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"This compact disc contains the full version of the 'Death Of Rock' EP, issued on Shangai Records in 1982. The other four tracks are all previously unreleased material."

"A charming poetic hodgepodge this, allowing the Gong shaman Daevid Allen...

This is a solo album from the period when Daevid was living in Australia and working solo. It was designed around Daevid's guitar and voice and some taped accompaniment from guests; it's also one of the earliest Voiceprint releases...

This is both of two albums that joined Daevid with multi-instrumentalist Kramer.
I saw one of their shows and they worked really great together. Kramer put a little bit of edge into Daevid's whimsy, but it was also really clear that both musicians really liked each others' work, despite the apparent differences in style and approach.
Both of these collaborations are some of the best of Daevid's 90s work, I think.

"Geri Allen's earlier 2006 album, Zodiac Suite: Revisited, a fine effort recorded under the banner of the Mary Lou Williams Collective, celebrated the legendary pianist by rescuing one of her major works from obscurity. On Timeless Portraits and Dreams Allen widens her scope, as she is wont to do, to bridge jazz, spirituals, and classical music. She performs lyrical solo pieces and jazz classics, demonstrates the art of the trio with Miles Davis alumni Ron Carter and Jimmy Cobb, backs the exceptional...

“Nigerian drummer Tony Allen says this is the "best (record) in my life," and with a career spanning over 50 years, that's quite the confession for the Afrobeat pioneer and former Fela Kuti fixture. The Source represents Blue Note's classic era while symbolizing the label's innovative present.”

“Released on jazz label Blue Note, The Source is a collaboration between a bunch of French jazzbos and famed Afrobeat rhythmatist Tony Allen. So it isn't like Fela Kuti type stuff. It's an excellent album...

Great price on a great collection of music. This includes 48 tracks from his 1st five releases. Lots of originals (including early original classics like "Parchman Farm" and "Young Man Blues"), but it's the covers that show where Mose was coming from...

Still a fine album, but the band was reeling from the blow of Duane Allman’s death so soon after the success of Live At The Fillmore East....

“A tribute to the dearly departed Duane, Eat a Peach rambles through two albums, running through a side of new songs, recorded post-Duane, spending a full album on live cuts from the Fillmore East sessions, then offering a round of studio tracks Duane completed before his death. On the first side, they do suggest the mellowness of the Dickey Betts-led...

"This CD is an accurate representation of the Allman Brothers Band live at the Beacon Theater in NYC. I've been to the Beacon many times and can tell you that this is an excellent CD and it recreates the sonic qualities of the room, PA, etc. You have to remember that this is a LIVE recording and is not a studio CD. It captures the nuances of the live performance and the sound of the theater. The recording was mixed live by Bud and he did a heck of a job mastering the overall CD.
Greg's vocals are...

“In 1969 prog also had its first cries in Italy. Among the very first Italian Prog groups that had a record contract with a major, there were the Alluminogeni. It was 69 and the major was Fonit Cetra, already home of the New Trolls who also opened in the Osanna in 71.
It was the daughter of the Zanoletti Record Company of Fonit Cetra to recommend the name Alluminogeni, ingeniously combining the name of the leader of the group, Patrizio Alluminio, with the "hallucinogens" particularly in sight in...

Patrizio Alluminio was the keyboard player for the trio Alluminogeni. Their brand of Italian classical rock was in the same vein as the other similar trios - Le Orme, The Trip etc and is recommended to fans of this genre. In addition to the music, you ...

Tobias Klein alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Gonçalo Almeida double bass
Martin van Duynhoven drums

“The trio of Gonçalo Almeida, Martin van Duynhoven and Tobias Klein may present itself as a synthesis of «all kinds of adventurous music of the last 50 years» and that is true, but one in special comes immediately to mind when we listen to them: the influence they put to work of the original free jazz. “Live at the Bimhuis” includes two Ornette Coleman pieces...

Tobias Klein, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet / Gonçalo Almeida, double bass / Martin van Duynhoven, drums.
"You could say that “Vibrate in Sympathy” is one more item in the present focus on acoustic improvisation. Or you could say this is one more example of the particular jazz brand you find in the Dutch scene. Both judgments are not really true. The musicians involved have their own individual personalities and they don’t represent any organized tendencies. Two of them...

Almendra are considered one of the founding fathers of the Argentinian rock scene. This was their debut record from late 1969 and is a fun and well done rock/hard rock album of the period with some nice progressive touches and many wah-wah guitars! "Th...


"Alog's fifth album was recorded in a wide range of spaces and places -- from recordings of Dag-Are Haugan and Espen Sommer Eide as street musicians in San Francisco while touring, to scavenging old collections of 78 rpm records in the mining town of...

"First new recording in a decade from Ukraine-born Misha Alperin, whose last two ECM discs, “Night” and “At Home” were both recorded in 1998. This newest album of solos, duos and trios picks up the productive association with German cellist Anja...


