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"The important contribution of the KIVA project to the artistic field can be defined as an emancipation of the classical performer from the role of interpreter of written music to one that's involved being fully an actor of artistic creation through the..

With Jim Meneses (Blast/Stickmen).

Julie Kjær alto saxofone/ John Edwards double bass / Steve Noble drums.

"The list of astonishing women saxophonists is getting bigger, and to that list there’s one more name you should add: Julie Kjær. Originally from Denmark, but living in the United Kingdom and active on the London scene, this new star on the rise brings trouble, in a good, very good way, to every place she goes.

Kjær has played with Django Bates in the band StoRMChaser, she is a member of Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit.

Excellent experimental guitarist. Annie Gosfield, Kato Hideki.


Miguel Zenon - alto sax
Bill McHenry - tenor sax
Chris Cheek - soprano, tenor, baritone sax
Diego Urcola - trumpet, flugelhorn
Taylor Haskins - trumpet, flugelhorn
Sandro Tomasi - trombone
Ben Monder - guitar
Guillermo Klein - piano, vocals
Fernando Huergo - electric bass
Jeff Ballard - drums
Richard Nant - percussion, trumpet

One of the greatest mid-sized ensembles of the last 25 years! Recommended!

“In an age seemingly built to.

Guillermo's last album, Filtros, was on of the highlights of the year it was released for me. This new one, which is based on the music/songs of Gustavo "Cuchi" Leguizamon, continues the same style; taking Latin rhythms and melodies and really shaking...

Excellent jazz album with definite Latin influences, but arranged and put together in an intriguing and occasionally avant-garde way. This is most decidedly NOT your parent's mambo album! A fantastic band of players too: Ben Monder, Miguel Zenon...

Chris Cheek - tenor and soprano saxophones
Leo Genovese - Fender Rhodes and keyboards
Matt Pavolka - bass
Allan Mednard - drums
Guillermo Klein - piano

As a composer and band leader, Klein is a modern master of composing tunes that have great melodies and sound deceptively simple, but have a lot going and are anything but simple.
With this release, he has taken a departure from his larger band, Los Guachos, and has purposefully tried to present a less elaborated sound.

The fifth album by this superb, modern jazz ensemble, a band with definite Latin influences, but arranged and put together in an intriguing and avant-garde way. This is most decidedly NOT your parent's mambo album! A fantastic band of players too: Ben Monder, Miguel Zenon, Sandro Tomasi, Chris Cheek, Bill McHenry, Jeff Ballard and others! If you are any kind of a jazz fan, I feel quite safe in personally recommending this!

"For 20 years, Guillermo Klein has been creating some of the most singular..

"Omer Klein is an exciting young pianist out of the Israeli-New York jazz scene. Born in Israel, he studied at New England Conservatory and now tours extensively with his own ensembles. Exotic and lyrical, his work blends Middle Eastern sounds with...

“Kleistwahr is the solo project of Gary Mundy of Ramleh. Kleistwahr's origins stretch back to the early years of Broken Flag and in recent years it has become his outlet for more personal recordings that don't fit the group dynamic. 'Bleak psychedelia' is the term most often used to describe Ramleh and it's one that kinda still fits here. Noise may be the focus of the electronic Ramleh, but it is their "rock" formation which provides them with the conduit to express their thoughts and feelings in their...

"Tzadik is proud to present the cutting edge music of the legendary avant garde pianist/composer Burton Greene. A pioneer of free jazz in the 1960’s and mastermind of the creative Klezmer band Klezmokum, his newest project Klez-Edge brings together...

"A remarkable band out of Mexico City taking the Jewish tradition to some fresh and uncharted new places! Charanga, rock, norteño, cha cha, son, searing electronics, klezmer clarinet and driving rock beats are never out of place in their dynamic mix....

"Get ready to be blown out of your seat! Klezmerson has created one of the most astonishing installments of the entire Angels series—a spectacular reading of Masada material drawing upon the rich tradition of Mexican music from Oaxaca to Veracruz...

Klimperei are a long-lived French ensemble who use simple, but often haunting melodies, toy (& real) instruments, humor, surrealism and elements of minimalism. Their music is child-like in the best sense. Sorta like Hamster Theatre playing with toy ins...

