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Peter McEachern trombone
Mario Pavone double bass
Michael Sarin drums

"Dedicated to Roswell Rudd."

"Peter McEachern had a long-standing collaboration with Mario Pavone by the time he met Michael Sarin in the early 90’s. The three musicians recorded “Insomnia” by Thomas Chapin as part of Chapin’s Trio Plus Brass, a formidable octet. McEachern repaid Chapin’s invitation by asking him to play on his CD “Shockwave”, and their paths continued to cross along the years. Pavone invited.

"One night of the band's two-week "Controlled By Radar" tour found Scott McGill, Michael Manring, and Vic Stevens booked into a jazz club in Boston. The fusion trio quickly adapted, adding some choice jazz standards to their set list, but with a twist....

"Fifty years ago in 1967, Roger McGough published Summer with Monika – a magical, iconic tale of love. Taking its title from Ingmar Bergman's classic 1953 film, the suite of interlinked poems paints an honest and touching portrait of a romantic love affair. "

"Astonishing music which ranges from large gamelan ensembles to peaceful duets of traditional Southeast Asian folk songs. Porter Records is proud to bring you the debut CD of Andrew McGraw. Andrew has spent a fair amount of time in Southeast Asia...

Half-correct, pirated versions of test-pressings of this album have circulated among collectors of Brit-jazz for literally 4 decades(!) - I had a cassette of one-such 'test pressing' for over 20 years (on the other side was the unreleased session that...

This is a total surprise to anyone and everyone who followed the career and releases of Chris; this is a previously unreleased and also previously unknown solo album from very late in his life.

Half-correct pirated versions of test-pressings of this album have circulated among collectors of Brit-jazz for literally 4 decades(!) - I had a cassette of one such 'test pressing' for over 20 years (on the other side was the unreleased session that we eventually released as "Way Back When" by John Surman!) - but this is the first time that the entire album has ever been heard - and from the original master tapes! Includes short but very insightful commentary from the album's producer, Joe Boyd. This...

Despite the fact that for some reason this album was released as being by ‘The Chris McGregor Group’, this is, in fact, the ONLY album ever made by Chris and The Blue Notes in the 1960s (there are some live recordings that were released later, but this is essentially IT!)
These is the only recordings by the band who left apartheid South Africa (McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Ronnie Beer, Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo) to play at the Antibes Jazz Fest and eventually found their way to London...

The rarest album by The Brotherhood of Breath (I never have actually held an lp copy in my hand!) and the final release that features most of the original players (there were reformations and 80s versions of the band, but this May, 1977 recording has...

''Dion McGregor dreams out loud, and his dreams are not very pretty. Tzadik invites you to eavesdrop on the horror in Dion McGregor's mind. In 1964 ten of Dion's tape-recorded dreams were released on album and quickly dropped out of print. This CD is i...

“Presented together for the first time, American composer John McGuire's Pulse Music series (1975-1979) blurs the popular narrative that Minimalism was a reaction against Europe's angular, intellectual, inscrutable high-modernism. McGuire, born in California, studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles and UC Berkeley before going to Europe to study with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Gottfried Michael Koenig. His compositions lock serialism's warped geometries onto an evenly spaced...

"And yet another killer album from the ever-productive Mark McGuire (of Emeralds). It just keeps getting better, as he delivers another fine set of tunes in his perfected style. A few more electronic elements than usual and even some voices, but still...

Mark is the guitarist of the very excellent modern space-music group Emeralds. This covers a lot of ground; from very 00s sounding guitars + electronica to work that comes closer to Manuel Gottsching's Invention for Electric Guitar than anything else...

Bill is a great saxist and this includes a fine, fine band; sadly I'm listening to the news that Paul Motian just died as I give you the credits: Bill McHenry-tenor sax, Ben Monder (aka Mind Bender) - guitar, Reid Anderson-bass, Paul Motian-drums.

