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Joel Harrison: Guitar, dobro, 6 string banjo, National Steel, voice
David Binney: Saxophone
Jon Cowherd: Piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer
Uri Caine: Piano, Fender Rhodes
Chris Tordini, Stephan Crump: Upright Bass
Brian Blade, Allison Miller: Drums
Darol Anger, Christian Howes: Violin
Hank Roberts: Cello
Nels Cline: Guitar
Alecia Chakour, Everett Bradley, Theo Bleckmann, Nicki Logan, Brian Blade: voice

“My goal on the latest Free Country recording is a

“Guitar Talk is a collection of intimate guitar duet recordings featuring Joel Harrison with Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas, Pete McCann, David Gilmore, and legendary bassist Steve Swallow.
Joel Harrison penned nine of the original compositions in 2019. The other two cuts are solo efforts, a gem-like rendition of Eillington’s Reflections in D, and a haunting solo take on America the Beautiful.
All tracks were recorded with two amps in a room, no overdubs. Harrison is in the left speaker in all duos.

Guitarist/composer Joel Harrison's very first big band album! This features Joel's usual very large mixture of styles (his wide stylistic influences and grasp is one of Joel's most interesting features, I think) and a fine, large, 19 piece ensemble!...

Reaching WAY beyond what even I though was his extremely impressive range of abilities to make music in myriad styles, this is kind of an old school r’n’b album, with fabulous vocals.

“This is a recording Harrison made during the pandemic that, like so much of his output, is a total surprise. The Stardust Reunion Band is a vocal-centered record featuring four of New York City’s greatest singers, Everett Bradley, Nicki Richards, Keith Fluitt, & Amanda Homi. The songs draw from R&B, jazz, rock...

"…drags American roots out of the campfire singalong into the solar system." – Village Voice

"Add Joel Harrison to Metheny and Frisell as guitarist/ composers who have created a new blueprint for jazz." -– New Orleans Times

Quite fantastic release by guitarist/composer Joel Harrison. It has a great band and interesting instrumentation: Joel Harrison - guitar / Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone / Gary Versace - piano, Hammond B-3 / Christian Howes - violin / Dana Leong...

Joel Harrison - guitar, voice
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Paul Hanson - bassoon
Kermit Driscoll - bass
Brian Blade - drums, voice

"US guitarist Joel Harrison has forged resonant Americana, raw-edged rock and a rich jazz palette into...

Joel Harrison - electric, National Steel, acoustic guitars
Anupam Shobhakar - sarode
Ben Wendel - saxophone, bassoon
Dan Weiss - drums, tabla
Hans Glawischnig - acoustic bass (2,3,5,6,7)
Stephan Crump - acoustic bass (1,8)
Members of Talujon Percussion Quartet:
David Cossin - bells, toms, snare, woodblock, cajon, bongos, bass drum
Matt Ward - marimba, vibraphone, timpani, glockenspiel
Michael Lipsey - Street drum, talking drum, vibraphone ...

Joel Harrison: composer, guitarist
Todd Reynolds: first violin
Christian Howes: second violin
Caleb Burhans: viola
Wendy Sutter: cello
David Binney: alto saxophone
Ralph Alessi: trumpet, flugelhorn
Lindsey Horner: bass
Dan Weiss: drums

“The impulse for this multi movement suite came from a longstanding determination to make music that equally represents improvisation and notation. I wanted to assemble a body of work that contained the intimacy, complexity, an

"Joel Harrison is a wildly diverse musician with a penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations who has sustained one of the most unpredictable discographies of the last decade. Here Joel, along with David Binney, Stephan Crump & others sets his...

Joel Harison – electric and acoustic guitars, toy piano, Fender Rhodes, Tibetian bowls, mellotron
Anthony Pirog – electric and acoustic guitars, synthesizer
Stephan Crump – electric bass
Allison Miller – drums, Moog

“Pirog and Harrison tend to finish each other sentences when they play. Twenty five years separate them in age, and yet they seem to have common ancestry. Both are from Wash. D.C., both love jazz, rock, fusion, avant garde, folk, funk, and country music, and both often do

Holy Abyss is a collaborative effort between guitarist/composer Joel Harrison and bassist/composer Lorenzo Feliciati. Joining them is trumpeter Cuong Vu, Roy Powell on Hammond B-3 organ and piano, and Dan...

Wonderful, just intonated, 24 tones per octave piano music, very reminiscent of LaMonte Young's well tuned piano works, which isn't surprising, as Harrision studied with Young for many years. If you like this sort of sound, this is really great...

Mark Turner tenor saxophone
Ben Street double bass
Ethan Iverson piano
Billy Hart drums
"First ECM recording of a quartet formed in 2003. Originally billed as the Ethan Iverson-Mark Turner Quartet, it soon became the Billy Hart Quartet

"The Keef Hartley Band with their felicitous mix of Rock, Blues, and Jazz, which has been counted since 1968 being one of the hippest live bands of their era. Until 1973 they recorded 7 albums and played numerous concerts. Nucleus of the often changing...


