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A really nice, thoughtful record that combines very uncharacteristic minimalism ala Soft Verdict/Terry Rileyfrom Kramer on keyboards, sequencers & bass, with violin & taped voices of two seniors recorded by David Greenberger. Three long tracks that are...

"Seven years in the making, Kramer has conjured what just might be his greatest CD ever—a brilliant tribute to the Jewish composers who made the legendary Brill Building in Times Square one of the centers of popular music songwriting for decades...

After what seems like a very, very long lay-off musically, it's great to see the uniquely eccentric music force of Kramer back again! And with Bill Frisell!

"Everyone’s favorite guitarist and American Song aficionado Bill Frisell joins forces with producer/arranger Kramer for a brilliant and soulful exploration of the classic songwriting teams that were born and flourished in the legendary Brill Building. Picking up where 2012’s “The Brill Building, Book One” left off, this collection includes...

The mastermind behind Shimmy Disc and co-conspirator of Bongwater, Shockabilly and countless other twisted indie bands, Kramer is finally coming into his own as a composer in the Twenty-first Century. His first solo project in five years is a delightfu...

“Obscure, and often ridiculed during his lifetime, Erik Satie, the most unusual protagonist of the early 20th century French avant-garde, has transcended cult status and is now a composer whose modernity is at last appreciated.
Satie's inimitable, bare and serenely objective music was largely neglected until the eclectic 1960s and '70s when such pioneering figures as John Cage, who was enthralled by the composer's desire to tear up the rule-book, to embrace the absurd and the surreal, and to blend...

"British singer and musician Sharron Kraus has firmly established herself as a genuine heiress to the UK folk ancestry of Shirley Collins, Lal Waterson, or Maddy Prior…performing with a sparkling clear voice that can sound as ancient and elemental...

“Thomas Klein, Alexander Paulick, Andreas Reihse, and Detlef Weinrich assembled in Düsseldorf in winter of 2018 for recordings, and then continued with further sessions in Berlin. Starting with around a dozen sketches, the band produced eight pieces, including "Flood I-IV" and "Flood V", an ensemble of five songs that -- in LP terms -- fills the entire second side of the album. But let's start from the beginning. Side One -- still speaking in LP terms -- begins pleasantly enough with the gentle roll and...

“In a year of the moon, Kreidler have produced the album Spells And Daubs. In September 2020 the band met for exploratory sessions and initial recordings in Düsseldorf, in the familiar settings of the Kabawil Theater. The impetus this time was a solitary gig in the conspicuously spacious surroundings of the (former) Philipshalle. Over the winter Kreidler worked remotely, sifting through the material, arranging the pieces, adding textures and contours. They met again in the spring of 2021 for further...

"Kreidler might be on their umpteenth album now, but by the sounds of 'Tank' they have hit upon a creative streak that belies their age. In fact 'Tank' is probably their most creatively successful album to date, and it manages this...

This is a collection of all the Kriegel tracks from the original Biton LPs. Biton specialized in 'music library' music. The material was recorded between 1974 and 1982.

“Biton thus produced a total of five albums in which Volker Kriegel was involved - but which were forgotten for a long time and did not even appear in many early discographies. However, collectors in the completion mania then paid ever higher amounts for these LPs, and also some DJs had discovered the Biton sound and obtained...

"The 'Motor' of this concert was built from the core of the 'Mild Maniac Orchestra' with Volker Kriegel on guitar and Thomas Bettermann on keyboards. Completing the line-up are three extraordinary musicians: The Eberhard Weber on bass, Wolfgang...

“Volker Kriegel (born 1943, died 2003) is one of the best and most important German jazz guitarists of the post-war period. He is internationally highly acclaimed and pushed the innovation of jazz rock.
The circle of friends around his wife Ev Kriegel has now made an incredible treasure of old recordings from his various creative phases audible again. Previously unreleased live recordings as well as well-known material from his albums have been digitized and lovingly remastered. These audiophile...

