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Andrew Conrad - Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Voice
Emilio Terranova - Double Bass, Voice
Mike Lockwood - Drums, Voice

“SCREAMING WHILE PLAYING, the bold debut album by vibrant Los Angeles saxophonist and composer, Andrew Conrad, is an immediately honest glimpse into the mind of an uncompromising artist who does not segregate art and life. Raw and visceral, this record presents a deeply intertwined musical dialogue rarely encountered in an age that favors technology and sheen over unfiltered

"Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
“Taking in the forest atmosphere” became the inspiration for A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s newest album. Their forest bath of choice is the Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. This new album features ten original compositions by Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes....

CREW ON BOARD
Vinny Golia tenor, soprano, & baritone saxophones
John Hanrahan drums
Henry Kaiser guitar
Wayne Peet Hammond B3 & Yamaha YC-45D organs
Mike Watt bass
Rakalam Bob Moses special guest percussion at the top of "Meditations"

Some records tell you what’s what. That’s not a bad thing: there’s a place in music for reportage, for commentary, for what’s going on. But A Love Supreme Electric...

' 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...

"'Koyonaku' is the result of the encounter in downtown Tokyo between Japanese accordionist A Qui Avec Gabriel and guitarist Michel Henritzi. The duo re-interprets the soulful and melancholic popular Japanese Enka-music through improvisation. They meander solitary through these sad melodies in their very own iconoclastic ways."

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

Bossa Nova - Acoustic Drum Kit
Col Legno - Vocals, Violin
Empress Play - Vocals, flute
General MIDI - Vocals, Rhodes, Guitars, etc
Dorothy Wave - Micron, Micropreset, Vocal backing
Private Dancer - Trumpet
Jon Bone - Trombone

Very good, theatrical art-rock from the UK. This is their 1st non self released album and it comes from the wonderful folks at AltrOck. VERY quirky and they may be an acquired taste for certain folks, but one well worth acquiring!

"Imagi

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...

Espen Aalberg drums, percussion
Jonas Kullhammar saxophone, flute
Torbjörn Zetterberg bass
Susana Santos Silva trumpet
All musicians also play gamelan

"The fourth volume of the series “Basement Sessions” have again (like the previous “Vol. 3”, with Jørgen Mathisen as special guest) an addition to the trio formed by Jonas Kullhammar, Torbjorn Zetterberg and Espen Aalberg, the name of the drummer showing this time upfront because the compositions have his authorship – the extra...

"In Abbasi's hands, the globe's music feels relentlessly new and progressive."-Los Angeles Times

“Comprehending the vastness of music's evolution over almost a century, even in terms of jazz and world music alone, can be pretty mind-blowing - yet New York-based guitarist/composer Rez Abbasi spans that arc with an original release of quintet music based on 'A Throw of Dice (A Romance of India)', a vintage black-and-white Indian-German silent film from 1929.
'A Throw of Dice' is Abbasi's 13th..

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!)..

Rez Abbasi (guitar)
Vijay Iyer (piano)
Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone)
Johannes Weidenmueller (double bass)
Dan Weiss (drums)
Guest: Elizabeth Mikhael (cello)

"Completing a trilogy of albums whose compositions are infused with the various, colourful strands of traditional music from his Pakistani/Indian homeland, New York guitarist Rez Abbasi's 'Unfiltered Universe' presents the stunning line-up of pianist Vijay Iyer, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, bassist...

“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,'...

“Compass is a voyage at many levels: through music and text, with images evoking the freshness of sea air and the colours of wildflowers. A voyage through polar extreme of jazz – from Chick Corea to Sun Ra, through folk song in the slipstream of Luciano Berio, through poetry of James Joyce and William Carlos Williams. Also a journey through subtly undulating chamber music, improvised and otherwise. Through it all, Susanne Abbuehl’s cool, undemonstrative-yet-strangely-mesmeric voice is the unifying factor...

“American drummer Chris Corsano and French saxophonist Christine Abdelnour have been working as aduo for several years and perform regularly in Europe. The disc « Quand fond la neige, où va le blanc ?» (Where Does the White Go When the Snow Melts?) is the highlight of their teaming.
The association of the two most talented musicians of the "new" generation offers a music of incredible richness in which the duo merges like tectonic plates of different densities, moving through intricate and complex...

"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

"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...

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, albeit a more firey release than normall associated with the label! Recorded in 1974, I believe that this...

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

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...

