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Igor Lumpert tenor saxophone (solo saxophone on “Čapljinski Tatari”)
Greg Ward alto saxophone
|Peter Evans trumpet
Chris Tordini double bass
Kenny Grohowski drums
Jeff Miles guitar on 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9
John Ellis bass clarinet on 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7
Caleb Curtis alto saxophone on 4, 8 and 9

"Seeking chances to learn and grow as an artist, Igor Lumpert moved from his home country Slovenia to New York in 2000. Since that time, he has studied with stellar teachers such as...

Igor Lumpert tenor saxophone
Greg Ward alto saxophone
Chris Tordini double bass
Kenny Grohowski drums
Jonathan Finlayson trumpet on 3 and 5
John Ellis bass clarinet on 6

"Here is the third reprise of Igor Lumpert’s project Innertextures, but this time (after “Innertextures” and “Innertextures Live”), not with the previous trio format. The band with Chris Tordini and Nasheet Waits is now a quartet, with Greg Ward playing the second saxophone and Kenny Grohowski taking the

Luna Park Ensemble were a part of the same school of wonderful, twisted art-pop-experimental bands that all seemingly emerged from nowhere in the early/mid 80s from Tokyo, along with Wha-Ha-Ha, Syzygys and After Dinner. Luna Park Ensemble were absolutely as good as these bands, the only difference being that Wha-Ha-Ha, Syzygys and After Dinner had records released outside of Japan, and Luna Park Ensemble did not, leading to them being much less known here.
This collects all of the material that was...

"Riverside frontman Mariusz Duda’s 5th solo album presents a stripped back and calmer version of his Lunatic Soul work. Despite the occasional off lyric, Fractured has a strong claim to ‘masterpiece’ status, and is worth more than the hours’ worth of time it will take you to listen to it.
There is a distinctly different style here than on Lunatic Soul’s previous work, Walking on a Flashlight Beam. There is some influence from Riverside’s latest record, Eye of the Soundscape, a mostly ambient and...

"Lunatic Soul is the new solo project from Riverside vocalist Mariusz Duda. It takes a different (but equally valid) path than Riverside. Lunatic Soul is expansive and meditative. Duda dials everything down a bit - there are no electric guitars on the...

Lunatic Soul is the solo project of Riverside vocalist Mariusz Duda. He usually handles all of the vocals and music, which he does here, with the exception of the drums, which are provided by Lawrence Dramowicz, of Indukti...

"Hardbop + Zeppelin + Schoenberg" - Dave Madden, SLUG Magazine

"Forward-thinking, boundary-stretching jazz" - Eric Snider, Creative Loafing

"Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! marks Lundbom's second album for Hot Cup (following 2009's..

"For the first time on CD the complete 80s decade music of Hans Lundin (Kaipa), partly remixed and all high-end remastered in 2018.
Hans Lundin released three solo albums in the 80s. TALES in 1984, VISIONS OF CIRCLES OF SOUNDS in 1985 and HOUSES in 1989. With a childlike sense of wonder Hans created his own musical landscapes switching back and forth between grand majestic beauty and tiny joyful playfulness. He also never forgets his talent in writing beautiful melodies and creating special moods...

Just as excellent 2nd solo release by alto/tenor saxist Jessica who is best known as a member of the Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet for over a decade. While I suppose this album could be called a "new jazz" disc, the music crosses into rock & worl...

''A veteran of NY's downtown scene, founding member of the infamous Lounge Lizards and a gifted composer, arranger and pianist, Evan Lurie has been the composer of choice for dozens of directors over the past ten years. For his first Tzadik release he ...

Excellent first solo release by alto/tenor saxist Jessica, who is best know as a member of the Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet for over a decade. While I suppose this album could be called a "new jazz" disc, the music crosses into rock areas as well, ..