In his native Germany, guitarist Volker Kriegel was a very well known figure, and one of the fathers of German jazz/rock. This was his first solo release, and was recorded in 1971 and released on MPS. Another fine all-star band: Kriegel plays guitars a...

“The digitalisation of Volker Kriegel's private audio tape archive (1943 - 2003) conserves the musical legacy of one of the great musicians and pioneers of jazz rock in Germany. Familiar as well as unknown facets of Volker Kriegel's music became accessible again in best possible sound, complemented by rare or previously unreleased bonus material.
With the present recordings we open another chapter and present two fascinating concert recordings from two very different creative phases in Volker...

Volker Kriegel-guitars
Rainer Brunninghaus-keyboards
Eberhard Weber-bass, electric bass, cello
Joe Nay-drums
Peter Giger-percussion

First time on CD and with mucho live bonus material!

“The ingredients of a Kriegel style jazz rock are as simple as they are complex: an often pumping rock bass, whose stoic groove Eberhard Weber leaves behind in wide arcs on his corpus-less electro contrabass, and a drumset drumming crisply dry to the beat by Joe Nay, which is put under...

Walls of Sound is about what I call: 'static music' -- music that isn't semantic, gestured, or narrative, that doesn't move or change atmospherically, and isn't dramatic or has a development in the traditional European sense. If it changes it does it v...

"The music of Southern India is in many ways just as interesting as that, better known to Western audiences, of the North. Among its most renowned exponents are the Lalgudi family, as anyone who has heard their last CD will undoubtedly testify, a recor...

A CD release of what was either the weirdest album ever released on Lovely Music or the most normal. Or both. Plus much more rare and never-heard stuff!

“The first ever collection of Jill Kroesen’s wildly inventive & often dystopian compositions from ‘72 through ‘84. Includes her art rock master-piece ‘Stop Vicious Cycles’, her coveted ‘80 single, an equal amount of unissued treasures, and copious liner notes.”

“Her voice is large, unique, and charismatic. Her presence is charming...

"Newly remastered audio. Includes rare archive photos and liner note Q&A with Krog. The work of Karin Krog may be unfamiliar to much of the world, but in her native Norway and Scandinavia at large, she's practically a household name. This says much about the local enthusiasm for post-bop jazz but also about the tyranny of distribution: until 1994, Krog's albums weren't available in the USA or UK, meaning three decades of recordings were waiting to be discovered.
With this anthology of her best...

"Norway's Grand Old Lady of jazz, Karin Krog turns 80 in May 2017, and the Odin label honours her with a superb 6 CD box set overviewing her outstanding career.
Krog's 2015 'Don't Just Sing' anthology on Light in the Attic, was on of that year's surprise underground hits. Karin Krog is one of the great jazz singers. Few others worked within so many different areas of the music and fewer still could have done so with the same assurance, commitment and elegance. Like her peers such as Jan Garbarek...

"Absolutely brilliant work from legendary Norwegian jazz vocalist Karin Krog, with pianist & composer Steve Kuhn, bassist Steve Swallow, and Jon Christensen on drums/percussion in this quartet session.
Originally recorded in July, 1974 on the Polydor Norway label and co-produced by Krog, it features four tunes by pianist Kuhn & five others by such writers as Michel Columbier (the title tune), Sergio Mihanovich ("Somtime Ago"), Paul Bley with Krog ("Sing Me Softly Of the Blues"), J.J. Johnson...

"Krokodil was a Swiss band that emerged in the late 60's as a blues-rock band that put progressive touches into their music. They were of German-Swiss extraction with bassist and guitarist Terry Stevens being the only foreigner in the band, coming form England. They were regarded as the Swiss version of the Groundhogs due to their first album.
However, from their 2nd album Swamp they started to introduce a psychedelic sound to their music... A band not to be missed by anyone who likes blues...

"Cross-breed a crocodile and an elephant and you might end up with an ungodly hybrid: a Krokofant. Familiar to Norwegians from a popular kids' song, a real life Krokofant would be a lumbering, trumpeting beast with a fearsome array of teeth in its...

