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"A band occupying sonic territory entirely their own, BENT KNEE continues to break ground with each successive album, a record maintained with 2019’s extraordinary “You Know What They Mean”. The Boston outfit’s myriad influences are distilled into a deeply moving art-form that defies categorization, merging texture and style into music that’s thrilling, addictive, and unapologetically original.
“You Know What They Mean”, the fifth full-length by BENT KNEE is a prime example how to unite rock, pop...

Alison Bentley (vocals) with Dave Frankel (piano), Dave Jones (bass), Paul Cavaciuti (drums), with guests Steve Waterman (trumpet and flugelhorn) and Martin Speake (alto saxophone). New ideas on music by the greatest composers played by some of Britain...

Judeo-Spanish folk songs that travelled 500 years with the Sephardic Jews, in the unique tongue known as ''Ladino''. [New Albion]

''Improvisor, composer, arranger, producer, vocal stylist and bon vivant, Steve Beresford is one of Europe's most charming and versatile musical minds. These varied and and delightful cues originally composed for British film and television are perform...

More charming gems from the remarkable mind of world traveller/vocal stylist/composer/arranger/pianist Steve Beresford. A veteran of countless bands from the Slits to the Melody Four, Steve has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for...

Jo Berger Myhre – 1930´s German double bass, 1964 Gretsch 6071 bass guitar, Music Man HD150 amplifier, Simmons SDS8 drum machine, Moog Minitaur, Grendel Drone Commander and various analogue electronics
Kaveh Mahmudiyan – tombak (#2, 4, 5, 7)
Jo David Meyer Lysne – acoustic guitar (#2, 3, 6)
Jana Anisimova – upright piano (#2, 3)
Morten Qvenild – synth (#3, 5)
Ólafur Björn Ólafsson – organ (#5)
Vivian Wang – narration (#5)

“Myhre makes his solo debut with the rele

Bengt Berger-drums, Kjell Westling, bass clarinet and sopranino sax.

There is a lot of improvisation here, but despite what Bengt says below, this is not a completely improvised; there are WAY too many moments that are obviously rehearsed, when...

"One of the most versatile and active proponents of creative music, Karl Berger is a living legend who has been expanding the Jazz language since the mid-’60s. A pianist, vibraphonist, composer, arranger, conductor and educator of astounding energy and...

"Founder of the Creative Music Studio and a close collaborator of Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Gato Barbieri, Anthony Braxton and so many more, Karl Berger is a master musician and one of the pioneers of creative music. The third and final CD in his trilogy for Tzadik features fourteen tracks spanning a wide variety of moods. Karl’s gorgeous string arrangements are highlighted here in this beautiful and soulful suite of music for piano and strings."
Karl Berger: Piano
Ken Filiano: Bass...

"Composer, arranger, pianist, vibraphonist, conductor and educator, Karl Berger steps out on his own here for a brilliant solo piano recital. Structured as a series of variations and etudes, these moody and spiritually charged compositions showcase...

"The product of a recording session in New York City in 1970, “Where Fortune Smiles” is one of the milestone albums to be recorded at a time when the divisions between the worlds of jazz and rock were less defined and albums such as Bitches Brew by Miles Davis and the work of Tony Williams’ Lifetime pointed a new direction in music.
Originally released on Pye Records’ “Progressive” imprint Dawn Records, Where Fortune Smiles was recorded fresh on the heels of John McLaughlin and Dave Holland’s work...



This was originally issued by Pilz in 1972, was one of their last releases. Berkers was a bassist and a member of both the Cosmic Jokers and Wallenstein. This features him on guitar with various Kosmiche pals. More of a 'rock album' than you might expe...

What the London orbital is to the English capital, the Berliner ring is to Berlin: a circular highway that surrounds the city. The first contemporary release from Art Yard amalgamates disparate elements: electro mechanical devices, invented...

