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This is a good record, but be aware that this is some serious OLD stuff, despite how they try and tie newly christened hipster Han onto it. If you are me, at this point in your listening life 'old = good', but your mileage may vary... Also worth keepin...

“Ernie K-Doe scored one of the biggest hits (possibly the biggest) in the history of New Orleans R&B with "Mother-in-Law," a humorous lament that struck a chord with listeners of all stripes on its way to the top of both the pop and R&B charts in 1961. The song proved to be K-Doe's only major success, despite several more minor hits that were equally infectious, yet he remained one of New Orleans' most inimitable personalities.
“Mother-in-Law,” was written and produced by Allen Toussaint, but K-Doe's b

This is a solo album from the leader of Passport, which was released in 1983. Unlike Passport, it's a all keyboard / synthesizer album which fits right in with what Tangering Dream was doing at this time and can easily be compared to White Eagle! So, a surprise, but a very nice surprise!

This was the first Eric Dolphy album I ever purchased (I had heard and enjoyed him with Mingus before, so I half-way knew what I was in for) and it’s one of the (many) records that completely changed my ear. A wonderful session.

“...this session in Hilversum, Holland, teams the masterful bass clarinetist, flutist, and alto saxophonist with a Dutch trio of performers who understand the ways in which their hero and leader modified music in such a unique, passionate, and purposeful way far from...

This is 44 minutes of excellent sound quality recordings of Eric Dolphy and a band that includes Nathan Davis (tenor), Donald Byrd (trumpet), and a number of solid French musicians, recording in Paris, June 11, 1964. There is never enough Eric Dolphy...

In the 1st days of June, 1963, just a little over a year before he died, Eric Dolphy led a series of sessions that ranged from solos to pieces for a largish ensemble for producer Alan Douglas.
These sessions were released as two separate albums, Conversations and Iron Man and are the next-to-last sessions he directed, superseded only by Out To Lunch in 1964.
This is those two wonderful albums which are great enough on their own plus 85 minutes of previously unreleased material(!!); two full...

This chronicles Eric Dolphy's legendary concert recorded July 16, 1961 at New York's Five Spot Cafe. What a band: Eric Dolphy-flute, bass clarinet, alto sax, Booker Little-trumpet, Mal Waldron-piano, Richard Davis-bass, Ed Blackwell-drums.
I don't think this recording gets the love it deserves; everyone always talks about the lousy sounding piano and yeah, it's not the most in tune instrument I've ever heard, but I've heard worse on 'classics' (the 1st Prestige session by Monk with "Work" is totally..

All music by Álvaro Domene and Henry Kaiser.
Acoustic guitar duet on Track 2
Electric guitar duet on Tracks 1 & 3

"Despite its minimalist conception and impressive length, there is no shortage of ideas flowing through El Tren Fantasma, from start to finish. The two guitarists are spearheading the current music boundaries and are at the top of their art. It’s majestic to hear their collaborative guided improvisation here."-Dave Tremblay (Can This Even Be Called Music?) ...

Rez Abbasi-guitar
Chris Tarry-bass
Sandro Dominelli-drums

"Sandro Dominelli is one of Canada's most creative, talented and tasteful drummers. Through his continuing success as a much sought-after composer, bandleader, session player, and producer, he has proven to be an established luminary in the Canadian music scene. He is a JUNO Award nominee and Western Canadian Music Award winner.
The path of Dominelli's music has been heavily infused by Latin American and Eastern cultures...

David Dominique: Flugabone; Voices
Brian Walsh: Tenor Sax; Clarinets
Joe Santa Maria: Alto Sax; Flute
Sam Robles: Alto Sax; Bari Sax
Lauren Baba: Viola
Alex Noice: Guitar and Electronics
Michael Alvidrez: Basses
Andrew Lessman: Drums and Drumkat

So....This is the album whereby I discovered the great Orenda label, as these guys played a show I saw and they were great and the record was great and I saw it was #51 on this label I never heard of....
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MARCO COLONNA Bass clarinet, Baritone & Soprano saxes, FRANCESCO LO CASCIO Vibraphone, Percussion, LILLO QUARATINO Double bass

"This recording session develops as a choral tale, a kind of emotional brainteaser where single pieces belong to...


Albert van Veenendaal (p) / Matthieu Donarier (sax).

