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After ten years, and rejection by 37 record companies, Asynchronous Records is proud to announce the release of Page of Madness. Phillip Johnston's (co-leader of the fabulous Microscopic Septet) original score for Teinosuke Kinugasa's 1926 Japanese...


Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone
James Greening: trombone
Alister Spence: organ, keyboards
Casey Golden: organ, keyboards
Nic Cecire: drums


“Johnston’s soundtrack adds an extra dimension to the 2D-nature of the animation, with energetic jazz layered over the pre-recorded percussion track that builds up and flows through the film. While Johnston and Reineger’s compositions are each complex in their own ways, they come together simply and beautifully...

Phillip Johnston: soprano/alto saxophone
Alister Spence: organ
Lloyd Swanton: bass
Nick Cecire: drums



“It is jazz played with some true wit… freely drawing on all styles of music to create quirky, cartoonish pieces, coloured with chirpy melodies and unexpected moments of poignancy.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

When composer / saxophonist / bandleader Phillip Johnston, leader of New York’s legendary jazz ensemble The Microscopic Sept


An extremely rare 1974 jazz/rock album featuring saxes, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums that I had never even heard of before. In addition to the original album, almost 40' of unreleased live stuff has been added in. The live stuff is only of pretty....

“Formed in London in 2018, Join The Din is an international ensemble that embodies the vibrant and exploratory nature of the UK Jazz scene.
Consisting of explosive double drums and duelling saxophones, Join The Din are driven by intricate rhythmic interplay and intense melodic improvisations, combining influences from Jazz, Afrobeat, Psychedelia, Progressive Rock, EDM and Rave."

Solo album by former member of Tangering Dream. [Amp]

Synthesist Jolliffe is best known for his tenure with Tangerine Dream, but he's put out a number of albums on his own, includng this one, which is one of the best I've heard by him; very subtle and engaging!

"This 1995 release features an active.

''Songs about a dog...This bizarre home-recorded gem offers a very private glimpse into the world of a mysterious woman from Japan known simply as Jon. Her strange childlike vocals and pump organ charm and enthrall on their own terms; Jon's fresh appro...

This is two 1969 recordings by this band at a early peak in their work.

“Are you kidding? That was my reaction seeing these classic recordings on one CD. A twenty-two page insert has recording dates, personnel, and much more! If you've enjoyed a night at the Vanguard, you will feel the energy that is in that room when you listen to "MONDAY NIGHT!" The wonderful studio session "CENTRAL PARK NORTH," was recorded nine months later, and both are remastered very well.”-James C Edwards...

Larry Ochs - tenor and sopranino saxophones
Vladimir Tarasov - drums, percussion
Mark Dresser – basses

“Jones Jones is a funny name for an all-star band. To grant such distinctive musicians so anonymous, Google-proof a moniker is whimsical in the extreme. But, given its members' long and distinguished work in the service of music, this group should not be taken lightly or treated as a lark. There is humor in their work but also gravitas and depth and magic. Larry Ochs says: "The newest...

"And now, this is alto saxophonist/composer Darius Jones' highly anticipated second recording as a bandleader, and it delivers in killin' fashion. Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) presents the next chapter of his ongoing Man'ish Boy series of compositions...

“Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) harnesses the gamut of raw, unadulterated emotions — suppressed feelings that we’ve all been allowed to “feel” again in the wake of a global pandemic. Born out of a live performance in fall 2019, during the last stop of his tour in Portland, OR, saxophonist Darius Jones renders a solo effort that evokes sadness, rage, and confusion, all the while still holding for glimmers of hope for the future.
With four of its five tracks on Alchemy, Jones selects...

"The Oversoul Manual is the fourth installment / revelation in Darius Jones' central, highly acclaimed, and on-going Man'ish Boy epic. It further reveals and indeed fully features the great talents of Jones as composer & arranger, with daring...

"The intergenerational partnership of alto saxophonist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp seamlessly meshes the talents of two of the most restlessly inventive and gifted instrumentalists-composers-improvisers-leaders working today. This singular...

I saw this series of works in DC and it was fantastic. It is inspired by and dedicated to Brigitte Fontaine, although they don't actually perform Brigitte's pieces. First of all, Emilie is just a wonderful singer and she handled the vocals beautifully...


Elvin Jones - drums
Carter Jefferson - saxophone
Dwayne Armstrong - saxophone
Fumio Karashima - piano
Marvin Horne - guitar
Andy McCloud - bass
Recorded September 22nd, 1981 at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany.

"... Elvin Ray Jones was born in Pontiac in 1927 as the youngest of ten children and brother of pianist Hank and trumpeter Thad Jones. In 1981 his formative years were long gone -- about one and a half decades earlier the percussionist had left the...

