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Fruupp were a very good but basically overlooked Irish progressive band consisting of keyboards/oboe/vocals, guitars/vocals, bass/lead vocals & drums. Their albums were Future Legends (73), Seven Secrets (74), Prince Of Heaven's Eyes and Modern Masquerades (75).
This is all very high-quality stuff; well played and well crafted and performed by a road-tested band that played shows constantly, with a light touch and even some acoustic-ish passages that might remind one of Genesis' early prime...

"Originally released in November 1974 on Pye's Dawn label, The Prince of Heaven s Eyes was the third release by Northern Irish progressive rock masters Fruupp. A wonderful exercise in Symphonic and Melodic rock, the album is now regarded as Fruupp's...

First-ever legit reissue of this acid folk album from 1972. "One of the most enigmatic albums of all time and the very epitome of "acid folk," Dreaming With Alice is firmly established as one of the world's most sought-after records. Recorded when Mark...

Now here is a real rarity from 1974 reissued. Claudio Fucci sings and plays keyboards, and he is joined by various combinations of 2 guitarists, a 2nd keyboardist on piano/mellotron/organ, bass, drums and harmonica/moog/vibes. "This was the only 'singe...

"Compilation 1977-2017 was collected for the exhibit trampelpfadnomainroad at Städtische Galerie Traunstein. Celebrating the art and music of Limpe Fuchs, the exhibition gives insight into her ongoing creative adventures, from the early days of Anima up to her recent and critically-acclaimed body of work. The exhibition is open from September 2nd until September 28th of 2018 at Städtische Galerie Traunstein in Germany. This CD of all unreleased music will be published to celebrate the event."

What can I say? These guys are The Fucking Champs. Seriously - take one part all the heavy rock moves of the 70's, but performed by guys who know how cheesy it is & play it better and heavier than can be believed and with a wink too, stir in an a bit...

"It is oft opined that to the victor go the spoils; truly then, the world belongs to the Champs. The Fucking Champs, that is. In the four years since the release of V, they have roamed their domain endlessly, holding concerts when and where they...

Fufluns are a band made up of musicians from different bands renowned in the Italian Progressive Rock scene : Simone Cecchini (Il Bacio della Medusa), Alfio Costa (Prowlers,Daal and Tilion), Guglielmo Mariotti (Mr.Punch, La Bocca della Verità, The Watch), Simone Coloretti (Egoband), Marco Freddi (Prowlers).
After their debut album “Spaventapasseri” that has distinguished itself for the dreamlike atmospheres and a songwriting prog rock attitude, Fufluns amaze us with a second album that conveys...

Simone Cecchini / voice, acoustic guitar
Alfio Costa / Hammond organ, mellotron m400sm, minimoog, Rhodes piano, grand piano and synthesizers
Guglielmo Mariotti / bass, 12 string acoustic guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
Stefano Piazzi / electric and 6 string acoustic guitar
Marco Freddi / drums, percussion

“Formed in May 2009 and boasting current and ex members of notable modern Italian progressive groups such as Il Bacio della Medusa, Taproban, DAAL, The Watch and Prowlers...

After Schicke, Fuhrs & Frohling (S.F.F.) broke up, the guitarist and the keyboardist continued on, making 3 albums. This album is a previously unreleased live show from 12/23/80, towards the end of their career and includes tracks from their albums, as...

''Generating melodic material through the micro-changes of surface-electric potential on leaves, Mamoru Fujieda's 2nd Tzadik release was composed completely based on data taken from plants. Combining alternate tuning systems (just intonation, Pythagore...

"In his third CD for Tzadik, Mamoru Fujieda continues his fascinating exploration of the creativity of, by and about plant life with five more pieces from his continuing series Patterns of Plants. Utilizing the violin in combination with two Japanese...

This works computer controlled synthesizer tuned in justintonation in with Buddist chant, traditional Japanese instruments, Indonesian gamelan modes and texts. [Tzadik]

''Jazz, contemporary classical and traditional Japanese folk music blend seamlessly in Satoko Fujii's powerful and unique musical universe. Presented here are three intimate groupings: in duo with her long time associate Sachi Hayasaka, in trio with th...

Satoko Fujii is an masterful Japanese pianist who is also ridiculously prolific, which dozens of releases, most of them Japanese-only, to her credit. She works in a pretty wide variety of jazz styles, from utterly free to scored big band and many...

“The Out Louds is a new formation of three accomplished improvisers: clarinetist Ben Goldberg, guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. While improvising ensembles usually work within a style, The Out Louds seem to be living up to their name, literally ‘thinking out loud’, seeking different ways to meld their musical thoughts.
Distinct approaches arise everywhere here, whether it’s a lead voice establishing a distinctly odd tack or supportive bits that wander far afield, sometimes...

Tomas Fujiwara: drums
Patricia Brennan: vibraphone
Tomeka Reid: cello

“A new generation of musicians, although already very experienced. Very fresh and in depth music!”

