Howard Wales and Jerry GarciaInitial release : December 1971
Douglas #5 (manufactured and distributed by Columbia - KZ 30859)
Evening In Marin is another take of Up From The Desert.
In an interview in 1991 Garcia, while discussing working with John Kahn over the years, commented on his time playing with Howard Wales;
He [John Kahn] and I have been playing together since - we started working together for Howard Wales at a little club in San Francisco called the Matrix on Monday nights, right around '68, '69, somewhere around there. When the Grateful Dead isn't working, I like to keep playing.For another interview he recalled;
Howard was so incredible, and we were just hanging on for dear life ... playing with Howard did more for my ears than anybody I ever played with, because he was so extended and so different.In an interview in early 1996 John Kahn also discussed the Wales/Garcia band;
I actually got to know Jerry because of this Monday night jam session gig at a club called the Matrix in San Francisco. This goes pretty far back, this is like 1968. It was a Monday jam session gig. It was Jerry, Howard Wales, the organ player and Bill Vitt. Bill Vitt was the drummer with the Bloomfield Band at that time, and he turned me on to the gig. I had never met Jerry, I had met Howard once before. It turned out to be a lot of fun, and I just kept doing that. We played Monday nights when everybody was in town. Nobody came, there was maybe five or six people there. We'd split up maybe ten dollars amongst the four of us. It went on for a while like that, I mean nobody ever came. Then finally one night there were a lot of people out there, and Howard realized that that's not what he wanted to do, and he stopped doing it. So I got Merl Saunders, and that's when it turned into the Jerry Garcia Band, and it's been going ever since.During an earlier interview Kahn recalled;
We played Monday nights there for a while, and for the longest time, hardly anybody would show up. We'd get ten people and split ten dollars four ways at the end of the night.Cover art
The image on the front cover of this album is part of the middle section of a series of five transformational landscapes by Abdul Mati (Abdul Mati Klarwein) entitled Saint John. The image has been clipped by different amounts on different releases of the Hooteroll? album.
The middle section of Saint Joan has also been used as the cover art on the Kaleidoscope album by Jam & Spoon.
The five images that comprise the Saint John series can be viewed on the Abdul Mati Klarwein Saint John web page.
Images from work by Abdul Mati Klarwein have also been used on the Miles Davis albums Bitches Brew and Live/Evil and the Santana album Abraxas and on albums by Earth, Wind & Fire, Reuben Wilson, Matt Egan, Eric Dolphy, The Last Poets, Jon Hassell, Osibisa, Joe Beck, Greg Allman, Buddy Miles and Jackie McLean. For more information about the artist see the Abdul Mati Klarwein website.
Reissued in October 1987 on CD, Cassette and clear vinyl by Rykodisc (RCD 10052, RACS 0052 & RALP 052)
Reissued in July 1992 on CD by Grateful Dead Records (GDCD-41082)
Reissued in 2003 on CD by Evolver (Evolver 2016)
Reissued on CD in 2009 with same track list as previous CD releases. This release reinstates the original front cover art.
Reissued on CD in 2010 by Douglas with Trip To What Next reinstated and two bonus live tracks. This release was called Hooteroll! + 2.
A 7 inch single was released from Hooteroll?;
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