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Alan Braufman

Valley Of Search

Release Notes
  • The first ever reissue of the 1975 India Navigation release
  • Cooper-Moore’s first recorded performance
  • Press confirmed: NPR, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Village Voice

In late 1974, India Navigation label owner Bob Cummins set up microphones in a New York City building’s storefront, documenting two short sets by the band with no alternate takes or additional cuts. These recordings became Alan Braufman’s debut album Valley of Search. Valley of Search has enjoyed a cult status and captures a unique and very alive historical slice of New York’s creative improvised underground.