Promo/cut out copy

I hadn't ever heard of this group,until I researched it out and discovered that this is the second album by Finland's Elonkorjuu (which translates as Harvest Time). Their 1st album, released under the Elonkorjuu name is a high-dollar Finnish album...

The 1st ever reissue of a very rare 1970 album by the musicians who started in Parson Sound & then a year earlier released International Harvester. Shortly after this, they would shrink down, & change their name once more, morphing into Trad Gras Och S...

“Even though she's not quite as overt about it as Madonna or David Bowie, PJ Harvey remains one of rock's expert chameleons. Her ever-changing sound keeps her music open to interpretation, and her seventh album, Uh Huh Her, is no different in that it departs from what came before it. Uh Huh Her -- a title that can be pronounced and interpreted as an affirmation, a gasp, a sigh, or a laugh -- is, as Harvey promised, darker and rawer than the manicured Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea....

This is the first time that this solo album by one of the founders of Gryphon has been issued on CD outside of a very hard to find Japanese-only pressing, 15 years ago...

“Richard Harvey began playing the recorder at the age of four. After graduating from the Royal College of Music in 1972 he worked with early music ensemble Music Reservata before joining fellow RCM alumnus Brian Gulland in forming the prog/rock/folk band Gryphon.
Later work found him recording with Sir Paul McCartney, Kate..

"Hashish is a bit of a superproject by Sweden's psych/prog legend Stefan Kéry. By superproject, we mean he's pretty ambitious here: he's mixing influences from kraut, lounge, acid, funk and jazz -- which makes Hashish sound like the lovechild between a 70s soft porn soundtrack composer and a wide-eyed teen experiencing hallucinogens for the first time."-Noisey

"Top-class psychedelia, taking the genre to a new level with a sophisticated approach to afro-funk grooves accompanied by dreamy, playful...

Great modern jazz by this rising star trumpeter and a fine band consisting of the great Ben Monder (guitar), Ben Street (bass) and Jeff Hirshfield (drums).

"American Dream portrays the mindset of many of this generation's young Americans...

George Haslam in Buenos Aires with different groups, 1991 - 93. "The prevailing jazz sensibility sits well with the rhythmic roots of the source material - it's certainly not cultural soup"-David Morrison/The Wire. [Slam]

George Haslam in Buenos Aires with different groups, 1994 - 95. "George Haslam fascinates because he nudges the limits,explores uncharted territories, plays creatively, and conveys delight in doing so."-Steven A. Loewy/Cadence. [Slam]

Haslam back in Buenos Aires (Dec.1998) with some old pals - Mono Hurtado, Ruben Ferrero etc. plus new talent such as Marcelo Jeremias and Fabian Tejada, another voice to be heard is the Argentine soprano saxist Pablo Ledesma. For this third volume Hasl...

"Recorded in Havana and England with great array of Cuban and British musicians: Bobby Carcasses, George Haslam, Steve Waterman, Robin Jones, Paul Rutherford, Maria Cecilia Colon, Richard Leigh Harris, Steve Kershaw, André Leigh-Howarth, Julito Padron...

George Haslam with pianists Vladimir Solyanik in Kiev, Russia and Ruben Ferrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Haslam has combined his talents with two distinguished, if little heard, pianists to create a memorable CD, one that brims with emotion and the...

George Haslam-baritone sax, tarogato, Stefano Pastor-violin, Steve Kershaw-double bass, Paul Hession-drums.

"September, 2006; it was Stefano Pastor’s first visit to England, he came primarily to play in the Oxford Jazz Masters Series concert...

"This is a double CD package, the 2 discs presenting 2 distinct projects. Disc One, which is actually called "Once Upon a Time in Argentina" is by a quartet including 2 percussionists. This unconventional line-up reflects what I think is the...

"Seven great jazz standards prepared with some very original ideas giving a programme of fresh and very listenable music. Throughout the programme runs a predominantly rhythmic theme – Jazz Calypso, Bossa Nova, Jazz Waltz, Ballad, Swing etc...

"George Haslam on bass clarinet, baritone saxophone and tarogato improvising in Buenos Aires with old friends Daniel Harari, Mono Hurtado, Horacio Straijer, Ruben Ferrero and from New York, Hill Greene. Two days in two Buenos Aires studios, Spring 2006...

One of the few really free spirits of British jazz, baritone saxman George Haslam has spent much of his career collaborating with kindred spirits across the globe. In the course of his peregrinations he has performed in Cuba and Argentina one of the ...

George plays baritone sax & tarogato & Laszlo plays piano. "On baritone Haslam is a great awesome force"-Cadence. "Haslam is masterful on baritone."-Jazz Journal. "Gardony throughout shows himself to be a virtuoso pianist"-Jazz Journal. [Slam]

The first improvised music to be recorded and released in the Ukraine. "Hawkwind meets Cecil Taylor"-Ben Watson, Hi-Fi News. Recorded in Kiev, 1997 [Slam]

A selection of free duo improvisations - Hession on percussion and Haslam on baritone sax and/or tarogato, recorded in the natural beauty of the Pennines, February 2002. [SLAM]

George Haslam-baritone sax, Paul Rutherford-trombone. "One of the most interesting record productions made in jazz in recent years"-Rockerilla (Italy). Recorded Oxford 1989. [Slam]

George Haslam baritone sax, tarogato, clarinet; Richard Leigh Harris piano. Six duo improvisations and 'Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat' are included in Haslam's latest sax/piano duo recording with contemporary pianist/composer Harris. The two have worked togeth...

