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“For a performance at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in spring of 1966, percussionist Milford Graves invited pianist Don Pullen to play duets. The two musicians had worked together in a band fronted by saxophonist and clarinetist Giusseppi Logan, with whom they had recorded two LPs in 1965 for ESP-Disk'. Graves was already a daunting presence in free music. One step at a time, he was busy transforming the role of drumming in jazz, introducing a new way of dealing with unmetered time and...

Another one of the most talked about sets of the month was this historic meeting between two of music's most powerful and controversial iconoclasts. Playing together yearly since 1999 for very special occasions, their musical connection and spiritual b...

Famous/infamous underground/improvisational/order"Although the Gravity Adjusters Expansion Band (GAEB) started in 1967 they remain one of the long lost and underestimated groups that explored the areas of sound sculpture, improvisation, experimental...

4th and final album, and their most overtly progressive rock oriented album - down to the Roger Dean cover! This was originally on Dawn from 1974. "Lack of commercial success drove them away from Vertigo into the arms of Dawn, while gigging all over th...

“A newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly collectable and legendary 1974 album by Gravy Train, "Staircase To The Day".
Formed in Lancashire in 1969, Gravy Train was fronted by guitarist and vocalist Norman Barratt, along with J.D. Hughes on keyboards, flute and saxophones, Les Williams on bass and Barry Davenport on drums. The band first came to public attention when they signed to Vertigo Records in 1970.
Gravy Train recorded two classic progressive rock albums for the label...

“German pianist Georg Gräwe, one of the most impeccable and imaginative improvisers in contemporary free music, made his debut recording, New Movements, in 1976, under the auspices of Free Music Production, the legendary Berlin-based organization run by Jost Gebers. At FMP's Jazz Now festival, in April of that year, Gräwe presented his working band, a classic hard-bop configuration with trumpet, saxophone, and rhythm section. Indeed, some vestiges of that hard-bop feel permeate the music, however it's...

“German pianist Georg Gräwe, one of the most impeccable and imaginative improvisers in contemporary free music, made his debut recording, New Movements, in 1976, under the auspices of Free Music Production, the legendary Berlin-based organization run by Jost Gebers. At FMP's Jazz Now festival, in April of that year, Gräwe presented his working band, a classic hard-bop configuration with trumpet, saxophone, and rhythm section. Indeed, some vestiges of that hard-bop feel permeate the music, however it's...

“Juno award-winning Vancouver guitar/oud player Gordon Grdina ''continues to passionately explore the depths of jazz improvisation, cross-cultural fusions and the fun that comes with cutting loose'' (Stuart Derdeyn). Following on Inroads (2017), this second release by his wildly eclectic NY jazz-rock quartet combines intricate, through-composed counterpoint with the ebb and flow of dynamic yet focused improvisation.
The band comprises Oscar Noriega (Tim Berne) on alto sax and bass clarinet), Russ...

"One of those albums that rolls around about once a year, one that manages free itself of labels so it can [be] elevated to a higher plane--one that is called 'music'. And yet, it's not pretentious...It manages to be so rich AND fun to hear. (8/10)"-John Garratt, PopMatters

"Vancouver guitar/oud player Gordon Grdina "continues to passionately explore the depths of jazz improvisation, cross-cultural fusions and the fun that comes with cutting loose" (Stuart Derdeyn). His new and wildly eclectic NY..

Audiophile 24/88.2 recording and stereo/multi-channel mix. Playable on any CD player.

"I have probably listened to a track from this album or the whole album every week since 2007. The CD travels with me to audio dealers and hi-fi shows. The recording is crystalline and showcases the magnificent cymbal prowess of Paul Motian who keeps rhythm like no other drummer. The recording highlights the fantastic fingerwork of Gordon Grdina on his electric guitar, and especially on his oud. And the...

