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So...on February 24, 1969the Jimi Hendrix Experience played its last show ever at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The show was filmed and the film was never released and actually has never been seen in complete form, but the soundtrack of the film came out on two volumes of widely seen and imported budget lp releases.
Despite (or because of) the fact this was the last show and the band knew it was the last show, they play a very good set, for the most part, based on the 50' of recorded evidence.

"After Electric Ladyland, this is probably the Hendrix CD that I enjoy the most (I am only missing a few scattered studio releases). While it doesn't hold together as an album, being a compilation, it contains a lot of really incredible songs. The production throughout is fantastic, punchy and clear. Many of these tunes were unfinished studio projects post-Electric Ladyland, and as such a lot of them are very dense and complicated productions. Plentiful guitar overdubs abound, and some of Jimi's most...

“’I love your shirt" opens the album with a quick-changing sequence of contrasting textural exchanges. A sound rather like a kitten's mew counters a fuzzy eruption, then a pipe-scouring squall counters an elongated burr, setting up a dynamic of call and response, which suggests that one either musician relies upon a jazz-rooted sound palette, their shared backgrounds in jazz still influence their understanding of musical interaction.
The duos exchanges are sufficiently spirited that you might even...

Ig Henneman – viola
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Anne La Berge - flute

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Three eccentric sketching women who succeeded in converting the concert hall into a spectacle with a drowned diesel engine on a race track, although it did not turn into a crazy fair. No, it was primarily an ode to the ingenious freedom, an intensely varied and colorful performance that was permeated by fun and games, but one of the kind that made your feelers and imagination run wild by its fresh originality, abrasive...

Performed by Catherine Christer Hennix's just-intonation ensemble The Deontic Miracle, this previously unheard piece was taken from an eight-day festival organized in the spring of 1976 at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

The group features Catherine Christer Hennix on Renaissance oboe and custom sinewave generators, Peter Hennix on Renaissance oboe, and Hans Isgren on sheng. Central Palace Music is packaged in a deluxe letterpressed sleeve.

In late-1960s Sweden, she was a pioneer..

"Live At Issue Project Room is the first recording of the expanded configuration of Catherine Christer Hennix's Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage just-intonation ensemble, documenting a 2014 performance at Issue Project Room. The ensemble of Hennix (voice) and Hilary Jeffery and Robin Hayward (brass) is expanded to include vocalists Imam Ahmet Muhsin Tüzer, Amir Elsaffan, and Amirtha Kidambi; brass players Paul Schwingenschlögl and Elena Kakaliagou; and Marcus Pal and Stefan Tiedje on electronics. Live At...

"Henriksen played in various jazz ensembles in his youth before co-forming Supersilent in 1997. His trumpet, augmented with effects and electronics, has appeared with David Sylvian, Terje Rypdal, Nils Petter Molvær, Jon Balke, Terje Isungset and Iain...

"Arve Henriksen stumbled across the title of his latest album while reading a book about furniture-making. "The author mentioned the complexity of making a chair and all the people involved in the process," the Norwegian trumpet player says. "The high...

"A shifting cast of characters, with live sampling man and album co-producer Jan Bang at the centre, provides a series of soundscapes, an ambient-experimental map of moods, for the uniquely liquid, singing trumpet lines of Arve Henriksen to scale and...

"Cosmic Creation follows and expands upon Arve Henriksen's 2013 album Places of Worship, a series of tone poems and mood pieces located around religious buildings and ruins. With Cosmic Creation he has gone beyond physical place to an audio...

Unique ambient-ish album from the trumpeter of Supersilent which consists of tapes he started recording at the age of 16, which include improvisations, electronic sequences, etc., which he took in the present day and reworked with himself on trumpet...

“The Height Of The Reeds started as a commissioned work to the city of Hull, Great Britain´s cultural capital 2017. Composed by Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang, the work celebrates the longstanding seafaring relationship between Hull and Scandinavia. It was originally the musical companion to a sound walk that took place in April, May and June 2017. Those who took part could listen to the music on headphones while crossing the Humber Bridge. Initially intended for April only, the arrangement....

"With Towards Language, trumpeter Arve Henriksen is back with his trusted long-time musical partners Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Also, an important part of the line-up is Eivind Aarset, the ECM associated guitarist extraordinaire. Towards Language is Arve's ninth album (eight on Rune Grammofon and one on ECM) under his own name. Asked to comment on his new album, and its title, here's what he has to say: "To express something on your own can be quite challenging at times. I have, for years, been in...

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.
This has been out of print for a bit now and is always in demand, and it has been remastered by Bob Drake and sounds significantly better to my ears!

"Originally released in 197

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.
This has been out of print for a bit now and is always in demand, and it has been remastered by Bob Drake and sounds significantly better to my ears!

"Originally released in 197

This was Cow's final studio album for Virgin, & is considered by many folks to be their greatest achievement, with Dagmar fully integrated into the band. With the original (greatly superior) mixes which have been unavailable for years & improved sound.

