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Soldered Sounds

by Fearsome Pearson

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This album is a compilation of recordings from 2010–2012, when my playing was at its height. Thanks to all my collaborators back then, to James Noyes, and to the seemingly random way I stumbled across soldered-tone-hole saxophones.


released September 1, 2021

Saxophone on all tracks: David Pearson

Breaking with Old Ideas
Composed by David Pearson
Piano: Mindy Baek
Recorded and mixed by John Licari

Outcome Uncertain
Composed by David Pearson
Bass: Evan Burke
Drums: Leo Freire
Trumpet: Matt Giella
Recorded and mixed by Josh Salant

Diaphonic Suite no. 1
Composed by Ruth Crawford
Recorded and mixed by Matt Giella

Delicate Structures
Composed by Thomas Deneuville
Piano: Ryan Shapiro
Recorded and mixed by Matt Giella

Poème romantique
Composed by Nikolai Roslavets
Piano: Ryan Shapiro
Recorded and mixed by Matt Giella

Sonata in C-sharp for Saxophone, mvm. 1
Composed by Fernande Decruck
Piano: Ryan Shapiro
Live recording

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 29
Composed by Robert Muczynski
Piano: Rob Wendt
Recorded live by Brad Stoller


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Fearsome Pearson New York, New York

David "Fearsome" Pearson is a composer, saxophonist, and music historian. HIs first book, Rebel Music in the Triumphant Empire: Punk Rock in the 1990s United States, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021: punkinthe1990s.com. He is a member of the Afrofunk band Digital Diaspora: digitaldiaspora.bandcamp.com. ... more

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