“With their second release, Vancouver oud player Gordon Grdina's middle eastern/avant jazz ensemble is now a quintet with three outstanding string players: illustrious New York improvisers Mark Helias (bass) and Hank Roberts (cello) are joined by Vancouver violinist Josh Zubot; Hamin Honari continues on Persian percussion. Grdina's compositions are mostly based on classical middle eastern traditions but are performed in a creative jazz context where improvised group interplay is as important as solos...

"The Great Harry Hillman – the current definition of what it means to be a new young modern jazz band in these times. Four very strong individual musicians come together to create an extremely personal style of music that could only exist through time invested band chemistry. From fragile melodies, twisted grooves, to massive band climaxes, they deliver flawless and exciting music" – drummer / composer Jim Black

Switzerland doesn’t produce many musical acts compared to other...

John Greaves: voice, bass guitar piano, sequences, string arrangements
Annie Barbazza: voice (3,6,7,11) piano (11), acoustic guitar (3)
Valérie Gabail: voice (1, 10)
Himiko Paganotti: voice (8)
Vincent Courtois: cello
Matthieu Rabaté: drums
Olivier Mellano: guitar (1,2,6,8)
Sophia Domancich: treated piano (8)
Zeena Parkins: harp (10)
Jakko Jakszyk: electric guitar (4)
Lino Capra Vaccina: piano, gongs, vibes, cymbals, percussion (12)
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This 1998 recording, released in 2001, was the first release of John’s solo performances at a piano; just his voice and the keyboard. Lots of classics here!

“At last John, a piano and his songs. Taken from a concert at Star Pines, Tokyo and wisely minimally edited, this follows the dynamic of the concert and lives in the minutiae of its performance. Persuasive and gripping because so real - warts and struggle and all. What comes out is the essence of a performance that is engrained with character..

Limited initial pressing of 980 individually hand-numbered copies!

John Greaves solo reminds me a lot - in a way - of Peter Hammill solo. They both have a core repertoire that they nearly always perform, so you tend to get a certain number of songs you always get, as well as new or unusual selections; the setlist changes very gradually over the decades.

Having said that, they are both wonderful solo performers with a unique body of works to draw from.

This isn't necessarily...

I guess you just can't keep a great album down! This is the 3rd or 4th edition of this fantastic 1994 effort from John Greaves, which is, imo, his single finest work.
This is a great mid 90s release & probably his best solo album, with great songs & great performances, especially by guest vocalist Robert Wyatt on three stunningly beautiful tracks; maybe some of Robert's best vocal work ever! Yes, really!
In addition to Roberts vocals, you'll find vocalists S'Ange, Caroline Loeb and Kristoffer...

"John Greaves is a bit of an enigma. Apart from his solo career, he has played bass with Michael Nyman, sung opera with Jack Bruce, collaborated with Robert Wyatt and Carla Bley, and played piano with Robert Crumb. Over the last two decades, he has...

Here is JG in full-bore 'chanteur Français" mode. I like him & his voice and his style so much it's ok with me, but do bear that in mind when ordering, as he now he even out Charles' Charles Aznavour in the photo on the cover. Who would have guessed...

Easily available again for the first time in many, many years.

John Greaves was the bassist for Henry Cow during their prime. He later went onto an interesting solo career featuring more "song oriented" material, and also some fine writing...

This was advertised as a John Greaves / Pip Pyle release, but like so many things VP, turned out to be only half true, but with a very happy ending nonetheless!

"It started out as a collaboration between John, and this guy Philippe-Marcel, after John said in an interview that he was looking for fellow musicians to work together. Anyway, they got together, and eventually Pip became involved too....
Still, it has, I think some of John and Pip's best stuff in years."-Aymeric Leroy

“This band proudly wears it’s Gentle Giant influence on it’s sleeve, and since the primary impetus behind the band, Dan Bornemark, has worked with them, why not? There is plenty of humour to be found, but nothing to laugh at as far as musicianship is concerned, as it is stellar. There are some of the madrigal-like vocals one might expect, as well as time signatures a-plenty, and plenty of whimsey. This is superb progressive rock and one of my favourites of the year so far.”-Nickie Harte Kelley...

