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N.O.R.M.A. are a Bologna, Italy based experimental septet. They are joined on this record by Chris Cutler as well as guest Phil Minton. The musicians joyfully help themselves from the vast storage of music's history. They complement pieces by Satie wit...

"An air of mystery surrounds this album, and indeed, even the label on which it was originally released. DJ and percussionist Count Simon de la Bedoyere (aka Simon Stable) set up the Stable label in 1968, only to fold it a year later, but during that brief spell it released a handful of great albums (best known being the "Escalator" album by Sam Gopal)
One of those was "Turn On, Or Turn Me Down", the only album made by psychedelic blues rock band N.S.U. (and proclaiming their main influence). Hailing..

"Na Margon is a Bauta label release, written by Ronnie Ehrs with the intention "to capture the uttermost evil and the uttermost good put to music". Ehrs says, "I do not know if I did succeed, however I would like to think that certain parts of the musi...

Tony Malaby tenor and soprano saxophones
Brandon Seabrook guitar
Michael Formanek double bass
Gerald Cleaver drums
Simon Nabatov piano

“The quintet format is a favorite for pianist Simon Nabatov. After "Master and Margarita", "Roundup" and "Readings" with American and European musicians, here’s a new one with top New York players Tony Malaby, Brandon Seabrook, Michael Formanek and Gerald Cleaver.
A couple of minutes after you press Play to listen to this “Last Minute..

Chris Speed tenor saxophone, clarinet
Herb Robertson trumpet, cornet, voice
Simon Nabatov piano
John Hébert double bass
Tom Rainey drums

“The new installment in the ongoing series of New York centered recordings, this time with the stellar roster of Chris Speed, Herb Robertson, John Hébert and Tom Rainey, “Plain” is the new brilliant opus in Simon Nabatov’s singular and rich career.
With a background in classical piano, with the immediately recognizable Russian feeling...

Simon Nabatov piano / Mark Dresser double bass.
"When two master musicians meet in duo for the first time, the artistic expectations are immense. “Projections” is a historic musical encounter, the very first duo concert by pianist Simon Nabatov and..

First-ever reissue of this obscure & rare jazz/rock album, includes a bonus live track that's nearly 20' long!

"Reissue of the band's sole album, recorded in 1977. This a jazz-rock album with few zeuhl elements, references are more likely to...


Their third CD for Tzadik captures them in front of an inspiring audience, live in Boston. Exciting compositions both old and new, and a charming Jewish take on the music of Erik Satie, Job is another brilliant musical statement by one of the most impo...

''From adventurous originals to surprising reinterpretations of traditional Jewish classics, Boston-based Naftule's Dream has created an instrumental music of passion and intensity. Fiery improvisation weaves in and out of complex arrangements in a sty...

''Boston-based Naftule's Dream continues to be one of the most exciting bands exploring new Jewish music. This second collection of their newest compositions throws rock and free improvisation into the mix. Produced by Bill Laswell...another important ...

If creating an unmistakable group sound is the ultimate goal of a jazz ensemble, the Spanish trio Naima is well on its way to securing a spot as one of the leading combos on the contemporary European scene. Featuring Enrique Ruiz on piano and synths, Luis Torregrosa on drums, and Rafael Ramos Sania on double bass, the Valencia-based electro-acoustic band has honed a dramatic, darkly romantic sound marked by astringent textures, arresting melodies, and tightly coiled rhythms....

If creating an unmistakable group sound is the ultimate goal of a jazz ensemble, the Spanish trio Naima is well on its way to securing a spot as one of the leading combos on the contemporary European scene. Featuring Enrique Ruiz on piano and synths, Luis Torregrosa on drums, and Rafael Ramos Sania on double bass, the Valencia-based electro-acoustic band has honed a dramatic, darkly romantic sound marked by astringent textures, arresting melodies, and tightly coiled rhythms....


TATSUYA NAKATANI – percussion
SHANE PARISH – nylon string acoustic guitar

Tatsuya Nakatani is an avant-garde percussionist and composer, active internationally since the 1990's; Nakatani tours extensively, performing over 150 concerts a year. He teaches master classes and lectures at universities and music conservatories around the world.
Originally from Japan, he makes his home in the desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Nakatani creates his distinctive

Tatsuya Nakatani puts on the most sublime solo percussion performance you could ever hope to see. Shane Perlowin is the amazing guitarist of Ahleuchatistas. How could this be anything but great?

"Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani's approach to...