“Many say there isn’t such a thing as “European jazz”, but this duo encounter between French saxophonist Matthieu Donarier and Dutch pianist Albert van Veenendaal most certainly proves...

Matthieu Donarier tenor saxophone & clarinet
Santiago Quintans electric guitar

"The association between Spanish (living in France and being a part of its jazz scene) guitarist Santiago Quintans and French saxophonist Matthieu Donarier is the consequence of a “carte blanche” given to the first one in order to form a couple of duos. First, Quintans had double bassist Paul Rogers as partner and the results were more than positive. Then, came Donarier and something particularly special happened....

"Bulgarian composer-pianist Antoni Donchev has received many Bulgarian jazz awards over the last fifteen years and been featured at number of major jazz festivals. In addition to his work with his Acoustic Version, Donchev works in a number of other...

Tetsu Saitoh - double bass
Frederic Blondy - grand piano
Michel Doneda - soprano and sopranino saxophones

“Michel Doneda recently lost one of his most faithful friends and musical companions, the double bass player Tetsu Saïtoh. Relative Pitch now offers us a superb album recorded on April 16, 2016 on Radio-France bringing together the two improvisers and the remarkable piano explorer Frédéric Blondy.
Spring Road 16 is comprised of two collective improvisations under the title...

A postmodern setting for French reedman Doneda, as he battles Eric's turntables & Jean-Marc Montera's guitars & table guitars. [Victo]

These 3 lengthy improvisations are wonderfully paced, characterised by an authoritative sense of purpose & direction. Doneda continues to extend the sonic capabilities of the soprano saxophone &...confirms his position as one of the most important & ex...

“This year French soprano saxophone player Michel Doneda will turn 60 and US label Relative Pitch celebrates the occasion by releasing this forty five minute disc of a recording from last year at La Chapelle De Las Planques in Tanus, France.
No doubt picked up with multiple microphones, and later on edited into the seven pieces we find on this disc. Doneda is a master of deception. In this chapel his saxophone sound like saxophone - very occasionally, such as in 'Skeleton Key', but most of the...

Soprano player Michel Doneda and Le Quan Ninh are celebrating a 30 year playing relationship. Doneda's playing can be at turns lyrical, playful, or raucous, and can switch from the liveliness of street melodies to circular breathing, microscopic sounds, or shrieking outbursts. Ninh plays regularly in ensembles in forms that mix improvised acoustic & electroacoustic music, 'performance art', dance, poetry, experimental cinema, photography and video. Listening is their main discipline.
"It’s our...

An unusual improvisational meeting between reed master Doneda, vocalist Achiary & koto player Sawai. [Victo]


“While the Norwegian-Israeli multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jacob Holm-Lupo is best known as the leader of one of Scandinavia's foremost progressive rock bands, White Willow, he has taken a lot of musical detours of late. First with the 80s-loving art-pop project The Opium Cartel, and then with a surprise collection of instrumental hard rock bangers with Telepath's Mental Mutations.
His latest baby, a project he calls Donner, was originally intended as a pure electronica project. The original...

A modern Italian space-rock band from Genoa, Italy. You can hear elements of modern psychedelia like Porcupine Tree, the Kranky/Strange-Attractors-style of psychedelia/spacerock/ stoner bands as well as 70's kraut-rock influences. This 1999 release fea...

"The Doors returned to crunching, straightforward hard rock on Morrison Hotel, an album that, despite yielding no major hit singles, returned them to critical favor with hip listeners. An increasingly bluesy flavor began to color the songwriting and arrangements, especially on the party'n'booze anthem "Roadhouse Blues." Airy mysticism was still present on "Waiting for the Sun," "Queen of the Highway," and "Indian Summer"; "Ship of Fools" and "Land Ho!" struck effective balances between the hard rock...

"The Doors' 1967 albums had raised expectations so high that their third effort was greeted as a major disappointment. With a few exceptions, the material was much mellower, and while this yielded some fine melodic ballad rock in "Love Street," "Wintertime Love," "Summer's Almost Gone," and "Yes, the River Knows," there was no denying that the songwriting was not as impressive as it had been on the first two records. On the other hand, there were first-rate tunes such as the spooky...