Fourth release from everyone's favorite very young Japanese noise/psych extravaganza experience!
"Two recordings from summer 2004 Portland, OR. almost representing a transition between "He's Crying Look" and "City Calls Revolution". Here we have another chance meeting of the Green Milk trio hanging with the Zig Zag man and smoking out two improvised, one take, no over dubs, recorded straight to glorious analog tape jams. “KillMeKillMeKillMe” leans toward the Rock In Opposition/Avant Rock space...

"Split CD release between Kuruucrew and Green Milk from the Planet Orange. Kuruucrew's sounds like a hard hitting Neu! GMftPO is a result of the marijuana while recording in a studio late at night (Stoner Jam 1)."

Craig Green - guitar
Clive Deamer - drums and percussion

"The son of Bill Frisell, and the grandson of Derek Bailey" - All About Jazz

“Love Notes In Binary Code comprises four beautifully recorded duets of Green’s acoustic guitar with drummer Clive Deamer (Radiohead, Robert Plant, Portishead, Hawkwind).
Guitarist and Composer Craig Green's unique vision and constant exploration has spanned that last 20 years, through a wide and diverse constellation of artistic projects from.


"When David Greenberger first embarked on what has become a life-long journey, drummer Chris Corsano was not yet five years old! In 1979, after graduating from art school in Boston, Greenberger took the job of activities director at the Duplex Nursing Home, an all-male elder care facility in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and began collecting the stories, poems and music reviews of its aged patients for what became his Duplex Planet project, an undertaking that would eventually encompass nearly 200 issues...

Also known as "Burton Greene Quartet".
"Reissue of the 1st Burton Greene album on ESP-Disk, recorded 12/18/65. Featuring Burton Greene (piano, ), Marion Brown (alto saxophone), Henry Grimes (bass), Dave Grant (percussion), Frank Smith (tenor), Tom..

"Pretty far out work from pianist Burton Greene -- working here on recordings pulled from the famous ESP tour of New York in the mid 60s! The performances feature Greene on piano and piano harp -- in trio format with Steve Tintweiss on bass and Shelly...

Burton Greene – piano
Adam Lane – bass
David Brandt – drums

“Peace Beyond Conflict is the latest trio release from master pianist and improviser, Burton Greene with Adam Lane on bass and Dave Brandt on drums. The listener is brought into a performance at a loft studio in Brooklyn in 2003. Greene’s compositions and trio arrangements set forth boundless improvisations. “People must hear this.. we have to get it out!” exclaimed Greene upon hearing the recording over 15 years later. Now we...



After Colosseum broke up, keyboardist Dave Greenslade formed his own progressive rock band, which most notably featured two keyboardists, bass and drums.
In addition to the original album, this features an entire extra CD of BBC recordings made from right around the time of this album and giving listeners a glimpse of how this original and early version of the band sounded live at the time!

“Newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an illustrated booklet with many rare...

This was previously available some years ago, but has been unavailable for quite some time. It's pretty much what you would expect of something released so much after the fact: a very good to excellent bootleg sounding of some pretty great material...

"When I was 50, my wife arranged a surprise birthday party for me and invited all the members of both COLOSSEUM and GREENSLADE," Dave explains. "By the end of the night we had decided to reform COLOSSEUM and we did a big reunion tour. But I found myself..

“A newly re-mastered and expanded 2 CD edition of the classic 1975 album, Time & Tide by GREENSLADE. Formed in 1972 by former Colosseum keyboard player Dave Greenslade, the band also featured former Web and Samurai member Dave Lawson (keyboards, vocals), former Colosseum bass player Tony Reeves and drummer Andrew McCulloch (formerly with King Crimson and Fields).
The calibre of the members of Greenslade ensured that the group would be innovative, ground breaking and dynamic in their musical...

