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This is the second album, originally released in 2001, by this great Spanish classical / symphonic rock group. This new edition of a long out of print release includes a 10’ bonus track.

“At this early point of Kotebel's career Carlos Plaza always shook a bit the line-up of his project. For the second recording of Kotebel Plaza was helped, besides Acosta and Garcia, by Carolina Prieto on choirs and cellist Franscisco Ochando....
The compositions of Plaza become even more ambitious and daring.

“A premiere recording from the Talujon percussion ensemble of The Plains at Gordium by composer Petr Kotik, whose pioneering work as founder and leader of the S. E. M. Ensemble has been a stalwart champion of the Avant-Garde from it's inception, at the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, SUNY/Buffalo, in 1970 to present day.
Well-loved recordings by the S. E. M. Ensemble (Julius Eastman: Femenine, The Entire Musical Work of Marcel Duchamp, Morton Feldman: For Philip Guston) are easy to find...

Excellent contemporary Mali / Afro-beat sounds!

“Ba Power, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba's fourth album is a striking, career-defining record marked by mesmerizing songs, razor-sharp riffs, and full-throttle emotions. Following two years of worldwide touring for the much-heralded Jama Ko, Bassekou's band, Ngoni Ba, has turned up the volume and dynamics significantly and Bassekou's masterful ngoni playing has achieved a new level of intensity that can only be called: Afro-rock.
Distortion and...

Really excellent album of modern acoustic music from Mali. If you have any kind of interest or fondness for 'ethnic music', this is stunningly good...

“Batourou Sékou Kouyaté is considered by many as the greatest kora player in Mali and Guinea throughout the 60's, the 70's and the 80's. This definitive example of Malian kora playing by the legendary and influential Sekou Batourou Kouyate, was recorded in 1976, and has been digitally released for the first time, allowing the delicate notes of this instrumental album to shine through.
Creating a melodious sound that resembles at times a harp and remarkably, the delta blues guitar, the kora players...

A new generation of artists is now emerging on the music scene, revealing an enormous well of as yet untapped talent on the African continent. In their thirties, theyve already made their mark in their own country, having mastered the local traditions ...

Kovac is a composer from the former Yugoslavia. This features the composer's clarinet as he leads the ''Ritual Nova'' Ensemble (soprano voice, violin, cello, piano & percussion). The music sounds deceptively sparse at first, but these are both yet mor...

Boris Kovac is a mavelous composer from Serbia. He released 1 CD on ReR and two on Victo (and I luckily managed to see him and his ensemble when they performed at the Victoriaville Festival in the late 80s), but he's really very little known here...

Kovac is a composer from the former Yugoslavia. This features the composer's clarinet as he leads the ''Ritual Nova'' Ensemble (soprano voice, violin, cello, piano & percussion). The music sounds deceptively sparse at first, but these are both yet mor...

Boris Kovac is a marvelous composer from Serbia. He released 1 CD on ReR and two on Victo (and I luckily managed to see him and his ensemble when they performed at the Victoriaville Festival in the late 80s), but he's really very little known here...

The good news is that we have a modest number of this fine release to sell. The bad news is that these are CDRs, but, unfortunately, that's the only way to get this music. This is one of his best albums...

“Boris Kovacs was born in Vojvodina, the multi-ethnic region of what was then Yugoslavia. He studied accordion and saxophone, going on to teach himself many other instruments. On this record he plays mainly soprano saxophone, leaving Jasna Jovisevic to take alto and bassclarinet. Like pianist Slobodank Stevic, she was classically trained, as was bassist Sinisa Mazalica. The drummer, Boris' son Lav Kovac, is celebrated for his very different playing in Howling Owl and with a variety of eastern bands...

Boris Kovac is a marvelous composer from Serbia. He released 1 CD on ReR and two on Victo in the 80s (and I luckily managed to see him and his ensemble when they performed at the Victoriaville Festival in the late 80s), but he's really very little known here. Finally he's got a new one on ReR.

"What Boris does is without parallel or precedent, and he's been doing it for over 40 years, perfecting a language that is uniquely his own: not chamber music, not world music, not jazz -- but demanding...

Peter Kowald, bass, tuba, alphorn
Paul Rutherford, trombone
Günter Christmann, trombone
Peter van de Locht, alto saxophone
Paul Lovens, drums

Recorded January 19, 1972 Akademie Der Künste Berlin by Eberhard Sengpiel.

“The only LP featuring a band under Peter Kowald's name, Peter Kowald Quintet comes from a vital moment in the German bassist's career. A close colleague of Peter Brötzmann's in their formative years, including the saxophonist's debut For Adolphe Sax and th

"In 1998, at WNUR Radio, Evanston, the legendary German bassist Peter Kowald met two Chicagoans in the studio for a brisk set of string trios. Fellow-bassist Kent Kessler and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, essential members of the Chicago scene, are well known as international improvisors too, and the threesome dug in for a fierce face-off. The session was closely recorded in the studio’s intimate confines, which could barely contain their energy. Kowald proposed a set of six miniatures, all ranging around...

