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' qui avec Gabriel is a young accordion player steeped in French Romanticism and moody exotica. With the innocence and charm of Erik Satie, her debut recording depicts the soulis journey from night until dawn... Accompanied at times by violin, clarinet...

Massimo Spezzaferro - drums
Maurizio Argenziano - guitars
Mario Gabola - saxophone & clarinet
Anita Furlani - viola & violin

"What arrested my attention first of all is that according to the CD booklet and its press kit alike, suc

The sixth release by this always-dependable band consisting of keyboardists Rick Eddy and Tim Drumheller plus guest musicians, most of whom appear on this on every song, giving this a completely 'band' sound, as opposed to a 'two-man band' sound. This ...

"At this point it is pretty secure to say that A.C.T had established their own personal way to express their ideas.Their QUEEN-meet-ABBA-meet-DREAM THEATER style is fairly grounded on extremely dense and technical musicianship, which surprisingly contains numerous incredible, striking melodies. Elements of Classical Music, Heavy Metal, Rock Opera and cheesy Pop are combined with generosity and intelligence with most of the tracks being pretty short, but sometimes they are tightly connected to form...

Very nicely packaged in a hand-printed, letterpress, gatefold CD sleeve made of heavy-weight 'art construction' paper.

"A.R.C. Soundtracks began as nothing. Three people put all their equipment into one room and then sat down to look at it...

One of the least known bands who recorded for Deram's progressive subsidiary Nova and who released this, their one and only release in 1970. Surprisingly, the group started their life with Simon Kirk and Paul Kossoff in the group before they left to...

Excellent new album by this guitarist who is exploring his Pakistani and South Asian roots with this album and blending them with modern jazz forms and language - much in the way that Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa do (and both of them appear here!)..

“Producing so vivid a music that it can almost be tasted, Abbasi sounds like no one who has gone before him. His compositions are sheer genius...” – All About Jazz

“Behind the Vibration is a collection of new music that seeks to answer the question: What might a modern jazz album sound like in the hands of contemporary musicians employing a breadth of influences and current technologies? More often than not, musicians I play with have a developed and deep understanding of the jazz
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"A two-disc set featuring a DVD movie and its CD soundtrack. A combination of avant-jazz and avant-cinema produced, directed and edited by New York-based multi-instrumentalist/filmmaker Tom Abbs and based on his narrative and video graphic score...

"In his third outing leading the Frequency Response group, Tom Abbs (Yuganaut, Cooper-Moore's Triptych Myth, Andrew Lamb Trio) takes you through a mesmerizing mix of free-jazz, groove, third wave and noise. From the heart wrenching title track 'Lost,'...

"Since his early death, Kaoru Abe has attracted much attention and a loyal following among aficionados of free jazz and improvised music, but fans who might be tempted to listen for signs of the alto saxophonist's impending doom in this recording made on August 29, 1978, in Hokkaido might be disappointed, for the simple reason that there's not much music to listen to: 14 and a half minutes of actual playing preceded by a minute and 41 seconds of "rehearsal" (this amounts to little more than a couple of arpe

This trio of violin, piano, & percussion perform 5 pieces by John Cage, Henry Cowell, Alan Hovhaness, Somei Satoh), & Lou Harrison.

"John Abercrombie’s guitar is framed and supported by composer Vince Mendoza’s quasi-orchestral use of synthesizers. Jon Christensen’s drums add acoustic commentary."

"...this is a fine album by Abercrombie and Vince Mendoza, an ambitious NY...

"Class Trip marks John Abercrombie’s second studio go-round with this expressive, expansive band, a quartet featuring violinist Mark Feldman as front line partner to the guitarist. The rhythm section of drummer Joey Baron and bassist Marc Johnson...

"John Abercrombie rocks through these pieces with urgency and curiosity, while Jan Hammer (keyboards), adds to the urban excitement with his organs and keyboards, as does Mike Brecker (sax) with his characteristically emotional tenor work. Jack...

"The third album by the group many listeners feel is John Abercrombie’s best-ever band. The American guitarist has always been, by his own account, both a “traditionalist and a free player”. The same can be claimed of is colleagues here who share a...

Latest by the great guitarist and his group. I just saw Abercrombie with John Surman, Jack DeJohnette, Drew Gress and he played fantastic.

"The beauty of working with the same people long-term is it's possible to evolve a cohesive ensemble...

John Abercrombie guitar
Joe Lovano tenor saxophone
Drew Gress double-bass
Joey Baron drums

"Within A Song celebrates the spirit of discovery that illuminated the jazz of the 1960s, as John Abercrombie declares his musical loyalties

"The Gateway trio of guitarist John Abercrombie, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Jack DeJohnette made its debut in the midst of the fusion era, recording this album in 1975, but there's a flowing rhythmic ease and complex interplay that immediately...

There was an amazingly high number of great albums being released on ECM during the 1970s and this is one of many beautiful, enjoyable classics by two great, very different guitarists...


A number of years ago, I saw this band play at ProgDay, and they were a hard-rocking band with modern prog-rock touches (ala Porcupine Tree) who really won me over with their performance.

This is their first new studio album in a number...

"Abnoba's recording debut has all the signs of becoming an important addition to the Italian world music scene. Vai facile takes hold from the first listen, and has the qualities to enchant both folk music afficionados and those in search of more moder...

All-instrumental technical/progressive metal ala Canvas Solaris, Spastic Ink, Blotted Science and Animals As Leaders.