This is a collaboration with Pierre Bastien and is the typically charming "composers with simple melodies and good ideas played on toy instruments" that I know is one of the schools that I think of when it comes to French avant rock...

`kU)he solo project of Christophe Petchanatz, a French composer formerly of Los Paranos. Along with many friends and guests, our man's sparkling and cunning music, which may seem simple and naive at first, could be heard as a meeting between ...


All original funk, soul, surf, hip-hop, jungle, blues, boogaloo and beyond! Drive By Leslie features David Phelps [guitar], Gregory Jones [bass], and Willard Dyson [drums]. I'm freakin out on the B3 organ and rhodes. Music for your booty *and* your bra...

Composer & accordion virtuoso Guy draws on a variety of idioms including Slavic, South American & U.S. styles creating avant/intellectual dance music. Musicians include Tom Cora, John King, Bobby Previte & Doug Wieselman. [Experimental Intermedia]

Volume one of "Polka From The Fringe", this Japanese only release is long, long, long out of print; we found a few and here they are, and I can't imagine more will ever turn up anywhere other than on Ebay... [Wave/Eva]

Hard to find 1987 album by this well known new music accordionist.

"Composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek is one of the few musicians alive who is as comfortable working with Laurie Anderson, John Zorn or Bang on a Can as he is at Lincoln Center, in a Broadway pit or at Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. His second CD for...

A really great disc from Guy, who has been featured at Lincoln Center, the Berlin Jazz Festival and on the TV show Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. A lovely, quiet composed record - nicely composed & performed by Guy & ensemble. Highly recommended! ''I've hea...

Guy is one of the great accordionists of the world, really showing off how that instrument - in the proper hands - is really a miniature band. But this isn't a solo album: it's got lots of other fine players, including major names like Dave Douglas...

"In 2000, accordionist Klucevsek recorded Accordance featuring his accordion-playing partner Alan Bern, widely known through the Jewish group Brave Old World. In 2006, the two met again to play original compositions written for dance companies...

This is kind of an amazing thing. This is previously unreleased recordings in extremely good sound, considering its rarity and age, from 1971. I was talking to Ken Golden about the early German stuff and whether or not you like it or hate it, we both...

"The official Konrad Schnitzler discography lists Eruption, released in 1971, under the title Schwarz, as the first Schnitzler album. In actual fact, Eruption is the third and final LP by the group Kluster, following Klopfzeichen and Zwei Osterei...

"Imagine finding a message in a bottle, forty years after it was dispatched. That is what it feels like when you listen to Kluster's Klopfzeichen for the first time, mysterious, hard to decipher, a relic of a time long since passed. The handwriting...

5{us track and released in a limited edition of 450. "Originally released by Schwann, 1971. In limited edition miniature plastic LP cover with a multi fold-out repro of original album insert. Includes additional track by Schnitzler, Seidel...

This is kind of an amazing thing. This is a previously unreleased live tape in extremely good sound, considering its rarity and age, from 1971 in Wuppertal, Germany. I was talking to Ken Golden about the early German stuff and whether or not you like...

"Zwei Osterei is the second half of a recording session which took place on a single day in November 1970. Klopfzeichen is the first part. Yet the uncompromising Zwei Osterei surpasses the earlier Klopfzeichen album by some distance in terms of its...

Includes a bonus track and released in a limited edition of 450. "Originally released by Schwann, 1971. In limited edition miniature plastic LP cover with a multi fold-out repro of original album insert. Includes additional track by Schnitzler, Seidel...

“Mind out of Mind is the second album from Minneapolis-based progressive rock band K'mono. It provides a dynamic journey of sound and narrative as it weaves a tale of a king banished from his own kingdom. While flashes of the band's core inspirations, Yes, King Crimson, and Camel can still be heard at times, the sophomore effort pushes further into other sonic realms frequently drawing comparisons to Pink Floyd, Genesis, and more.
Between the songwriting team of dual front men Jeffrey Carlson and...