"Bill McHenry (tenor sax) is a bandleader on the rise. He has been an important asset to the New York City jazz scene for years, although a little below the radar. McHenry started as a member of the celebrated Small’s Jazz Club community that has...

“Do you want some real, modern progressive music? The one that covers practically any musical ground, from folk, rock to jazz, and modern classical?
If so, then you don’t have to look any further than Simon McKechnie’s latest album, Retro. If you haven’t heard of McKechnie before, here’s a brief recap: Simon is a composer, arranger, and musician, based in London, UK. He has written for BBC television, classical ensemble Golden Section and The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments, and written...

Extrapolation was McLaughlin's first solo album, recorded in the UK in April, 1969, before he moved to the USA to play with Miles and then with Tony Williams. It's a great, swinging album of Brit-jazz, with John playing extremely impressively on both electric and acoustic, also featuring John Surman (soprano and baritone sax), Brian Odgers (bass) and Tony Oxley (drums).

"For Floating Point, which was recorded in India, McLaughlin used several of the best Indian musicians in the world. McLaughlin calls these players the 'young lions' of India. They include keyboardist Loiuz Banks, drummer Ranjit Barot, electric...

Electric, 2006 release from John, certainly one of the major figures in jazz/rock of the last 35 years!

"McLaughlin develops an intensely contemporary take on fusion here, combining with some fresh musicians while paying tribute to his fellow...

This was McLaughlin's 3rd solo album, recorded just before he formed the Mahavishnu Orchestra in early spring, 1971. A great album, it featured two different lp sides: One side was double tracked guitar duets while the other side combined the talents...

This is a pretty great album, recorded in October 1972, when John was at his height with Mahavishnu, and Carlos was at his peak with Caravanserai and both were at their peak of wearing little white suits and sitting at the feet of Sri Chinmoy! It mixed members of both bands (Billy Cobham and Jan Hammer from Mahavishnu and Armando Peraza, Doug Rauch and Mike Shrieve from Santanta). But most importantly, it featured Larry Young (from John's days with Tony Williams) on organ, who brings a beautiful...

Infamous, mostly previously unreleased studio and live session by 3 of the biggest names of jazz/rock and two of the three musicians of the musical monster that was The Tony Williams Lifetime. John had originally said that he would allow the recordings to

Jackie's best known for his stupendous string of Blue Note titles from the early to late 60s and rightly so. But this earlier title from 1956 features a great band and is still a fine release at a great price...


“The performances on this disc were broadcast on CBC/CBOF-FM in Montreal at the University of Quebec on July 3, 1988.
This disc features jazz alto sax great Jackie McLean leading a quartet as he was getting ready to make more albums after a relatively quiet decade on the recording front [due to educational responsibilities].
Featured are four songs he'd cut for his Dynasty album four months later (1990), as well as his composition "Minor March", which he first recorded with Miles Davis and Milt.

Rare and sought-after proto-kozmigoov/deep jazz release from 1969.

"African-American flute player Lloyd McNeill's self-distributed record label ran from 1968-73. Lloyd McNeill is a multidisciplinary artist -- a painter who lived in Paris in...

"Fledg'ling Records are very proud to present April Cruel, the new album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason McNiff. This long-awaited collection sees Jason delivering on the promise of his highly-regarded previous albums. What keeps one fascinated...

Joe McPhee, tenor and soprano saxofones / Jamie Saft, piano / Joe Morris, double bass / Charles Downs, drums.
"This quartet was born from a conversation between Joe Morris and Jamie Saft about their mutual fascination with John Coltrane's "Live at the Village Vanguard Again” album. From there they decided to develop a project under the influence of the music played by Coltrane with his wife Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali and a pair of guests, Pharoah Sanders and Emanuel Rahim. Right away..

Joe McPhee: tenor and soprano saxophones, vocals
Michael Bisio: double bass
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello
Juma Sultan: percussion

“Four masters, four musical experiences, each as dense and diverse. For each of them, the need to explore is part of his conception of music. At all times, the music seeks to surpass itself, but without ever losing its balance, whether it is when they improvise, when they play each other’s compositions or when they reinvest the themes of Charlie Haden “Human...

