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10th album by this dada-esque quartet of guitar, bass, drums & vocals (by the incomparable Han Buhrs). ''Palinckx wants to astonish, cofuse, move & make you think.'' ''...fun loving, post-punk, post-Beefheart frenzy.''-Jazziz. [Victo]

This is the debut album by a instrumental quartet from Brazil who use the unusual instrumentation of Hang (a smaller, modern version of steel drum but played with hands instead of sticks), drumkit, cello and acoustic piano.

The sound is very world-music vibe oriented, such as Oregon, etc, along with chamber/chamber-rock sounds, like Julverne, etc.

It's very nice and the Hang gives it its own sound; watch the video and see...

''What we have here is a trio (guitari, mandolin & cello) of inspired musicians, able to forge a dazzling acoustic sound which strikes the right balance between interpretative rigour and the typical passion of the sounds of Southern Italy.'' [Felmay/Ne...

Italitan guitarist Antonello Paliotti continues to forge ahead on the highly original path taken by previous offering Tarantella Storta and Serenata Luntana accompanied by the Mandolin Orchestra. Together with traditional standards this album features ...

"With such an extensive and varied back catalogue, it was fitting that these anthology CD’s would not just be re-mastering or slight remixing exercises but a deeper exploration of the band’s varied trademark sounds.
The first of these retrospective anthology CD’s is entitled ‘The Edge Of Time’
The band has always featured both atmospheric and cinematic moments on albums throughout their history and this collection of new versions sets out to explore that element of the band further...

''A volte ritornano.... some of the most significant rebel songs of the first hundred years of Italian history: from the anti-war songs to the working chants, from the migration ballads to the protest anthems. Non a mere nostalgia revival but instead a...

Clive Palmer is a founding member of The Incredible String Band, a virtuoso banjo player and distinguished folk musician who recorded several classic albums with COB and The Famous Jug Band. At long last, British folk's great lost album" is finally ava...


“Palo Alto's tenth album was born from two ambitions: to pay tribute to Soft Machine's Third (1970) on form (four sides/four titles) and to philosopher Gilles Deleuze (Difference and Repetition is the title of his thesis) on the contents. The four long pieces of this double concept album were developed over two years and each has a different style and climate. Bold and kaleidoscopic, Difference and Repetition perfectly synthesizes the musical and literary obsessions of Palo Alto. Difference and...


Fantastic idea; take the complete, rare output of three Spanish bands and put them all together in one nice double set, and with full liner notes and discographies. From Barcelona, Pan & Rgaliz (Bread & Licorice) recorded just one album in 1971, and it...

"The group from Winnenden near Stuttgart started as Nyrvana Pancake and released a very good psychedelic 7“ single in 1973. In 1974, they shortened their band name into Pancake, and instead of psychedelia they now played symphonic rock. The first...

"Pancake from Winnenden near Stuttgart in Suabia emerged from their psychedelic predecessor Nyrvana Pancake in 1974 and now played progressive rock with clear symphonic tendencies. With changing members they released three LPs with self-written tracks...

This is a very good, 1970s-styled Italian release, the second from this group. It includes amazingly great and retro keyboardwork and combined with a band who are a bit more modern (but still completely symphonic/progressive) in their approach...

"A guitar, bass, drums trio with music that should work well for fans of James Blood Ulmer, Shannon Jackson, Morricone and others."

Miso: The first tune on the album also happens to be the first tune I wrote with this band in mind. In the last few years prior to writing it, I had mostly composed music with a strong emphasis on chords and harmony - Wayne Shorter's mid-60's records being a key source of inspiration. A growing desire to write tunes with freer structures and more emphasis on riffs...

This is the first album in 12 years to document Panhuysen's work with long string installations. His work was previously documented on a beautiful, long o/p triple album box in1985, but this is the 1st CD issue of his music. Includes an informative, 32...

"Panko from West Berlin - not to be confused with the much later GDR band Pankow - are somewhat reminiscent of Xhol Caravan or the early Embryo. They mostly presented long jazzy instrumental passages dominated by the transverse flute and alto saxophone, temporarily interrupted by mainly English vocals and some follies.

The band existed from the late sixties until the end of 1972. During their lifetime, the group didn't release anything, although they would have had the potential to do so....