On this interesting but unfortunately out of print LP, the immortal drummer Elvin Jones teams up with four advanced but very different improvisers: Dave Liebman (doubling on soprano and flute), cornetist Terumasa Hino, pianist Kenny Kirkland and bassis...

"Glenn Jones is a unique voice working in the decades-long tradition of American primitivism. What sets him apart from the many devotees to this style is the combination of expressive playing and technical skill, most significantly his inventive use of...

Glenn is one of the pioneers of the wave of acoustic players who emerged post-Takoma Records in the 90s. He’s always a great listen!

“The Giant Who Ate Himself And Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar is Glenn Jones at his most vivid, exploring memories old and new through beautifully woven threads of melody. His unparalleled skill and creativity exhibits the mastery Jones possesses of his craft, further cementing his position as a pillar in American Primitive guitar music. Recorded in New....

"Glenn Jones, a 30+ year devotee of the so called 'American Primitive' school of acoustic steel string guitarists, has been playing guitar since the age of 14. The Wanting, Glenn Jones' first album for Thrill Jockey, was recorded in a fourth floor...

Most folks know Glenn Jones as guitarist extraordinaire for Cul de Sac, in which his idiosyncratic blend of surf, Middle Eastern, Americana and acid guitar innovations are a signature of the bands muchballyhooedsound, but few people are aware that long...

“Glenn Jones is a unique player in the world of solo guitar music. Steeped in both American Primitive guitar music as well as rock and experimental music, Glenn Jones creates rich sonic tapestries with a distinct and stirring voice. Endlessly curious, Jones has spent the better part of four decades exploring the boundaries of expression and storytelling with the guitar and banjo. On Vade Mecum, Jones draws on his personal history to tell stories with elaborate musical detail and emotional weight...

''British composer Jeremy Peyton Jone's vocal and theater music performed by his Ensemble Regular Music II. A music powerfully rhythmic, lyrical and dramatic. Voted in 1996 best cd in the category Modern Composition by The Wire Critics Choice poll.''...

"Mandrake is a 9 track album of cinematic chamber music by composer and multi-instrumentalist Rael Jones (Thumpermonkey), written for string quintet, piano and acoustic guitars.

The album blends a wide range of influences and genres. The French.

“Trumpeter Sean Jones takes another step in his continuing development as a frontman and formidable presence on the modern jazz scene...an excellent and highly appealing outing...”-Jazztimes

“For his fifth recording on the Mack Avenue label, trumpeter Sean Jones has really stepped up his game as a composer of contemporary jazz music. He's raised the stakes by writing music that still reflects his love for hard bop, but has intensified it with a more intricate and involved thought process that...

Solo album by the leader of Cheer-Accident.
"On this solo CD from '97, he delivers a beautiful collection of songs that draw from the wells of the Robert Wyatt and Brian Wilson songbooks, drenched in late-night solo ambience. This stunning...

Some of this COULD be a CHEER-ACCIDENT album. Some of it is much sparser and 3am solitude music, as Thymme says.

“The highly unanticipated followup to Career Move (1996)! Maybe as melancholic… same piano/same voice… sometimes with more instruments… but mostly just piano. 3am solitude music.”

“piano, vocals, drums, trumpet, synthesizer by thymme; bass and background vocals on "in some fictional place" are by dante kester and lori lechien, respectively; viola on "final meditation (again)"..

"Thymme’s first solo album in eighteen years. This one is a bit of a companion to “While” (the piano fest from 1996), in that it is atmospheric/meditative in nature. And vocals-less. The one big glaring difference is: It is almost completely lacking...

Really nice, Steve Reich-ian solo album by the leader of Cheer-Accident.

"Five piano “quartets” (recorded on 4-track) with hypnotically intertwining phrases."

“A double-CD reissue of Wizz Jones's self-titled release, originally released in 1969. An undisputed giant of modern folk and one of the finest acoustic guitarists Britain has ever produced, Wizz Jones has been cited as an influence by stars including Rod Stewart and Keith Richards, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Folk Awards in 2019. His first solo LP appeared 50 years earlier, and receives its first-ever reissue here.
A beguiling mixture of standards and originals with his...

This is the unreleased, fourth, 1974 Jonesy album, which includes a full story of the band by guitarist John Evan-Jones

"A legendary missing prog album, recently discovered on a dusty cassette and remastered in reasonable manner...

We have a specific number of copies at $2.00 off the regular price. When we run out, it goes back to full price, so don't delay if you want this.