Joe McPhee, brass and reeds
"In his upstate NY secret laboratory, home-based in Poughkeepsie, Joe McPhee diligently documented his activities throughout the '70s, with the help of Craig Johnson, the producer who started CjR as an outlet for McPhee's music. Among the unreleased tapes waxed in that span, Alone Together is unique and especially beautiful. Like Sound on Sound (released by Corbett vs. Dempsey in 2010), these recordings make use of multitrack recording, overdubbing McPhee upon McPhee...

“Never-before-issued music from three very different settings in upstate New York, all recorded in the period running up to Poughkeepsie multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee's Nation Time.
From a year before that landmark LP, in the same hall at Vassar College, McPhee led a band with soulful vibraphonist Ernie Bostic and voluble rhythm section of Tyrone Crabb and Bruce Thompson, both of Nation Time fame, performing a John Coltrane-oriented set that included versions of Mongo Santamaria's "Afro Blue"...

"Glasses was recorded in October, 1977, during a highly significant period in McPhee's work, as he was pioneering the transatlantic, collaborative spirit that has helped to define the last three decades of his career. Documented in Tavannes, Switzerland, the set contains sensational tenor work, including the title piece, which finds McPhee ringing out a rhythm on a half-full wine glass, from which he extrapolates a melody on the saxophone, as well as a stunning version of John Coltrane's "Naima." The...

“It's been nearly five decades since Joe McPhee assembled a group of musicians to perform the weekend concerts that would become Nation Time, his second LP. It was December 1970, thirty-one-year-old McPhee was inspired by Amiri Baraka's poem 'It's Nation Time,' and the students at Vassar Collegedidn't know what hit them. 'What time is it?' shouted McPhee. 'Come on, you can do better than that. What time is it?!!' The music on Nation Time came out of a fertile, but little-known creative jazz scene...

“Joe McPhee's response to the challenge of making a new CD of solo music during COVID was to go at it head on, to address the present in its starkest aspects, to reach for comfort in the music of great composers, and to speak directly to the virus in no uncertain terms. The result is unlike any other of McPhee's many records, a variety show of improvisations, favorite compositions, field recording, multi-tracking, incantation and recitation. After searching for the right studio-like setting with an...

Joe McPhee, pocket trumpet and alto saxophone.

"Joe McPhee is a musician of many solo albums (this is the number eight), but each one gives a different view of his art – either because of the instrumental choices, being the tenor saxophone...

"In 1981, Joe McPhee culled together one of his greatest bands to record Topology, his classic outing for Hat Hut. Feturing an expanded version of Po Music, his ensemble with saxophonist André Jaume, guitarist Raymond Boni, and bassist François Mechali, the group included pianist Irene Schweizer, percussionist Pierre Favre, baritone saxophonist Daniel Bourquin, cellist Michael Overhage, and trombonist Radu Malfatti. One of the tracks left on the cutting room floor was a spectacular take on Ornette...

"Trinity Is Mcphee's Favorite Of His Cjr Recordings, Claiming It Was A Not Only A Turning Point In His Music- But With The Tenor Saxophone As Well: "With Trinity, I Began To Feel More Comfortable With The Instrument. Not Having A Bassist Also Removed...

Joe McPhee on tenor and soprano saxophone
Recorded live by Claude Robert October 11, 1977 at Salle Ste Croix des Pelletiers in Rouen, France.

"Variations on a Blue Line/'Round Midnight was recorded in October, 1977, during a highly significant period in Poughkeespie, NY, multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee's work, as he was pioneering the transatlantic, collaborative spirit that has helped to define the last three decades of his career. Blue Line comes from a concert in Rouen, France, when McPhee...

Joe McPhee, alto and tenor saxophones, pocket cornet, adapted pocket cornet
André Jaume, alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet
Recorded December 15, 1979, Paris.
Originally recorded and sequenced for release on Hat Hut Records, never issued.

