Assemblage 1998-2008  Various Artists

Assemblage 1998-2008 is an attractive 2-CD, 1-DVD compilation featuring audio tracks from 18 Cryptogramophone artists including Scott Amendola, Nels Cline, Alex Cline, Erik Friedlander, Bennie Maupin, Myra Melford, Jenny Scheinman, and many others. Videos by Nels Cline and Friends playing the music of Andrew Hill, and The Bennie Maupin Quartet in Poland round out the DVD. 2 audio CDs and 1 video DVD for the price of 1 CD! Paintings by David Ivan Clark.


Scott Amendola
Pno, Harmonium


Now this is how it should be done! In ten short years, Jeff Gauthier's Cryptogramophone has become a major force for releasing state-of-the-art, world-class recordings by creative musicians from America and Europe in startlingly beautiful packages. Its ro

Thom Jurek, All Music Guide, April, 2008

It seems predictable that a jazz label with a dense, mysterious, barely pronounceable name like Cryptogramophone might travel under the radar. Widely respected, but largely unknown, Cryptogramophone has been producing albums of impressive quality and br

Mark W. Adams, Pop Matters, July 2008