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“A new duo collaboration between Rob Mazurek (Exploding Star Orchestra) and Damon Locks (Black Monument Ensemble), contemplating community, transformation, and the future through the lens of imagining a pirate radio station for the people. Together they share electronic duties but each take the lead when needed with their specialties: Mazurek on trumpet and Locks on vocals. The music sounds overtly bombastic one moment and gently transportive the next, and often somewhere between.”

Didier Lockwood-violin
Aldo Romano-drums
Allan Holdsworth-electric guitar
Gordon Beck-piano
Jean-François Jenny-Clark-double bass

This is a pretty straight ahead jazz date by Allan’s standards, as he isn’t the leader here, and the other players are in more ‘jazz/jazz’ mode, but his tone is still very electric and unmistakenably him and he plays thrillingly great.

“On November 1, 1980 at the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, an exceptional concert brought together some of

"To attempt to summarize the journey of Annea Lockwood's life, as a composer and performer, is difficult if not impossible. For six decades now, she has carved out a multifarious and fluid existence that has orbited various musical movements and approaches. Hers is a life led by intuition, curiosity and listening, one in which passion is paramount and wonderment abounds. If you were to reflect upon one aspect of her way of being that holds the greatest gravity in her day to day, it is perhaps listening....

"Edition of 500. Housed in a six-panel wallet, with an insert of writings by Annea Lockwood.
Annea Lockwood (b. 1939, New Zealand) has been an active member of the sound art world for over 50 years. Known prominently for her "Glass Concerts", exploring the sonic temperaments of glass; her "Piano Transplants", a performance piece where a piano is lit on fire or partially buried; and "Sound Maps", detailed audio studies of rivers in the United States. She has received international recognition for her...

"'Thousand Year Dreaming' (1990) was commissioned by Essential Music and was written with the musicians on this recording, their particular strengths and inclinations, very much in mind. It grew out of an improvisatory piece, 'Nautilus,' which...

A split release by two modern women composers, both inspired by the same-named mountain in Montana. Both pieces are quite different, but both are rather abstract and spacey. [Experimental Intermedia]

The omkara is the source of all sounds. The God Shiva created the world through the sound of omkara. Four musicians in search of creation met up: the French Didier Lockwood with his bewitching violin, Raghunath Manet, the Indian dancer, master of the i...

In 1981, when Magma and Vander and company were at one of their lowest points (listen to Bobino 1982 recently?), three of the most famous ex-Magmoids joined forced with Christian to record something different; a straightforward, non-Zeuhl oriented...

"Continuing Tzadik's series of live recordings from Zorn's 50th birthday month is this classic reunion of three downtown legends, Arto Lindsay (Ambitious Lovers), Anton Fier (Golden Palominos) and John Zorn (Naked City). There has never been a band qui...

This is the first-ever CD release of this British proto-prog release from 1971 that wasn’t even released in the UK, but only in Germany and Switzerland! With a booklet featuring new liner notes on the making of the album, along with a science fiction short story.

“Lodestone played some kind of Pop/Psych/Prog along the lines of THE NICE, THE BEATLES and PROCOL HARUM, coloring their early psychedelic influences with dominant orchestral textures and beautiful melodies, led by DaCosta's organ, the...

"10,000 Light Years Ago' is John's second solo album - his first, 'Natural Avenue', was released in 1977. Recorded at various locations and completed at The Mix Factory studios in Florida, the album features guest contributions from former Moody Blues...

"Legendary saxophonist Giuseppi Logan releases his first album in 45 years on NYC's Tompkins Square label. Logan recorded two albums for the ESP label in the mid-60's featuring Eddie Gomez, Don Pullen and Milford Graves; The Giuseppi Logan Quartet and...

“First thing: this is Rock Progressivo Italiano. If you have in mind the classic RPI, this is what you can expect from this album: keyboard driven epics of the kind that unfortunately bands like PFM today seem to have become unable to write.
Second thing: it's a concept album based on a very moving true story with lyrics which deserve to be understood, and you can find them translated in several languages on the band's website, even if the poetry looses power with the translation.
Third: it's...