"Jono el Grande is a self-taught composer, musician, conductor, painter, and prankster and remains an outsider on the far margins of the Norwegian experimental music scene. He released his debut mini-album Utopian Dances in 1999, a collection of absurdist instrumentals recorded at home using not much more than a workstation synth. 2003 saw the release...

"This is the second full-length release by Jon Andreas Håtun aka Jono El Grande, a self-taught composer, musician, conductor and prankster who remains an outsider on the far margin of the Norwegian experimental music scene. When Frank Zappa asked Does...

"This is the third full-length release by Jon Andreas Håtun aka Jono El Grande, a self-taught composer, musician, conductor and prankster who remains an outsider on the far margin of the Norwegian experimental music scene. He released his debut...

"The Choko King by Jono El Grande features recordings from the period between 1995 and 2008, some of which pre-dates his first album by four years. This album offers an open door into Jono's surrealistic musical universe and is a rare gift to his...

Virginia Genta - Amplified tenor and sopranino saxophones
Brandon Lopez - electric bass
David Vanzan - drums, percussion

“This release captures what is sure to become a legendary coupling. Genta and her long-time-partner-in-crime David Vanzan plus one Brandon Lopez, all amasse under the moniker Jooklo Trio. As you can imagine the meeting plays out like a stellar collision, their sonic masses caught in an accelerating spiral and merged in a blast of power and intensity. Amplification...

"About half of this two-record set (now on 1 CD) features Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company in 1968, performing songs like "Down on Me" and "Piece of My Heart." The rest, recorded in 1970, finds her with her backup group, Full Tilt Boogie, mostly performing songs from I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Joplin puts herself out on-stage, both in terms of singing until her voice is raw and describing her life to her audiences. Parts of this album are moving, parts are heartbreaking...

Very early recordings from 1962 featuring a very young Janis, performing with guitarist Steve Talbot.
This is a collection of surprisingly good for the time period audience recordings of Janis performing folk, folk-blues, and blues material.

Great, archival, professionally recorded set of Janis along with her original band, a star-crossed, pivotal San Francisco psychedelic band, who were quite cool in a truly psychedelic, 1967/68 way, and who had the fortune of a star-singer as a integrated member of the band, and the GREAT mis-fortune to be in the way when the powers that be decided that she was the star and that 'those hippies' were holding her back. They weren't holding her back; they were her most sympathetic accompanists and here is a...

Edward "Kidd" Jordan - Tenor Saxophone
Joel Futterman - Piano
William Parker - Contrabass
Hamid Drake - Drums & Percussion

“When drummer, educator and historian Alvin Fielder passed away at the end of 2018, the world lost a musician as unassuming as his knowledge was inclusive. On June 12, 2019, Joel Futterman and Kidd Jordan, Fielder’s long-time musical associates, were joined by bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake as the Vision Festival paid tribute to the master...

Kidd Jordan (tenor saxophone)
Joel Futterman (piano, curved soprano saxophone, Indian flute)
Alvin Fielder (drums)

“Three spirits (one now sadly departed) filled a New Orleans studio with the calmly ecstatic joy of creation in motion.”

Sheila Jordan-vocals, Barry Galbraith-guitar, Steve Swallow-bass, Denzil Best-drums. [Blue Note]

We got a tremendous buy on small-ish quantities of the famous Blue Note label. These import versions (which include the full liner notes in English) a...


“Jordsjø is a duo from Oslo, Norway inspired by old horror movies, German 70s synth music, Swedish prog, fantasy novels and Norwegian nature. After three cassette demos, the album “Jord” was what the band considers to be their first “proper” album. Up until that point, the band only sold homemade tapes to friends and a few die-hard collectors - but Jord got a bigger audience, also outside Norway.
The band has never been happy about the mix, done quickly with the intent of only a tape release – so...

"Norwegian prog-rockers Jordsjø are something out of the ordinary as evidenced by the stunning quality of their previous releases (the flawless Nattfiolen in particular) and the band’s entirely unique sound and spirited compositions. Yours truly can think of no other act out there who sounds even remotely akin to Jordsjø or inhabit those same traits and characteristics that one associates with said outfit. With respect to their upcoming opus titled Pastoralia, words and phrases are heartfelt and...


Mariam Wallentin voice
Erika Angell voice
Fredrik Ljungkvist clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Fält drums

"Bassist Anders Jormin steps out with one of his projects, with an ensemble formed.

The legendary Joseph Holbrooke trio is thought to be one of the first English free-jazz bands, forming in the early/mid 60s, and basically leaving no recorded traces before the three musicians involved all went on to well known careers. "Tzadik is prou...