“It's a strange betweenworld, bookended by sleep and the jolt of being wide awake in a place where you wonder how you got there. You know the feeling' It seems familiar but the colours are, well, unreal. In a high-ceilinged room, a grand piano plays lush melodies as, meanwhile, somewhere, an Alice In Wonderland clock ticks, cellos are bowed, a swarm of something vibrates and the hallucinatory crowd around Rosemary's Baby babble. An echoey electronic hum builds and falls like a 50s refrigerator passed...

João Hasselberg double bass/electric bass
Pedro Branco guitar
Albert Cirera sax on tracks 5, 8
Afonso Pais guitar on tracks 1 (Left side), 6
João Paulo Esteves da Silva piano on tracks 1, 6
Luis Figueiredo piano on track 3
João Lencastre drums

"Only a few months after the debuting success of the album “Dancing Our Way to Death”, the partnership of the Portuguese, but living in Copenhagen, double bassist João Hasselberg and the also Portuguese, but established in

"A number station is a type of shortwave radio station characterized by their unusual broadcasts, which consist of spoken words, but mostly numbers, often created by artificially generated voices reading streams of numbers, words, letters, tunes or Morse code. They are transmitted in a wide variety of languages and the voices are usually female, although sometimes men's or children's voices are used. It is widely assumed that the broadcasts are used to send covert messages to spies." – Wikipedia...

About a year and a half ago, John Hollenbeck (Claudia Quintet) sent me a copy of a recording that he had made with a band he had recently joined. The band was called The New Mellow Edwards, and it was led by trombonist Curtis Hasselbring along with Chr...

“A new archival releases from Ndeya that showcase Jon Hassell and group in the late 1980s exploring a radical tangent on his Fourth World sensibility. Further Fictions is a double CD anthology of the music on the vinyl albums “The Living City” and “Psychogenography”, with a disc devoted to each album in hardbound book style packaging, and an extensive booklet containing sleevemotes and archival images.
During this period Hassell was inspired by the increasingly innovative production techniques being..

"The impact of Jon Hassell on today's generation of electronic and ambient artists is immeasurable...this new collection is another beautifully composed and powerfully rendered work that engages the mind as it soothes the soul and body."-Paste

"First new album in nine years by a musical visionary and hugely influential figure in new music. Continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of the studio, fragments of performance are sampled, looped, overdubbed and re-arranged into beguiling..

“A companion piece to 2018’s Listening To Pictures, this second volume in the pentimento series presents eight new tracks by the music visionary, continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing. Pentimento is defined as the “reappearance in a painting of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over” and this is evident in the innovative production style that ‘paints with sound’ using overlapping nuances to create an...

Before Eno. Before Talking Heads. It all began here!

“Recorded in 1976 at the York University Electronic Media Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Vernal Equinox is Jon Hassell's first recording as a solo artist and sets the stage for his then-emerging career as a trumpeter, composer and musical visionary. "Toucan Ocean" opens the album with two gently swaying chords and delicate layers of percussion that provide a cushion upon which Hassell unfurls long, winding melodic shapes. His trumpet is sent...

"[Hassell's] command of microtonal shadings enabled him to blend into the West Africans' distinctive sonic colorations, which would not have been possible for a player whose intonation conformed strictly to Western music's equal temperament."-Robert Palmer / New York Times

“Propulsive Burkinese rhythms meet revelatory, ambient soundscapes. Co-produced with the legendary studio team of Brian Eno and Dainel Lanois. Composer and trumpeter Jon Hassell has been an elusive, iconic musical figure for...

HANS HASSLER ACCORDION / GEBHARD ULLMANN BASSCLARINET / JÜRGEN KUPKE CLARINET / BEAT FÖLLMI PERCUSSION

"Hans Hassler, born 1945 in Graubünden, East Switzerland, is the true Swiss king of accordion. For over 30 years he has developed a style..

Hans Hassler : accordion
"Hans Hassler is the true Swiss king of accordion. Born 1945 in Graubünden the musician has kept us in suspense for over 30 years with his zigzag through different scenes: Swiss folk music, jazz, film music, free...

Hans Hassler: accordion solo
"Hans Hassler, born 1945 in Graubünden, East Switzerland, is the true Swiss king of accordion. Hassler inspires the listener with his playful virtuosity, a good sense of humour and a musical imagination without borders.
For Hans Hassler, performing on a variety of stages, to return to the studio as a soloist means adding something significant to anything which has already been played. It doesn’t necessarily have to be new or different; it has to be substantial. Hans...