This features very strong playing & compositions coupled with a ''lightness'' of sound unlike any of their other albums; the closest Cow ever got to sounding like Hatfield & The North!

For ONE C-note, you get everything. Studio, live, outtakes, etc etc etc. Most of you already have this, but if you don’t already have this, it’s a fantastic deal.

Also, just thought I would mention that once upon a time, I got a ride back to London from Guilford Civic Hall, after the show, with the band in the van on the cover on the box!

“17 CDs, 1 DVD and 250 pages of histories, testimony commentaries and photographs - in a sturdy box.
This collection brings together in.

This is the second half of the 10 disc box set that was released several years ago and covers all previously unreleased recordings of the band from the beginning to the end. This includes the fabulous and fabulous sounding Stockholm, Goteborg & Bremen...

Their 2nd album featured the addition of Lindsay Cooper's bassoon/oboe, giving them sort of a proto-Univers Zero sound (Cow were first) & is reissued with superior sonics. One side of composed music and one side of (mostly) improvised music with studio...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!

“While modern recording technology & online distribution capability are making it easier to appreciate the full extent of today's artists' work, the same cannot be said about relatively short-lived groups from the 1970s. “Especially true of groups that, despite being remarkably influential, remain cult favorites with a relatively small but intensely dedicated fan base. Case..

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!

”This opens with a series of well-recorded tracks from an unknown source, largely culled from Unrest but demonstrating Cow's penchant for mixing things up in performance so that, while all the signposts of Frith's "Ruins" are there, the complexion is changed by inserting "Half Asleep" smack dab in the middle. Frith doesn't reproduce the razor's edge tone of his solo on the...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!

“Hamburg is culled from recordings from Henry Cow's March 1976 NDR Jazz Workshop in Hamburg (the final recordings with John Greaves), Germany, plus two songs with Robert Wyatt from concerts in Paris and Rome in May and June 1975, respectively. "Fair as the Moon", followed later by "Terrible as an Army with Banners" are based on "Beautiful as the Moon - Terrible as an Army...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!

“Lindsay Cooper had joined Henry Cow for their Unrest album, replacing founding member/woodwind multi-instrumentalist Geoff Leigh. Trondheim is a recording of the band's May 1976 concert in Trondheim Norway, when Henry Cow was a quartet, immediately after Greaves departure from the band, and without singer Dagmar Krauss, who was too ill to perform at the time...

This is high quality live Swedish radio recordings from Goteborg (1975 - with John Greaves) and Stockholm (1977 - with Georgie Born). The sound is great here; Bob Drake worked from the original 8 track and stereo 2 track masters and you can finally hear Tim's follow-up masterpiece to "Living in the Heart of the Beast", entitled "Erk Gah". There's also some nice improvisations and other tunes and Fred's never otherwise released "The March", which is a really great one as well. Highly recommended...

This is high quality live Swedish radio recordings from Goteborg (1975 - with John Greaves) and Stockholm (1977 - with Georgie Born). The sound is great here; Bob Drake worked from the original 8 track and stereo 2 track masters and you can finally hear Tim's follow-up masterpiece to "Living in the Heart of the Beast", entitled "Erk Gah". There's also some nice improvisations and other tunes and Fred's never otherwise released "The March", which is a really great one as well. Highly recommended...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually! This is the period when I saw them (twice in June 1977).

“A collection of live performances from late 1976 and 1977. "Joan" & "On Suicide", traditionally associated with Art Bears & Hopes and Fears (1978), feature here, showing that they were Henry Cow songs long before Art Bears existed "On Suicide" is longer here & ends with a cello solo by Georgie Born. The Art Bears'...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!
This is a high-quality radio broadcast from early 1978, just a few months before the end.

“Bremen is another live performance beginning with a lengthy improvisation that, in ambience, references contemporary classical composers Krzysztof Penderecki and, at times, Gyorgy Ligeti. Henry Cow was often considered, by those trying desperately to find a label with which to...

Nearly 8 years after the big box set by Henry Cow was unleashed on the world, they’ve made the sets available individually!
Material from the very end of Henry Cow's existence, demonstrating where the group may've gone had it continued.
Mostly live with some studio outtakes, there’s still lots of surprises here (covering Thelonious Monk?)

“Assembled over 15 years, this collection gives for the first time some idea of the breadth and depth of Henry Cow’s work. Always very much a live band.

The final Henry Cow album, & along with their first, this is my favorite of their many great works. This stuff is the ultimate in humanly impossible to play works, but there they are playing it! One side of Tim Hodgkinson's composerly insanity (no wonder he gave up composed music for the improvised life! How does one top this?) and one side of Lindsay Cooper's fine works. Fred Frith provides guitar and bass & Chris Cutler turns in one of his greatest drumming performances. You know that the voting is...

This is a reissue of the first album by Henry Fool, with new artwork.
"A nice blend that takes inspiration from the rich symphonic source of the lates 60s-early 70s with references to Genesis, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine, and group improvisations...

New, all-instrumental supergroup featuring members of No-Man, I Monster and the great Phil Manzanera, guesting on guitar for over 20' of pretty great sounding work; Phil hasn't lost a thing!