“Dave Greenslade the English keyboard player who had his own eponymous band Greenslade as well as being a founder member of Colosseum has been back into the studio to remaster the original recordings he made in the period from 1979 to the mid 90's which were then re-recorded and released as Greenslade, Colosseum or solo album tracks. These never before released original tracks, mostly written by Dave, even feature his own vocals, as well as playing all the instruments himself.”

“Great to hear ..

Greer-Between Two Worlds $9.00 (special) "'Obscure artifact out of a local scene that produced cult music for a 15-year period; this is a powerful trip in a song-oriented 1970s British rock/hardrock style, with psych moves on the two long epics...

“The veteran Guillermo Gregorio is back and this is the debut of a duo with the young double bass player Brandon Lopez. The clarinetist after having lived in the sixties in Buenos Aires and later moved to Chicago where for years he was an integral part of the local scene, now lives in New York and among the many and more recent collaborations, the meeting with Lopez is actually worth note. The listening between the two is superlative and the sound produced by clarinet and double bass is warm and...

"Alice In Wonderland, by Los Angeles, California composer and musician Randy Greif, is a gripping and imaginative telling of Lewis Carroll's classic story. Using electronics and altered acoustic sounds, along with more traditional instruments...

"Five years in the making, Jeff Greinke's newest release BEFORE SUNRISE explores the more acoustical side of the ambient / impressionist territory of the electronic music genre. This new work, the third Greinke title on the Spotted Peccary Music label, is a logical progression from his previous releases, painting abstract landscapes and emotive expressions with ample use of acoustic instruments such as piano, cello, viola, clarinets and vibraphone, along with electronic elements of sampled textures and...

Starting in the very early 80s, Greinke was one of the very first of the modern-day ‘sound sculptors’, working with electronics and etc (but long before laptops) to craft a very personal, ambient, warm and inviting electronic sound that can or can not be called ‘music’ depending on your definition. Since that first 15-20 years of his work, he’s expanded his palette greatly by adding acoustic instruments along with his organized sounds as well.
He’s one of the less-known greats, in ambient music, imo..


How great to see a new release from Jeff; it's been way too long. There are a lot of people who make electronic music, but NO ONE sounds like Jeff Greinke except Jeff Greinke.

"Winter Light is the newest release from texturalist Jeff Greinke...


Bassist and composer Drew is one of the busiest guys on the new jazz scene and has been for the last 15-20 years. I know Drew best for his work in The Claudia Quintet, where he really shines, but, honestly, he shines in every situation I've heard or...

Charlotte Greve: Saxophone
Chris Tordini: Bass
Vinnie Sperrazza: Drums

"The Choir Invisible, presents a highly anticipated debut album on Intakt Records. With Charlotte Greve, Vinnie Sperrazza and Chris Tordini, this trio, oscillating between improvisation and composition, brings together three significant voices from Brooklyn's creative music scene."

"The Choir Invisible not only does everyone have equal rights, they also have equal responsibilities, as accompanists and...

Johnathan Crawford (synthesizer, percussion, melodica), Aram Shelton (saxophone, computer, clarinet, trumpet).

"We're now five years or so into the laptop era of improvised music, during which ever greater numbers of players have attempted to...

Second release by a young, avant-garde/progressive rock trio consisting of Jeff Cedrone - guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, electronics, John C. Miller - synthesizers, electronics, tapes, Stephen Zieminski - drums, percussion, mallets. It's definitely...

“A rather excellent album by Fripp and The Grid who have worked together frequently over the years. It begins as pure guitar drone, drifting into pleasant ambient, and by Leviathan the drums begin to appear in mix, approaching Fire Tower this has turned into blissful downtempo dub-techno, and so it continues to the end. Very much one long composition cut up into 9 parts, an album that deserves attention and to be listened to all the way through (just like good old progressive music, be it house or rock).”

Michael Griener: Drums
Rudi Mahall: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Jan Roder: Bass
Christof Thewes: Trombone

After seven years of collaboration the Berlin band Squakk is at the top of their game. The album "Willisau &.