rieflin, special guests Tony Geballe, and Trey Gunn. 
"Little Beast"
Los Gauchos Alemanes, Discipline Global Mobile, international release, June 1998
The official DGM release of Los Gauchos Alemanes previously released "Little Beast." Produced by Hernan Nunez, Andres Jankowski, and David Singleton. 
"Skyward"
Joe Skyward, CZ Records 1998
The first solo CD by Posies/Sky Cries Mary bassist Joe Skyward.  The last track on the CD features SB on guitar and loops with Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos' new drummer) and Amy Denio (vocals).
santos3.JPG (13341 bytes) "MetalAmbiente"
Santos Luminosos, 1997
The second CD by Gaucho, Hernan Nunez, and german techno-guru, Andres Jankowski features a collaboration with SB titled, "Los Cedros".  This track was later rearranged for the SB solo CD, Ballistic.
LittleBea2.JPG (4480 bytes) "Little Beast"
Los Gauchos Alemanes, RockSlide Release, CD-ROM with "Voices" Video 1997
This DGM sampler features Los Gauchos Alemanes "Voices of Ancient Children" from their "Little Beast" CD.
"Sometimes God Hides: the Young Person's Guide to Discipline"
Discipline Records, 1996
This DGM sampler features Los Gauchos Alemanes "Voices of Ancient Children" from their "Little Beast" CD.

"Monte Carlo Ensemble"
Maria Gabriela Epumer, 1995
An eclectic collection of songs and collaborations featuring Argentina's premier pop musicians (maria gabriela epumer, fernando samalea, fernando kabusacki, members of Illya Kuraki).  SB contributes one track "Drill" produced by maria gabriela epumer. 

Whopper2.JPG (4920 bytes) "Hot Fat Fish"
Los Gauchos Alemanes, 1994
A special promotional re-release of Los Gauchos Alemanes "Hot Fat Fish" CD combined with the first Santos Luminosos CD.  Features the definitive recording of "Shiva's Dance" by Martin Schwutke, recorded in Germany in 1993.
"Invitation"
The California Guitar Trio, 1994
The second CD by the CGT features a performance of Bach's Prelude with their Gaucho pals (SB, Martin Schwutke, Hernan Nunez, and Fernando Kabusacki.)   Recorded in Germany in the summer of 1993.
Prometh2.JPG (5313 bytes) "Prometheus"
Prometheus (Steve Ball, Sanford Ponder, Pat Mastelotto, Nigel Gavin), 1994
A collaboration between SB and former Private Music artist, Sanford Ponder.  Featuring Pat Mastelotto, Chris Rhyne, and Nigel Gavin.   Electric, Eclectic, Metallic, Melodic.
joycover.JPG (7644 bytes) "Sorry / Doesn't Make it Right"
Joy, 1993
A red vinyl single recorded by R. Chris Murphy who played musical match maker between SB, former Doughboy, Brock Pytel, and his wife, Heather.  Two songs about joy and loss.  An early collaboration by future Seattle Guitar Circle core team members.
intergalactic2.JPG (7335 bytes) "Intergalactic Boogie Express"
Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists, 1991
Recorded live during the final RF & LCG tour in 1991 just before EG Records collapsed. This recording captures the LCG during the height of it's "Nigel" phase during which Nigel Gavin's extraordinary compositions dominated the set. 

"Show of Hands"
Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists, 1990
The first "studio" recording by RF & LGC recorded at the Manhattan Center in NYC during the summer of 1990.

"Live in Victoriaville"
Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists, 1989
Also out of print, this was a live CD recorded at the Victoriaville Festival in 1989 designed to be sold on the road at RF & LCG shows.  The recording features (among others) SB, Curt Golden, Trey Gunn, Tony Geballe, Ralph Gorga, Debra Gavalas, Tobin Buttram, Paul Richards, and Hideyo Moriya.

"Get Crafty"
Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists, 1988
Now out of print, this was the first cassette release featuring "the Breathing Field" recorded by Tony Arnold in Cranborne, England in 1988.  The recording features (among others) SB, Curt Golden, Trey Gunn, Tony Geballe, Ralph Gorga, Debra Gavalas, Tobin Buttram, Bert Lams, Paul Richards, and Hideyo Moriya.

 

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