KONRAD BAUER : tromboneJOHANNES BAUER : tromboneUWE KROPINSKI : guitare acoustiqueJOE SACHSE : guitare lectriqueTHE HIGHLIGHT OF THE 15th FIMAV 1998It was a rare opportunity to hear DOPPELMOPPEL, the wondrous Berlin quartet. The group presents a contin...

Conny Bauer Trombone / Johannes Bauer Trombone / Uwe Kropinski Guitar / Joe Sachse Guitar

"Music is an art of the moment, improvised music in particular, nonetheless it can make history as is the case with Doppelmoppel. The first record of

"...he detests prohibitions on thinking and pigeonholing, fears nothing and nobody, and hardly hates anything as much as boredom or routine. He regularly jumps back and forth between Jimi Hendrix, Samuel Becket and Chinese folk music in the search for inspiration and seems to expand his artistic portfolio every second. Sometimes the thought of what it might look like in Christy Doran's head comes to mind. Probably untidy, full-packed, rather chaotic, mega-interesting and incredibly fascinating...

Mette Rasmussen - alto saxophone
Tashi Dorji - guitar
Tyler Damon - drums
In the last 12 days, I saw a concert of duets between Tashi and Tyler, which was out of this world masterful. Just sayin'....

"Three young musicians team up to form this exciting trio."

Alex Chavez – vocals, keyboards, guitars
Jaime Garza – electric bass
Nathan Karagianis – guitars, sampling, programming, keyboards, vocals
Peter “Maestro” Vale – congas, percussion
Daniel Villarreal – drums, percussion
Elliot Bergman – baritone saxophone (track 2), clarinet (track 4), upright bass (track 13)
Martín Perna – baritone saxophone (track 4), flute (track 5)

“This album is an assemblage…
…glimpses of tradition
…reflections on our collective

"La Dottrina degli Opposti is a creative project by the Genoese musician Andrea Lotti, composer and author of the pieces, as well as the founder of the La Coscienza di Zeno group.
The ensemble formed for the realization of the project sees the participation of more than thirty elements, including members from different progressive formations already established in the sector, such as La Conscienza di Zeno and the Tempio delle Clessidre, and the orchestra of the G.F. Ghedini from Cuneo.
Most of...

“Spittle Records in co-operation with Officine Fonografiche Italiane present The World Of The Doubling Riders, The Doubling Riders' complete works.
The Doubling Riders were born in the middle of the '80s from the ashes of A.T.R.O.X. and around the trio of Francesco Paladino, Pier Luigi Andreoni, and Riccardo Sinigaglia. Especially thanks to their collaboration with international artists such as Pascal Comelade, Ira Stein, and Vox Populi,
The Doubling Riders stand out from the rest of other...

Dave Douglas - trumpet
Jon Irabagon - saxophones
Matt Mitchell - piano
Linda May Han Oh - bass
Rudy Royston - drums

A killer band presenting all four nights at the Jazz Standard in 2015. The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel for today!

"Douglas' quintet ... is one of the best working groups in jazz. In recent years, Douglas' unflagging intellectual curiosity has led to the creation of a diverse body of work.... His quintet, however, represents a creative..

Dave Douglas - trumpet
Jon Irabagon - saxophones
Matt Mitchell - piano
Linda May Han Oh - bass
Rudy Royston - drums

A killer band presenting all four nights at the Jazz Standard in 2015. The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel for today!

"Douglas' quintet ... is one of the best working groups in jazz. In recent years, Douglas' unflagging intellectual curiosity has led to the creation of a diverse body of work.... His quintet, however, represents a creative..

Dave Douglas - trumpet
Jon Irabagon - saxophones
Matt Mitchell - piano
Linda May Han Oh - bass
Rudy Royston - drums

A killer band presenting all four nights at the Jazz Standard in 2015. The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel for today!

"Douglas' quintet ... is one of the best working groups in jazz. In recent years, Douglas' unflagging intellectual curiosity has led to the creation of a diverse body of work.... His quintet, however, represents a creative..

Dave Douglas - trumpet
Jon Irabagon - saxophones
Matt Mitchell - piano
Linda May Han Oh - bass
Rudy Royston - drums

A killer band presenting all four nights at the Jazz Standard in 2015. The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel for today!