Something a little different for guitarist Lussier, as he leads a 15 piece band through a series of both densely composed sections as well as sections that allow for a much greater amount of improvisation & freedom. [Victo]

Rene Lussier – guitar, daxophone
Erick d’Orion – computer, electronics
Robbie Kuster – drums
Martin Tétrault – turntable, electronics

“Lussier, Orion, Kuster and Tétreault created an hour of thunderous atmospheres, heterogeneous collages and heavy sound masses. The liberated, energetic and unpretentious improvised music like that, we would take it even more often.”

“The performance of the quartet was the high point of the Festival.” – All About Jazz

Recorded May 23, 1999 at the Musique Action Festival, this features Rene on electric guitars and Martin on turntables. [Ektic]

''Rene on guitars (with & without electricity) & Ttrault on turntables (with & without lps). This duet is devastating & lyrical.''


"2 guitars, 3 turntables, one spy-microphone, and 201 spectators." Recorded live at Victoriaville, 5/19/08.

Duos by guitarist Rene & drummer Pierre.

This release is drawn from 3 separate recordings the trio made in the 80's. The disc is a combination of compositions & improvisations. Guitars, reeds, keyboards, electronics, bass & drums. Cellist Tom Cora guests on about 1/3rd. [ReR]

The bassist of the ''progressive chamber quartet'' Gatto Marte. This a very nice solo bass concert. [Music Center]


This is a very nice album inside of a stunningly nice elegant paper sleeve package. The music is a blend of Mexican jazz rock/progressive rock influenced by traditional Mexican musics, just as Cazbezas de Cera's music is, which will come as no surprise...

Excellent electric jazz/fusion album from this trio from St. Louis, MO, who started out as a metal power trio with vocals. Their singer left them and they realized that it gave them the opportunity to do something different. Something really different...

Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone
Karen Borca, bassoon
Hayes Burnett, bass
Munner Bernard Fennell, cello
Roger Blank, drums

"Long known as Cecil Taylor's most reliable and loyal colleague, alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons has a select discography as a leader, and among its best entries is Push Pull, originally issued by Hat Hut as a massive 3-LP set. Recorded during a single marathon performance at the Collective for Living Cinema in New York in 1978, Push Pull features five extended piec

Best known as Cecil Taylor's right-hand man for well over 20 years, Jimmy didn't release enough titles as a leader, but here's five that include players like Andrew Cyrille, Enrico Rava, Karen Borca, William Parker and more!...

This album is very much a record of the musical experimentation that was going on in the NYC improvising/new music scene in the late 70's-mid 80's. This is two albums on one CD. The first album is George (Curlew) Cartwright-saxes & flute, Michael (Doct...

Paul Lytton, percussion / Nate Wooley, trumpet and amplifier + Ikue Mori (computer on tracks 2 and 3 disc 1) and Ken Vandermark (bass clarinet, clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone on 3, 4 and 5 disc 2).

"The duo of the veteran and...

“For more than two decades alto saxophonist Marshall Allen has carried on the legacy and sound of the Sun Ra Arkestra. He turned 98 in 2022 and as evidenced by Living Sky, his influence and leadership remain undiminished.
On the group's first recording since the pandemic and their Grammy nomination, bandleader Marshall Allen and company give us something we can hold onto, an instrumental album rich in spirituality to guide us through the unknown yet again.
The album includes the first studio...

The second album by Lifetime, the very early rock/jazz supergroup of Tony Williams-drums, vocals, John McLaughlin-guitar, Jack Bruce-bass and Larry Young-Hammond organ. It never was a good sounding album, but they've remastered it as best they could. Not all of it is good, but the good stuff is mindblowing for 1970. Includes the non-lp single "One Word", later redone by Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The first album by Lifetime, the very early rock/jazz supergroup of Tony Williams-drums, vocals, John McLaughlin-guitar and Larry Young-Hammond organ.
It never was a good sounding album, but they've remastered it as best they could and this includes the entire 2 lp set on 1 CD. Not all of it is good, but the good stuff is mindblowing for 1969.