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Ken Vandermark-reeds; Nate McBride-bass; Paal Nilssen-Love-drums. This is a live recording of new material from the trio's last North American tour. The first disc was recorded in Hyde Park, Massachusetts by Amos Scattergood on September 22nd, 2005 and...

"Free Nelson Mandoomjazz are a three-piece band formed in Edinburgh playing an experimental blend of doom metal and free jazz.
Influenced principally by artists such as Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter, they term their music doom jazz.
The band formed when all three members met through playing for the same blues band. Paul Archibald (drums) and Colin Stewart (bass) started discussing musical influences, and the concept of Free Nelson...

"John Carlson (a former Either/ Orchestra member), Eric Hipp, Shawn McGloin and George Schuller call “cosmosonic jazz” to the music they play with this quartet that was already a duo and a trio (special guest Douglas Yates is the fifth element here), in t

Just when you had given up all hope...
This 2016 release came out, sold briskly and disappeared from view for nearly a year! But it's back - at least for now!
Just when you had given up all hope...

Nils Frykdahl – vocals, guitar, flute
Dan Rathbun – bass, various homemade instruments
Michael Mellender – guitar, trumpet, percussion, percussion-guitar
David Shamrock – drums, glockenspiel
Drew Wheeler – guitar, glockenspiel, Therem

In solo, in duet or within variable sized ensembles, Canadian born interpretations of contemporary works and the elegance of her improvisations. un moment donn, her first album on the Ambiances Magntiques label, is a succession of solo improvisati...

"For me, the trio is the ideal formation for improvising music. In general, even numbers imply something known, where odd numbers feel open. “2” can create corners that “3” can melt down, transform. “3” is complete, continuous and infinite. Dynamics...

Quite unknown and quite obscure kozmigroov/early (October 1970) jazz/rock album from Japan.
Most (not all, but most) of this utterly fantastic, early electric jazz, with a quintet lineup of
Hiromasa Suzuki - electric piano/organ...

"South African acid-rock legends Freedom's Children recorded their second album in 1970 in South Africa for EMI. Formed at the height of the hated Apartheid era, Freedom's Children swiftly became South Africa's most innovative sons, incomparable to...

"This is Freedom's Children's first album, recorded in 1968 in South Africa for EMI. This album has all the wonderful excesses of early progressive rock; the deep meaningful poetry, spoken words, majestic organ-playing, sound effects, choirs, long...

Third album from this legendary South African band features a killer 16 minute live version of The Homecoming", one of the signature pieces from Astra. Definite comparisons can be made to Pink Floyd although not as blissed out and spacey - more of a ps...

This album is the only release by the band who later metamorphosed into Smokin' Granny. "...Freehand establishes itself as a band with a clear focus on (mostly electric) guitar...the music on Thinking Out Loud has the quality of flowing by easily. Ever...

Features such excellent players as Steve Coleman, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, Jay Hoggard, John Purcell, Bobby McFerring and more!

"This indespendible progressive jazz album is finally available on CD! I'm ordering it today, 'cause it is KILLER! What a shame that when Elektra dumped the Musician label that this and other fine jazz music got locked away for nearly 25 years!"-Dale Summers

Chico Freeman: Tenor Saxophone
Heiri Känzig: Double Bass

"A magic duo: Chico Freeman, 65, saxophonist, clarinettist, flute player, composer from Chicago, an eminent improvisor and Heiri Känzig, 58, born in New York, the Swiss double bass..

"Italian band combining some progressive rock sounds with the sensibilities of jazz fusion and some blazing guitar jamming similar to David Gilmour or some of the current jam band favorites like Phish or Moe. Almost all instrumental, this is just fine...

How better to celebrate over 30 years and a modest batch of great albums than by possibly releasing your best yet?

Mike Sary: bass, loops, samples
Katsumi Yoneda: guitar
Takao Kawasaki or Ryuji Yonikura: keyboards
Mark L. Perry: drums, percussion

"Basic info: The 2016 edition of French TV finds bassist/benevolent dictator Mike Sary joined by a skilled cadre of Japanese musicians: Katsumi Yoneda [who plays guitar on all tracks] & keyboardist Ryuji Yonekura [2 tracks], bot

Louisville, KY's best known export. This is their 4th album, & is a good one that is somewhere between more avant rock & progressive rock. All of their CDs are quite good.

"Well, this is a must for the French TV completist fans. The only new tune is "The Tingler," which has some high-energy fusion jammin' in cleverly disguised flamenco/Al Di Meola/Return to Forever flow. Here's the rundown of the tracks with ratings and...

French TV's seventh features some of their most complex & interesting material yet. Well performed & more orchestrated than previous releases, with some really nice touches on flute and sax, violin, & clarinets in addition to the usual guitar, keyboard...

FTV are on a roll. The current lineup of Chris Smith-guitars, violin, exotic strings, anguish: Warren Dale-keyboards, reeds, mallet percussion, suffering: Mike Sary-bass, regrets: and Jeff Gard-drums, crushed hopes: have released what is to my ears th...

The very first FTV album, originally released in a limited edition of 500 lps in 1984 is reissued and available on CD for the first time. While the music here is obviously not up to the success of their later work, its definitely a good 1st album, espe...

For over 26 years, bassist and composer Mike Sary has led this quirky, unclassifiable, humorous, avant/progressive rock outfit. This is their 10th release and it's definitely one of their best. Also a great title on this one!

