Julius Eastman (October 27, 1940 – May 28, 1990) was an American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer whose work fell under minimalism. He was among the first musicians to combine minimalist processes with elements of pop music, as well as, within his music, present dramatic and suspenseful tendencies. He often gave his pieces titles with provocative political intent, such as Evil Nigger and Gay Guerrilla.
Is Unjust Malaise the best album by Julius Eastman? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Unjust Malaise by Julius Eastman (2005) Compilation Release date: 2005-11-01 Overall rank: 7,816th. Accolades: Top albums of 2005 (198th). Top albums of the 2000s (1,816th). Best albums of all time (7,816th).
Album Title: Unjust Malaise. Members of Creative Associates; Jodi Beder, Sarah Carter, Barry Gold, Julie Green, Christine Gummere, Maureen Hynes, Chase Morrison, Abby Newton, Larry Rawdon, David Sabee, cellos; Frank Ferko, Janet Kattas, Patricia Martin, pianos; Julius Eastman, piano, voice, conductor. This three-disc set marks the first appearance on disc of the music of the African-American composer Julius Eastman (1940 - 1990), who died sixteen years ago under unexplained circumstances and whose musical legacy was thought lost.
Julius Eastman – Unjust Malaise. Label: New World Records – 80638-2. Special thanks to Frances and Gerry Eastman, Steve Cellum, John Bewley, . Hoek, Peter Gena, Byron Rulon and Jody Dalton. CD comes with 20-page booklet with info on Eastman.
With this album, Julius Eastman has pivoted into a new light. -Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. This is a priceless document of a composer-performer at the height of his powers. The 3-disc album anthology Unjust Malaise provides his compositions of the 1970s. This particular recording from artist Dieter Hall is derived from a cassette and distant microphone; the sonic quality is understandably thin.