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“André Marques is the keyboard player of Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo, but he also has several parallel projects and to celebrate the 25 years of his career, he put together a band with musicians of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, hence the name of the CD.
Here he explores his own compositions, based on Brazilian rhythms such as samba, frevo, toada and baião.
The all star band is made of Márcio Bahia (drums), Michael Pipoquinha (bass), Eduardo Neves (sax and flute), Jota P (sax and flute) and Beth Dau.

"The definitive collection of the 32 minutes of studio recordings released between 1977 and 1979 on vinyl by the first of the no wave bands. This album is an effort to recuperate the group's legacy and make up for the unavailability of these tracks in...

Prog? Punk? Who knows and who cares. Let's let the blowhards on the online boards fight that one out. The Mars Volta's first full album is a very exciting, very unique and *very* well played mixture of punk, progressive rock, Led Zeppelin and much much more. It's a strange and pretty bleak concept album with expansive music. The best hard rock album, if indeed this is what this is, of 2003.

Prog? Punk? Who knows and who cares. Let's let the blowhards on the online boards fight that one out. The Mars Volta's second full album is an exciting, very unique and *very* well played mixture of punk, progressive rock, Led Zeppelin and much much more. Like their last one, it's a strange and pretty bleak concept album with expansive music and a bit more of the Led Zep sound. Impressive. And it even features a cover by Storm Thorgerson (aka Hipgnosis).

This live album, recorded between May 2004-May 2005 isn't really a live album in any conventional sense except Frank Zappa's. In other words, it has been massively worked-on in the studio, but you still get the raw power of a live performance at its base.

RESTOCKED! Prog? Punk? Who knows and who cares. Let's let the blowhards on the online boards fight that one out. The Mars Volta's album De-Loused In The Comatorium is an exciting, very unique and well played mixture of punk, progressive rock, Led Zepp...

Wynton is a truly great musician and, sadly, sort of a loudmouth, who has used his fame and influence to denigrate great music that isn't to his taste. This is a beautiful album and it's enjoyable as a great album but even more than the music itself...

“This remarkable project features three Philadelphia musicians paying tribute to one of Philly’s most enigmatic and important musical visionaries—The Legendary Hasaan. Hasaan Ibn Ali was born in 1931 and made only one commercial release in his lifetime which has of course become a cult classic.
Combining the craggly dissonances of Monk with the spidery lines of Elmo Hope, and the muscular intensity of Cecil Taylor, his music and theories were a huge influence on Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, and countless...

“Brian Marsella is finally being recognized as one of the most talented and imaginative pianists of his generation. A veteran of countless bands including Banquet of the Spirits and many projects with John Zorn, his recent recordings have been some of the most exciting music coming out of the NYC jazz scene.
Here he leads an octet to perform his scintillating compositions inspired by classical, jazz, and folkloric Brazilian music. Influenced by composers from Ernesto Nazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos.....

"16 Masada compositions performed by a dynamic piano trio featuring Brian Marsella, the astonishing and passionate pianist from Banquet of the Spirits, Zion80 and The Flail. Joined here by the classic Masada rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Wollesen, the performances are powerful, focused and incredibly varied. Each piece presents a different musical world, referencing McCoy Tyner, Don Pullen, Erik Satie, Conlon Nancarrow, Horace Silver,Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, Bach, Bud Powell, Richard...


Really great album of somewhat glitchy ambient atmospherics; after hearing it, you will not be surprised that he was Jon Hassell’s roommate (see below!)

“Even if you've never heard of Hugh Marsh you've almost certainly heard the sound of his violin. He's a featured player on soundtracks by Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams, was nominated for a Juno award, recorded with Iggy Pop and The Stooges, and was in the backing band for Bauhaus' Peter Murphy, all a tiny fraction of his decades-long...

Some of you picked up Rhys' first album, which was a really strong singer/songwriter album with heavy progressive touches. This is his second and falls much more heavily into the progressive rock category, but it keeps its distinctive sound. Lots...

" The debut solo album from the voice of The Autumn Ghost & Kaukasus. 'Sentiment' is a journey into the darker side of the soul, both musically & lyrically, and is by far the most personal statement that Marsh has produced. Sonically & texturally...

"Multi-instrumentalist invokes Scandinavian melancholy & the spirit of the 70s"-Prog Magazine

"I'm tempted to label Rhys Marsh as kind of a Scandinavian Steven Wilson"-The Progressive Rock Files

"Written & recorded in seven days, 'The Black Sun Shining' is Rhys Marsh's instinctive follow-up to his 2014 debut solo album, 'Sentiment'. 'The Black Sun Shining' is a 42-minute song-cycle, intended to be listened to as one piece of music. From the hypnotic opening movement, to sections that move.

"On the last day of summer, Rhys Marsh And The Autumn Ghost return with their third full-length record, ‘The Blue Hour’, in which Marsh leads them into another bold sonic-territory. The trademark combination of dynamics & melancholy remains, though...

This is eight albums (some quite rare, some not) of the great tenorist Warne Marsh with folks like Lee Konitz, Joe Albany, Art Pepper, Ronnie Ball, Sal Mosca and many others.
You get:
Lee Konitiz with Warne Marsh
Jazz Of Two Cities (a killer!)
Art Peper with Warne Marsh
The Right Combination
Music For Prancing
Warne Marsh
The Art Of Improvising, Vol I
The Art Of Improvising, Vol II

Marshall is a composer working somewhere between ambient & post-minimal musics. Alcatraz blends music with a nice booklet of photography of the infamous abandoned prison.