"This musical spin-off from The Samurai of Prog reaches its completion in the “Bernard and Pörsti” project with “Gulliver”, a concept album inspired by the character’s travels as told by Jonathan Swift, that maintains the style and the DNA of the original band.
The “third samurai”, Steve Unruh, is still present – even though in only one track – and will be soon re-joining the others for a new record on which TSoP are already working, “The Chronicles”, inspired to the Chronicles of Narnia."...

Two thirds of The Samurai Of Prog after the success of "Gulliver" re-propose a great symphonic Prog album with this La Tierra. The present section is the one composed by the Finnish Kimmo Pörsti (drums and percussion) and the Italian Marco Bernard (bass Rickenbacker 4003), and together with them a series of great guests chosen among the most famous South American musicians and the great Italian keyboard player. Oliviero LaCagnina. The Album is a small masterpiece where the tale of our land is told and...

“Robinson Cruse is the third album by Marco Bernard and Kimmo Pörsti. The album is based on the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, written in 1719.
It features excellent performances by the following artists:
Octavio Stampalla: keyboards
John Hackett: flute
Marcel Singor: guitar
Marc Papeghin: French horn, trumpet
Oliviero Lacagnina: keyboards
John Wilkinson: vocals
Steve Bingham: violin
Sara Traticante: flute
Marc Papeghin: French horn, trumpet
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Daniel Bernardes Piano
António Augusto Aguiar Bass
Mário Costa Drums
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Miquel Bernat Marimba, Percussion
Jeff Davis Vibrafone Soloist, Percussion
João Dias Glockenspiel, Percussion
Pedro Góis Vibrafone, Percussion

"Portuguese pianist Daniel Bernardes studied both composition (with Emmanuel Nunes and Karlheinz Stockhausen) and jazz (with Carlos Barretto and João Paulo Esteves da Silva, two names of the Clean Feed catalogue). “Liturgy of the Birds”


Tim Berne alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega Bb and bass clarinets
Matt Mitchell piano
Ches Smith drums; percussion

Tim is one of the (many) greats of modern jazz, releasing a huge string of good to superb albums and leading /...

Tim Berne: Alto Saxophone
Gregg Belisle-Chi: Guitar

“With his extensive artistic biography, Tim Berne is one of the most outstanding figures in American jazz. Rising star Gregg Belisle-Chi, a connoisseur of Berne's music, has this year released the acclaimed album Koi, featuring interpretations of Tim Berne's compositions on solo acoustic guitar. With his extensive skills and immense sonic potential, he is earning a central place in the landscape of contemporary acoustic guitar.
With...

Tim Berne - alto sax Nasheet Waits - drums

“Full of timbral invention, utilising chasms of nihilistic space and a ferocious fervour to their interplay, navigating the no man's land of free form jazz where anything is possible and composition is in real time via high wire reflex and in the moment ideas, recorded live 10/19 at the Sultan Room in Brooklyn.”

Tim Berne: Alte Saxophone
Matt Mitchell: Piano
Oscar Noriega: Bass Clarinet, Bb Clarinet
Ches Smith: Drums, Percussion

"Tim Berne's Snakeoil, this group that has grown into a conspired unit over many years, presents with The Deceptive 4 an extraordinary live double album. "This double-disc live document, The Deceptive 4, traces the evolution of both Berne's writing for Snakeoil and the way the band interprets his compositions onstage ­– from the group's nascent beginnings to not lo

Tim Berne: Alte Saxophone
Marc Ducret: Guitars
Matt Mitchell: Piano, Tack Piano, Modular Synths
Oscar Noriega: Bass Clarinet, BB Clarinet
Ches Smith: Drums, Vibes, Glockenspiel, Haitian Tanbou

This is just great from front to back!

“AThe band balances the possibilities of composition, improvisation and the tonal possibilities of an acoustic and electric playing jazz band in an unmistakable way. The Fantastic Mrs.10 is one of Snakeoil's most mature and at the same time m

"Michael Bernier is a world renowned Chapman Stick player. Best known for his work with Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson, Michael has been focusing on his solo material the past 4 years.

