Noertker's Moxie
druidh penumbrae


Bill Noertker
contrabass (all tracks)
Annelise Zamula
alto sax (1, 3, 7, 10, 11)
tenor sax (2, 6, 8, 9)
flute (4, 5, 9)
Joshua Marshall tenor sax (9, 10, 11)
Jim Peterson alto sax (2), flute (4)
John Vaughn baritone sax (2, 4)
Amber Lamprecht oboe (6)
Theo Padouvas cornet (3)
Eli Wallace piano (1, 5)
Brett Carson piano (7, 9)
Dax Compise drums (1, 2, 4, 8, 11)
Jason Levis drums (3, 6, 7)
Jordan Glenn drums (5, 9, 10)


1. Boxcars
2. Acrobat’s Smile (Subrisio Saltat)
3. Hopscotch 34
4. La Chenille
5. Puppeteer
6. the green metallic silk, those endless ribbons
7. Matilda
8. Blue Moose Over Miami
9. before a single pain (has got within range of your ever-galloping heart)
10. Dewey Dell
11. Song For CH  

all music composed and arranged by
Bill Noertker
(Deuh Jauh Music BMI)
© 2016 William Noertker
all rights reserved

The druidh Bill Noertker, his long-time musical partner Annelise Zamula, and his group Noertker’s Moxie are back with another wide-ranging assemblage of tunes. By turns extroverted, stately, reflective, hypnotic, playful, elegiac, and lyrical, their latest outing, druidh penumbrae, brings out from the shadows many of Noertker’s compositional and thematic concerns: Schoenberg, Ornette, Rilke, Picasso, Cortázar, the films of David Beck, the life cycle of butterflies, the haiku, the circus, the waltz, Faulkner, and Charlie Haden.
In the last decade, Bill Noertker has composed over 175 original pieces of music for his psychedelic avant-chamber jazz ensemble, Noertker’s Moxie, and has released eleven CDs, including three volumes of his extended suite Sketches of Catalonia, and three volumes of his extended Blue Rider Suite. His compositions point to the continuity between the jazz tradition and the avant-garde. His use of group improvisation and his attention to the individual voices of each of his bandmates call forth the human element so sorely missing from much of today’s jazz.