"Frank Martel et l’Ouest céleste are back with a third album, Yi-You-Yé-Ya, the logical follow-up to Sautons ce repas du midi and Enjambons ce désert. 13 short songs about fruits, vegetables and animals. With nods to Western music, Bernard Falaise's...

Pierre-Yves Martel (setar, shuranguiz, violin), Kiya Tabassian (dessus et basse de viole, preperations), Ziya Tabassian (percussion).

One of the albums of the decade. A collaboration between Hungarian composer Martha, poet Endre Szkarosi & the frighteningly gothic Sandor Bernath. Sounds of the Transylvanian countryside, medieval instruments fused with industrial percussion...structur...

"A striking and colorful CD of chamber music by Billy Martin, the dynamic percussionist from one of the world’s most popular instrumental bands, Medeski Martin and Wood. Performed and recorded originally on a wide variety of African thumb pianos, these...

Felix Martin is this quite young looking guitarist who invented a 14 string guitar which he plucks and taps and generally abuses to great effect. The sound veers wildly between progressive rock (think Upsilon Acrux tapping mixed with Cynic/Gordian...

3 works by a composer who added Ravel's influence to the 12 tone school. [New Albion]


"Never underestimate the power of a sideman. Having talented, capable sidemen on board can mean the difference between a lackluster album and a creatively successful album -- and as a sideman, bassist Joe Martin has done his part to make a lot of...


This is a pretty great release that came out of nowhere. "A native of Mexico, where as a young man he encountered and became friends with American marverick Conlon Nancarrow, Ernesto Martinez has been sculpting remarkably original polyrhythmic composit...

"The second CD from this maverick Mexican composer, a former colleague of the legendary Conlon Nancarrow, features a radical new instrument—the hyperión: a portable piano with nylon guitar strings! Over two years went into the conception and...

Florentine guitarist Jacopo Martini fell in love with manouche music when, during a trip to France, he was introduced to the world of the gypsy guitarists with whom he played and studied gypsy guitar phrasing. In conjunction with group of trusted and ...

Great album. Great melodies and arrangements, perfectly played with just the right number of notes. The electronics are well integrated into the the ensemble sound and support the instruments and vice-versa! One of the best contemporary Brazilian albums I’ve heard in the last years!

“This is the newest CD by pianist and composer Rafael Martini who was also pianist of the marvelous Grupo Ramo. He was also pianist and accordion player in the last band of Egberto Gismonti.
Now he is leading...

An unbelievable price on the hard to find Japanese version of this great album!

"Guitarist Pat Martino's second recording as a leader (which has been reissued on CD) finds him essentially playing advanced bop. His quintet (with Joe Farrell on tenor

Originally released in the early 1990's on the extremely hip Factory Label (Joy Division, etc.), Martland, a 'pedigreed' young avant-classical composer, confounded everyone with this - his first album - by being signed to a rock label. No compromises w...


Tightly focused electroacoustic compositions that are austere, rich, strange and brilliantly executed. Elio has an ear like a bat and a serious antipathy toward cliche, and he never relies on repetition for structure; these pieces seem rather to grow ou..

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and...

A very high quality ‘best of’ of his Island years, with just about everything that anyone could possibly think of that should be on a best-of of this type. Don’t know this extraordinary British musician? Start here!

Fantastic quality and performance archival release by the great John Martyn, recorded by Radio Bremen on September 17, 1975, when his current album was the also great Sunday's Child. This is a solo, mostly acoustic performance, although he does switch ...

John Martyn at the beginning of his peak. The recording is by no means professional, but it's of very good bootleg quality and if you love the man's work from this period, it's worth the dosh.

"For John Martyn, 1973, when this concert was...

Slightly post prime, but still very good.

"The bearded musician from the north of Britain had obviously consumed a substantial quantity of rum and cola before beginning the concert... and with the help of further drinks musical energy was released, which made the evening a complete success... two impressive hours of most intense music."-The Weser Courier, Bremen's largest daily newspaper

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and jazz instrumentalists along with his ...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and jazz instrumentalists along with his ...


“Unless you're of a certain age, 65 to 75+, and a real guitar freak, most Americans probably don't know who Hank Marvin is or heard him....what a pity if you haven't!
Growing up in California in the 50's & 60's my guitar hero's were Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, Herb Ellis, Les Paul, Howard Roberts, etc. for the Jazz guys...I lumped Chet in with the Jazz guys because he could do it all! But when it came to Rock n Roll guitar, there was Chuck Berry, Duane Eddy, Jimi Hendrix, Link Wray, and on & on...

''Zorn has again exquisitely arranged his popular and adventurous Masada project for string trio and chamber ensemble. The first disc of this outstanding 2CD set, 'Issachar,' features the Masada String Trio: Mark Feldman (violin), Erik Friedlander (cel...

The 2nd release from this lovely chamber ensemble, after their quite wonderful release, The Circle Maker, which won applause from consumers and was a huge seller for Tzadik. With Mark Feldman-violin, Erik Friedlander (cello) and Greg Cohen (bass) with ...

"The magical interplay and incredible virtuosity of this exhilarating trio of string masters has made it one of the most beloved and acclaimed of all Masada ensembles. Back now by popular demand for their first studio recording in over five years, their t

This is a real suprise to see and the music inside actually lives up to the expectations I had for this! In the early 1980s, drummer Jean-Paul Prat released a excellent zeuhl album called "Masal”. It was little known and he basically faded away until recently.
This album features
Vincent Brizoux-saxophones
Steve Marsala-guitars
Jean Prat-drums
Jean-Paul Prat-piano
And Julien Sarazin or Jerome Trigon-bass
This is a more ‘rocking’ progressive rock work than his other recent