"This young, semi-improvising power trio -- Tom Hasslan (guitars), Axel Skalstad (drums), and Jørgen Mathisen (saxophone) -- typify a new and invigorating movement currently sweeping across the Nordic region: hard boiled improvisation and strong instrumental personalities bolted onto rock beats and driving rhythms. Equally powerful on record and on stage, Krokofant pull no punches, sounding like some unholy three-way marriage of early '70s jazz rock (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Terje Rypdal, Ray Russell), the...

"On their third album in just three years, Krokofant typify a new and invigorating movement currently sweeping the Nordic region: hard-boiled improvisation and strong instrumental personalities bolted onto rock beats and driving rhythms. Equally powerful on record and on stage, Krokofant pull no punches, sounding off like some unholy three-way marriage of early '70s jazz rock (think Mahavishnu Orchestra, Terje Rypdal), the sprawling progressive odysseys of King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator, and...

Tom Hasslan – guitars
Axel Skalstad – drums
Jørgen Mathisen - saxophones
Ståle Storløkken - Hammond organ and keyboards
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - bass

“As David Fricke points out in his liner notes, this is not just another novelty guest-project, the Krokofant on Q is like a brand-new band. In fact, all the involved are so happy with this album that there's more to come with a bunch of new material already written. After three albums in three years as a trio, and sensing the...


“An intrinsic individual experience to bring you on the edges of vibrant continuum!
VIBRANT CONTINUUM is a solo album from Floy Krouchi. The Parisian bassist and composer works with her fretless electric bass like it was a living body and then adds electronics. Influenced by Indian music which she studied with Pandit Hindraj Divekar, master of Rudra Veena, she thinks of this record as a contemporary electronic raga, deconstructed, and which unfolds into 10 pieces. Vibrant Continuum is a journey...

Latest and possibly the best by this great Israeli 'beyond folk/beyond klezmer' band.

"Kruzenshtern I Parohod is one of the most important bands in the contemporary Israeli underground music scene. They have been playing together for 10 years...

"Kruzenshtern I Parohod is one of the most important bands in the Israeli underground music scene. They have been playing together for 10 years, presenting a unique combination of Klezmer, Jazz and Hardcore-punk performing in Israel and all over the...

This is the first album by this Israeli trio of clarinet, electric bass and drums; even at this early date, they have all of the elements of their sound in place.

"This is the first release from one of our premier artists, klezmer-core trio ...

First CD reissue of legendary collaboration between Christina Kubisch and Fabrizio Plessi.

"The performance started with a four-channel ambient sound that continued throughout the whole performance. Since I had no sampling possibilities at that time, all of the instruments were recorded solo in my studio on a Revox machine. The recordings -- one channel for each instrument -- were repeated several times in order to create a kind of 'mega-loop' and the final result was transferred to a four...

Mathias Landæus grand piano, analog delay
Cornelia Nilsson drums
Johnny Åman double bass
Martin Küchen soprano, alto and tenor saxophone

"In this new opus coming from Sweden, poly-saxophonist Martin Küchen joins the Landaeus Trio, not only adding his instruments to the band led by pianist Mathias Landaeus but also his immediately recognizable personal compositions, full of Scandinavian folk-like melodies and complex African-inspired pulsations. The curious result of this...



Two old CMP titles make a re-emergence here!

"Free jazz, free rock, rock jazz, modal jazz, sound experiments, and chamber music just to name a few. Joachim Kuehn unites the most distinct expressions, forming a culture with his polystylistic...

"“The wisdom of old age meets the tempestuousness of youth,” wrote Der Spiegel, describing the meeting of generations in Joachim Kuhn’s trio with Chris Jennings and Eric Schaefer- both are around 30 years younger than he is. And it is also an apt way to describe how both tendencies coexist in the 73-year old jazz pioneer’s own playing. His gaze is directed to the future, he has the history of jazz behind him, and he never kow-tows to convention. This piano genius loves freedom and fantasy, driven by the...