Classic Italian one-shot that originally featured an amazing triple fold-out cover of a dove of peace dropping bombs out of its stomach, which is replicated here. "The self-titled Alphataurus album was one of my earliest ventures into the world...

Alphataurus were one of the (many) great 'one and done' Italian symphonic rock band and one of the most fondly remembered; once you have seen it, who could forget the amazing triple-gatefold 'Dove of War' lp jacket and the equally amazing music....

''Imagine a classical composer writing a gothic symphony for a multi-faceted electronic musician, who in concert was aided by Mayan musicians, a haunting, often operatic singer, & a psychic intermittently channeling the spirits of the dead - that pretty much sums up this fascinating album.''- Goldmine.

“Atmospheric, evolving, intricate and layered; a suite of fine compositions and carefully crafted sounds. Consistent creation of another place, another time.”

The album Marks (from 1972) was the first release by this six piece Dutch progressive rock sextet and was one of their two best releases. This is not that album! This is ALL previously unreleased material leading up to the album, including a disc of...

Collection of material from 1972-1976 by this six piece Dutch progressive rock sextet. Consisting of vocals, guitars, piano/organ, saxes/flute, bass and drums. More than half the recordings here are from their earliest and best period and this includes...

“Altare Thotemico is an relatively new Italian ensemble led by vocalist/poet Gianni Venturi. Selfie Ergo Sum is an odd but highly engaging album. The band touches on a variety of styles - there is some jazz rock elements, a touch of weirdness here and there and even some references to old school RPI. The thing that stands out on this album is the guitarist Agostino Raimo. This guy rips! He plays with heaviness and speed but stops just short of taking the music into metal territory. The music does...

"During the 1960's and '70's Philip Glass established himself as a leading artistic voice by creating a new musical language in the downtown loft spaces of New York's Soho district. Forty years later, Glass's early revolutionary music continues...

Fritz Kahl (bass)
Karl-Heinz Blumenberg (vocals, bass/soprano saxes, bass)
Klaus Gerlach (guitar)
Wolfgang Wulff (tenor sax)
Karl-Heinz Gossler (drums)
Werner von Gosen (guitar)
Michael von Rönn (tenor sax)

"With their roots as ex-Thrice Mice members, Altona wisely chose this new name (Altona is a town on the edge of Hamburg) when dropping the former band's classical edge in preference for a jazzier front.
On their debut Altona played a lively fusion that crossed

This is a chamber quartet of violin, cello, bass clarinet/clarinet and flute/piccolo (a pianist appears on one track) with transcriptions mostly by Giovanni Venosta (of Musci/Venosta) of music by 'classic' rock in opposition figures such as Thinking...

"Originally released in 1978 on Pennine Records, two catalog numbers before they issued the famous Rosemary Lane album by Tickawinda! Even European music might can quite an exotic feeling and Latvian rockers Alva are the living proof. Based in England when they released their sole album, Ja Tik Butu..., they fell straight into the folk rock genre with their cross of melancholic, even slightly psychedelic rock and colorful, mystifying Baltic folk -- all in the middle of the UK punk explosion. Their music....

This is the latest (and one of the best) solo albums by Alan Bishop (guitarist for Sun City Girls). Features a kinda amazing cover that I definitely dreamed about when I was 16, as well as a hardcover book, all at a pretty reasonable price considering...

Aubrey Johnson voice
Beatriz Nunes voice
Mariana Dionísio voice
Eve Risser piano
Mark Dresser contrabass
Abdul Moimême electric guitar and objects
Pedro Melo Alves drums and percussion

"Commissioned by the Portuguese Jazz no Parque series (Serralves Foundation, with Rui Eduardo Paes as the curator) in 2019, In Igma, the ensemble, and the opus now released, is a particularly accomplished example of the equating mind of drummer/percussionist and composer Pedro Mel

“We sure are alive”, writes Pedro Melo Alves in the liner notes of “Lumina”. It’s true, the music inside is a survival chant: we made it, after two years of a science fiction-like nightmare. And suddenly, there’s some light. The Portuguese composer and drummer was the winner in 2016 of the Bernardo Sassetti Award with the first version of his Omniae Ensemble concept. At the invitation of the Guimarães Jazz Festival in 2020, during a brief interval between lockdowns, he transformed the original septet...

“Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009) was a composer of large-scale fixed-duration sound installations and a highly original thinker in the areas of perception, sound spatialization, creative intelligence, and aural architecture. She is frequently cited as a pioneer of what has come to be called "sound art", although her thought and creative practice consistently challenge key assumptions about the capacities and limitations of the genre. Amacher's work anticipates some of the most important developments in...

''One of electronic music's truly legendary mavericks. Working mostly in large spaces & installations for the past 20 years, this diverse collection of electronic soundscapes & ''ear dances'' was chosen by the composer...spectacular acoustical effects ...

"One of contemporary music’s greatest and most elusive mavericks returns to Tzadik with yet another CD of ear bending electronic sounds. A student of Stockhausen and close collaborator of John Cage and David Behrman, Amacher has been creating acoustic...