The first album by "a young quartet who combine the Finnish vocal tradition with the exquisite sounds of the kantele (Finnish harp). At ease with four-part unaccompanied vocals as well as four-part kantele instrumentals, Loituma were selected "band of t..

The FLH Trio returns with their second album for Atavistic: a beautifully conceived, bittersweet follow-up volume -and companion piece- to A Valentine For Fred Katz. On Other Valentines, the Trio weaves ten rich tapestries from several luminary songwri...

Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello
Amphibians of the Everglades, noises

"Never one to shy away from unusual projects, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm set out into the mosquito-infested swamps of Florida’s Everglades in search of a host of amphibious collaborators. In the night air, he bowed and plucked in conversation with the environment, especially the vocalizing frogs, which seemed to take him on as an exotic member of their own.
Impeccably documented by the experienced soundscape artist and field..

Barry Guy, Henry Lowther, Marc Charig, Jon Corbett, Paul Rutherford,Alan Tomlinson, Chris Bridges, Robin Hayward, Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Peter McPhail, Paul Dunmall, Phil Wachsmann, Irène Schweizer, Marilyn Crispell, Barre Phillips...

Barry Guy, Henry Lowther, Marc Charig, Jon Corbett, Paul Rutherford, Radu Malfatti, Alan Tomlinson, Steve Wick, Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Peter McPhail, Paul Dunmall, Phil Wachsmann, Howard Riley, Barre Phillips, Paul Lytton...

Barry Guy, Henry Lowther, Marc Charig, Jon Corbett, Paul Rutherford, Radu Malfatti, Alan Tomlinson, Steve Wick, Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Peter McPhail, Paul Dunmall, Phil Wachsmann, Howard Riley, Barre Phillips, Paul Lytton.

Barry Guy Bass/Director / Henry Lowther Trumpet / Marc Charig Cornet / Jon Corbett Trumpet / Paul Rutherford Trombone / Radu Malfatti Trombone / Alan Tomlinson Trombone / Steve Wick Tuba / Trevor Watts Reeds / Evan Parker Reeds / Simon

Guests:
Irène Schweizer, Piano
Marilyn Crispell, Piano
Maggie Nicols, Voice
Barry Guy, Maggie Nicols, Henry Lowther, Marc Charig, Jon Corbett, Paul Rutherford, Chris Bridges, Alan Tomlinson, Robin Hayward, Trevor Watts, Evan Parker

Barry Guy, Anthony Braxton, Henry Lowther, Marc Charig, Jon Corbett, Paul Rutherford, Radu Malfatti, Alan Tomlinson, Steve Wick, Trevor Watts, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Peter McPhail, Paul Dunmall, Phil Wachsmann, Howard Riley,Barre Phillips, Dave...

The history of Barry Guy's Jazz Composers’ Orchestra begins in 1970 with Ode, the first manifesto of this new way of individual/ collective collaboration at the interface of a structured intervention and the freedom of improvising. Ten years later...

Barry Guy:director, bass / Irène Schweizer: piano / Evan Parker: reeds / Mats Gustafsson: reeds / Trevor Watts: reeds / Simon Picard: reeds / Pete McPhail: reeds / Conrad Bauer: tmb / Johannes Bauer: tmb / Alan Tomlinson: tmb / Henry Lowt

Excellent sort of retro / kozmigroov kinda jazz/rock thing vibe going on here!

“The second installment from London Odense Ensemble digs deeper into the group's vision of what modern psychedelic jazz should sound like. Cut from the same sessions as Jaiyede Sessions Vol. 1, released last summer, Vol. 2 presents a more nuanced approach to the material. On this set the ensemble focuses on shorter, layered pieces -- traveling from deep spiritual jazz grooves to gorgeous free-flowing minimalism to...


More beautiful and evocative arrangements of Jewish liturgical music from the ever-creative and indefatigable mind of Frank London, one of the most important musicians out of the New Jewish Renaissance. Franks distinctive trumpet has never sounded more...