“With the exception of Questions (composed about 10 years ago), these compositions were written for Patricia and Tomeka. As I composed, I had the sound and personalities of these two friends in my mind, and imagined a myriad of sonic possibilities for the unique instrumentation of vibraphone, cello and drums. As I

Tomas Fujiwara – drums
Gerald Cleaver - drums
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Brandon Seabrook - guitar
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Ralph Alessi - trumpet

This double trio is an utter delight; the double drumming is great and hearing Brandon and Mary go toe to toe is just as wonderful as hearing Taylor and Ralph do the same!

"Bandleader, composer, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara possesses a musical dexterity that could go unnoticed if not for its ripple effect. He has brought his.

“Having been recorded live the compositions are free flowing and continuous in sound throughout, with one piece blending into another either through the pieces being merged together through performance, and the possible use of sympathetic editing with Fujiwara’s drums often providing the link. Fujiwara’s drums generate a scattering of sound and the skittering rhythms create great interplay between the guitar and the trumpet. Brandon Seabrook is very deft at carefully using effects to colour the...

Yuko Fujiyama: Piano, Voice
Graham Haynes: Cornet, Electronics
Ikue Mori: Electronics

“With Quiet Passion, pianist Yuko Fujiyama finally releases another album as a leader after a long break from publishing. For this eagerly awaited addition to her sparse discography, Yuko invites the great innovators Graham Haynes on cornet and Ikue Mori on electronics. The album is a mix of piano solos, duets and extraordinarily imaginative densely woven miniatures. Quiet Passion suggests a dual...

Yuko Fujiyama-piano
Jennifer Choi-violin
Graham Haynes-cornet / flugelhorn
Susie Ibarra-percussion

"Born in Sapporo, Japan in 1954, Yuko Fujiyama started playing piano at the age of four. But it wasn’t until a summer morning in 1980 standing on a sidewalk in New York’s East Village that she found her calling; someone was playing a Cecil Taylor tape and she was transfixed by the piano sounds. That someone was Taylor’s drummer, Jerome Cooper, and that moment opened a door for her to...

"An official reissue of Ryo Fukui's highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery, originally released in 1976. Unquestionably one of the most important Japanese jazz albums ever recorded, Scenery reveals Ryo Fukui as a miraculously brilliant self-taught pianist fusing modal, bop, and cool jazz influences for a very personal, dexterous, and game-changing take on classic standards made famous by Bing Crosby and John Coltrane among others.
From "It Could Happen To You" and its serene and calm intro which...

Jorge Campos: Bass
Arlette Jaquier: Voice, clarinet
Felipe Muñoz: Keyboards
Cristian Crisosto: Flute, clarinet, sax
Raul Aliaga: Drums
Jaime Vasquez: Flute, sax

Fulano are considered one of the very best Chilean jazz/rock bands, they also touch on the avant garde and they are a world-class outfit by any measure.

"The undisputable best ever jazz fusion/ RIO band coming from Chile. This CD documents their powerful participation at the FestivAlteNativo –an annual

"With all the projects Peter Brötzmann is currently working on, Full Blast -- with the precise and dynamic Swiss rhythm section of Marino Pliakas and Michael Wertmüller -- is the most consistent and the longest-running. Their fifth album finds the band in a studio again, with time and the desire to try something new. Seven compositions in the distinctive, strong Full Blast nature get an exciting electronic treatment by Michael Wertmüller (with electronics by Gerd Rische, recorded months before his death...

Peter Brötzmann (tenor sax + tárogató), Ken Vandermark (baritone sax + clarinet), Thomas Heberer (trumpet), Marino Pliakas (e-bass), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion + timpani), Michael Wertmüller (drums + composition). Recorded live at the Donaueschinger...

Chris Biscoe-reeds, Brian Godding-guitar synth, Marcio Mattos-double bass, Tony Marsh-drums. A unique opportunity to hear the great & under-rated guitarist Brian Godding (who has played with everyone from Mike Westbrook, Julie Tippetts, Blossom Toes an...

Really nice 2003, 24-bit remastered version of this landmark 1959 cool and swingin', finger poppin' album with 2 bonus tracks (over 10 minutes) of two alternate takes. "Sessions in any genre of music are all too often described as "sublime," but seldom...


Curtis Fuller: trombone
Ray Moros-tenor sax
Bill Hardman: trumpet
George Cables: Fender Rhodes
Bill Washer: electric guitar
Stanley Clarke: bass, electric bass
Lenny White: drums

Thrilled to see this rather obscure and completely great 1973 electric jazz album get a reissue - and from Japan! - at a reasonable price; this has only been out once before on CD, a full two decades ago and has long been unavailable in any format!
Trombonist Curtis Fuller has a long, lon

Curtis Fuller : trombone
Bill Hardman : trumpet
Jimmy Heath : tenor
Earl Dunbar: guitar
Cedar Walton : electric piano
Mickey Bass : electric bass
Billy Higgins : drums

This 1972 release is the first electric release for Mainstream, and came out the year before the excellent follow up, 'Crankin'.
This has only been out on CD once before a full two decades ago and has long been unavailable in any format!
Honestly, for me it isn't nearly as good as Crankin', but


''Ellen Fullman was born in Memphis TN in 1957. Her career in music was launched at the age of one, when Elvis Presley kissed her hand.'' Fullman is well known for her installation works featuring her ''long string instrument'', a large number of music...