"Douglas' quintet ... is one of the best working groups in jazz. In recent years, Douglas' unflagging intellectual curiosity has led to the creation of a diverse body of work.... His quintet, however, represents a creative..

Dave Douglas - trumpet
Jon Irabagon - saxophones
Matt Mitchell - piano
Linda May Han Oh - bass
Rudy Royston - drums

A killer band presenting all four nights at the Jazz Standard in 2015. The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel for today!

"Douglas' quintet ... is one of the best working groups in jazz. In recent years, Douglas' unflagging intellectual curiosity has led to the creation of a diverse body of work.... His quintet, however, represents a creative..

“When Dizzy Gillespie put his hat in the ring for President of the United States in 1964, he also off¬ered to be the first African-American astronaut, just in case they couldn’t find anyone else. In making Dizzy Atmosphere, Dave Douglas’s tribute to the great trumpeter, composer and humanist, Douglas said he wanted to explore Dizzy’s experimental and wide open mind as well as the influence of his music. This album shines a light on the whole legacy of Gillespie, one of America’s finest artists....

"Marcus Strickland (saxophone); Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano); Brad Jones (upright bass); Gene Lake (drums). Personnel: Dave Douglas (trumpet); DJ Olive (computer, turntables). Dave Douglas continues his quest to continually reinvent himself by...

Dave Douglas (trumpet, laptop); Marcus Strickland (tenor saxophone); Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano); Gene Lake (drums); DJ Olive (laptop, turntables).

"Dave Douglas and Keystone (his electric group) issued their soundtrack to experimental...

I remember buying the 1st CD in this set, Parallel Worlds, when Dave was still a member of Doctor Nerve and this was his first solo album and being rather amazed at just what a great bandleader this guy who I only knew as 'a trumpeter' was! Shows you...

It would be hard to come up with another contemporary band of modern jazz players better than this line-up; you could match it, but beat it? Dave Douglas-trumpet, Jon Irabagon-tenor sax, Matt Mitchell-piano, Linda Oh-bass and Rudy Royston-drums dig...

Dave Douglas-trumpet
Jon Irabagon-sax
Matt Mitchell-piano
Linda May Han Oh-bass
Rudy Royston-drums

“Douglas' quintet ... is one of the best working groups in jazz.” — Hartford Courant

“These players have developed a vital shorthand, a band dialect ... a high bar for chemistry.” — New York Times

Since forming in 2011, the Dave Douglas Quintet has forged a unique language that is a sound all their own. Their new album, Songs of Ascent: Book 1 - Degrees, is a ri

Dezron Douglas – basses
George Burton – piano and rhodes
Joe Dyson Jr. – drums
Emilio Modeste – saxophones
Melvis Santa – vocals and percussion on “Wheeping Birch”

“Followers of contemporary jazz might recognize Dezron for his bass work behind Pharoah Sanders, Louis Hayes, or Ravi Coltrane. Others might know him as the newest full-time member of the Trey Anastasio Band. Steady International Anthem listeners might remember him from the New York side of Makaya McCraven's...

''Powerful and hypnotic, Dusid3 has created a unique mix, combining club music with heavy rock riffs, dub studio techniques, noise and sexy vocals. Based in New York City, these three young musicians take the classic format of guitar, bass and drums to...

"Bob Downes is a flautist, multi-instrumentalist and composer possessing prowess as a musical personality. Emanating from his living breath Bob conjures sublime sounds from an array of flutes and poignant weaving through his alto and tenor saxophones...

"Bob Downes is most often thought of as a jazz flautist, composer and group leader, but throughout his varied career that has included such diverse musical activity as working with the John Barry Seven and playing on Egg’s second LP, he also had his...

Downes is a reed player (saxes and flutes) who is most often thought of as a jazz flautist, composer and group leader, but throughout his varied career that has included such diverse musical activity as working with the John Barry Seven and playing on Egg’s second LP.
He also had his own fluid conceptual group “Open Music”. Until very recent releases on the Esoteric and Reel labels, he was pretty much a forgotten figure of Brit-jazz. And now he has a cool collection on ReR. His work tends to have a...

Kit Downes - piano
James Allsopp - reeds
Lucy Railton - cello
Calum Gourlay - double bass
James Maddren - drums

Great modern, composerly jazz album with nice 'minimalistic touches' ala The Claudia Quintet. Personally recommend