''Trumpeter Frank London (Klezmatics, Hasidic New Wave) presents his most intimate and personal work to date, evoking the passionate, imploring voices of the great cantorial virtuosos Rosenblatt, Sirota and Kamiol. Recorded live in the Community Synago...

''An intimate trio recording by two members of the Klezmatics and one of jazz's greatest young virtuosos. Blending the Yiddish inflections of Lorin Sklamberg's beautiful voice with the adventurous arranging skills of trumpeter Frank London and the soph...

Originally released in 1999 in a privately pressed limited edition, this is much more than a re-release. Alchemically transformed by John Zorn through radical remixing, editing and overdubs by downtown superstars Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Cyro B...

''Frank London, a major voice in today's Jewish music renaissance, who has worked with the likes of LL Cool J, La Monte Young, Jane Siberry and Gal Costa, is a trumpetist, composer, arranger and musical scholar of startling range and creativity. The De...

"At the epicenter of the klezmer revival and the New Jewish Music scene, Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg have masterminded some of the most exciting Jewish music bands of the past two decades, including The Klezmatics. This third installment of their...

The world needs more ‘hairdresser and occasional guitarists’...

“Hairdresser/occasional guitarist Paul Gurvitz and vocalist/guitarist Brian Morris formed a band in 1963, immediately heading across the English Channel to play US Army bases. Upon their return, they christened themselves The Londoners, backed up Gene Vincent for a while, and released a 7" (‘That's My Desire’ b/w ‘Bring It On Home To Me’) on the German Star Club label. They soon met up with famed producer/manager Larry Page and...

"Although we’d almost given up hope, there seems to be a parallel universe away from anaemic supermarket muzak, restless radio formats and short-lived trends after all. There still is music which allows its listeners enough space for unlimited...

This is a band mostly made up of folks in the orbit (direct or tertiary) of Abel Ganz.

“Long Earth is a prog rock band with members living in Scotland. We came together by a series of fortunate but unexpected coincidences. A bunch of musicians who just wanted to create and have fun. We originally just got together to jam and see what came about, things went well and so we realized that we had become a band.
In 2017 LONG EARTH released their debut album "The Source", proving popular with...

“Posthumous solo album from the multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and the voice of Big Big Train. At the time of David's death, the album was 95% complete and was finished by his friends.
8 stunning tracks, charting a journey from darkness into enlightenment
Completed by a working party of musicians closest to the multi-instrumentalist, spear-headed by co-producer / engineer Patrick Phillips (Kate Bush, Van Morrison, Goldfrapp, Ludovico Einaudi) and recorded with 4 core musicians..

“‘Wild River’, the first solo album from David Longdon, the late lead singer of Big Big Train, has been re-mixed, re-mastered and expanded.
‘Wild River’ was originally self-released in 2004 and at that time only a minimal quantity of CDs were produced. Whilst it was briefly available via the Big Big Train website, it has long been out of print. David had always intended to re-mix and repackage it. However, his sudden death in November 2021 meant that his plan never came to fruition. In

Sarah, who Guitar World called one of the world’s greatest seven and eight-string guitarists, has released her first album, after making a name for herself with various youtube videos.
She certainly can play! The music on Disparity consists of her light, soaring vocals along with spidery guitar-virtuoso backing at its lightest, to heavier, Animals As Leaders complexity.
You can get a good feeling for what she....

“By the end of the Victorian era the world had become interconnected by technologies in a way that would have been unimaginable in the previous century. This album takes a musical look at the question “what did the Victorians do for us?”
The eight songs consider a selection of inventions and new developments, and the changes these brought about in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. There are songs about the affordable daily newspaper; the postage stamp; the bicycle; the department store...

Dave Liebman (saxophone, flute, percussion)
Richie Beirach (piano)
Frank Tusa (bass)
Jeff Williams (drums)
Badal Roy (percussion)

“In 1975, the NDR established its own festival to provide the then so called "New Jazz" with a home base in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which was suffering slightly under the omnipresent and highly respected swing and Dixieland traditionalists, who provided a cozy, but hardly innovative version of jazz. "Onkel Pö" was selected as a second venue of.

