Terrific one & done release from a Canadian folk / psych outfit who were mentored by Paul Horn (yes, THAT Paul Horn who managed to have this album released only in Canada by Columbia in 1974. This is the real thing and comes highly recommended!...

The latest from this Japanese symphonic rock quartet with strong violin and keyboard work.

“Like a lot of bands in J-prog, this Japanese four piece’s skills become notable fast. Violinist Takashima is the most obvious as the lead role, creating wide-spanning tapestries of highly evocative melodies that can easily stand tall alongside more traditional guitar histrionics. At times flowing and smooth and others busybodied and clustered, he’s highly versatile in his ability to create these highly...

"Public Speaking is the solo moniker of Brooklyn experimental musician Jason Anthony Harris. Utilizing found objects, radio, tape recorder, synthesizer and effect pedals, he constructs percussive, textural music for his deep, soulful vocals to croon...

There's a local Pacifica station in DC and they have 6 hours of classic salsa, mambo and Latin music/Latin jazz every Sunday night which I stumbled across by accident and which I listen to pretty religiously now. Lots of great, great stuff which opened...

Dudu Pukwana - alto saxophone, whistle
Misha Mengelberg – piano
Han Bennink - drums, clarinet, viola, trombone

“A reissue of Dudu Pukwana, Han Bennink and Misha Mengelberg's Yi Yole, originally released in 1979. Recorded at the ICP Jubileum, a festival in Uithoorn, Holland, in 1978, Yi Yole brings together the core of the Instant Composers Pool -- pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink -- with legendary South African alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana.
Longtime member of the.

“In late 1990 Don Pullen added a new element to his playing and his music with the formation of his African Brazilian Connection ("ABC"). This featured Carlos Ward (alto sax), Nilson Matta (bass), J.T. Lewis and Mor Thiam (percussion) in a group which mixed African and Latin rhythms with jazz. A third album, Live...Again, recorded in July 1993 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, was not released until 1995, originally on the Blue Note label. This featured songs from their previous albums, in somewhat...

Peter Evans - trumpets
Tim Dahl - electric bass & microphone
Mike Pride - drumset, glockenspiel & auxiliary percussion

“Pulverize the Sound was formed in the intensely collaborative, hybridized, prolific and promiscuous scene of NYC experimental music. Its members have clocked in time with musicians and bands from a huge variety of scenes, always ending up in a place peripheral to any definable genre.
Collectively, the members of Pulverize the Sound have worked with Lydia Lunch..

“It's a rare and wonderful thing where you are so challenged as a listener that you are not sure of what's happening, but you know you need more. This happened to me during the 2011 Vision Festival when on one of the nights when the power trio of Peter Evans (trumpet), Mike Pride (drums) and Tim Dahl (extremely electric bass) shredded the atmosphere of the sweaty auditorium.
Now several years later, with the squishy gift of memory and time, I am listening to Pulverize the Sound's debut album with...

"Half Nelson Courtship is the third album and the first on Rune Grammofon from this Trondheim-based trio who musically started out as the younger cousins of Supersilent. This is not the situation today, and this album shows a group with a stronger

Kaja Draksler: Piano
Petter Eldh: Bass
Christian Lillinger: Drums

"Following their acclaimed 2018 debut album, the band Punkt.Vrt.Plastik, which brings together Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh and Christian Lillinger, three of the most exciting, profound and versatile musicians on the European jazz scene, presents another stroke of genius.
With Somit they take their urgent ensemble playing to new heights, creating a highly individual sound aesthetic with unusual instrumentation...

Kaja Draksler: Piano
Petter Eldh: Bass
Christian Lillinger: Drums, Percussion

‘“A supergroup” is what the German music magazine Jazzthetik calls Punkt.Vrt.Plastik. Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh and Christian Lillinger make up this trio – “Two musicians and one musician who are among the most exciting and active that the European avant-garde has to offer.” and Die Zeit writes: “They reinterpret an entire genre at once: the good old piano trio.” The trio convinces with a highly individual..

A completely unknown and previously undocumented but pretty great jazz-rock band! Shocking that they not only never got an album out, but that no one had heard of them before this. They definitely deserved better!

"No progressive rock music fan should be misled by the album title Jazz macht Spazz, a bowdlerization of 'jazz makes fun,' this is progressive jazz-rock at its best. Büdi Siebert (flutes and saxes), Herbert Binder (guitar), Frank Fischer (bass), later with Release Music Orchestra, Thomas...

Pip Pyle-drums
Paul Rogers-double bass
Elton Dean-alto sax and saxello
Sopia Domancich-piano

Until this reissue, this was a very scarce album from the early 90's, very similar in spirit & intent to Soft Heap or Soft Head.

"A real gem from jazzier climes than we've heard for a while. Equip Out's debut album from 1985 (with Pyle, Dean, Hopper and Malherbe) was not a totally convincing amalgam of several Canterbury luminaries: the parts were greater than the sum. This second..

Drummer and composer Pip Pyle is widely recognized as the drummer of the Canterbury school of progressive rock. As the drummer for Hatfield and the North and National Health, as well as stints with Gong, In Cahoots, Soft Heap and many, many others in b...

Even for a guy as full of musical surprises and barrier breaking as drummer/composer Tatsuya Yoshida, this was very unexpected.

He calls it, "Arabian Progressive pop Improvisation", and it is that. Featuring Yann Pittard (oud, baritone guitar...

Martin Pyne - percussion, vibraphone, toy piano

“The majority of my professional life is spent working with dance: it’s something I love deeply, in all its many forms, and I remain in constant awe of the dedication of dancers. When the 2020 lockdown kicked in, I felt the loss of the time usually spent in dance studios very keenly.
I found myself imagining a lone musician in a deserted theatre, like a kind of medicine man, throwing sounds into the space in an attempt to conjure up the...

"... from trippy phases with echo guitars and Mellotron onto headfirst plunges into space-rock overdrive territory. In all, an excellent album of spacey krautrock"-Alan Freeman

33 minutes of pure, unadulterated, psychedelic krautrock courtesy of Pyramid, an obscure studio project produced by Toby Robinson, aka The Mad Twiddler.
These sessions were recorded circa 1975-76 in Cologne for the underground Pyramid label, which was operated by Toby and his friend Robin Page (the Fluxus artist)...

Between 1973-1976, The Pyramids made three great albums that combined elements of the AACM esthetic with what we now know as 'kozmigroov'. These are very rare and also all very attractive releases. Recommended!

This is a great thing. Four great musicians all coming together to pay homage/tribute to the original Tony Williams Lifetime! The group is led by drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana, who cuts a stunning profile and who also is a monster drummer who studied...