Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy

New Amsterdam Records (2022)

On June 17, 2022, we release Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy, the follow-up to last year’s Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine, a record that was hailed “a masterpiece” (The New York Times), “instantly recognizable” (Vogue), “absorbing” (Pitchfork, in its 8.1 review), and “singularly jubilant” (NPR, who placed Femenine among its top 10 records of 2021, across all genres).

Arriving, once more, on New Amsterdam Records, Julius Eastman Vol. 2: Joy Boy is the second entry in our seven-volume anthology celebrating Eastman, the late composer whose musical vision was repeatedly dismissed during its day, but is now being unearthed to critical acclaim. It includes performances of never-before-recorded compositions including “Joy Boy” and “Buddha.”


Jiji, Guitars / Voice / Leader
Shelley Washington, Saxophones / Voice / Leader
Andrew McIntosh, Organ / Leader
Seth Parker Woods, Cello / Voice / Leader
Richard Valitutto, Piano / Voice / Leader
Andrew Tholl, Violin / Voice
Mona Tian, Violin / Voice
Andrew Bulbrook, Violin
Adrianne Pope, Violin / Voice
Kate Outterbridge, Violin
Linnea Powell, Viola / Voice
Diana Wade, Viola
Derek Stein, Cello / Voice
Ashley Walters, Cello
Stephen Pfeiffer, Bass
Jodie Landau, Percussion / Voice
Sidney Hopson, Percussion / Voice
Jonah Levy, Trumpet / Voice
Allen Fogle, Horn / Voice
Mattie Barbier, Trombone / Voice
Erin Rogers, Saxophones / Voice
Brian Walsh, Saxophones / Voice
Marta Tiesenga, Saxophones
Archie Carey, Bassoon / Electronics
Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, Flutes / Voice
Erin McKibben, Flutes / Voice
Katya Gruzglina, Voice
Odeya Nini, Voice
Catherine Brookman, Voice
Eliza Bagg, Voice

Christopher Rountree, Music Director / Conductor / Voice

Produced, recorded and mixed by Lewis Pesacov
Engineered by Clint Welander, Lewis Pesacov
Assistant Engineer Nate Haessly

Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders
Mixed at Ahata Sound

Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA

Album Designer: Andrea Hyde
Cover Photo: Chris Rusiniak (published in Performing the Music of Julius Eastman) cropped for record dimensions
Video by Ian Byers-Gamber

Music: Julius Eastman, Joy Boy © G. Schimer 2018
Arranged by Christopher Rountree and Chris Kallmyer