Unique, vocal-heavy, avant-progressive music; maybe the closest comparison I can give would be to Arrigo Barnabe.

"Loomings is a one of a kind musical universe of mingled voices and percussions, acoustic and electronic sounds. Their songs follow unpredictable paths: sometimes they emerge from complex compositional strategies, sometimes they’re just driven by the desire to walk through harmonies, vocal arabesques, instrumental unisons and phases. It is a music which belongs to the tradition of...

“Loomings was born under the impetus of Jacopo Costa, an Italian musician living in Strasbourg, France. Thanks to the vitality of the local music scene, he has the opportunity to realize his creations with the help of several musicians with varied artistic backgrounds.
The voices of Maria Denami and Clara Weil - one from the lyric repertoire, the other rooted in contemporary music - add to the jazzy groove of Nicolas Klee (electric bass) and Nils Boyny (keyboards), as well as to the percussion and...

Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) returns with his latest film score.

“Lopatin creates strong passages seemingly beamed from the chase sequence of an 80s cyborg movie, all arpeggiating synth lines and toe-tapping pace. School Play features a gorgeous techno pattern writhing around wraiths of threatening noise, and The Blade has big, Vangelis-style fanfares over bright, scrolling synthwave.” - The Guardian

"Daniel Lopatin's score features an eclectic ensemble of old-school synth...

"Some music lovers believe that the quality an improviser needs most is not technical skill, or even creativeness, but personality characteristics, an ability to socialize, musically or not, with other people. Improvised music starts BEFORE any music is m

Luís Lopes, electric guitar / Robert Landfermann, double bass / Christian Lillinger, drums.

"The encounter of a Lisbon-born and two Berliners documented by this CD isn’t, of course, the only focus of interest proposed by this music. There’s...

Luis Lopes electric guitar
Flak electric guitar
Jari Marjamaki electronics
Travassos electronics
Felipe Zenícola electric bass
Yedo Gibson tenor , alto, soprano sax
Bruno Parrinha alto, soprano sax
Helena Espvall cello
Maria da Rocha violin
Ernesto Rodrigues viola

"From the music recorded in two days at Namouche Studios Lisbon, and reaching the public through this cd, comes a constantly changing sound and atmospheric passages, managed with the tense restraint of...

Luís Lopes electric guitar
Rodrigo Amado tenor saxophone
Aaron Gonzalez doublebass
Stefan Gonzalez drums

"It took some time (“Live in Madison”, the previous releaseof this Luso-American band, dates back from 2013), but here is the much expected fourth album by portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes’ Humanization 4tet. With tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado and the Gonzalez brothers Aaron and Stefan playing the double bass and the drum kit, respectively, the quartet goes further into th

Luís Lopes electric guitar / Jean-Luc Guionnet alto saxophone

"When the concert of this live recording was announced in Lisbon, it was with some surprise. The backgrounds, references and styles of the Portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes and the French alto saxophonist (and church organist, and electro-acoustic manipulator) Jean-Luc Guionnet couldn’t be more different. Lopes is known for his free improvised settings, his noise solo blastings and the open jazz, but tintet with rock, he plays with...

Luís Lopes electric guitar
Rodrigo Pinheiro fender rhodes
Robert Landfermann double bass (with effects)
Christian Lillinger drums

"Luis Lopes’ Lisbon Berlin Quartet immediately references the residences of the contributing musicians, Lopes and Rodrigo Pinheiro from Lisbon, Robert Landfermann and Christian Lillinger from Berlin, but there’s more than this that feeds the specific urban relations of this music. To say each is a city with a past, is understatement. If Berlin will loom...

Adam Lane, double bass / Igal Foni, drums / Luís Lopes, guitar

"In music, the art of time, you necessarily find the “what” in the “when”. And the “what / when” factor, here, is a jumpy, unquiet, syncopated music coming from the same sources...