"In 1981 Ellen Fullman began developing the Long String Instrument, an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and 'bowed' with rosin coated fingers. Fullman has developed a unique notation system...

"Long one of Boston's musical gems, The Fully Celebrated (Orchestra) have always been Jim Hobbs: alto sax, Timo Shanko: bass, and Django Carranza: drums. A jazz band playing the rock clubs like the young punks they were, developing along the way into...

"The music of composer, violinist, and conductor David Fulmer is some of the most rigorous, demanding and imaginative work around. Greatly acclaimed in the classical world, Dave studied with Milton Babbitt, was a recipient of the Charles Ives Award...

1999 solo album by half of Dweller At The Threshold. Good electronic music release.

“A duo by Osamu Kitajima and Fumio Miyashita, formed at the end of 1971 when Osamu Kitajima returned from his trip to United Kingdom where he got influenced by the exploding psychedelic rock scene that was happening at the time.
After recording his debut under moniker of 'Justin Heathcliff', he got together with Fumio Miyashita of FAR EAST FAMILY BAND and FAR OUT. Together they worked on an amazing psychedelic / progressive rock album, with a folky, yet pastoral, mellow approach.” ...

I found out about this band because it includes violinist Martin Lauwers, also of Univers Zero! This is their first release and is strongly in the 'new music/new rock from Belgium' mold! ...

2005 remasters with great, informative, fat booklets and bonus tracks. Funkadelic, led by George Clinton, who is still active and still crazy like a fox, were the Black American, weird, psychedelic/funk outfit of the early 1970's, featuring acid-drenched guitar leads, soulful vocals, funky organ-work and drumming and much more. Their fourth album, this was originally a double album and it all fits here with two bonus tracks too!

"A double album and worth every minute of it, America Eats Its Young...

2005 remasters with great, informative, fat booklets and bonus tracks. Funkadelic, led by George Clinton, who is still active and still crazy like a fox, were the Black American, weird, psychedelic/funk outfit of the early 1970's, featuring acid-drench...

2005 remasters with great, informative, fat booklets and bonus tracks. Funkadelic, led by George Clinton, who is still active and still crazy like a fox, were the Black American, weird, psychedelic/funk outfit of the early 1970's, featuring acid-drench...

2005 remasters with great, informative, fat booklets and bonus tracks. Funkadelic, led by George Clinton, who is still active and still crazy like a fox, were the Black American, weird, psychedelic/funk outfit of the early 1970's, featuring acid-drenched guitar leads, soulful vocals, funky organ-work and drumming and much more. This is their 1st album, which is amazingly wild and freaky for a 1970 release; especially for a "Black band".
This one is especially interesting, because all of the...

2005 remasters with great, informative, fat booklets and bonus tracks. Funkadelic, led by George Clinton, who is still active and still crazy like a fox, were the Black American, weird, psychedelic/funk outfit of the early 1970's, featuring acid-drench...

2005 remasters with great, informative, fat booklets and bonus tracks. Funkadelic, led by George Clinton, who is still active and still crazy like a fox, were the Black American, weird, psychedelic/funk outfit of the early 1970's, featuring acid-drench...

Nobuyasu Furuya, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute/Hernani Faustino, double bass/Gabriel Ferrandini, drums and percussion.

"Born in Japan, but living and playing in Lisabon, Nobuyasu Furuya is agitating the waters of the jazz and improvised..

Latest from Keiji Haino's highly polarizing power-trio, recorded live at the '97 Victo Festival. This is one of those records of a concert that it's good to have, if only so that you can listen to it at a volume of your own choosing (which will probabl...

When these guys burst out of NJ in the mid 80's, good fusion music was basically forgotten and deader than a doornail. An all instrumental line-up of sax, guitar, bass and drums, this was an amazing release for the time period, proving to me that the g...

Very very good, instrumentally-leaning Spanish progressive/fusion band, who feature multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. At times they get into an almost Egg-like complexity, although that's not their overall sound. Their name is pronounced...

Joel Futterman - piano
Chad Fowler - stritch
Steve Hirsh - drumset

“Joel Futterman, Chad Fowler and Steve Hirsh met up on the shore of Chesapeake Bay in January 2022. Each had recorded as a duo with the other, and they had talked for months about playing together. When they finally converged, the result was magical. Ebb & Flow is the result - a collection of music that arose in that moment between those people. Nothing pre-planned, noting discussed - just meet and hit and let the music

Joel Futterman - piano
Chad Fowler - stritch

“Legendary free improviser Joel Futterman had never met saxophonist Chad Fowler when they decided to create a record of improvised duos. In fact, they still had never met when they finished the recordings. This collection of spontaneously improvised music sounds like the carefully pre-composed work of a collaborative duo with years of experience playing as a unit. Listen closely and you still won't be able to hear that these recordings were made...