Very hard to find release by the great German pianist in collaboration with the man behind the board for all those great sounding CMP albums. Walter provides electronic manipulations of Joachim's pianisms. Some of this is very pianistic, while other pa...

Joe Lovano tenor saxophone, tarogato
Steve Kuhn piano
David Finck double-bass
Joey Baron drums

"A recording that pays tribute to a musician of towering importance – and for Steve Kuhn an album of powerful memories. For two months i

Steve Kuhn: piano
Steve Swallow: bass
Joey Baron: drums

“Having just celebrated his 80th birthday, pianist Steve Kuhn has continued to get to the heart of things with his long-standing. The ensemble's deeply resonant relationship can be heard on their new recording, To and From The Heart, a poignant collection of pieces that showcases these masters' highly wrought abilities in wringing emotion from the ether.”

Steve Kuhn-piano
Steve Swallow-bass
Joey Baron-drums

"Wisdom and wistfulness are intertwined in “Wisteria”, whose title track, written by Art Farmer, takes us back to the early 60s, when both Steve Kuhn and Steve Swallow sang softly of.

It has been 10 years since Jan KUIJKEN'S first album "LOUISE AVENUE - Let's Take One More..."; during this time he has taken part in different musical ensembles and formulas, both in concert and in the studio. And since 1996 he has gained a solid...

Philip Bartels: Piano
Duri Collenberg: Piano
Simone Keller: Piano
Lukas Rickli: Piano

"This brilliant recording by the Kukuruz Quartet constitutes an important new contribution to the growing corpus of performances of music by the composer, pianist, and singer Julius Eastman (1940-1990), who came to prominence in the experimental music scene of the 1970s and 1980s ... On this recording, the Kukuruz Quartet renders Eastman's spirit of adventure audible and sensuous, exemplifying a new

Jonas Kullhammar, tenor and baritone saxophones, taragato / Torbjörn Zetterberg double bass Espen Aalberg drums.

"Second chapter of the Basement legendary sessions by the trio of saxophone ace Jonas Kullhammar, bass wizard Torbjörn Zetterberg...

Jonas Kullhammar, tenor and soprillo saxophones, flute / Jørgen Mathisen, tenor saxophone / Torbjörn Zetterberg, bass / Espen Aalberg, drums.

"At the third volume of its “Basement Sessions”, the Jonas Kullhammar / Torbjorn Zetterberg / Espen....

Jonas Kullhammar tenor & baritone saxophones / Torbjörn Zetterberg double bass / Espen Aalberg drums.

"The saxophone trio format (sax + bass + drums) goes back to the Fifties and hard bop. Very specially, to the Sonny Rollins trios with this...

Mattias Indy Pettersson: drums
Hans Hjelm: guitar
Mikael Tuominen: guitar & vocals
Magnus Öhrn: bass
Peter Erikson: synth & drum machine
Gustav Nygren: saxophone (1, 5)
Tomas Bergstrand: guitar (8, 10)

This is a really good, jammy/loose recording that is very obviously from today, but harkens back - at least in spirit but also somewhat in sound - to Swedish classics like International Harvester, Algarnas Tradgard and Trad, Gras & Stenar.

"Kungens Män started o

Kunsertu was a Sicilian band born in the early 80s, who first spent a long period studying and playing their local musical roots and realizing two LPs of Folk music. In the late 80s the band opened their musical horizons first to the Mediterranean cult...

"Leo Kupper was born in Belgium in 1935. He worked with Henri Pousseur at the first electronic music studio in Belgium and is founder and director of the "Studio de Recherches et de Structurations Electroniques Auditives" in Brussels. This is his 3rd...

"Leo Kupper worked with Henri Pousseur at the first electronic music studio in Belgium and is founder and director of the Studio de Recherches et de Structurations Electroniques Auditives in Brussels. The works on Electro-Acoustic are Electro-Acoustic...