Hey, this is a great one by a really talented pair of musicians and it is also mostly a quiet one, which you might not be expecting.

Tatsuya is a drummer/percussionist who I saw perform one of the most masterful solo performances on ANY...

I actually saw this concert; it was the second time I saw Naked City and my first time at the Victo Festival!

“Naked City, live at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec on October 9, 1988 Led by composer and saxophonist John Zorn, Naked City featured a phenomenal concentration of talent from downtown New York's experimental music scene. Their line-up also included bassist Fred Frith, guitarist Bill Frisell, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, and drummer Joey Baron...

"Recorded 8/8/08 in Portland, OR, The Naked Future, is a quartet of four drunken wizards conjuring up a heady brew. Their diverse backgrounds – from the classical, rock and experimental realms – forge a release modernist in its construction with more...

"Four decades after Woodstock, these fabulous recording sessions see the light of day for the first time. This album contains 5 studio tracks from 1969, recorded at the popular 'Mu House' by the panhandle in San Francisco's Haight & Ashbury where the...

"Naked Truth are Lorenzo Feliciati on bass, Pat Mastelotto on drums, Roy Powell on hammond, fender and prepared piano and Graham Haynes on electrified cornet. Naked Truth's sound is a powerful amalgam of early 70's jazz-rock (Miles, Weather Report and RTF) and King Crimson sensitivities. Recorded in the South Of England at the end of their 2013 European Tour, Avian Thug is the third studio album by jazz-rock ensemble Naked Truth, after Shizaru in 2011 and Ouroboros in 2012.

Avian Thug develops...

Personel: Ahmed Abdullah (t), Alex Harding (bsx), Jimmy Weinstein (d), Masa Kamaguchi (b)

NAM is a cooperative group of four brilliant musicians. The group, assembled together by trumpet player Ahmed Abdullah, crosses cultural and generational...

Sainkho Namtchylak is a singer originally from Tuva, an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation just north of Mongolia. She is known for her Tuvan throat singing or Khöömei. Her music encompasses avant-jazz, electronica, modern composition and Tuvan influences.
Once the Soviet Union had collapsed, she moved to Vienna, making it her base, although she traveled widely, working in any number of shifting groups and recording a number of discs that revolved around free improvisation. Amongst them...


"The NAPOLI MANDOLINORCHESTRA is back with its second project for our label after Serenata luntana (Felmay 8055) and more than ten years of tours who have enthused the most demanding and careful listeners.

The Orchestra, which was born...

The rediscovery of the best in Neapolitan music by the highly talented artists Antonello Paliotti, Mauro Squillante and Leonardo Massa continues,after their widely acclaimed previous album Tarantella Storta. Serenata Luntana does more than confirm its ...

"One of the greatest Nash the Slash albums now gets a CD reissue, including bonus tracks, and an unreleased club remix produced by Daniel Lanois.

"Released in 1981, Decomposing is now available remastered for the first time ever on CD. Includes the classic Nash cut Womble, and the famous three-speed selection is on the CD at speeds of 33, 45 and 78 RPM, making this a 12-track expanded bonus album!"

"This 2CD reissue of Dreams & Nightmares is remastered and comes in a beautiful DVD-sized tall digipak with booklet. The first CD includes all the tracks as originally appeared on the 1979 vinyl. The second CD is Bedside Companion, an EP that Nash released in 1978. All audio is remastered and the booklet contains unreleased, never-before-scene images."


"Nathan were born as a tribute band of Genesis, Pink Floyd and Supertramp, but with “Nebulosa” they have evolved into a creature that’s finally able to create completely original songs: in a nutshell, this is a real turning point in their musical career, as well as a bold step into the future.

Today Nathan is therefore a progressive rock group whose core consists of three very experienced musicians – Piergiorgio Abba (keyboards), Bruno Lugaro (bass and vocals) and Fabio Sanfilippo (drums) – with.

Roy Nathanson alto, soprano, baritone sax and voice / With / Arturo O'Farrill piano / Marc Ribot acoustic guitar / Curtis Fowlkes trombone,vocals / Anthony Coleman piano / Myra Melford piano / Lucy Hollier trombone.

"A Roy Nathanson CD released by Clean Feed? That can only be good news. The leader/saxophonist of the legendary Jazz Passengers, and the second saxophonist, with John Lurie, of the even more mythical Lounge Lizards debuts in the Portuguese catalogue with a compilation of duos. Taking...


OK bargain hunters and the Canterbury curious - this is for you. This is the two National Health albums that the band somehow managed to record during their (too short) lifetime; music that directly challenged the popular and critical tastes of their...