Yes! Another very good one-shot Italian band, this time from 1970, and issued on the teeny tiny Vedette label.

"Here we have another of those promising bands that died a premature death due to lack of recognition. Concealed within a sleeve...

Udo Pannekeet is the current bassist in Focus and this is his second solo album.

“Having followed Udo through his work in Focus and a few listening's of works in his native Holland I was unsure what to expect from 'Electric Regions'. He is a magnificent bass player, one of the best in my ears, in the current musical climate. I was amazed by the expanse and the depth of the various moods on the album. The musicians jelled and produced some superb quality of sound, only showing the scale of Udo's...

Riccardo Mazzarini / guitar
Mauro Serpe / flute, vocals
Alessandro La Corte / keyboards
Giorgio Boleto / bass
Folco Fedele / drums
Despite the fact that I never heard of this Rock Progressivo Italiano quintet until seeing this offered and doing some research, this is the group's second album.
This is modern progressive rock with a very symphonic rock base, filled with extended flute, guitar and keyboard passages around the vocals.
Fans of the RPI sound will love this one.

"How beautiful Christmas could be - if it weren't for Christmas. What may seem like a utopian idea of cultural romanticism is actually the premise of Germany's major avantgarde outfit Panzerballett's X-Mas Death Jazz. For too long the festivity has wasted away between well-meant "Merry Christmases" and gifts that would best be put away again right away. However, Panzerballett now offer a solution to that dilemma. Extremized Christmas songs - entirely without the dirty snow, crowded city centers and...

Clever, metal-tinged fusion from this German band who are very popular in the homeland! As always, they are a quintet of dual guitars (one of which is the leader, Jan Zehrfeld), tenor saxophone, bass and drums. This has four originals and four whacked...

I'm happy to see this excellent Norwegian band who split the difference musically between RIO-ish, avant-garde rock and a more lyrical, relaxed, Canterbury-style sound reappear with another great release.
Pestrottedans is their sixth in a career that goes back nearly 20 years (their first release - which I remember well hearing and stocking - came out in 2000!) and their first on AltrOck, which seems like a perfect team-up for both parties.
This comes with a booklet of notes from the band where.

"Great lost band from Frankfurt, Germany. In 1973/1974, Papa Zoot Band played all over Germany, mainly in clubs but also on festivals (German Pop Meeting 1st and 2nd February 1974 in Essen, Grugahalle). The band consisted of Lutz Sommer guitar, Robby...

A sextet of Baritone saxes (!) led by Montreal saxist Papasoff, & including Hamiet Bluiett & Jean Derome. Each member contributes a chart, so it's a group effort. ''...one simply forgets that only baritones are playing, just a one does not always notic...

In the very late 80's, Joe Boyd (early producer of Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, UFO Club, John Martyn, Nick Drake, blah blah) 'discovered' and released two albums by Ivo Papasov and his Bulgarian Wedding Band. The moment I heard them I was transfixed and...

5{te 80's, Joe Boyd (early producer of Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, UFO Club, blah blah) 'discovered' and released two albums by Ivo Papasov and his Bulgarian Wedding Band. The moment I heard them I was transfixed and hooked! Clarinet, sax, ac...

Clarinetist Ivo Papasov founded the style of contemporary wedding music in Bulgaria, which wedded high energy rock rhythms to traditional folk forms of Bulgaria became a huge hit in Bulgaria. He became hugely popular in Bulgaria; if you were anyone of ...

"After four studio albums, Papir unleash their first live album. It's surprising it took so long, since the band's shows have long been revered among fans. Recorded at the 2014 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, where Papir were asked to...

"Copenhagen's Papir are arresting. Their guitar, bass and drums mesh powerfully in an intense, jazz-inflected instrumental rock. Voyaging through post-rock Tortoise terrain, it nods towards Hawkwind's freakouts and employs liberal dollops of wah-wah...

"Sula Bassana and Komet Lulu from Electric Moon, all the guys from Papir and Mogens Deenfort from Øresund Space Collective met the second time - to play their first and exclusive live show together: The Papermoon Sessions live at Roadburn 2014....