Ritchie DeCarlo is a drummer in Philadelphia..

“RareNoiseRecords co-founder, multi-instrumentalist and composer Eraldo Bernocchi has created an evocative soundtrack for a new documentary film on American artist Cy Twombly.
Imagined and produced by Michele Bongiorno, written and directed by Andrea Bettinetti for GoodDay Productions Ltd, Cy Dear was presented privately at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in the Spring of 2018 and will have it's festival premiere this Fall.
Bernocchi's soundtrack is suitably atmospheric, underscoring..

“The first collaborative album of the Italian composer, arranger, producer and guitarist ERALDO BERNOCCHI with the Berlin-based Japanese violinist, composer, electronic producer and TANGERINE DREAM member HOSHIKO YAMANE.

Born in Osaka, Hoshiko Yamane attended the University of Arts in Aichi. Her training destined her to be a violinist in classical music - later on she extended her practice to modern and pop music. In 2011 she joined the legendary band Tangerine Dream. In 2014 she started to release...

“The one-time Italian punk guitarist and current experimental musician-producer-sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi joins Indian slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke for a rare encounter on the sublimely beautiful Invisible Strings. A melding of East and West, Bernocchi plays sparse baritone guitar lines behind the Hindustani lap steel virtuoso on this evocative collaboration between the two. From “The Last Emperor Walked Alone” to “Sublime Skies,” “Bangalor Electric” and “The Unsaid,” Bernocchi and Sontakke...

In this, the third installment in Steven Bernstein's Diaspora series, one of the most active and imaginative musicians in the downtown scene explores compositions from the Jewish tradition through the rose colored lens of West Coast Jazz. Actually reco...

''An endlessly inventive musical magician delving deep into his Jewish roots and coming up with sounds you've never imagined possible. Steve Bernstein has worked as musical director for the likes of Hal Wilner, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards and his own m...

Trumpeter Bernstein joins forces with the Sam Rivers trio; any excuse for new music from Sam is a good thing! "Steven Bernstein, one of the energy centers of the downtown scene here joins legendary reedman Sam Rivers and his trio for an inspiring progr...

"With groups like Sex Mob, Millennial Territory Orchestra and Diaspora Soul, Steven Bernstein is energizing the downtown scene with a passionate and indefatigable creativity. His brilliance continues with Diaspora Suite, the fourth installment in his...

"Jac Berrocal has not released an album for 20 years. The legendary French trumpeter is back with his special atmosphere and feeling and lots of guests, too. Jacques "Jac" Berrocal (born October 22, 1946, Saint-Jean d'Angély) is a French trumpeter...

“Jac Berrocal is a 1946-born musician (trumpet player), poet and sometime film actor who came of age in the '70s Paris improv scene, where the boundaries between music, art and theatre were porous and begging to be breached. Inspired by bebop, chanson, free jazz, beat poetry, early rock 'n roll and myriad Eastern influences, and with an iconoclastic, anything-goes approach to instrumentation and technique that would later align him with post-punk sensibilities, Berrocal blazed an eccentric and....

“Jac Berrocal is a 1946-born musician, poet and film actor who came of age in the '70s Paris improv scene, where the boundaries between music, art and theatre were porous and begging to be breached. Inspired by bebop, chanson, free jazz, beat poetry, early rock 'n roll and myriad Eastern influences, and with an iconoclastic, anything-goes approach to instrumentation and technique that would later align him with post-punk sensibilities, Berrocal blazed an eccentric and unstoppable trail across the

“Jac Berrocal and David Fenech have been recording music together for more than ten years now... After albums with Ghédalia Tazartès (RIP) and Vincent Epplay, they shared the stage with musicians such as Felix Kubin, Jean-Hervé Peron, Jean Noel Cognard, and Thierry Müller (Illitch)... Now they are now joined by the American improviser Jason Willett (Half Japanese) for their first album as a trio. Built around a recording session in Paris, the three musicians created Xmas In March, an album of seven new...