Mike Sary: bass, samples, loops
Katsumi Yoneda: guitars
Patrick Strawser: keyboards
Mark L. Perry: drums
Guests:
Ludo Fabre: violin
Karl Ledus: sax, flute
Nico Fabre: keyboards

So, somehow, here we are at nearly 35 years and 12 albums from the Louisville, KY band French TV and somehow, Mike Sary manages to continue to top himself every time.
This one struck me more like a really intelligently written jazz/rock album than a progressive rock album; think Kenso

"Invisible Means is the second oddball masterpiece from four of the world’s finest experimental master musicians, was originally released in 1990. John French was the original drummer with Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Fred Frith is an experimental...

"The album Live, Love, Larf & Loaf was first released in 1987 and is a wonderful and rare collaboration between four experimental world-class master musicians: John French (original drummer with Captain Beefheart's Magic Band); Fred Frith (founder of...)

A legendary folk duo who recorded one album and one single (all here) in 1971 for RCA, this has long been very sought after, with praise like "There are no weak links, though, on this consistant album which is thoroughly recommended." by Tapestry of De...

"Sketches of Corsica: the radiant lyric trumpet of Paolo Fresu glides across the massed voices of A Filetta, the singers who are both trailblazers and keepers of tradition in the realm of Corsican polyphony. The ancient and the experimental blend...


''Arriving in New York City in early 1977, Reck was a vital member of the New York No Wave punk scene, playing bass with James Chance and the Contortions and Lydia Lunch. Returning to Tokyo in 1978 he founded Friction, one of the most important and lon...

One of the most important cellists in New Music and a dynamic bandleader and composer in his own right. His latest project finds him surrounded by ten violins and rhythm section. Moments of lush romanticism, fiery brilliance and hypnotic moods, Grains...

Erik Friedlander is a unique cellist whose body of work both blurs and defies genre borders. Son of the noted artist/photographer Lee Friedlander, Erik was born in 1960. Maldoror is Erik's solo debut and consists of ten improvisations recorded at Berli...

Really excellent new-jazz album by this fine cellist and now member of the Vandermark 5. "Erik Friedlander is the foremost jazz cellist in the world today, a consummate artist that Billboard Magazine has lauded as "One of today's most ingenious and for...

"This new CD by the incredible NY 'cellist is his most exciting and beautiful yet. Featuring Andy Laster on saxophones, Stomu Takeishi on bass and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion, this CD features many fine Friedlander compositions and takes you on an...

Active for over a decade, NY cellist Erik Friedlander is finally receiving his due recognition, not just as a musician, but as a composer of note. These works display his unique take onRadical Jewish Culture -- sweeping melodic lines (reminiscent of ca...

"Volume 8 in the continuing Book of Angels series is an intimate and breathtaking recital by one of the world’s most accomplished cellists. A vital member of the Masada family from the very beginning, Erik Friedlander has hypnotized audiences both here...

"The CD Started of Gabriela Friedli, Daniel Studer and Dieter Ulrich is a persuasive opening statement regardless of what metric is used to assess the album, be it the album's contribution to Swiss jazz's evolving narrative, its articulation of a wide...

I've been hearing about this band for some time, as they've played shows with such interesting up 'n' comers as Kayo Dot, Behold...the Arctopus, PAK, Time Of Orchids, etc. While they've released some split vinyl singles, etc., this is their first full-...


"An album so incredibly rare (only a single acetate exists), that many collectors have doubted the album's existence -- until now! The rarest, and I would dare to say best, folk/psych album from Peter Howell and John Ferdinando, musical brainchildren...

The name of this band says it all. Friends and Neighbors was the title of a fundamental album by Ornette Coleman dating from 1970, and the music played by these Norwegian improvisers has as reference and starting point the “new thing” of the Sixties.

Really nice solo bass album, partially recorded live, by this veteran bassist. Solo bass records are a rarified taste, to be sure, but this is a warm set. [ITM]

"The Fringe is a bold, electrifying trio consisting of Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance), Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, The Flower Kings), and Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train). After nearly three years since their initial meeting, the eponymous debut album, The Fringe has arrived. Prompted by D'Virgilio's desire to put together a trio for a pair of shows in Poland, The Fringe had an organic, blossoming chemistry from the very beginning. In enlisting Reingold and McStine, the three explored new arrangements...

Classic second album by Robert Fripp (guitars) and Brian Eno (tapes/synths/treatments). Their two albums opened up a whole world of possibilities in a post-Terry Riley fashion (see: Sensations Fix, Heldon/Richard Pinhas, Doldrums, Windy & Carl and etc...

This is a very, very good and groovy official bootleg of one of the very few shows that Robert & Brian undertook upon release of their first album.

"As a historical document, this release takes some beating. Recorded during the short – and...

Not quite sure how a third Fripp and Eno album made it by me without my noticing, but I somehow missed this and I shouldn't have, because it's really good! "Almost 30 years on since Evening Star, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno resume their collaboration...

"It’s been a long time coming has this one. Fripp’s soundscapes have always suggested they’d be remarkable in an orchestral setting and so it’s proved to be. Yet the transition hasn’t been easy or obvious, and anyone expecting this to be a straight...


"Giuseppe Frippi's current solo project were conceived as an opportunity to explore some intense and intimate musical tendencies which were somehow attenuated in the previous collective work, that in this new context can rise out with all their...

"Guitarist Bill Frisell had one of the most stimulating and eccentric regular bands of the mid- to late 1980s. The highly versatile Frisell, whose playing ranges from Jim Hall to rock and Nashville while including sounds never previously heard on...

"This relatively early set from Bill Frisell is a fine showcase for the utterly unique guitarist. Frisell has the ability to play nearly any extroverted style of music and his humor (check out the date's "Music I Heard") is rarely far below the...

"Guitar hero Bill Frisell reveals his experimental side in his first release on Tzadik! A composer/performer of unparalleled gifts, Bill is one of the most influential and respected guitarists in the world today. Using his Nash Telecaster and a small...