"Abnormal Thought Patterns has set the bar for new instrumental rock acts coming onto the scene. As impressive as some of the...

"Eremite presents the first digital edition of Joshua Abrams' invaluable & out-of-print LP Natural Information (2010). Abrams' first record for Eremite is another fascinating entry in Abrams' discography of recordings that gather aesthetic input from....

"Eremite presents the first digital edition of Joshua Abrams' invaluable & out-of-print LP Represencing (2012). Represencing is the second installment of the Joshua Abrams sound world first introduced on Natural Information. Abrams again organizes...

"SoundDance celebrates the 80th birthday of the hugely influential pianist Muhal Richard Abrams. Perhaps best known as the founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)—the organization from which sprung such giants of...

"Vision Towards Essence captures Muhal Richard Abrams live at the peak of his powers, performing solo in front of an enthusiastic audience at the 1998 Guelph Jazz Festival in Canada. This incredible recording captures an unedited account of a continuous s

Pianist, composer & A.A.C.M. founder Abrams conducts this well known Finnish jazz orchestra through a program of his compositions. A rare chance to hear Abrams works performed on such a large scale.

This is the second release by this Chilean instrumental progressive quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. Their first album was quite good although it passed by sort of un-noticed and it's nice that they are back on a higher-profile label...

"Based in Miami, this is a very interesting American band, ploughing its own furrow - whose accent is what they call 'prog' over there, but whose language is more complex by far. Pip Pyle adds a seasoned sophistication - in fact I think this is a great...

The second of two by this South African group. This was the first professional band of Sean Bergin, who later found 'fame' in Holland working with various ICP-related musicians and ensembles. This is their second album and presents a pretty interesting...

The first of two by this South African group. This was the first professional band of Sean Bergin, who later found 'fame' in Holland working with various ICP-related musicians and ensembles. This is not without interest, but their second album is...

A fantastic reissue of a very obscure French fusion lp which spices it up with some serious Zeuhl grooves!

The band is led by guitarist Pierrejean Gaucher, and you'll hear a killer rhythm section, keyboards, restrained & tasty sax work and...

Accordo Dei Contrari are a quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. They are an Italian jazz rock band with heavy progressive rock touches, and, if you have just tuned in, this is their third album.

The band has been together more than a...

Excellent, early (1970) Danish progressive rock/proto-progressive band's 1st release. This was previously available on CD, but it's been gone for many years now, so this new edition is very welcome! One of the greatest of the Danish bands, this has two...

Excellent, early (1971) Danish progressive rock/proto-progressive band's 2nd and really final release, although a different band with the same name re-emerged several years later. This was previously available on CD, but it's been gone for many years...

Not Temple, but Afrirampo! Oni : voice, electric guitar, degital guitar, soprano recorder, drums, Pika : voice, drums, percussion, toys, balloon, Tsuyama Atsushi : voice, bass, drums, degital guitar, acoustic guitar, soprano recorder, kantele, Higashi...

"Acid Mothers Guru Guru features Mani Neumeier from the legendary and influential German Krautrock group Guru Guru as well as Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama from Japan's holy Acid Mothers Temple. The result is a fiery fantasy filled, loud/soft...

"The second Acid Mothers lbum released by Riot Season, following the relatively laidback Minstrel In The Galaxy in 2004. Musically sitting somewhere between their 1997 self titled debut album (PSF) and the classic 'out-there' double album Absolutely...

"Includes 'Dark Stars In The Dazzling Sky' (aka 'Dark Star Blues'), 'Pink Lady Lemonade,' 'La Le Lo' and an improv track. This is the tour CD of their U.S. & Canadian tour 2008. Limited to 1000 copies only."

"Another smoker from Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., in typically fine form. Benzaiten is an In C-style homage to the classic Osamu Kitajima record Benzaiten (1973). Acid Mothers Temple covers the title-track and reprise using...

"Acid Mother's Temple's Glorify Astrological Martyrdom is sure to appeal to the myriad AMT fans who have made Crystal Rainbow Pyramid a new fan favorite. Professionally recorded mega riffage for a super defined clean sound. Kawabata and company deliver...

"Acid Mothers Temple return with an expanded Melting Paraiso U.F.O. line-up, featuring the added guitar skills of Japan underground legend and new full-time member Tabata Mitsuru (Boredoms, Zeni Gava, Leningrad Blues Machine, etc.). IAO Chant from...

"Acid Mothers Temple follow up their classic cover of Terry Riley's In C. This is also the first Acid Mothers Temple record in a long time to feature the voice of Cotton Casino. Beginning with their cover of Terry Riley's "In C", AMT went on to create...

"Acid Mothers Temple's In Search of the Lost Divine Arc heads in a completely different direction from 2012's Son of a Bitches Brew. Harder, faster, and more riff-rock oriented, this record is here to slay. AMT skews their vibe between Zeppelin and...

"Acid Mothers Temple returns with a new release, their fourth for the label. The album is made up entirely of new studio recordings that have captured the band in fantastic form. The band is captured flying at full speed dishing out three slabs of...

"Acid Mothers Temple and Important Records have decided to release the complete Magical Power From Mars in its entirety with the addition of the fourth and final track 'Aladdin Kane.' Magical Power From Mars comes housed with completely new front and...

This is released in an edition of 1,000 copies. "Limited edition 2006 US Tour CD featuring recordings from 2004. 'Dark Stars in the Dazzling Sky' (aka Dark Star Blues) was recorded at Spaceland on June 6, 2004 -- a great show. And the other track is...