Released in 1979 in a limited edition on his own d'Avantage label, Catalogue, with its overt theatricality is every bit as wild as the previous Paralleles. Not really jazz, not rock, having nothing to do with contemporary music either, Catalogue...

"Jacques Berrocal has been very active since the beginning of the 1970s. No one in France could mix jazz, improvisation, rock'n'roll, punk, no wave, spoken words and industrial music like him. He also had a central position in the creation of d'Avantage, a collective record label that issued some of the most particular sessions of the mid-late Seventies. At the same time he was working on never ending sessions for records that were never issued. Jac and his band were the Apostles of the non-urgency...

"The young guitarist Antoine Berthiaume, who released in 2002 an album of duets with Fred Frith and Derek Bailey titled Soshin, unveils his second effort for Ambiances Magntiques, Leaves and Snows, a project also featuring pianist Quentin...

"Mainly associated with jazz and creative music, Antoine Berthiaume delivers, with Small Tease, a surprising body of pieces standing on the fence of instrumental folk. Berthiaume is no newcomer to this genre, since Rodéoscopique dabbed in it too. This...

“A gloriously mad, Kinks-influenced underground Edwardian progressive masterpiece. It’s as if Noel Coward, Hawkwind, The Incredible String Band, Neu, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Kinks were scrambled together in a disastrous Star Trek teleportation accident.
In 1970 the Berties took over a crumbling mansion in the wilds of Wales, made this LP, sent it to John Peel (whose letter of reply is reproduced on the sleeve), and never left. They remain in Wales to this day.
Bertie is a deranged...

This is a great set of ambient, sculptural music with a fascinating story. In brief, Harry Bertoia was a jeweler, sculptor and furniture designer (among other things) who, starting in the 50s, began to sculpt sculptures which produced sound, made of tall vertical rods.
In the late 70s, there were 11 privately released recordings made and released by Bertoia. Now for the first time in over 40 years, new releases of previously unheard and unreleased works are being released on his reactivated...

This is a great set of music with a fascinating story. In brief, Harry Bertoia was a jeweler, sculptor and furniture designer (among other things) who, staring in the 50s, began to sculpt sculptures which produced sound, made of tall vertical rods.

In the late 70s, there were 11 privately released recordings made and released by Bertoia. Now for the first time anywhere, all 11 of them are reissued taken from their original master tapes.

This is a must for fans of experimental sounds....

“When Harry Bertoia's Sonambient label was resurrected, Important Records' intention was to tell the story of Bertoia's groundbreaking Sonambient work as revealed through his extensive collection of notes and recordings.
When the first new LP was released in 2016, Important were only in possession of 1/20th of the archive. Now, in 2019, the label is excited to release the first LP of new material from the full archive and they present it to increase understanding of what Bertoia was doing in his...

"This is a deluxe CD/DVD package containing historic recordings made in Harry Bertoia's Sonambient barn. The DVD, a film titled Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia, by Jeffrey and Miriam Eger, was shot in 1971 and follows Harry Bertoia in performance and interview throughout his Sonambient barn deep in the Pennsylvania woods.
This film offers a rare opportunity to follow the artist in practice, listening carefully as he moves contemplatively through his sculptures and gongs. Interview...




Fanny L’Héritier: Lyrics & music, vocals, pianet Hohner & analog keyboards
Guillaume Médioni: Guitars, bass, banjo, rythmic arrangements, recording, music production & mastering

Charming songs from two women who remind me of the artiest of electro-pop of the late 70s / early 80s but brought into today; this would have been completely at home on Rough Trade next to Young Marble Giants 40 years later...

“Passing through this extraordinary and tormented trip, you particularly come...