Typically nice and thorough Esoteric job on this (although I must admit that I don't remember the name of the first track on the album being "Thermos Roads"); there's no bonus material, but there is excellent remastered sound, good notes and photos...

"A more stretched-out, jam-oriented affair than the original studio recordings, Playtime picks up on some of the furious, frenetic energy of the early fusion movement, when bands like Tony Williams Lifetime and the original lineups of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return To Forever were going straight for the jugular with raw burn, tempered with intelligent writing, strict ensemble playing and audacious, chops-oriented playing. This is first rate, risk-taking jazz rock created in a bygone era by a...

The guitarist of Korekyojinn and Bondage Fruit performs solo. "Akira Komatsu it is thick, from Kazutoki coba and plum Tsu the Carmen maquis, support of the singer who was said quiet style and [yadoranka] high the solo first work of the ogre non month...

A guitar duo by the fantastic Kido (Korekyojinn, Bondage Fruit and Salle Gaveau) and Daisuke Suzuki. This is warm, acoustic playing of originals and standards (by Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett, Santana, Gershwin and Sting, among others); it's really...

"Natural Food was formed by Mait Edey in 1972 with an assortment of Boston-based musicans. Mait is also responsible for starting the Seeds label (which Natural Food came out on) as a sort of musicians collective in the Boston area. Thanks to Mait we...

Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Greg Ward - alto saxophone
Eric Revis - bass
Jim Black - drums

“Nature Work was born out of the desire of two talented musicians to work together more closely. Jason Stein and Greg Ward boldly added the incomparable talents of Eric Revis and Jim Black to give their ensemble an unpredictable and intriguing blend of strength, intelligence and adventure, which
There is a place in improvisation where it is in the service of the music to shut off the...

First time ever on CD for this great early, Germany jazz/rock title by a fine musician who is probably best known for his support of jazz via educational works and as head of Germany's NDR Radio jazz department! This 1970 release on MPS has long been....

The album, recorded in 2001 in Cologne, Germany, is a tremendous soundscape that focuses on the micro: dings of the glockenspiel, muted thud of prepared piano, hiss of electronics, and scrapes of percussion, played in service to the macro musical arch.
The cast is an eye-catcher: Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, prepared piano, Tony Oxley providing percussion, Bill Laswell on bass, field recordings, electronics, Miroslav Tadic on guitars, Pat Thomas on cassette player, electronics, electric keyboard....

"Meditation bells and gongs from Japan, India, China and Tibet, where these instruments are often used to stun the mind and capture awareness in meditation, create the matrix from which this music has developed. Arranged and orchestrated by chief...

One of the greatest trumpeters of all of jazz, Fats basically had a 3 year career before dying of drug-hastened tuberculosis in 1950.

This has some of his great work as a leader, with Tadd Dameron and with Bud Powell, among many other greats...

Lelo was the keyboardist for Grupo Um, a very good Brasilian fusion band and he also has played with Hermeto Pascoal. This is his fifth album and features typically enticing Brazilian-style jazz-rock fusion mixed with Afro-Brazilian forms and rhythms. ...

Lelo was the keyboardist for Grupo Um, a very good Brasilian fusion band and he also has played with Hermeto Pascoal. This is his fifth album and features typically enticing Brazilian-style jazz-rock fusion mixed with Afro-Brazilian forms and rhythms. This features "special performances by guest artists Felipe Ávila (Sexo dos Anjos, Percussônica) and Teco Cardoso (Pé Ante Pé, Pau Brasil)."

Lelo was the keyboardist for Grupo Um, a very good Brasilian fusion band. This solo album was recorded in 1987 and has never been on CD before. Remastered from the master tapes, with photos and information (all in Portuguese only). It also includes almo..

Lelo was the keyboardist for Grupo Um, a very good Brasilian fusion band. This solo album was recorded in 1987 and has never been on CD before. Remastered from the master tapes, with photos and information (all in Portuguese only). It also includes almo..

''Heir of a Senegales griot family & lead vocalist of Orchestre National du Senegal, Dou Dou shows his double skill on voice & percussion. Refusing the techno-banality that swamps so much current World Music, Thiato Thiate wins over the listener throug...

NDIO was formed from the ashes of the Holland-based Hugh Hopper Band. Some time after the Hopper Band disbanded, saxophonist Frank van der Kooij, a key member from the start, asked Hopper to join a project under his leadership. Frank also invited two o...