"Multi-instrumental master McPhee and his longtime colleague, French saxophonist and clarinetist Jaume, joined forces for this studio recording in 1979 that was prepared but never released. It is primarily structured around pairs of tunes by...

“Two masters of wind instruments blowing in from the Windy City. In 2003, as part of the seventh annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music, Joe McPhee and Evan Parker squared off for a round of intimate dialogues. The resulting recording is just the second time they had played as a duet, the previous also being in Chicago, at a studio in 1998, where the limited their instrumentarium to tenor saxophones, resulting in the Okka Disc classic Chicago Tenor Duets (2002).
In this case, they...

Joe McPhee - tenor saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm cello/electronics

“Despite having worked together in innumerable settings, including the longstanding Survival Unit III, with drummer Michael Zerang, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee have never released a CD of duets.
In an extra intimate studio setting in upstate New York, where both players reside, No Time Left for Sadness demonstrates their incredible musical understanding.
Recalling some of...

“It's easy to be cynical these days, maybe difficult to imagine that music can change the world, but not for Joe McPhee and Hamid Drake. With Keep Going, they will make the planet a better place for humanity, a place to be humane, to preserve humankind. At 78-years-old, Poughkeepsie multi-instrumentalist McPhee is a national treasure, and he's making more music than ever before, pushing himself to tour incessantly, issuing astonishing new records at a fierce rate. But this release, with legendary Chicago...

Joe McPhee - tenor and soprano saxophone
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten - double bass
Joe McPhee and Ingebrigt Haker Flaten at the Sugar Maple/Okka Fest on Saturday, June 6th, 2015.

Joe McPhee - alto sax
John Butcher - tenor sax

“At The Hill Of James Magee presents the duos complete performance at the extraordinary monument "The Hill" in the Chihuahuan Desert in the middle of nowhere in Texas. John Butcher and Joe McPhee had never shared a stage before which ended up being an attentive collaboration, starting with a long duo, alternating solo performances, and closing the atmospheric set with another duo.”

“Some recordings, the world is just not ready for them when they're made. In 2008, Swedish born, Austrian resident saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Poughkeepsie, New York multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee made a suite of studio recordings, Brace For Impact that they loved so much they immediately culled, mixed, and mastered them. A decade later, when the original label for which they were planned had not yet issued them, Gustafsson and McPhee offered them to Corbett Vs. Dempsey, and when the label couldn't...

Joe McPhee - soprano saxophone, electronics and voice
Raymond Boni - electric guitar and electronics
Joe McPhee and Raymond Boni at Hulsey Recital Hall on the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus on April 20, 1985.
The complete was concert inspired by the words of Eric Dolphy: "When you hear music, After it's over, It's gone, In the air, You can never capture it again."

Joe McPhee soprano and alto saxophones, pocket trumpet / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass.

"This is music about, and coming from, Brooklyn, known for its large community of musicians. Particularly, about a period of local history which...

UMS completes the halcyon McPhee-CjRecords trilogy with the reissue of these seminal duo recordings by Sir Joe and John Snyder. Simply put - if Joe McPhee was born in Japan, he'd be regarded as one the country's National Living Treasures". A truly orig...

Joe McPhee - Trumpet, Alto/Tenor Sax, Peter Brötzmann - Alto/Tenor Sax, Clarinet Tarogato, Kent Kessler - Double Bass, Michael Zerang - Drums

"This disc was recorded live at the Empty Bottle in Chicago by Malachi Ritschter on Aug. 3, 2005.

“Aptly titled, Two Sides of Tony McPhee not only explores McPhee's conceptions about love, relationships, religion, and aging, but the album is divided up musically, showcasing his talent as both a guitarist and a keyboard player.
After displaying his keenness for composing a concept album with Split, a piece that he recorded with his band the Groundhogs based on the complexities of schizophrenia, McPhee decided to record an album that was more exclusive and personal. The result was Two Sides of...