Duos on double bass from these two groundbreaking free jazz bassists, recorded live 5/19/02 at the Victo Fest. [Victo]

New 2010 album by this much loved and long-lived German band, now consisting of the trio of, Hellmut Hattler / bass, Jan Fride / drums, Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, synthesizer, vocals. After surprising everyone by coming back with an excellent live album...

This has been out of print for about five years; we found some languishing in a CD warehouse being converted into a new high-end restaurant (that's where the money is now, you know), and this is definitely your last chance to pick this up at...

A never-before released, completely professional recording of Kraan in their mid-70s prime! Oh, yeah!!

“Since the 1970s, Kraan has been one of the pioneering representatives of the cross-border (fusion) rock genre. After the release of the highly successful album "Kraan / Live," keyboardist Ingo Bischof (previously with "Karthago") joined the band in 1975. "Porta Westfalica 1975" was one of the first performances after the reshuffle. The magic of this new beginning is palpable in every song and..

This legendary German progressive / jazz-rock band returns with a new one almost fifty years after their first album!
At this point the band is a trio of the core members: Hellmut Hattler (bass), Jan Fride (drums), Peter Wolbrandt (guitar), but guest musicians help out and these three still definitely got what it takes to deliver a new Kraan album.

"The legendary (fusion) rock band KRAAN is back with a brilliant studio album. Just three years after the release of their last studio album "Sandglass" and 53 years after the band was founded, the legendary (fusion) rock formation KRAAN is finally releasing a new studio work to the delight of their fans. And it was definitely worth the wait.
On "Zoup", the virtuously playful band celebrates their innovative, completely timeless mix of rock and jazz, enriched with psychedelic and funk elements...

This Cuneiform title is LONG out of print, but we found a few and can offer them to you at the regular price, while they last! Don't blink and miss it!

This was the third and final release from a wonderful young band who only lasted about 5 years, but who managed to put out 3 unique and charming discs before dissolving.
One of the most frustrating cases of 'signing a band I really liked and thought had a huge potential and who broke up much too soon after their signing'....

Every Sunday at Tonic since 1998, Klezmer Brunch has been presenting some of the most exciting Jewish Music on the planet. Curated by David Krakauer, one of the masters of contemporary Jewish Music, this special compilation pulls together some of the v...

"David Krakauer is one of the greatest of all modern Klezmer clarinetists. A veteran of countless bands and ensembles and a founding member of the Klezmatics, his ensemble Klezmer Madness has been forging new roads in the world of Jewish music since...

''With a profound knowledge of Yiddish music heritage,the virtuosic Krakhauer Trio combines the traditions of klezmer with innovative composition, arrangement and improvisation to create a style with reverence, imagination and a sense of humor. Klezmer...

''This second CD for Tzadik pays tribute to one of the greatest clarinet soloists in jazz: pioneer Sidney Bechet. In this extended, multi-faceted suite, the Krakauer trio explores the hidden connections between Bechet and Klezmer giant Naftule Brandwei...

''A unique fusion of traditional Yiddish song with country blues, rock and reggae by Kerouac-inspired cult hero Wolf Krakowski.'' [Tzadik]

In his dramatic follow-up to Transmigrations:Gilgul, Wolf Krakowski weaves unique and heartfelt world-beat soul stylings with Yiddish folk, theatre and pop songs to create a compelling international downtown sound rooted in the blues, country-rock, tan...

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...

"Greg is one of the pioneers of electronic music and these pieces are unique opportunities to discover how intricate and dynamic early synthesizers are."-Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

“Veils Of Transformation 1972-1980 is a collection of the earliest works of Gregory Kramer, one of the 20th century masters of textural electronic music. Liner notes from Gregory Kramer and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, who first brought this fascinating work to the attention of Important Records.
Kramer developed a musical...

“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...

Volker Kriegel (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, octave guitar)
Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone)
Alan Skidmore (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Heinz Sauer (tenor saxophone)
John Taylor (electric piano)
Eberhard Weber (bass)
Cees See (percussion, voice, flutes, effects)
John Marshall (drums)

This is a GREAT jazz/rock album! Guitarist Volker Kriegel was an important part of the German jazz/rock scene in its earliest, most exciting days. This was his third album.

"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...

“Starting at a very young age, Katrina Krimsky developed her musical self along a pathway of strong classical, pianistic training. Highlights of her playing on the classical side include her wonderful recording of Samuel Barber's monumental Sonata for Piano, Op. 26, (Transonic Records 3008, 1975), a composition that is a virtual dictionary of early and mid-Twentieth Century composition techniques, first performed by Vladimir Horowitz in 1949 and 1950. Another example is her equally wonderful recording of...

"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...