Rodrigo Amado - tenor saxophone
Joe McPhee - pocket trumpet, soprano saxophone
Kent Kessler - double bass
Chris Corsano - drums

"Great dedicated music by four strong individual players, brought together by Rodrigo Amado -- intense communication with room for outbreaking solo-parts but always held together through a vision of playing together, all the time exiting and interwoven with beautiful melodies."

"This is the debut recording by the only entirely Portuguese project by Rodrigo Amado, including cellist Miguel Mira, an equivalent of Oscar Pettiford for the 21st century, and young drummer Gabriel Ferrandini, Lisbon’s answer to Paal Nilssen-Love and...

Gabriel Ferrandini (d) / Hernâni Faustino (b) / Manuel Mota (g) / Rodrigo Amado (ts).

“Wire Quartet is one of saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's working bands, together with Motion Trio and Hurricane. Recording consistently for some of the...

"Violinist Carlos “Zíngaro”, cellist Tomas Ulrich and double bassist Ken Filiano founded the TECK String Quartet with Elliott Sharp, but it’s something quite different what they offer here with Rodrigo Amado at the place of the guitar player. “Surface”...

"In the summer of 2002, Amado, Zíngaro and Filiano met in a Lisbon studio to record what was to be “The Space Between”, a collection of tunes based on the principles of real-time composition. For portuguese players Amado and Zíngaro it was, strangely, onl

"This is the first encounter of the Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado with the powerful rhythm section of Kent Kessler and Paal Nilssen-Love, both members of the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet. A tribute to Amado’s grandfather, an amateur theater...

"Second opus with Rodrigo Amado, Kent Kessler and Paal Nilssen-Love, this time being audible that the three musicians already know each other very well. “The Abstract Truth” may lack the discovery factor of the first encounters, but the music profits...


"QDK Media releases an official reissue of Africa by Zambian heavy psych rockers Amanaz, licensed from band member Keith Kabwe. Amanaz was formed in 1973, and this record came out in 1975. Three of these songs are in the native language Bemba, and 9...

Amarok are a splendid Spanish progressive rock outfit, who I was lucky to catch two times in the USA a few years ago. They use elements of 1970s progressive rock, Mediterranean & Celtic folk music and more to create a really nice sound that falls...

"The fifth album of the Amarok project, entitled "The Storm", contains mainly instrumental music - the result of cooperation between Polish artist Michał Wojtas and British choreographer James Wilton on the creation of contemporary dance performance The Storm. There are also two songs on the album, inspired by the main theme.
“The music for the performance "The Storm" is three-dimensional, deep and mysterious in the film - theater style” says Michał Wojtas, the founder and leader of Amarok. “It...

"This is the second proper full-length album by Swedish super-group The Amazing. The Amazing fell far from the tree. A natural process: coming together through affection, then slowly crystallizing into a folk-rock-psych-pop-collective slowly pushing, bending, then playing with any preconceived notions of pop. When a band takes a name like The Amazing, they'd better have the chops to back it up. Happily, this Swedish outfit -- a collective headed by Reine Fiske and Johan Holmegard of neo-psych juggernauts...

"The eleven tracks on The Amazing's new album manage to stay just out of focus. Together, they refine the Swedish five piece's signature dreamlike soundscape, and cement the band's status as one of the decade's most consistently compelling acts.
Self-produced, and recorded at Buller & Bäng Studio in Stockholm, In Transit picks up right where 2016's acclaimed Ambulance left off. The songs expand on frontman/guitarist Christoffer Gunrup's gloomy, textured vision - gorgeous tones, fed through layers...

"Wait For A Light To Come features brand-new recordings of Swedish folk-rock-psych-pop perfection. Their 2009 debut album received unanimous critical acclaim worldwide. This follow-up is an all-encompassing sonic soundscape of groovy electric folk-rock, psychedelic pop and heavy jams. The core musicians in The Amazing are Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske (who doubles as the lead guitar wizard in Dungen and who solos so furiously, it's as if something's trapped inside him that must be turned into melody...

“Hailing from Tennessee and now residing in New York, Zoh Amba is a 21 year-old tenor saxophonist who performs with a deep sense of spirituality and emotional power. Growing up in the mountains she practiced and played in the forest before continuing her studies in San Francisco and Boston. For her first CD she has chosen a fabulous quartet featuring her close friend, rising NYC star Micah Thomas on piano, and the formidable rhythm section of Thomas Morgan and Joey Baron. Hypnotic phrases, beautiful...

''One of the most extreme, passionate and fascinating recordings we've yet released. Formerly orthodox Hasidic students of Talmud and Tanya, thee two members of the Australian punk unit Phlegm have brought together influences from Boredoms and the Japa...

"Oren Ambarchi presents Live Knots, two live realizations of 'Knots,' the epic centerpiece of his 2012 album Audience of One. Built on the interplay between Ambarchi's swirling guitar harmonics and the metronomic pulse and shifting accents of Joe...