"Il Paradiso degli Orchi (The Orcs’ Paradise) are a young band from Brescia, active since 2010. Their style is a crossover of different influences: progressive rock, psychedelia, pop, indie, singer-songwriter atmospheres, ethnic hints, electronica. They debuted in 2011 with a self-titled album and in 2014 they began working on a particular and courageous project. Meanwhile, they managed to meet the musician and producer Fabio Zuffanti (tutelary deity of the new Italian prog scene) who, fascinated by the...

“My album of the year 2021 - amazing female and male vocal duets in the role of the protagonists of this concept album. If you like Anathema, Marillion,The Piineapple Thief, Steven Wilson in duet with Ninet Tayeb you can't miss to buy this album.”-Discogs

“Thematically, The Paradox Twin's new album 'Silence from Signals 'takes its cues from Danny's personal life experiences. Around the same time of the debut album release and the same time his new son was born, Danny's eldest was diagnosed with...

Kris Davis, piano / Ingrid Laubrock, tenor and soprano saxophone / Tyshawn Sorey drums, melodica, trombone.

"The trio "Paradoxical Frog", made up of pianist Kris Davis, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tyshawn Sorey made a significant...

"Parafernalia is a band from Brasilia, formed in 2001, which, on this debut work, composed and recorded between 2001 and 2007, showcase a well-balanced fusion of progressive and hard rock, influenced by Brazilian (Mutantes, O Terco) and English (ELP, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Gentle Giant) groups and mixing, with great mastery, complex, creative and bold arrangements with the vintage sound of the musical instruments of the 70's."

"Parallax Sounds' original music stars post-rock and jazz musician, composer and improviser Ken Vandermark as its leading original music composer. Vandermark's work is interpreted by Parallax Ensemble, which comprises some of the key members of the...

Guitarist Shane Parish (formerly Perlowin) is a great guitarist, best known for his work with Ahleuchatistas, but I’ve seen him do many other things and also play acoustically as he does here, and he’s one of the greats!
This new release has him exploring old timey music from the American south and poking into the dark nooks and crannies of that music.

“A long time resident of the Appalachian town of Asheville, North Carolina, Shane Parish is the mastermind behind the cutting edge rock band..

“Challenging and phenomenal works with the musicians playing off of each others ideas…. A beautiful noise.” KFJC 89.7 FM

“An exercise in texture as much as it is in melody, Park, Sikora, Didkovsky, and Sinton don’t just break molds here—they.

Evan Parker's trio with Paul Lytton and Alex Schlippenbach and Peter Brotzmann's trio with Hamid Drake and William Parker were on North American tours at the same exact time in Spring, 2003. Why not arrange a meeting for them at FIMAV? This, then, was ...


Bobby Parker worked in DC for the last 25 or so years of his life, performing his heart out while presenting a solid combination and a unique take on an old school r’n’b review and blues. I saw him many times and he was one of the greats. And YES, Led Zep really did steal “Watch Your Step” to turn it into Moby Dick...

“Virtuoso blues guitarist Bobby Parker inspired John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, and many others yet it has taken 66 years since his recording debut for a...

Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is important, basic repertoire material and should be in every jazz-lover's collection. A great place to hear some of...


This 70 year old concert, in quite good sound for being a 70 year old AM radio broadcast, still has the power to amaze. This has a billion highlights, but worth mentioning are the best sounding live recordings in existence of the famous 1949 Lennie Tristano/Warne Marsh/Lee Konitz sextet and also perhaps THE definitive live version of Bird just CHEWING through Ko Ko.

“Regarded by many as the apex of the bebop era, this remarkable Christmas concert featured a virtual who's-who of contemporary...

“Charlie Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies.
Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual rather than just an entertainer.
This CD brought to you at is a collection of radio broadcasts from the legendary Birdland and the Hi Hat Club in Boston..





Christopher Parker - piano
Kelley Hurt - vocals
Daniel Carter - winds
Jaimie Branch - trumpet
William Parker - bass
Gerald Cleaver - drums

Nice to see this album led by keyboardist Christopher Parker, who was in the final version of Curlew and plays spectacularly on “Mercury” among others.

“Soul food, food for the soul. Greens, okra, fresh tomatoes, all the food from the earth to nourish us. Sounds of harmony, rhythm, and soulfulness, also to nourish