"A strange, spacey sound that thrills, amazes and...

Nick Broste, trombone / John Beard, guitar / Greg Danek, bass / Nate Lepine, flute / David McDonnell, alto saxophone and clarinet / Partick Newbery, trumpet and flugelhorn / Dylan Ryan, drums and vibraphone.

"The density of the “assemblages of..

Nick Broste (trombone), Greg Danek (bass), David McDonnell (alto saxophone, clarinet), Patrick Newbery (trumpet), Dylan Ryan (drums, vibraphone, piano) with John Beard (guitar), Andra Kulans (viola).

"Founded in 2002, Herculaneum mixes creative...

Excellent second release by this hard-edged, Texas-based progressive rock band, who feature a lot of King Crimson/Gordian Knot-styled multi-guitar/multi-layer stuff going on. The lineup now is Jason Spradlin-drums, Mike Davison-guitar, Mark Cook-Warr...

"This electrifying unit translucently morphs the days of prog-rock yore with an ultramodern scope."-All About Jazz

This is the third album by this excellent, instrumental US band, originally out of Texas. Their sound and approach always had some touches of Djam Karet to them, and now that Gayle Ellett is aboard the band, Djam Karet is also a reasonable comparison in certain aspects.

I saw them at ProgDay several years ago and they were excellent (and soundchecked by performing "Devotion"..

"Insightful and pointed, Robby Ameen and Horacio Hernández show that the drummers are still the messengers of the tribe."

Featuring JOHN BEASLEY, RUBEN BLADES, PEDRO MARTINEZ, MARIE DAULNE, TAKUMA WATANABE, JERRY GONZALEZ, YOSVANY TERRY...

Very rare hard rock/progressive album by an Italian trio of guitar/vocals, bass and drums that was only released in Germany on a tiny label and never reissued until now.

"A very pleasant music style overall, at times close to harder New Trolls, but Hero are mainly influenced by the hard-prog style of the british bands of the Seventies released on the historic Vertigo label. This nice CD reissue was licensed by band members and is packaged in a gorgeous papersleeve CD including a detailed booklet...

Joe Hertenstein drums / Pascal Niggenkemper double bass / Thomas Heberer cornet.

"Here it is, the follow-up HNH album we hoped for so long. Joe Hertenstein's trio with the surname initials of the three German musicians living in New York...

Joe Hertenstein, drums / Pascal Niggenkemper, double bass / Thomas Heberer, quarter-tone trumpet.

"Jazz is the new nomadism – it is played “on the road” – and it is also an immigration factor. HNH, the debut recording of drummer/composer Joe...

““The Wake World” is a hallucinatory choral fantasy by Los Angeles-based composer David Hertzberg. Scored for five instruments and nine singers, it premiered in 2017 at the Barnes Foundation under the aegis of Opera Philadelphia. The music is evocative and dramatic, with lyrical arias and powerful instrumental colors.
Based on a mystical fairy tale written by Aleister Crowley whilst under the influence of the Golden Dawn, the story describes an ecstatic journey of initiation through Hermetic runes...

"Handmade is the 1st CD by Frank Herzberg, a German bassist who has lived in Brazil for almost 2 decades. His trio is completed by Zé Eduardo Nazário, one of the most active drummers in Brazil (Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Grupo Um, Pau Brazil...

Monika Herzig-piano
Reut Regev-trombone
Jennifer Vincent-trumpet
Jamie Baum-flute
Leni Stern-guitar
Rosa Avila-drums

"One could argue that there is no better time than now to release this remarkable recording. Sheroes, brought together by pianist/composer Monika Herzig, features an international cast of virtuosic players, all women, all first-call talents. Others, including Jennifer Vincent on bass, Mayra Casales on percussion and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen round out the theme

A pretty stunning debut, packaged in a even more stunning fashion. First the music; this is complex, instrumental music that is performed on keyboards, guitars, bass and drums. The music mixes new style techie math metal with old school progressive...

So great to see this little-known but quite excellent 'one and done' Dutch band, who were somewhere between progressive rock and jazz/rock, get a 'deluxe and delightful', tip-on mini-lp sleeve, carefully remastered from the master tapes, first-ever CD...

“Nouvelle musique d’hiver” consists of four movements in which musicians improvise from a canvas and compositional design. - 1. Joyeux temps; evocation of the first snowfalls and the Holiday season - 2. Être dans le vent; a tribute to wind and fire...

Solo CDs by the vocalist/saxist members of Justine. An intimate journey into her musical world, where the juxtaposition of sounds reveals an infinitely personal language out of which comes a genuine...music. [Ambiances Magnetiques]


“The music you are now listening to represents the best of the remaining previously unreleased Heyoka recordings both live and studio. The original 1979 studio sessions were first presented as rough mixes to various people very close to the band at the time, and one of those people fortunate enough to have received one of the demo cassettes was living in Louisiana and was able to preserve that tape over the years. That cassette is the source for the 1979 studio sessions (released on Spirit of Revelation...