Økapi (Filippo Paolini): turntables, samples
Adriano Lanzi: electric guitar, electronics
Marco Ariano : drums, percussion, electronics

"Rome-based K-Mundi make (mostly) improvised music with a post-postmodernist approach, using acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic instruments.
Økapi (Filippo Paolini) is among the most relevant turntablists and sampling artists since the early '90s. He performed or recorded with Metaxu, Dogon, Zu, Christian Marclay, and others. He produced...

This collects the first recordings by Knifeworld as a band, as opposed to Kavus' solo project. Everyone who enjoyed The Unravelling needs this as well!

"Homes Of The Newly Departed is an album length collection of the Knifeworld EP's Dear Lord...

The new lineup of Knight Area have released this new, limited edition EP to get themselves and this lineup completely up to speed before recording their new album in 2014.

The current band is: Mark Smit-vocals, Mark Bogert-guitars, Gerben...

"The Dutch neo-progressive rock band Knight Area is characterized by heavy guitars, pounding rhythm sections, fluent synths, and melodic vocals. In their own words, they describe their music as “symphonic rock music with a variety of styles with very melodic keyboards and guitars.” The band already achieved international success due to their strong and catchy songs.
Founded in 2004 by composer and keyboardist Gerben Klazinga, Knight Area is a worldwide successful band with great live performances in...

"Hyperdrive marks a new era for Knight Area. The long running Dutch progressive rock band had previously released four studio albums and toured Europe and USA extensively, performing at all major prog rock festivals. In 2012 the band welcomed...

"Not content to simply stick to a musical formula, Knight Area will surprise their fanbase with Nine Paths. While remaining firmly faithful to the symphonic rock tradition, the band has gone one step further and added a harder edge to their sound....

"2008 reissue of perhaps the rarest album on Ember Records. The band had already taken their collaboration as far as their individual musical tastes would allow and had split before it was released. Further, due to an "offensive hand signal" inside...

Improvised drum and trumpet duets.


"First off, I should probably mention that this CD contains what might one day be two separate LPs. But if you have even a scintilla of info about the state of record pressing these days, you'll also know that all our best laid plans could go sideways. Fast. Still, this is a damn nice way to hear all this music without a lot of the endless huffing and puffing required by the flipping of individual LPs. Which means, for now you can just let the sweet swelter of Soft Focus wash over you like a warm, mid...

"Although trumpeter Kirk Knuffke is a fresh face to the international jazz scene, he has been remarkable active in the last few years. Besides being a member of Butch Morris' Orchestra Slang, the Nublu Orchestra, Jeff Davis Band, Ideal Bread, No Truck, an

"Few musicians have been as enthusiastically and unanimously applauded with a debut recording as trumpeter Kirk Knuffke with his CD "Big Wig" (Clean Feed). Now he returns with a second opus, in partnership with two musicians with whom he has been...

For my money, Kirk has one of the most beautiful sounds on trumpet (actually he plays a cornet) in modern jazz.

“Cornetist/composer Kirk Knuffke leads his acclaimed trio at the renowned Dutch jazz club Bimhuis for his first-ever concert album, Brightness: Live in Amsterdam. Documenting his bandleader debut at the storied Bimhuis is just one way in which Brightness: Live in Amsterdam marks an important first for Knuffke.”

“Google is a useful tool in the topical unpacking of Uncompahgre, an improvised conclave between cornetist Kirk Knuffke and clarinetist Ben Goldberg that makes the absence of other instruments inconsequential and even preferred. The album title derives from the Ute phrase for ‘muddied water’ and references a plateaued peak in the San Juan Mountains that is also the most elevated section of the Colorado River drainage basin. Geography and language aside, the instrumentation also directly recalls earlier...

"Saxophone maestro Jonas Knutsson and the keyboard genius Mats Öberg (Mats/Morgan) have played together since childhood and know each other inside out. On this album we have captured them in a wonderful concert in Stockholm, February 2008."

Says Jonas: "On a summer's day in 1981 I met Mats Oberg for the first time. I was 16 and did a recording for the local radio station in our home town Umea with Mats' cousin. He was 10 years old and when I asked him how he liked the music he said: Fine but E5..