Lee Abraham / guitars, keyboards, bass
Marc Atkinson / vocals
Diane Abraham / backing vocals
Mark Spencer / backing vocals
Rob Arnold / piano
Gerald Mulligan / drums

“Inspired by his return to Galahad in 2017 and his subsequent contributions to the band’s single-song concept album “Seas Of Change”, Lee has written and produced his own single-song concept album. Clocking in at around 47 minutes Comatose tells the story of a car crash victim who experiences flash backs while.

Lee Abraham - guitars, keyboards, bass
Gerald Mulligan - drums
Marc Atkinson - vocals
Peter Jones - vocals
Mark Spencer - backing vocals
Rob Arnold - piano

Only Human is the stunning new 9th solo release from Galahad guitarist and solo artist Lee Abraham. It is released exactly 1 year after his previous album “Harmony/Synchronicity”.
The album centrepiece is the epic opening song 'Counting Down'. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, the song progresses through different.

“Australia's Chris Abrahams, widely known for his work with legendary trio The Necks, has amassed an impressive solo discography over the past three decades. With four electro-acoustic editions already published by Room40, the label announces Chris's first piano solo for the label. Appearance is two longform pieces for piano that weave and mesh to create a sense of flow and subtle shifting which unfolds into eternal variation.”

"I've written quite often about my first experience listening to Thrown at Chris's place in Sydney. On that initial listening I was equal parts terrified and awestruck. The sensation of sitting there, in low light after midnight, listening with Chris and our mutual friend Clayton after an evening out at a NowNow event, is something I can recall vividly. Thrown is a record that, from the very outset, has roused me in a very direct, particular and profound, sense of affect. Recorded using Dx-7, piano and...

“Gardener starts with a track that is just over a minute long. "Song of the pylon", had me more intrigued than riveted and was followed up with a 15 minute brain teaser "The changes wrought by the recurring use of tools" where harmonium, harpsichord, and piano are used to create an almost jack hammering effect where both musicians, who are credited with all three instruments, throw themes, fragments of ideas, and phrases at earth other at a dizzying pace.
There is some greatness on Gardener like...

Joshua Abrams: double bass
Ari Brown: tenor saxophone
Jeff Parker: guitar
Gerald Cleaver: drums

“Sharp, deeply interactive, and soulful music; a brilliant quartet!”

Joshua Abrams: double bass
David Boykin: tenor saxophone
Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone
Frank Rosaly: drums

"Notice then how, in Unknown Known, “things” seem to settle in, so much so and so well they immediately freeze, before uncoiling, disintegrating, tearing apart, and come back as shadows. Notice how, on Boom goes the Moon, the theme is enmeshed then hypnotic, and the second part, like a harmonious cloud floats before imperturbably exploding. Notice how on Settle Down, a rooted...

“Mandatory Reality, the new album by Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society, is here. Setting aside (for the moment) the electric instrumentation of Simultonality and Magnetoception , Joshua Abrams conceived Mandatory Reality for an eight-piece acoustic manifestation of NIS, consisting of himself on guimbri, Lisa Alvarado on harmonium and gongs, Mikel Avery on tam-tam and gongs, Ben Boye on autoharp and piano, Hamid Drake on tabla and tar, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone...

"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

“Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family. After extensive touring with music from the Book of Angels, they stormed into Bill Laswell’s studio to record an even more intense CD of Masada Book Three. Upheld by the pulsating sound of Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz’s gimbri and the dynamic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, Aram Bajakian and Eyal Maoz push their guitars to the limits...

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...

“...filled with the type of blazing solos, odd-metered time signatures, precisely executed unison bridges, hypnotic riffing, and dramatic chordal hooks that fans of high-energy fusion-tinged electric prog shouldn't miss.” – AllMusic

Leading up to its fifth studio album, Accordo dei Contrari had one simple yet ambitious goal: to make music that was “original, challenging, and beautiful at the same time”.
By that measure, UR– is a resonant success [and an...

Daevid Allen - gliss guitar & vocals
Gilli Smyth - space whisper / vocals
Kawabata Makoto - guitar & voice
Atsushi Tsyuama - bass, whistle & vocals
Josh Pollock - guitar & megaphone voice
Hiroshi Higashi & Cotton Casino - synthesizer & voice

“Absolutely superb listening to be had on 'Live In Tokyo'. Gig was recorded at the Doors Club in in Tokyo, Japan sometime in April, 2004.
Tunes that more than make this disc a keeper are first two minute-long wacky cuts "Gnome 11

"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...

"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 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 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 back art and no expense was spared on more 3D lenticular covers for the front. This is the complete album available for the first time in its entirety. Magical Power From Mars is an album full of epic statements from the Acid Mothers. Each track has an...

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...